February 24 – 25, 2024

2024 Michelob Ultra Infusion Challenge

There’s a Challenge for everyone! Don’t miss the chance to participate in the 2024 Michelob Ultra Infusions Challenge, which consists of running the 15K on Saturday and the 8K on Sunday.

In addition to the individual event Runner Premiums (15K Shirt, 15K Finishers Medal, 8K Shirt, 8K Finishers Medal, 15K Virtual Finisher’s Certificate, 8K Virtual Finisher’s Certificate, a Virtual ‘Goody Goody’ Race Bag & one PGDC Branded Publix Reusable Shopping Bag), registered Michelob Ultra Infusions Challenge participants will also receive a Michelob Ultra Infusions Challenge Jacket.

Those runners and walkers who complete the Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer Challenge by participating in and crossing the Finish Lines of both events will receive a Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer Challenge Finisher’s Medal and a Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer Challenge Finisher’s Certificate.

ATTENTION MICHELOB ULTRA ORGANIC SELTZER CHALLENGE WALKERS!  Walkers are welcome in the Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer Challenge. Because of road closure permits, a 16-minute per mile pace must be maintained in the 15K & 8K.  Please visit the 15K & 8K Runner Info pages for event-specific Walker Information.

Challenge Seeded Start Access

Challenge (15K & 8K) Seeded Start Access is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Access for Challenge participants will be based on 15K Seeded Start Requirements. For Seeded Start Access, respond with a “Yes” during online registration when asked if you want to be considered for a seeded number. PLEASE NOTE that a seeded number will be assigned once verified utilizing Athlinks,

Please note that the listed Finish Times are ONLY for those who are requesting a Michelob Ultra Infusions Challenge Seeded Number.

Finish Time Requirements for Seeded Men’s Entry:
Half Marathon
– 1:30:00 or less
15K – 1-hour or less
10K – 40-minutes or less

Finish Time Requirements for Seeded Women’s Entry:
Half Marathon
– 1:45:00 or less
15K – 1:15:00 or less
10K – 50-minutes or less

Michelob Ultra Infusions Challenge Entry Fees

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

$130

May 1 – 31, 2023

$150

June 1 – September 30, 2023

$170

October 1 –
November 30,  2023

$190

December 1, 2023 –

January 12, 2024

$210

January 13 – February 18, 2024
Online Only

NOT AVAILABLE

Race Weekend

Refunds and/or transfers of registration are not allowed in the Michelob Ultra Infusions Challenge.

Entry Requirements

All 2024 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic participants MUST sign the Race Form Waiver. A Parent or Legal Guardian MUST sign the Race Application Waiver for participants under the age of 18.

LATE ONLINE REGISTRATION FEES WILL BEGIN ON SATURDAY, January 13, 2024.

Online Registration

Upon completing your Online Registration, you will receive an email from Race Roster Networks confirming your registration.

Mail-In Offline Registration

To register by mail, please complete this 2024 PGDC By-Mail Registration. (PGDC Registration Form must be opened in Adobe Reader).  Once opened, click on each field, fill in, and print for signing.  Once completed, enclose the Entry Fee Payment and mail it to the following address: GDCA  • P.O. Box 1881  •  Tampa, FL 33601-1881

All Mail-in Offline 2024 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Stella Artois Challenge Race Applications must be postmarked by January 12, 2024.

IMPORTANT:  Due to administrative costs associated with processing Mail-in Offline PGDC Registrations, a $3 Processing Fee must be added to the Total Registration Amount Due. Registration Forms received without the $3 Processing Fee will be returned.

Click here for the 2024 PGDC By-Mail Registration Form

Race Confirmation Emails

Registered participants who provide a correct and legible email address will receive a Race Registration Confirmation via email from PGDC no later than Monday, February 19, 2024. Confirmation will include each participant’s assigned Race Number, Name, Address, Race Entered, and Age.

If, at any time, you have unsubscribed from the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic E-Blast Database, you WILL NOT receive a Registration Confirmation via email.  You MUST rejoin the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic E-Blast Database.  To rejoin, Click Here.

Refunds/Transfers

Due to extensive logistical planning and commitments made in the race production process, we have a no refund or transfer policy.

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), bring your medal(s) to the 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 need help figuring out where to start for training? The ASICS Runkeeper app offers the support you need ahead of race day. ASICS will provide free access to the Runkeeper Go™ premium experience as part of your registration. 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 on the fun part of reaching your finish line!
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

Packet Pick Up

Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Stella Artois Challenge 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.

Race Number Pick-up Authorization Form

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. This section will publish on Wed., February 28, 2024, and is the perfect memento for all registered participants. For local registered participants, the 2024 PGDC/TBT Special Section will only be available in Single Copy Sales of the Tampa Bay Times on Wed., February 24, 2024.

To purchase the 2024 TBT-PGDC Race Results Special Section Package, register online or by mail. Already registered, please utilize the 2023 TBT-PGDC Race Results Special Section Order Form fillable.