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Last Paddler Standing 2023
December 2 - December 4
Last Paddler Standing is an endurance SUP race taking place at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, FL. Unlike any other paddle race in the world, Last Paddler Standing is a race of stamina and strategy. Racers will paddle a 3.33 mile loop course, starting and finishing the loop within a one-hour period. The next loop will begin on the hour and the race goes until only one paddler is left standing. At the 48 hour mark, the length of the loop will be increased to right at 5 miles. Do you have what it takes to be the Last Paddler Standing?
This is a SUP-only race. Paddlers must use a single blade, no double blades allowed. Boards cannot be hybrid sit on top. This race is designed to challenge your endurance, stamina, and strategic thinking. It’s not solely about speed, so don’t select your SUP based on that. The race will start on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 9AM. The race will go until there’s one finisher. No refunds for entry. Races cost money to produce so don’t ask for your money back when you’ve committed to a spot by signing up.
The race is timed with each loop starting on the hour, every hour. Racers must be at the starting line within 10 seconds of the top of the hour. Racers must complete the course loop within the hour time period and be ready to go at the top of the next hour. If the race comes down to two final competitors, the race will continue until one quits. At which point, the final competitor must finish one final solo loop in order to claim the title of Last Paddler Standing. This race could last only a few hours or it could last for days. It all depends on your mental and physical fortitude!