Saturday, February 20, 2016
6:40a.m. 15K Wheelchair Start (Push Rim Only)
Start: Brorein Street & Franklin Street
Wheelchair participants and seeded athletes ONLY can access the 15K Start from the front by utilizing the Wheelchair/Elite Entrance located adjacent to the Start Platform. All other Participants must enter the start from the rear, utilizing the barricade breaks on either side of Brorein Street.
6:45a.m. 15K Seeded/Open Men & Women Start
Start: Brorein Street & Franklin Street
SEEDED MEN & WOMEN ONLY WILL ACCESS THE 15K START FROM THE FRONT AND SHOULD UTILIZE THE SEEDED/ELITE ENTRANCE LOCATED AT BROREIN STREET & FRANKLIN STREET.
15K Seeded Start Access
15K Seeded Start Access is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. For access to the 15K Seeded Start Area, a written results verification is required and must be presented BY-MAIL with a completed entry form and payment. The following are Finish Times required for 15K Seeded Start Access:
Finish Time Requirements for Men:
Finish Time Requirements for Women:
Online registration will remain open until Sunday, February 14, 2016, but beginning Saturday, January 9, 2016, the cost of 15K registration will be according to the Online Late Registration Fees ($45 – 15K).
To register by mail please click here for the mail-in fillable form. 2016 GDCA registration form.
All Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K participants MUST sign the Race Application Waiver. A Parent or Legal Guardian MUST sign the Race Application Waiver for participants under the age of 18.
All Mail-in Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K Race Applications must be postmarked by January 8, 2016.
LATE ONLINE REGISTRATION FEES WILL BEGIN ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2016.
Entry forms received postmarked after January 8, 2016 WILL NOT be processed until Race Weekend and during the 8 On Your Side Health & Fitness Expo. If available, 15K Race Weekend Late Registration Fees Will Apply ($50)
Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K 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 – East Hall on Friday, February 19, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and on Saturday, February 20, 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 whomever WILL be picking up for you. A downloadable version of the Authorization Form can be found below.
The Gasparilla Distance Classic Association is once again proud to lead the pack in offering to its runners and walkers the latest in timing technology. In 2016, race participants will be timed utilizing the ChronoTrack B-Tag Timing System, developed and designed with RFID – radio frequency identification.
Here’s how it works. The technology is woven into a tag that will be placed on the back of each runner’s bib/race number.
Transponder pads at the Start Line, Mid-Way Point and Finish Line, will record the participant’s time in preparation for Race Day Results. Post-Race, each participant will receive both their Start Time (Gun Time) and Net Time (Timing starts when runner/walker actually crosses the 15K Start Line and ends upon crossing the 15K Finish Line).
At the Finish Line, there will be no back-ups…runners and walkers will cross the Finish Line…revel in what they’ve just accomplished…be given their Finisher’s Medal, stop to pose for pirate-y photos at the MarathonFoto Booth and then head to Cotanchobee Park for the Q105 Post-Race Celebration!
PLEASE NOTE – If you intend to run the 15K AND 5K on Saturday, February 20, 2016, you must register and complete an Entry Form for both events. Unless you are running the Michelob Ultra Challenge or Michelob Amber Challenge, you will be issued a 15K Race Number AND a 5K Race Number.
When running the 15K, you MUST wear your assigned 15K Race Number ONLY. Do not wear or carry your 5K Race Number. Before starting the 5K, you MUST remove your 15K Race Number and replace with your 5K Race Number.
Because of the sensitivity of the Chrono Track Timing Device, wearing or carrying your 5K Race Number during the 15K OR wearing or carrying your 15K Race Number during the 5K, could impact your Race Results.