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.

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Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic

Coming back to Tampa, FL!!!

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.

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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

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LOCATION:

Downtown Tampa, FL

PARKING:

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!

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Aid / Water Stations:
Will be stationed on course


Packet Pick-up:

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.


RACE SCHEDULE

15K AND 5K on Saturday, February 23, 2019

Half Marathon and 8K on Sunday, Feb 24th, 2019

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Pricing Structure

5K: Gasparilla

8K:Gasparilla

15K: Gasparilla

Half Marathon:Gasparilla


Bag Check

TBD


Age Restriction

 A Parent or Legal Guardian MUST sign the Race Application Waiver for participants under the age of 18.

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FINISHERS RECEIVE

Registration includes a

  • A BEER ( if of age )
  • T-SHIRT
  • A SHINY MEDAL
  • CHIP TIMING
  • ACTION PHOTOS

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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.


Award Ceremony

Location: Cotanchobee Park – Behind The Amalie Arena

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US OCR & OCRWC Qualifying Event

NO


Spectators

TBD


Volunteer

Needed


ARRIVAL

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

Our “must have checklist”

WHAT NOT TO BRING:

Negative Attitude


Pet Friendly

TBD


WHAT TO WEAR

MudRunFinder Gear from SquadLocker

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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PHOTOS

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Official Links

Gasparilla Facebook Page
Gasparilla Event Page on Facebook


Our photo gallery from a past Gasparilla event:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/MudRunFinder/photos/?tab=album&album_id=611859159007997

 

Check out our Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic – Tampa, FL – Feb 2017 – On The Trail Race Video


 

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Date

Feb 23 2019 - Feb 24 2019

Time

6:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Location

Downtown Tampa

Organizer

Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic
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