Sport is our Nature! In Pasco County, Florida, your outdoor adventure and team travel experience awaits. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, this destination is made for the eco-tourist craving an adrenaline rush of skydiving, stand-up paddle boarding, fishing, kayaking and SCUBA diving. From New Port Richey to Dade City, our visitors will encounter a pristine wilderness as well as eclectic small towns with unique histories to explore and…SPORTS! Pasco County’s terrain is well-suited for endurance events like cycling’s Gran Fondo National Championship Series, the Ragnar Relay, Savage Race, Tough Mudder and Dances with Dirt’s extreme running challenges. Dade City’s Little Everglades Ranch has built a racing venue for the adventure obstacle events, cross country, cyclocross, equestrian, off-road triathlons and festivals. The central part of the county is home to the world-renowned Saddlebrook Resort. Wesley Chapel is growing a reputation as the lacrosse Mecca of the south. The Wesley Chapel District Park is the home to the Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions. Teams from North America descend on the park not only to ring in the New Year’s holiday, but to crown the boys’ club national champions. In addition, a new multi-purpose sports park is to begin construction within two years in the Wiregrass Development. Pasco County is 30 minutes north of downtown Tampa and the beaches of Clearwater. Plus it’s just 90 minutes west of Orlando. So, let Eric “Buster” Keaton and “Eco” Ed Caum take you on a tour. Eric will lead you through the adventure courses and Ed will show you where the fish are biting. And both will help your team experience a sports vacation in Florida because Sport is our Nature. Get started at visitpasco.net. STATS • Saddlebrook Resort has 45 tennis courts with all Grand Slam surfaces • Hosted the largest endurance event held in Florida: the 2011 Tough Mudder • Skydive City is an international destination and a top-rated instructional school • A wakeboard and multi-purpose sports park are slated for 2014-15 • The Suncoast Trail is 42 miles of a paved cycling/running trail network • Saint Leo University opened a new turf stadium on top of a parking garage
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