FEBRUARY 23, 2025


START TIMES • Sunday, February. 23, 2025


Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon Rolling Start: Platt St. & Bayshore Blvd. Start: 6 a.m.


6:00 a.m. Half Marathon

START: Platt Street and Bayshore Blvd.

2025 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

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 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.

2+ Hours

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, you will be asked if you would like to be considered for a seeded number during the registration process. If you reply ‘Yes,’ you must upload proof of past finish time. The following are the Finish Times required for Half Marathon Seeded Start Access:

Finish Time Requirements for Men:

  • Half Marathon – 1:30:00 or less
  • 15K – 1-hour or less
  • 10K – 40-minutes or less
Finish Time Requirements for Women:

  • Half Marathon – 1:45:00 or less
  • 15K – 1:15:00 or less
  • 10K – 50-minutes or less


Walkers are welcome in the 2025 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 2025 Publix Gasparilla Distance Race Weekend Events.

The prices below do not include a service fee charged by our registration partner.


March 11 – April 10, 2024


April 11 – September 30, 2024


October 1 –
November 30,  2024


December 1, 2024 –

January 10, 2025


January 11 – February 16, 2024
Online Only


Race Weekend

(If Available)

If available, online registration will remain open until Sunday, February 16, 2025, but beginning Saturday, January 11, 2025, 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 17, 2025.  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 you unsubscribe from the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic E-Blast Database at any time, 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:
Due to the administrative costs associated with processing Offline 2025 PGDC Registrations, a $5 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 $5 Processing Fee.
To register by mail, please download and complete a 2025 PGDC By-Mail Form-Fillable Registration Form. It 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 $5 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 17, 2025.  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 10, 2025. 

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 21, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and on Saturday, February 22, 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

   Runner Premiums

Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon participants that PRE-REGISTER by FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2025, will be guaranteed an Official 2025 Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon Long Sleeve Gender Specific Performance Shirt**, a PGDC ‘Goody Goody’ Virtual Race Bag, a PGDC branded Publix Reusable Booty Bag and for those that cross the Finish Line, Post-Race Food & Beverages, a complimentary 12-ounce Michelob Ultra (must be 21-years of age or older), an awesome 2025 Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon Finishers’ Medal and a personalized Virtual Finisher’s Certificate (a valid email address MUST be provided with registration).

2025 PGDC Gender-Specific Sizing Chart

** Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon participants that register online after January 10, 2025, or wait to register during Race Weekend Late Registration (if available) will not be guaranteed a gender-specific performance-wicking shirt and/or the correct sized shirt.


See your name in a special section in the Tampa Bay Times, recognizing that you ran the 2025 PGDC! Select this option, and a copy of the printed section will be mailed to your home. This section will be published on Wed., February 26, 2025, and is the perfect souvenir for all registered participants. For local registered participants, the 2025 PGDC/TBT Special Section will only be available in Single Copy Sales of the Tampa Bay Times on Wed., February 26, 2025.

To purchase the 2025 TBT-PGDC Race Results Special Section Package, register online or by mail. If you have already registered, please utilize the

2025 TBT-PGDC Race Results Special Section Order Form


On Sat., following the 15K & 5K, the Team will offer 15-minute Post-Race Massages ($21), and following the Half Marathon & 8K on Sun., 20-minute massages ($28). 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 on Fri. and Sat. during Expo Hours.

ChronoTrack Timing Tags

The Gasparilla Distance Classic Association is again proud to lead the pack in offering its runners and walkers the latest timing technology. In 2025, race participants will be timed utilizing the ChronoTrack B-Tag Timing System, developed and designed with RFID radio frequency identification. Much like the ChampionChip Timing System when it was introduced, the ChronoTrack B-Tag Timing System will dramatically improve overall efficiency and the participant’s experience.

Here’s how it works. The technology is woven into a tag that will be placed on the back of each runner’s Race Number. That’s all there is to it.

In preparation for the Tampa Bay Times Race Weekend Results, transponder pads will record the participant’s time at the Start, Finish, and along the race course. Post-Race, each participant will receive their Start Time, Chip Time, and any recorded splits.

PLEASE NOTE—If you intend to run the Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon AND Publix Gasparilla 8K on Sunday, February 23, 2025, you must register and complete an 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 Race Number during your Half Marathon.  Before starting the 8K, YOU MUST remove your Half Marathon Race Number and replace it with the 8K Race Number.

Because of the sensitivity of the Chrono Track 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.

Standard – (Name and Chip Time)  $25 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 2025 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 2025 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!
2025 PGDC Supporter Medals

Throughout the 2025 PGDC Race Weekend, thousands of runners will step up to their Start Lines and head down Bayshore Boulevard toward their Finish Lines. They have trained for countless hours, all for the 2025 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 2025 PGDC 15K, 5K, Half Marathon, and 8K Supporter Medals are a way to 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 2025 PGDC Supporter Medals are replicas of the official 2025 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.

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