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Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy Soul

The 2016 UIPM World Cup Cultural Celebration aims to showcase the region's unique cultural and agricultural offerings while educating our children, offering workforce development opportunities.

Opening Ceremony

The Opening Night Ceremony features the Parade of Athletes from 22 nations. The event also features the artistic and educational talents of five area performing groups as well as the world debut of the Modern Pentathlon Anthem composed in cooperation with the Del Couch Education Foundation and under consideration for adoption by UIPM as the Official of the Olympic Sport of Modern Pentathlon.

  • Thursday, May 5, 2016
  • 6:00 pm to 8:00pm (Doors Open 5:30pm)
  • John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art Courtyard
  • 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, Florida 34243

Closing Ceremonies

Featuring a Pen-Art-thlon of performance art. This hour long performance offers five sensational performances by area arts organizations. Admission is included in Sunday ticket.
  • May 8, 2016
  • Immediately following awards ceremony (4:30 PM)
  • Nathan Benderson Park
  • 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL 34235

Sponsors' Gala

Continues the festivities by fêting our dignitaries and honored guests, Dr. h.c. Klaus Schormann, President of the Union of Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM). This Black Tie affair features a cocktail reception, dinner and dancing to follow by Soul Survivors. (Black Tie Attire)

  • Patron Tickets still available at $1000 per couple.
  • Friday, May 6, 2016
  • 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Location to be Announced.

Pentathlon Village, Artistic Showcase and Farm to Table Festival

Throughout the competition, the cultural celebration continues.  Through out the weekend Visitors will enjoy the talents of some of the area's best street performers, musicians.  They can stroll through the Artistic Showcase featuring the bronze sculptures of Gregg Marra, the kinetic sculptures of Dave Gordon and our "Art of the Pentathlon Exhibit"  

Pentathlon Village and the Farm to Table Festival offer a cultural and organic food marketplace where guest can learn more about the area unique offerings. This area also includes several interactive experiences for both children and adults. 

  • Friday, May 6 - 8, 2015
  • Gates open at 10:30
  • Nathan Benderson Park
  • 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL 34235

Healthy Mind

K - 12:  Developing K-12 national standards based curricula such as "Olympian Talks” and "Our World Cup Team,” allows area students to interact with Olympic alumni, current Olympians and Olympic hopefuls in meaningful ways. 

Work Force Development: Working with University of South Florida, Ringling College of Art & Design, Keiser University, Argosy University, Community Youth Development, and New College of Florida, TOF and SBMPOC are developing a formalized internship and stipend job training initiative focused upon developing a local workforce capable of managing international sports events planned for the area.

Healthy Body

The Sarasota Bradenton Modern Pentathlon Organizing Committee's (SBMPOC) efforts develop patronage between small-scale regional sustainable farms, local hotels, colleges, caterers, and restaurants provides healthy meals for 7 days for 900 visiting athletes and dignitaries, guests, and volunteers generating much needed revenue to the area's agriculture industry while building our regions food capacity to feed itself.  Additionally, during the competition, farms will have an opportunity to participate in the Farm to Table Festival.

Healthy Soul

The TOF and SBMOPC work with over 80 area groups to provide 17,000 free tickets each year to not-for-profit organizations. These working relationships also result in an international platform for area arts organizations, individual visual and performing artists, clubs and not-for-profits through performances, exhibits and special events. Collaborative relationships with organizations such as the  Players Theater of Sarasota and the The Cuban Ballet School provide stage time on camera for school alumni and local professionals. 

Programs such as our featured artists program provide exhibit space as well as performance time at the competition venues and during opening and closing ceremonies. Cooperative partnerships with organizations such as the Ed Couch Education Foundation provide area students the opportunity to compose event commissioned piece of Olympic inspired music to be performed throughout the competition.  Olympian focused art exhibits showcase the talents of world renowned artists, Olympic alumni, collegiate art, as well as world youth. "Art of the Pentathlon” (exhibited March - May, 2016) features 14 Competition themed posters designed by Ringling College of Art and Design student for past Modern Pentathlon competitions. "Olympian Ring of Arts” is an exhibit centered on the themes of athleticism, leadership, and integrity featuring the work of Robert Rauschenberg, five Olympians turned professional artists and selected works of art by children from around the World. 

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