February 25 – 26, 2023

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

The Gasparilla Distance Classic Association is thrilled to welcome ABC Action News as the official and exclusive television partner of 2023 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend Events and title sponsor of the ABC Action News Military Challenge, presented by West Shore Home, a challenge explicitly created, for active, retired, and former members of the United States Military.  The ABC Action News Military Challenge, presented by West Shore Home will include an individual military competition in the 15K, 5K, Half Marathon & 8K.  If you wish to be a participant in the ABC Action News Military Challenge, presented by West SHore Home, please be sure to mark the appropriate spot either on the printed entry form or during the Online or By-Mail Registration process.

Individual awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • Top 3 Men Overall
  • Top 3 Women Overall
  • 1st Masters Male
  • 1st Masters Female
  • 1st Grand Masters Male
  • 1st Grand Masters Female

The Gasparilla Distance Classic Association is thrilled to welcome ABC Action News to the PGDC Warrior Challenge.  The ABC Action News Warrior Challenge recognizes active, retired, and former members of the United States Military…those that chose to fight for the freedom and rights that we as citizens of the United States, enjoy.  On an annual basis, the ABC Action News Warrior Challenge Award is awarded to the military branch that registers the most participants combined in the 15K, 5K, Half Marathon, and 8K.

 

In 2022, 1,174 active, retired, and former military personnel participated in one or more PGDC Race Weekend Running Events.  With 433 registered participants, the United States Army received the 2022 ABC Action News Warrior Challenge Award…the United States Air Force was close behind with 350 registered participants.