FEBRUARY 22 – 23, 2025


Don’t miss the chance to participate in the 2025 Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer Challenge, which consists of running the 5K on Saturday and 8K on Sunday.

In addition to the individual event Runner Premiums (5K Shirt, 8K Shirt, 5K Finishers Medal, 8K Finishers Medal, 5K Virtual Finisher’s Certificate, 8K Virtual Finisher’s Certificate,  a PGDC ‘Goody Goody’ Virtual Race Bag & one PGDC Branded Publix Reusable Shopping Bag), registered Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer Challenge participants will also receive a Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer Challenge Jacket.

Those runners and walkers who complete the Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer Challenge by participating in and crossing the   5K & 8K Finish Lines 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 5K & 8K.  Please visit the 5K & 8K  Runner Info pages for event-specific Walker Information.

Challenge Seeded Start Access

Challenge (5K & 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 5K Seeded Start Requirements. For Seeded Start Access, upload your qualifying past race results during online registration.

Please note that the listed Finish Times are ONLY for those who are requesting a Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer Challenge Seeded Number:

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

Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer Challenge Entry Fees

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, 2025
Online Only


Race Weekend

Refunds and/or transfers of registration are not allowed in the Micheob Ultra  Organic Seltzer Challenge. 

Participants who register online will receive a Race Week Registration Confirmation via email by 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 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.

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 complete a 2025 PGDC By-Mail Form-Fillable Registration Form

The PGDC Registration Form must be opened in Adobe Reader for the form-fillable feature.  Once opened, click on each field, fill it in, and print it 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. Registered participants who provide a correct and legible email address will receive a Registration Confirmation via email on or before 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.  If available, Late Online Registration for the Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer Challenge will close on Sunday, February 16, 2025, or when the Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer Challenge Sells Out!  There will be no Race Weekend Late Registration for the 2025 Challenges!!!

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), 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 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 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 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

  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 for only $9.95. 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. Please use the 2025 TBT-PGDC Race Results Special Section Order Form if registered.