Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K

2018 5K Will Be Capped At 14,000!

2018 PGDC Registration Opens May 1!

 

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PLEASE NOTE – 2018 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 9:55 A.M.
Dates & Times

Saturday, February 24, 2018

9:15 a.m. 5K Wave Start #1 (30 minutes & Under) – Yellow (Seeded)/Green Wave
Start: Brorein Street & Franklin Street

SEEDED MEN & WOMEN ONLY WILL ACCESS THE 5K START FROM THE FRONT AND SHOULD UTILIZE THE SEEDED/ELITE ENTRANCE LOCATED AT BROREIN & FRANKLIN STREETS.

  • All other 5K Wave Start #1 participants will stage on Brorein Street behind the Seeded Start Area.
  • 5K Wave Start #1 participants should enter from the barricade breaks on both sides of Brorein that will be placed at the rear of the Start Corral.
  • Access to Wave Start Corrals will be monitored and controlled according to Projected Finish Times and Race Number colors.
  • PLEASE, for the safety and enjoyment of all, line up in your assigned Wave/Corral.

FOR ACCESS TO THE 5K SEEDED START AREA, A WRITTEN RESULTS VERIFICATION IS REQUIRED THAT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED:

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

9:25 a.m. 5K Wave Start #2 (31 minutes – 35 minutes) – Blue Wave
Blue Wave Staging Area:  Florida Avenue, South of Brorein Street

  • 5K Wave Start #2 participants will stage on Florida Avenue, south of Brorein Street
  • 5K Wave Start #2 participants should enter from the barricade breaks on both sides of Florida Avenue that will be placed at the rear of the Blue Wave Start Corral.
  • To access the Blue Wave Start Corral, please utilize Channelside Drive to Florida Avenue (South of Brorein Street).
  • Once all of the Wave #1 registered participants have cleared the Start Area, the runners in Wave #2 will be walked to the official 5K Start Area at Brorein Street & Franklin Street.
  • Access to Wave Start Corrals will be monitored and controlled according to Projected Finish Times and Race Number colors.
  • PLEASE, for the safety and enjoyment of all, line up in your assigned Wave/Corral.

 

9:35 a.m. 5K Wave Start #3 (36 minutes – 40 minutes) – Orange Wave
Orange Wave Staging Area:  Florida Avenue, South of Brorein Street

  • 5K Wave Start #3 participants will stage on Florida Avenue, south of Brorein Street
  • 5K Wave Start #3 participants should enter from the barricade breaks on both sides of Florida Avenue that will be placed at the rear of the Orange Wave Start Corral
  • To access the Orange Wave Start Corral, please utilize Channelside Drive to Florida Avenue (South of Brorein Street).
  • Once all of the Wave #2 registered participants have cleared the Start Area, the runners in Wave #3 will be walked to the official 5K Start Area at Brorein Street & Franklin Street.
  • Access to Wave Start Corrals will be monitored and controlled according to Projected Finish Times and Race Number colors.
  • PLEASE, for the safety and enjoyment of all, line up in your assigned Wave/Corral.

9:45 a.m. 5K Wave Start #4 (41 minutes – 45 minutes) – Purple Wave
Purple Wave Staging Area: Florida Avenue, North of Brorein Street

  • 5K Wave Start #4 participants will stage on Florida Avenue, north of Brorein Street
  • 5K Wave Start #4 participants should enter from the barricade breaks on both sides of Florida Avenue that will be placed at the rear of the Purple Wave Start Corral.
  • To access the Purple Wave Start Corral, please utilize Channelside Drive to Florida Avenue and across Brorein Street OR Franklin Street to Brorein Street to Florida Avenue (north of Brorein Street)
  • Once all of the Wave #3 registered participants have cleared the Start Area, the runners in Wave #4 will be walked to the official 5K Start Area at Brorein Street & Franklin Street.
  • Access to Wave Start Corrals will be monitored and controlled according to Projected Finish Times and Race Number colors.
  • PLEASE, for the safety and enjoyment of all, line up in your assigned Wave/Corral.

