February 24 – 25, 2024


2023 Stella Artois Challenge

There’s a Challenge for everyone! Don’t miss the chance to participate in the 2024 Stella Artois 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 Stella Artois Challenge participants will also receive a Stella Artois Challenge Jacket.

Those runners and walkers that complete the Stella Artois Challenge by participating in and crossing the Finish Lines of both events will receive a Stella Artois Challenge Finisher’s Medal and a Stella Artois Challenge Finisher’s Certificate.

ATTENTION STELLA SOLSTICE CHALLENGE WALKERS!  Walkers are welcome in the Stella Artois Challenge. Because of road closure permits, a 16-minute per mile pace must be maintained in the 15K & 8K.  For event-specific Walker Information, please visit the 15K & 8K Runner Info pages.

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

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 would like 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 that are requesting a Stella Artois 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

Stella Artois Challenge Entry Fees

Refunds and/or transfers of registration are not allowed in the Stella Artios 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.


Online Registration

Upon completion of 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 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

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.


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