Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K

2015 – 5K Will Be Capped At 14,000!

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PLEASE NOTE – 2015 5K WAVE ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE MADE ACCORDING TO EACH PARTICIPANT’S PROJECTED FINISH TIME.  THOSE THAT CHOOSE NOT TO PROVIDE THEIR PROJECTED FINISH TIME WILL BE PLACED IN THE FINAL 5K RUN WAVE THAT WILL START AT 9:45 A.M. 
IF NECESSARY, ADDITIONAL 5K WAVES WILL BE CREATED, BUT WILL START BETWEEN 9:00 A.M. AND 9:45 A.M.
Dates & Times

Saturday, February 21, 2015

9:00a.m. 5K Wave Start #1
Start: Brorein Street & Franklin Street

Please access the 5K Start from the rear and by utilizing Channelside Dr. & Morgan St.. SEEDED MEN & WOMEN ONLY WILL ACCESS THE 5K START FROM THE FRONT AND SHOULD UTILIZE THE SEEDED/ELITE ENTRANCE LOCATED AT BROREIN & FRANKLIN STREETS.

For access to the 5K Seeded Start Area, a written results verification is required that one of the following has been accomplished:

Seeded Number Requirements:

  • 5K – 20-minutes or less
  • 10K – 40-minutes or less

To request a Seeded Number, please submit a completed 2014 Entry Form, payment and one of the above results verifications to:

  • 5K Seeded Entry
  • GDCA
  • P.O. Box 1881
  • Tampa, FL  33601-1881

5K Wave Start #1 Start Area will be secure and monitored.  Only those runners that have been assigned a Wave Start #1 Race Number will be allowed access to the 5K Start Area.  For safety, if you are assigned anything other than a Wave Start #1 Race Number, PLEASE do not attempt to access the 5K Start Area prior to the Start of your assigned Wave.

9:45a.m. 5K Wave Start #2
Start: Brorein Street & Franklin Street

Runners in Wave Start #2 will stage on Morgan Street between Brorein Street and Channelside Dr.  Please access the 5K Wave #2 Staging Area from the rear and by utilizing Channelside Dr.   The Staging Area will be monitored.  Beginning at 8:45a.m., the gates will open for runners that have been assigned a 5K Wave #2 Race Number. Once all of the Wave #1 registered runners have cleared the Start Area (approximately 9:15a.m.), the runners in Wave #2 will be walked to the official 5K Start Area at Brorein Street & Franklin Street.

For safety, if you are assigned anything other than a Wave Start #2 Race Number, PLEASE do not attempt to access the 5K Staging Area on Morgan Street prior to the 8:30am.

10:00a.m. Kellogg’s 5K Stroller Roll Start
Start: Brorein Street & Franklin Street

KelloggsBeginning at 9:30a.m., 5K Stroller Roll Adults (5 yrs  & Over) and kids In Strollers (4yrs & Under) can stage on Florida Avenue between Brorein Street & Channelside Dr.  Once Wave Start #2 registered runners have cleared the Start Area (approximately 9:55a.m.), the 5K Stroller Roll registered participants will be walked forward to the official 5K Start Line at Brorein & Franklin Streets.  Stroller Roll registered participants must utilize Channelside Drive to access the Staging Area on Florida Avenue.  For additional 5K Stroller Roll Information, please Click Here.


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:10a.m.  Kellogg’s 5K Walk Start (51 MINUTES & OVER)
Start: Brorein Street & Franklin Street

KelloggsBeginning at 10:00a.m., 5K Walkers (Adults and Kids 5 yrs & Over) can stage on Florida between Brorein Street & Channelside Dr.  Following the Start of the Kellogg’s 5K Stroller Roll at 10:05a.m., 5K Walk registered participants will be walked to the official 5K Start Line at Brorein & Franklin Streets.

Entry Fees

5K Runners (50-minutes & Under)

  • $25 – BY MAIL OR ONLINE – Until September 30, 2014
  • $30 – BY MAIL OR ONLINE – October 1, 2014 – January 9, 2015
  • $35 – ONLINE ONLY – January 10, 2015 – February 15, 2015
  • $40 – Race Weekend Late Registration

5K Walk (51-minutes & Over)

  • Adults and Kids 5 yrs & Over
  • $25 – BY MAIL OR ONLINE – Until September 30, 2014
  • $30 – BY MAIL OR ONLINE – October 1, 2014 – January 9, 2015
  • $35 – ONLINE ONLY – January 10, 2015 – February 15, 2015
  • $40 – Race Weekend Late Registration

5K Stroller Roll

  • Stroller Roll Adults (5 yrs & Over) **
  • $25 – BY MAIL OR ONLINE Until September 30, 2014
  • $30 – BY MAIL OR ONLINE – October 1, 2014 – January 9, 2015
  • $35 – ONLINE ONLY – January 10 – February 15, 2015
  • $40 – Race Weekend Late Registration
  • Stroller Roll Kids (4 yrs & Under) **
  • $5 – BY MAIL OR ONLINE Until January 9, 2015
  • $5 – ONLINE ONLY – January 10 – February 15, 2015
  • $5 – Race Weekend Late Registration

** PLEASE NOTE THAT EVERY ADULT AND/OR CHILD MUST BE REGISTERED AND WEARING A BIB NUMBER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE KELLOGG’S 5K WALK OR KELLOGG’S 5K STROLLER ROLL.

Entry Requirements

All Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K 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 5K Race Applications must be postmarked by January 9, 2015.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT LATE (ONLINE ONLY) REGISTRATION FEES WILL BEGIN ON SATURDAY. JANUARY 10, 2015.  LATE ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 11:59P.M. ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015.

DO NOT MAIL AFTER FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015.

Entry forms received postmarked after January 9, 2015 will NOT be processed until Race Weekend and will be assessed the appropriate Late Registration Fees.

Runner Premiums

Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K participants will receive an Official 2015 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K Performance Race Shirt**, a Virtual Race Bag, a Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Reusable Shopping Bag, Post-Race Food & Beverages, a complimentary Michelob Ultra Draft Beer (21 yrs & Over) and for those that cross the Finish Line, a 2014 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K Finisher’s Medal and a personalized Virtual Finisher’s Certificate (a valid email address MUST be provided with registration).

**Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K participants that register online after January 25, 2015, or wait to register during Race Weekend Late Registration will not be guaranteed a performance shirt and/or correct sized 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 www.tampabayrun.com. (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

healthfitness-logoPublix Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K 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 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 once again 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 and Finish Line will record the participant’s time at each location. Post-Race, each participant will receive both their Gun Time and  Net Time (Timing that begins when the participant actually crosses the Start Line Transponder Pad and ends upon crossing the Finish Line Transponder Pad.

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 and then head to the Q105 Post-Race Celebration!

PLEASE NOTE – Overall Results (Top 5) will be according to order of finish; Age Group Results will be according to Net Time.

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 Michelob Ultra 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.

PLEASE NOTE – If you intend to run the 15K & 5K AND participate in the 5K Stroller Roll or 5K Walk on Saturday, February 21, 2015, you must register and complete an Entry Form for each event. When running the 15K, you MUST wear your assigned 15K Race Number ONLY.  DO NOT wear or carry your 5K Race Number(s).  Before starting the 5K Run, you must remove your 15K Race Number and replace with your 5K Race Number. If applicable, before starting the 5K Stroller Roll or 5K Walk, you must remove your 5K Run Race Number.

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