February 23rd-24th, 2019 – Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic
The Gasparilla Distance Classic Association, established in 1978, is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated specifically to raising funds for charitable youth organizations and running programs in the Tampa Bay area.
Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic
Coming back to Tampa
Come out to Tampa Bay and test your endurance at the Gasparilla Distance Classic. Every stride you make at the race benefits charitable youth organizations across the Tampa Bay area. And since 1978, the Gasparilla Distance Classic Association has donated $3.9 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa, Girls Inc. of Pinellas, The Friends of Tampa Parks & Recreation and youth running related programs.
TOP REASONS TO TAKE ON THIS COURSE:
1. Perfect course for beginners to elite runners
2. T-shirt & awesome medal
3. Have fun with your friends and family in a healthy lifestyle
There are many city parking lots and on-street parking close to the start and finish line. Expect to pay $5 or more for all-day parking with no in-and-out privileges.
COURSE OPTIONS & DETAILS:
Athletes of all levels can take on the 15k, 5k, half marathon, 8k, Michelob Ultra challenges, 5k walk, 5k stroller races, and more!
Aid / Water Stations:
Will be stationed on course
Pick-Up will take place during the 8 On Your Side Health & Fitness Expo being held at the Tampa Convention Center – East Hall on Friday, February 22, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and on Saturday, February 23, beginning at 6:00 a.m.
15K AND 5K on Saturday, February 23, 2019
Half Marathon and 8K on Sunday, Feb 24th, 2019
A Parent or Legal Guardian MUST sign the Race Application Waiver for participants under the age of 18.
Registration includes a
- A BEER ( if of age )
- A SHINY MEDAL
- CHIP TIMING
- ACTION PHOTOS
RULES & REGULATIONS FOR COMPETITION
Prize money will only be distributed to persons who are USA Citizens and eligible to represent the United States in all levels of international competition.
** Only those runners who reside in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Manatee & Sarasota Counties on a full-time basis (365 days a year) will be eligible to compete for the Local Prize Purse. Prize money will not be awarded until full-time residency is verified.
Location: Cotanchobee Park – Behind The Amalie Arena
US OCR & OCRWC Qualifying Event
Be early, arrive an hour before your start time. This gives you plenty of time to park, find your friends & get warmed up and ready to start your race.
WHAT TO BRING TO RACE
WHAT NOT TO BRING:
WHAT TO WEAR
There’s no dress code, but you’ll be running on the road. So, dress comfortably or dress to impress.
Our elites recommend: performance gear (NOT COTTON), compression underwear, high socks & long sleeves.
Advice from experience: is to race in what you train in – new shoes on race day are NOT recommended.
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Check out our Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic – Tampa, FL – Feb 2017 – On The Trail Race Video