Battle of the Bridges

  • Hosted By: Sarasota Scullers
  • 2019 Registered Regatta

In collaboration with the City of Venice and the Sarasota County Parks and Recreation, SSYRP is ecstatic to host the second annual 5K Battle of the Bridges in Venice, Florida.  Teams from all of the southeast will kick off their fall head race season during the fourth weekend of September at the Battle of the Bridges in Venice, Florida.  This amazing venue provides spectators of all kind the opportunities to witness championship rowing. Racers will launch at the Historic Train Depot and warm up while traveling south along the intercoastal waterway.  Near Shamrock Park, athletes will turn north and begin racing approximately 1000 m south of the famous Circus Bridge. Spectators will have access on either side of the waterway via the Legacy Trail where they will become active participants in this amazing event. Rowing teams will face a challenging yet inviting course of crystal blue, calm water.  Traveling under three bridges, the race will end 1 meter past the KMI Bridge.  Meanwhile, teams and spectators alike will enjoy the charm of Venice at the Historic Venice Train Depot where vendors and community partners will welcome our guests.

10x10 tents only, please! No staking of tents.

Coaches and coxswain’s meeting will be held at 7am on Saturday at docks with first boats launching at 7:30.

FOOD TRAILERS: Teams please note, your food trailer will not be able to pull up directly next to your food tent.  Trailers will be asked to park in a nearby location that is accessible to tents.  Additionally, grills will be permitted, however not underneath the food tents. 

TRAILER SPACE IS LIMITED!  Please register early. Trailers will be dropped and trucks will be moved to a nearby location. 

Due to the safety concerns with heat exhaustion, athletes will only be permitted to race two events.


Contact Danielle Tanaka
Phone 941-306-9840
Sanctioned by  
Chief Referee Norman Thetford
Juniors Yes
HS/Scholastic Yes
Collegiate No
Open Yes
Masters Yes
Elite No
Para No
Inclusive No
Entry Fees (USD)
Standard Cost
1x $35.00
2x $50.00
4x/+ $75.00
8+ $90.00