Complete your virtual run anytime between

February 19, 2021 & May 9, 2021 or

Run Virtually On Bayshore on May 8 & 9!

Suggested Run Virtually On Bayshore Course Routes for May 8 & 9 ONLY are below.

Entry Fees

December 14, 2020 – May 2, 2021

15K – $50

5K – $40

Half Marathon – $105

8K – $45

Entry Requirements

All 2021 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic participants MUST sign the Race Form Waiver. A Parent or Legal Guardian MUST sign the Race Application Waiver for participants under the age of 18.

Online Registration

Upon completion of your Online Registration, you will receive an email from Race Roster Networks confirming your registration.

Virtual online registration will remain open until Sunday, May 2, 2021.

By Mail Virtual Registration:

To register by mail, please complete the 2021 PGDC Virtual By Mail Form (PGDC Registration Form must be opened in Adobe Reader).  Once opened, click on each field, fill in and then, print for signing.  Once completed, enclose Entry Fee Payment and mail to the following address: GDCA  • P.O. Box 1881  •  Tampa, FL 33601-1881

Registrations by mail must be postmarked by March 31, 2021.

IMPORTANT:  Due to administrative costs associated with processing Mail-in Offline PGDC Registrations, a $3 Processing Fee must be added to the Total Registration Amount Due. Registration Forms received without the $3 Processing Fee will be returned.

 Click here for the 2021 PGDC Virtual By Mail Form

Stay in Touch

If at any time, you have unsubscribed from the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic E-Blast Database, you WILL NOT receive a Registration Confirmation via email.  You MUST rejoin the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic E-Blast Database.  To rejoin, Click Here.


Due to extensive logistical planning and commitments made in the race production process, we have a no refund, no deferrals, no transfer policy.



Pre-Race Runner Premiums

  • 2021 PGDC Performance Wicking Gender-Specific T-Shirt**,
  • Personalized 2021 PGDC Virtual Race Number
  • 2021 PGDC ‘Goody Goody’ Virtual Race Bag,
  • 2021 PGDC Publix Reusable Booty Bag
  • 2021 PGDC Running Cap

Post-Race Finisher Premiums

  • 2021 PGDC Finishers’ Medal
  • 2021 PGDC Finisher’s Towel
  • 2021 PGDC Finisher’s Bag
  • Personalized Virtual 2021 PGDC Finisher’s Certificate (a valid email address MUST be provided with registration).

**2021 PGDC Gender-Specific Sizing Chart

*** 2021 Virtual Race Results must be posted on or before May 9, 2021.

 Virtual Race Packet Pickup/Delivery Options

Option #1: FREE – In-person pickup of  2021 PGDC Pre & Post-Race Amenities during the 2021 PGDC Race Weekend’s 8 On Your Side Health and Fitness Expo being held at the Tampa Convention Center on Friday, May 7, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., and on Saturday, May 8, 6:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • 2021 PGDC Performance Wicking Gender-Specific T-Shirt**
  • Personalized 2021 PGDC Virtual Race Number
  • 2021 PGDC Publix Reusable Booty Bag
  • 2021 PGDC Running Cap

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are not able to attend the Expo and pick-up your Virtual Race Number, a Race Number Pick-Up Authorization Form must be completed, signed, and presented by whoever WILL be picking it up for you.  Download Race Number Pick-up Authorization Form.

Option #2: Shipped directly to your address!

  • $15 S&H Fee (15K, 5K, & 8K)
  • $20 S&H Fee (Half Marathon and all Challenges)

The above Pre-Race 2021 PGDC Amenities will be shipped for delivery prior to May 7th, 2021.

  • Requires Virtual 2021 PGDC Registration prior to March 31, 2021

Post-Race Virtual 2021 PGDC Finisher Amenity Shipping, beginning May 15, 2021

  • After completion of the selected virtual running event and Results Posting on ASICS Runkeeper (no later than May 9, 2021), the following 2021 PGDC Finisher’s Amenities will be shipped:
    • 2021 PGDC Finisher’s Medal
    • 2021 PGDC Finisher’s Towel
    • 2021 PGDC Finisher’s Drawstring Bag