START TIMES • Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024
PUBLIX GASPARILLA DISTANCE CLASSIC HALF MARATHON
Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon Rolling Start: Platt St. & Bayshore Blvd. Start: 6 a.m.
PLEASE NOTE: ACCESS TO THE PUBLIX GASPARILLA HALF MARATHON STAGING AREA WILL CLOSE AT 5:50 A.M.!
6:00 a.m. Half Marathon
START: Platt Street and Bayshore Blvd.
2024 Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon Start Staging will be based on the registered participant’s Projected Finish Time that was provided with registration.
There will be two Start Staging Areas:
2-Hours & Under
Race Numbers 14246-15685
Staging will occur on Little Bayshore Boulevard between Platt Street and Brorein Street. Runners assigned to 2-Hours & Under Wave should enter the Staging Area through barricade breaks that will be located on either side of Little Bayshore Boulevard.
From the north/Tampa Convention Center & Downtown Tampa, 2- Hours & Under runners will be directed to Little Bayshore Boulevard Staging by utilizing the NW sidewalk of the Platt Street/Channelside Bridge. Once over the bridge, runners will enter the staging area through Barricade Breaks on either side of Little Bayshore Boulevard.
From the south, 2- Hours & Under runners will be directed across Platt Street to Barricade Breaks on the southside/Publix Super Markets side of Little Bayshore Boulevard.
Race Numbers 15686-17700
Staging will take place on Platt Street/Platt Street Bridge. Runners assigned to 2+ Hours Wave should enter the Staging Area from the rear. The entrance will be located on Platt/Channelside at the north end of the Platt Street Bridge.
From the north/Tampa Convention Center & Downtown Tampa, runners will be directed to the Platt Street Bridge and secured Staging Area.
From the south, runners will be directed north on the Platt Street Bridge sidewalks to access the 2+ Staging Area from the rear.
Half Marathon Seeded Start Access
Half Marathon Seeded Start Access is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. For access to the Half Marathon Seeded Start Area, during the registration process, you will be asked if you would like to be considered for a seeded number. If you reply ‘Yes’ you will need to upload proof of past finish time. The following are the Finish Times required for Half Marathon Seeded Start Access:
- Half Marathon – 1:30:00 or less
- 15K – 1-hour or less
- 10K – 40-minutes or less
- Half Marathon – 1:45:00 or less
- 15K – 1:15:00 or less
- 10K – 50-minutes or less
ATTENTION HALF MARATHON WALKERS!
Walkers are welcome in the 2024 Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon. Because of road closure permits, a 16-minute per mile pace must be maintained for the first five miles (Davis Islands portion of the course). Those unable to complete the first five miles by 7:20 a.m. (1:20) will be moved to the Davis Islands sidewalk until they reach Bayshore Blvd., when they will be transferred back onto the road for the remainder of their half marathon.
Those not able to complete miles 5 – 11 and reach Bay To Bay Boulevard by 9:00 a.m. (3:00), will be moved to the Bayshore Boulevard sidewalk until Bay to Bay, at which time, they will be allowed back onto Bayshore Boulevard. These participants will be sharing the road with the Publix Gasparilla 8K participant.
Half Marathon Entry Fees
Refunds and/or transfers of registration are not allowed in ANY of the 2024 Publix Gasparilla Distance Race Weekend Events.
The prices below do not include a service fee charged by our registration partner.
December 1, 2023 –
January 12, 2024
January 13 – February 18, 2024
If available, online registration will remain open until Sunday, February 18, 2024, but beginning Saturday, January 13, 2024, the cost of Half Marathon registration will be according to the Online Late Registration Fees.
Participants who register online and provide a valid email address will receive a Race Week Registration Confirmation via email on or before Monday, February 19, 2024. This confirmation will be in addition to the confirmation received from Race Roster 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 REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
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 must be downloaded and opened in Adobe Reader. 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 Half Marathon Race Packet, T-shirt, and Race Number Pick-Up will take place during the ABC 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.
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!
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.
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.
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