FEBRUARY 25 – 26, 2023

2023 PGDC Registration By-Mail Is Open!

Although the Gasparilla Distance Classic Association (GDCA) has instituted practices to lessen or reduce the spread of COVID-19, the GDCA cannot guarantee you will not get exposed to the virus or get sick as a result of attending one of the GDCA events. By attending or participating in a 2023 PGDC Race Weekend Event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Beginning May 1, 2022, and until January 13, 2023, registration will be available By Mail for the 2023 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K & 5K, 2023 Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon & 8K, 2023 Michelob Ultra Challenge, 2023 Bud Light Seltzer Challenge, 2023 Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Challenge and 2023 Stella Solstice Challenge.

2023 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Registration Form By Mail.

(Do not mail after Friday, January 13, 2023)

PLEASE NOTE that registration caps for each of the 2023 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend Events are yet to be determined.  Registration Caps for the 15K, 5K, Half Marathon, 8K, and Challenges will be posted in the coming weeks.

ATTENTION WALKERS! Though the 5K is the only PGDC Race Weekend event that offers a dedicated walk, the Kashi 5K Walk, Walkers are welcome in all PGDC Race Weekend Events.  Because of road closure permits, a 16-minute per mile pace must be maintained.  For event-specific Walker Information, please visit the 15K, 5K, Half Marathon & 8K Runner Info pages.

Mail-In Offline Registration Fees:

Please note that due to the administrative costs associated with processing Offline 2023 PGDC Registrations, a $3 Processing Fee must be added to the Total Registration Amount Due – if payment does not reflect the additional $3 Processing Fee, the entry form and payment will be returned.

May 1 – 31, 2022

  • 15K – $45
  • 5K – $35
  • 5K Walk (Adults and Kids 5 yrs & Over)–$35
  • 5K Stroller Roll (Adults and Kids 5 yrs & Over) – $35
  • 5K Stroller Roll Children (Kids 4 yrs & Under) – $5
  • Half Marathon – $95
  • 8K – $40
  • Michelob Ultra Challenge – $240
  • Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Challenge – $175
  • Stella Solstice Challenge – $125
  • Bud Light Seltzer Challenge – $115

June 1 – October 31, 2022

  • 15K – $50
  • 5K – $40
  • 5K Walk (Adults and Kids 5 yrs & Over) – $40
  • 5K Stroller Roll (Adults and Kids 5 yrs & Over) – $40
  • 5K Stroller Roll Children (Kids 4 yrs & Under) – $5
  • Half Marathon – $105
  • 8K – $45
  • Michelob Ultra Challenge – $260
  • Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Challenge – $195
  • Stella Solstice Challenge – $145
  • Bud Light Seltzer Challenge – $135

November 1, 2022 – January 13, 2023

  • 15K – $55
  • 5K – $45
  • 5K Walk (Adults and Kids 5 yrs & Over) – $45
  • 5K Stroller Roll (Adults and Kids 5 yrs & Over) – $45
  • 5K Stroller Roll Children (Kids 4 yrs & Under) – $5
  • Half Marathon – $115
  • 8K – $50
  • Michelob Ultra Challenge – $280
  • Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Challenge – $215
  • Stella Solstice Challenge – $165
  • Bud Light Seltzer Challenge – $155

2023 PGDC Registration By-Mail is open!

To register by mail, please download a 2023 PGDC By-Mail Registration. Once downloaded, please click on each field, provide the requested information, and then, print for signing and mailing to the following address:

GDCA
P.O. Box 1881
Tampa, Fl. 33601-1881

By-Mail entries must be postmarked by January 13, 2023. Entry forms postmarked after January 13, 2023, WILL NOT be processed until Race Weekend and will require payment of the additional Late Registration Fees.

Email confirmations will be sent to those providing an email address on or before February 20, 2023.

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.

Refunds and/or transfers of registration are not allowed in ANY of the 2023 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend Events. 

2023 PGDC 15K, 5K, Half Marathon, 8K, Michelob Ultra Challenge, Michelob Pure Gold Challenge, Stella Solstice Challenge, and Bud Light Seltzer Race Packet, T-shirt, and Race Number Pick-Up will take place during the 8 On Your Side Health & Fitness Expo being held at the Tampa Convention Center on Friday, February 24, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and on Saturday, February 25,  6:00 a.m. – 3 p.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


2023 Rules and Requirements

Registration Waiver must be signed – the waiver can be found at the bottom of the registration form (if the participant is under 18 years old, parent or guardian must sign the release). Age Requirements:

  • Half-Marathon: At least 12 years old (18 yrs & Under Require a Parental or Guardian Signature)
  • 15K: No age restrictions
  • 8K: No age restrictions
  • 5K: No age restrictions

Race Numbers and ChronoTrack B-Tags are required for all races. Refunds and/or transfers of registration are not allowed in the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K & 5K, Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon & 8K, Michelob Ultra Challenge, Bud Light Seltzer Challenge, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Challenge, and/or Stella Solstice Challenge. If you are unable to run the race you registered for due to medical reasons, you may downgrade to a shorter distance. There is no charge for downgrading, however, you will not receive a refund for the difference in the entry fee. If you require a race change, you MUST contact the race office in writing via email by Friday, January 13, 2023.

If the request and change are made prior to Friday, January 13, 2023, the change will be made at No Charge. From January 14 – February 19, 2023, there will be a $15 fee for making a change in registration. NO changes will be made over Race Weekend. If you participate in a race you are NOT registered for, you will NOT be eligible for overall and age group awards. If you need to make a change in your registration, please submit a request to the GDCA office via email. Race registration changes will not be made over the phone.


PLEASE NOTE: From January 14- February 19, 2023, there will be a $15 fee for making a change in registration. There will be NO changes made over Race Weekend.