FEBRUARY 24 – 25, 2024
2024 PGDC REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024
PUBLIX GASPARILLA DISTANCE CLASSIC 8K
Publix Gasparilla Rolling 8K Start:
Bayshore Blvd. & Verne St. Start: 9:15 a.m.
9:15 a.m. 8K
START: Bayshore Boulevard & Verne Street
Please access the Start lines from the rear and by utilizing the Platt Street Bridge adjacent to the Franklin Street Entrance of the Tampa Convention Center.
Seeded men & women ONLY will access the 8K starts from the front and should utilize the seeded/elite entrance adjacent to the start platform on the north side of Bayshore Boulevard.
8K Seeded Start Access
8K Seeded Start Access is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. A written results verification is required for access to the 8K Seeded Start Area and must be presented BY-MAIL with a completed entry form and payment. The following are the Finish Times required for 8K Seeded Start Access:
- 15k – 1-hour or less
- 10k – 40-minutes or less
- 5k – 20 minutes or less
- 15k – 1:15:00 or less
- 10k – 50-minutes or less
- 5k – 20 minutes or less
All 2024 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 8K participants MUST sign the Race Application Waiver. A Parent or Legal Guardian MUST sign the Race Application Waiver for participants under the age of 18.
All Mail-in 2024 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 8K Applications must be postmarked by January 12, 2024.
LATE ONLINE REGISTRATION FEES WILL BEGIN ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2024.
Entry forms received postmarked after January 12, 2024, WILL be processed on Race Weekend and during the ABC Action News Health & Fitness Expo. If available, 8K Weekend Late Registration Fees Will Apply
8K Entry Fees
The prices below do not include a service fee charged by our registration partner.
May 1 – 31, 2023
June 1 – September 30, 2023
October 1 –
November 30, 2023
December 1, 2023 –
January 12, 2024
January 13 – February 18, 2024
Refunds and/or transfers of registration are not allowed in ANY of the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend Events.
If available, online registration will remain open until Sunday, February 18, 2024, but beginning Saturday, January 14, 2024, the cost of 8K registration will be according to the Online Late Registration Fees ($65 – 8K).
Participants that register online will receive a Race Week Registration Confirmation via email no earlier than Monday, February 19, 2024. This confirmation will be in addition to the confirmation received from Active Networks upon completion of online registration. The Race Week Registration Confirmation will include each participant’s Race Number, Name, Address, Race Entered, and Age.
PLEASE NOTE: If at any time you have unsubscribed from the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic E-Blast Database, you WILL NOT receive a Registration Confirmation. You MUST rejoin the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic E-Blast Database. To rejoin, Click Here.
Mail-In Offline Registration Fees:
Please note that due to the administrative costs associated with processing Offline 2024 PGDC Registrations, a $3 Processing Fee must be added to the Total Registration Amount Due. The entry form and payment will be returned if payment does not reflect the additional $3 Processing Fee.
To register by mail, please download and complete a 2024 PGDC By-Mail Form-Fillable Registration Form
The PGDC Registration Form must be downloaded and opened in Adobe Reader for the form-fillable feature. Once opened, please click on each field, provide the requested information and then, print for signing, enclose the Entry Fee Payment (including the $3 Processing Fee), and mail it to the following address: GDCA, P.O. Box 1881 • Tampa, Fl. 33601-1881
Registered participants who provide a correct and legible email address will receive a Registration Confirmation via email by Monday, February 19, 2024. Confirmation will include each participant’s assigned Race Number, Name, Address, Race Entered, and Age.
Packet Pick Up
Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K Race Packet, T-shirt, and Race Number Pick-Up will take place during the ASC Action News Health & Fitness Expo, presented by Tampa General Hospital, being held at the Tampa Convention Center – East Hall on Friday, February 23, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and on Saturday, February 24, beginning at 6:00 a.m.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are not able to attend the Expo and pick up your Race Number, a Race Number Pick-Up Authorization Form must be completed, signed, and presented by whoever WILL be picking it up for you. A downloadable version of the Authorization Form can be found below.
Standard – (Name and Chip Time) $20 per medal
Custom – (Name, Chip Time, and up to 20 Custom Characters) $30 per medal
Finish Line Engravers
Celebrate your perseverance and pride with the help of Finish Line Engravers by personalizing your 2024 PGDC Finisher Medal (including multiple events and Challenges) with your name and net finish time. After you complete your race(s), simply bring your medal(s) to Finish Line Engravers Booth at the Runner Revive Area on the Platt Street Bridge and they will engrave it on the spot! When making your purchase, please designate the number you wish to engrave.
FinisherPix, the Official Photographers of the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic, allows you to order your photos now & save!”
You can receive the FinisherPix Photo Pack in Digital Format for a small fee. The FinisherPix Photo Pack includes ALL photos we identify of you in all digital formats (Basic digital image, Digital images with Finish Time, Digital images in certificate format.) A link to download all images will automatically be emailed when photos are available online.
Half Marathon $29.99
Michelob Ultra Challenge $69.99
Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Challenge $44.99
Michelob Ultra Infusion Challenge $29.99
Michelob Ultra Oragnic Seltzer Challenge $24.99
2024 PGDC Supporter Medals
Throughout the 2024 PGDC Race Weekend, thousands of runners will step up to their Start Lines and head down Bayshore Boulevard toward their Finish Line. They have trained for countless hours and all for the 2024 PGDC Race Weekend.
Their families and friends have supported them in their endeavors to run or walk their best. They were there for motivation and, if needed, cooked meals, did laundry, provided hydration and snacks, or said a few kind words.
The 2024 PGDC 15K, 5K, Half Marathon, and 8K Supporter Medals are a way for you to say thank you…after crossing the Finish Line and receiving your finisher’s medal, you can walk up to them, present their 2024 PGDC Supporter Medal, and say, “BECAUSE OF YOU, I CROSSED THE FINISH LINE…THANK YOU!” And when the celebrating begins, they’ll truly be a part of your experience.
The 2024 PGDC Supporter Medals are replicas of the official 2024 PGDC 15K, 5K, Half Marathon, and 8K Finisher’s Medals but with an acrylic finish. They will feature the same colorful ribbons.