Dates & Times

Saturday, February 21, 2015

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 Channelside Drive and Florida Avenue.

6:45a.m. 15K Seeded/Open Men & Women Start
Start: Brorein Street & Franklin Street


  • All other 15K registered participants will stage on Brorein Street behind the 15K Seeded Start Area.
  • 15K registered participants should enter from the barricade breaks on both sides of Brorein.
  • The barricade breaks will be according to Projected Finish Times; Projected Finish Time signage will be posted.
  • PLEASE, for the safety and enjoyment of all, line up according to your Projected Finish Time.

For access to the 15K Seeded Start Area, a written results verification is required that one of the following has been accomplished:

Seeded Number Requirements for Men:

  • Half Marathon – 1:30:00 or less
  • 15K – 1-hour or less
  • 10K – 40-minutes or less

Seeded Number Requirements for Women:

  • Half Marathon – 1:45:00 or less
  • 15K – 1:15:00 or less
  • 10K – 50-minutes or less
15K Entry Fees

Race Weekend Late Registration Information – PLEASE READ!

As of Monday, February 16, 2015, the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend Events that will take place this Saturday and Sunday mornings, have a record number of entries — 30,300. In 2014, participation numbers totaled 29,912.

     As a result, the 15K, 8K and Half Marathon are Sold Out. Just under 1,000 5K entries still remain for the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K Run, 5K Walk and 5K Stroller Roll.

     These remaining 5K entries will go on sale when the event’s 8 On Your Side Health & Fitness Expo opens Friday at 10 a.m. in the East Hall of the Tampa Convention Center.  5K Late Entry Fees will be $40 and will only be available until 8 p.m. on Friday evening.

Entry Requirements 

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 9, 2015.



Entry forms received postmarked after January 9, 2015 will NOT be processed until Race Weekend and during the 8 On Your Side Health & Fitness Expo.  15K Race Weekend Late Registration Fees Will Apply ($50)

Runner Premiums

Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K participants will receive an Official 2015 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K Performance Wicking Race Shirt, a Virtual Race Bag, a Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Reusable Shopping Bag and for those that cross the Finish Line, a 2015 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K Finisher’s Medal, Post-Race food and beverages, a complimentary 12-ounce Michelob Ultra (21-yrs & Over) and a personalized Virtual Finisher’s Certificate (a valid email address MUST be provided with registration).

Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K participants that register online after January 9, 2014, or wait to register during Race Weekend Late Registration will receive a Race Shirt, but will not be guaranteed the correct sized Shirt or if necessary, a performance wicking shirt.

PerformanceMassagePerformance Massage, Inc. Pre & Post-Race Massage

The Performance Massage Sports Massage Team will be providing Post-Race Massage following both the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K & 5K and Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon & 8K.

On Sat., following the 15K & 5K, the Team will offer 10-minute Post-Race Massages ($12), and following the Half Marathon & 8K on Sun., 20-minute massages ($24). Pre-paying for massage is available through online registration ONLY at (This rate applies to pre-paid massages only. Race Day rate will be slightly higher.)

The Team will also offer Pre- Race Massage during the 8 On Your Side Health & Fitness Expo on both Fri. and Sat. during Expo Hours. For more information or to book an additional Pre-Race and/or Post-Race Massage, please contact Glen Kemp, 813- 831-7007.

Packet Pick Up

Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K Race Packet, T-shirt, 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 20, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and on Saturday, February 21, 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.

Race Number Pick-Up Authorization Form

ChronoTrack Timing Tags

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 2014, 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 21, 2015, you must register and complete an Entry Form for both events.  Unless you are running the Michelob Ultra Challenge or Beck’s Light 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.