Pace Teams

The 2021 Pace Teams promise to provide fun and excitement for both first-time and experienced participants looking to reach their running goals – whether that’s a personal best, or just getting across the finish line.

The Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend will include Pace Teams for the following races:

Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K

Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K

Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon

Publix Gasparilla 8K


After choosing a pace that is suitable for your desired finish time you will be able to locate one of the Pace Team members that will run the complete the race with you. 30 minutes prior to the Start of the race, your Pacer will be holding a sign with your desired pace. Find them and get to know them. They will be able to help you greatly while on the course. You will have time to stretch near your Pacer while they introduce themselves.

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  To join a Pace Team, please visit the PGDC Race Weekend Pace Team Booth that will be located in the rear of the 8 On Your Side Health & Fitness Expo – Tampa Convention Center East Hall.