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Florida Interantional Triathlon
Florida Interantional Triathlon

Sarasota, Florida -- Water Monkey is teaming up with Sarasota’s Florida International Triathlon for a fun weekend of running, swimming, biking and stand up paddle boarding. The 2nd annual Water Monkey Challenge stand up paddle board race is the newest addition to the FIT weekend. The stand up paddle board competition, 5K and triathlon will be held at Sarasota’s new Benderson Park Aquatic Center on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 2013.

Sarasota, Florida -- The 2nd annual Water Monkey Challenge held on Saturday, May 4, is designed to bring awareness to the booming sport and its overall health benefits.

The event, which is free to spectators, will feature a full day of stand up paddle board races, demonstrations for those new to the sport and plenty of fun in the sun.

The event is expected to attract more than 100 stand up paddlers and 200 spectators. There will be an Elite 6-mile race, a Fun 3-mile race and a kids race.

Sponsors include Lazy Bunz, a lifestyle brand producing comfortable and practical water floats, and various stand up paddle board industry companies.

“The sport of stand up paddle boarding is growing fast, and Tampa Bay is the perfect
area to take part in the action,” said Chase Kosterlitz, owner of Water Monkey and a professional stand up paddler with numerous titles. Water Monkey has held annual races on Pinellas beaches and is excited to organize its first event in Sarasota.

For more information on the event or to register to race, visit http://www.watermonkeyshop.com/water-monkey-challenge

The 5K race will be held the morning of Saturday, May 4, and the triathlon will be Sunday, May 5.