Come out to Tampa Bay and test your endurance at the Gasparilla Distance Classic. Surrounded by the area’s beautiful weather (yep, it’s paradise), every stride you make at the race benefits charitable youth organizations across the Tampa Bay area. And since 1978, the Gasparilla Distance Classic Association has donated $3.9 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa, Girls Inc. of Pinellas, The Friends of Tampa Parks & Recreation and youth running related programs.
How to enter the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic
- Run 13.1mi
- Run 15km
- Run 8km
- Run 5km
Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic routes
Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon
Start: Platt St. & Bayshore Boulevard
Platt to Plant
Plant Ave to Davis Is. via Davis Island egress bridge
East Davis to Arbor
Arbor to Columbia
Columbia to Barbados
Barbados to Channel
Channel to South Davis
South Davis to roundabout at West Davis
West Davis to East Davis
South lane of East Davis off of Island via access ramp to Bayshore (northbound lanes)
Bayshore (northbound lanes) to turnaround at Gandy Boulevard
Bayshore (southbound lanes) back to Finish Line
15K Course and 5K Course Information
The Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K features an out and back course on beautiful Bayshore Boulevard, finishing on Bayshore Boulevard at the foot of the Platt Street Bridge.
Publix Gasparilla 8K Course Information
Start: Bayshore Blvd. & Verne St.
Head South on Bayshore Blvd. to W. Stovall St.
Turn around at Stovall St. (first cut in median past Bay to Bay Blvd.)
Head North on Bayshore Blvd. to Finish Line.
Finish: Tarpon Dock, Bayshore Blvd. (between BeachPl. & Hyde park Pl.)
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