FEBRUARY 25 – 26, 2023

2023 REGISTRATION 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.

2023 Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Challenge

Don’t miss the chance to participate in the 2023 Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Challenge which consists of running the 15K on Saturday and Half Marathon on Sunday.

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

Those runners and walkers that complete the Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Challenge by participating in and crossing the Finish Lines of the 15K & Half Marathon, will receive a Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Challenge Finisher’s Medal and a Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Challenge Finisher’s Certificate.

ATTENTION MICHELOB ULTRA PURE GOLD CHALLENGE WALKERS!  Walkers are welcome in the Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Challenge. Because of road closure permits, a 16-minute per mile pace must be maintained in the 15K, 5K & Half Marathon.  For event-specific Walker Information, please visit the 15K & Half Marathon  Runner Info pages.

Challenge Seeded Start Access

Challenge (15K & Half Marathon) 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, a written results verification is required and can be presented BY-MAIL with a completed entry form and payment.   PLEASE NOTE that if registering Online for the Challenge, a 15K Estimated Finish Time will be requested and once verified utilizing Athlinks, will be used for Seeded Start Access consideration.

Please note that the Finish Times listed below are ONLY for those that are requesting a Michelob Ultra Pure Gold 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 Pure Gold Challenge Entry Fees

$175

May 1 – 31, 2002

$195

June 1 – October 31, 2022

$215

November 1, 2022 –

January 13, 2023

$235

January 14 – February 19, 2023
ONLINE ONLY
(or until Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Challenge Sells Out)

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

PLEASE NOTE: Registrations by mail must be postmarked by January 13, 2023.  If available, Late Online Registration for the Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Challenge will close on Sunday, February 19, 2023or when the Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Challenge Sells Out!  There will be no Race Weekend Late Registration for the 2023 Challenges!!!

Participants that register online will receive a Race Week Registration Confirmation via email on or before Monday, February 20, 2023.  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:
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.
To register by mail, please complete a  2023 PGDC By-Mail Form-Fillable Registration Form.

For the form-fillable feature, PGDC Registration Form must be opened in Adobe Reader. Once opened, click on each field, fill in, and then, 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. Registered participants who provide a correct and legible email address will receive a Registration Confirmation via email on or before Monday, February 20, 2023.  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 13, 2023.  If available, Late Online Registration for the Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Challenge will close on Sunday, February 19, 2023, or when the Michelob Ultra Pure Gold Challenge Sells Out!  There will be no Race Weekend Late Registration for the 2023 Challenges!!!

2023 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Presale

Order now and save $10 on your race photos!  Secure all your digital images for only $49.95.  Take advantage of this limited-time offer before prices increase to $59.95. 
Click Here For More Information!

Finish Line Engravers

Celebrate your perseverance and pride with the help of Finish Line Engravers by personalizing your 2023 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 Q105 Post Race Celebration in Tony Jannus Park and they will engrave it on the spot! When making your purchase, please designate the number you wish to engrave at $20 per medal.
Click Here For More Information!

Runcoach Online Training:  Create A Custom Program For You

Runners who train with the Runcoach improve finishing times by an average of 7%.  Visit Runcoach to create your free training program. 14-day Coaching trial included.
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Packet Pickup

   If you register by mail or online, you MUST pick up your T-shirt and packet during the 8 On Your Side Health & Fitness Expo being held at the Tampa Convention Center – East Hall on Friday, February 24, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and on Saturday, February 25, 6 a.m. – 5 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

 

  Complete (but not Official) 2023 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K, 5K, Half Marathon & 8K Results will be featured in a Special Race Results Section in the Tampa  Bay Times on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

In addition to the Tampa Bay Times PGDC Race Results Special Section that’s included on Wednesday, March 1st. Edition of the newspaper, for those folks that live out of the Tampa Bay Area or aren’t Tampa Bay Times subscribers, the TBT-PGDC Race Results Special Section will be available (and mailed to your home) for $9.95.

This special purchase includes postage, packaging, handling, the Wednesday, March 1st Edition of the Tampa Bay Times and the 2023 TBT-PGDC Race Results Special Section that will offer Race Weekend Coverage, Race Photos, AND complete (but not official) PGDC 15K, 5K, Half Marathon & 8K Age Group Results.

To purchase the 2023 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