FEBRUARY 24 – 25, 2024



Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024


 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:

Finish Time Requirements for Men:

  • 15k – 1-hour or less
  • 10k – 40-minutes or less
  • 5k – 20 minutes or less
Finish Time Requirements for Women:

  • 15k – 1:15:00 or less
  • 10k – 50-minutes or less
  • 5k – 20 minutes or less

Entry Requirements

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.

Click here for a 2024 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Mail-in Registration Form.


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
Online Only


Race Weekend

(If Available)

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Registrations by mail must be postmarked by January 12, 2024.

Runner Premiums

Publix Gasparilla 8K participants that pre-register by January 12, 2024, will be guaranteed an Official 2024 Publix Gasparilla 8K Performance Wicking Gender-Specific T-Shirt**, a Virtual Race Bag, a PGDC branded Publix Reusable Booty Bag and for those that cross the Finish Line, a colorful 2024 Publix Gasparilla 8K Finishers’ Medal, Post-Race Food & Beverages, a complimentary 12-ounce Michelob Ultra (21-yrs & Older) and a personalized Virtual Finisher’s Certificate (a valid email address MUST be provided with registration).

2024 PGDC Gender-Specific Sizing Chart

See your name in a special section in the Tampa Bay Times, recognizing that you ran the 2024 PGDC! Select this option, and a copy of the printed section will be mailed to your home for only $9.95. This section will be published on Wed., March 1, 2024, and is the perfect memento for all registered participants. For local registered participants, the 2023 PGDC/TBT Special Section will only be available in Single Copy Sales of the Tampa Bay Times on Wed., March 28, 2024.

To purchase the 2024 TBT-PGDC Race Results Special Section Package, register online or by mail. Already registered, please utilize the 2024 TBT-PGDC Race Results Special Section Order Form




Columbia Restaurant’s “1905” Runner Revive Area – The Columbia Restaurant, based in Tampa’s Ybor City and family-owned and operated since 1905, will greet all 2023 Publix Gasparilla 8K Finishers with a sampling of their signature Spanish-Cuban family recipes.

Just to let you know, due to conflicting events being held at the Tampa Convention Center, Columbia Restaurant must stop serving at 11:15 a.m.

 The Sports Massage Team will provide Post-Race Massage following the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K & 5K and Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon & 8K.

On Sat., following the 15K & 5K, the Team will offer 10-minute Post-Race Massages ($15), and following the Half Marathon & 8K on Sun., 20-minute massages ($25). Pre-paying for massage is available through online registration ONLY at www.RunGasparilla.com. (This rate applies to pre-paid massages only; the Race Day rate will be slightly higher.)

The Team will also offer Pre- Race Massage during the ABC Action News Health & Fitness Expo.

ChronoTrack Timing Tags

The Gasparilla Distance Classic Association is once again proud to lead the pack in offering its runners and walkers the latest timing technology. In 2024, race participants will be timed utilizing the ChronoTrack B-Tag Timing System, developed and designed with RFID – radio frequency identification.

Here’s how it works. The technology is woven into a tag placed on the back of each runner’s race number.

Transponder pads at the Start and Finish will record the participant’s time at each location in preparation for the Tampa Bay Times Race Weekend Results. Post-Race, each participant will receive their Start Time (Gun Time) and Net Time (Timing, starting when the runner/walker crosses the 8K Start Line and ending upon crossing the 8K Finish Line.

At the Finish Line, there will be no back-ups…runners and walkers will cross the Finish Line…revel in what they’ve just accomplished…be given their Finisher’s Medal, stop to pose for pirate-y photos at the MarathonFoto Booth, and then head to the Q105 Post-Race Celebration at Cotanchobee Park!


PLEASE NOTE – If you intend to run the 2024 Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon AND 2024 Publix Gasparilla 8K on Sunday, February 25, 2024, you must register and complete an individual Entry Form for both events.  Unless you are running the Michelob Ultra Challenge, you will be issued a Half Marathon Race Number AND an 8K Race Number.

When running the Half Marathon, you MUST wear your assigned Half Marathon Race Number ONLY.  Do not wear or carry your 8K RaceNumber.  Before starting the 8K, YOU MUST remove your Half Marathon Race Number.

Because of the sensitivity of the ChronoTrack Timing Device, wearing or carrying your 8K Race Number during the Half Marathon OR wearing or carrying your Half Marathon Race Number during the 8K could impact your Tampa Bay Times Race Weekend Results.

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.

Race Number Pick-up Authorization Form

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.

Presale Pricing

15K                                                                        $19.99
5K                                                                          $14.99
Half Marathon                                                   $29.99
8K                                                                          $14.99
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.

ASICS Runkeeper is the official 2024 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic training app

Are you signed up to run, but not sure of where to start for training? The ASICS Runkeeper app is here to offer the support you need ahead of race day. As part of your registration, ASICS will provide free access to the Runkeeper Go™ premium experience. The app features training plans and guided workouts led by ASICS running coaches. Additionally, users can easily set goals, train, and track their progress in the build-up to the event. Put the worries of training aside, and focus instead on the fun part of reaching your finish line!