Regardless if you're competing or just attending for the sun, surf and sand, the second annual Sarasota SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) race series offers ample fun for the entire family. The event kicks off Saturday at Siesta Key Beach. Admission is free and there will be activities, board demos, vendors and entertainment for all ages. The race divisions are Elite Race, Open Race, Half Mile Grom Race and Coed Team Sprint Races. Registration costs range from $35 (juniors) to $75 (series pass) and $150 (all three races).
7:30 a.m. (check in); 9:15 a.m. (start of elite race) Saturday; Siesta Beach, 948 Beach Road, Siesta Key; free; 704-4878; sarasotasupseries.com.