5K Course Information

The Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K features an out and back courses on beautiful Bayshore Boulevard, finishing on Bayshore at the foot of the Platt Street Bridge. The course is as follows:



Start: Brorein St. and Franklin St.

  • Head West on Brorein St.
  • Left on Little Bayshore Blvd.
  • Continue onto Bayshore Blvd. heading South to Rome Ave.
  • Turn Around at Rome Ave.
  • Head North on Bayshore Blvd. back to Finish Line.

Finish: Tarpon Dock, Bayshore Blvd. (between BeachPl. & Hyde park Pl.)

View 5K Course Map

Course Records 5K: 

  • Overall Male: 14:03, Keith Brantly, 1985
  • Overall Female: 15:53, Darlene Beckford, 1985

Course Clocks/Mile Markers

Digital time clocks and mile markers will be positioned along the 5K course at every mile.

Aid Stations


ZH_logoRooms To Go Volunteers will greet you at one Start and Finish Aid Station and three Course Aid Stations set approximately 1/2 mile apart beginning at the 1-mile mark. All Aid Stations will supply Zephyrhills Spring Water, that since 1978, has been the Official Bottled Water of the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend.

Medical Support

TGHIn the Finish Line Area, Tampa General Hospital will provide a fully equipped Medical Facility staffed with a team of Tampa General Hospital Emergency Room Medical Professionals. Only participants requiring medical assistance will be allowed access to the Medical Facility.

Medical Staff will be ready to assist you at all times. Tampa Fire Rescue Paramedics will be stationed along the 5K course and will be roving on motorized bicycles and golf carts.

The Medical Staff will have the right to withdraw any runners or walkers from the race who appear in distress or at risk should they continue running.


For the safety and enjoyment of all event participants, the course is restricted to registered runners and walkers and official race personnel ONLY.

No dogs, no bikes, no in-line skates, no roller skates and no wheeled vehicles will be allowed on-course.

Violators will be disqualified and removed from the course by a Race Official.

For the safety of all, in accordance with RRCA Guidelines (Road Runners Clubs of America) the use of headphones is discouraged.