9:55 a.m. 5K Wave Start #5 (46 minutes – 50 minutes) – Red Wave
Red Wave Staging Area: Florida Avenue, North of Brorein Street

  • 5K Wave Start #5 participants will stage on Florida Avenue, north of Brorein Street
  • 5K Wave Start #5 participants should enter from the barricade breaks on both sides of Florida Avenue that will be placed at the rear of the Red Wave Start Corral.
  • To access the Red Wave Start Corral, please utilize Channelside Drive to Florida Avenue and across Brorein Street OR Franklin Street to Brorein Street to Florida Avenue (north of Brorein Street)
  • Once all of the Wave #4 registered participants have cleared the Start Area, the runners in Wave #2 will be walked to the official 5K Start Area at Brorein Street & Franklin Street.
  • Access to Wave Start Corrals will be monitored and controlled according to Projected Finish Times and Race Number colors.
  • PLEASE, for the safety and enjoyment of all, line up in your assigned Wave/Corral.

 

10:05 a.m. Kellogg’s 5K Stroller Roll Start

Beginning at 9:45 a.m., 5K Stroller Roll Adults (5 yrs  & Over) and kids In Strollers (4yrs & Under) can stage on Channelside Drive between Florida Avenue & Franklin Streets.  Once Wave Start #5 registered participants have cleared the Start Area, the 5K Stroller Roll registered participants will be walked forward to the official 5K Start Line at Brorein & Franklin Streets.  Kellogg’s 5K Stroller Roll registered participants must utilize Channelside Drive to access the rear of the 5K Stroller Roll Staging Area.  For additional 5K Stroller Roll Information, please Click Here.

10:15 a.m.  Kashi 5K Walk Start (51 minutes & over)

Beginning at 9:45 a.m., 5K Walkers (Adults and Kids 5 yrs & Over) can stage on  Channelside Drive between Florida Avenue & Franklin Streets. Kashi 5K Walk registered participants must utilize Channelside Drive to access the rear of the 5K Walk Staging Area.  Following the Start of the Kellogg’s 5K Stroller Roll at 10:00a.m., 5K Walk registered participants will be walked to the official 5K Start Line at Brorein & Franklin Streets.

5K Entry Fees
  • $25 – May 1-31, 2017
  • $30 – June 1, 2017 – September 30, 2017
  • $35 – October 1, 2017 – January 12, 2018
  • $40 – ONLINE ONLY January 13 – February 18, 2018 (or until 5K Sells Out)
  • $45 – Race Weekend Late Registration (IF AVAILABLE)

5K Walk (51-minutes & Over)

  • Adults and Kids 5 yrs & Over
  • $25 – May 1-31, 2017
  • $30 – June 1, 2017 – September 30, 2017
  • $35 – October 1, 2017 – January 12, 2018
  • $40 – ONLINE ONLY January 13 – February 18, 2018 (or until 5K Sells Out)
  • $45 – Race Weekend Late Registration (IF AVAILABLE)

5K Stroller Roll

  • Stroller Roll Adults (5 yrs & Over) **
  • $25 – May 1-31, 2017
  • $30 – June 1, 2017 – September 30, 2017
  • $35 – October 1, 2017 – January 12, 2018
  • $40 – ONLINE ONLY January 13 – February 18, 2018 (or until 5K Sells Out)
  • $45 – Race Weekend Late Registration (IF AVAILABLE)
  • Stroller Roll Kids (4 yrs & Under) **
  • $5 – BY MAIL OR ONLINE Until January 12, 2018
  • $5 – ONLINE ONLY – January 13 – February 18, 2018 (IF AVAILABLE – WHEN 14,000 CAP IS REACHED, REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE)
  • $5 – Race Weekend Late Registration (IF AVAILABLE)
Refunds and/or transfers of registration are not allowed ANY of the 2018 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend Events.

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Online registration will remain open until Sunday, February 18, 2018 (OR UNTIL 5K REACHES CAPACITY OF 14,000), but beginning Saturday, January 13, 2018, the cost of 5K registration will be according to the Late Registration Online Registration Fees ($40 – 5K).

** PLEASE NOTE THAT EVERY ADULT AND/OR CHILD MUST BE REGISTERED AND WEARING A BIB NUMBER (a dedicated Kashi 5K Walk or Kellogg’s 5K Stroller Roll Bib Number) TO PARTICIPATE IN THE KASHI 5K WALK OR KELLOGG’S 5K STROLLER ROLL.

Participants that register online and provide a correct email address will receive a Race Week Registration Confirmation via email no earlier than Monday, February 19, 2018.  This confirmation will be in addition to the confirmation received from imATHLETE upon completion of online registration.   The Race Week Registration Confirmation will include each participant’s Race Number, Name, Address, Race Entered and Age.

PLEASE NOTE:  If at any time, you have unsubscribed from the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic E-Blast Database, you WILL NOT receive a Registration Confirmation via email.  You MUST rejoin the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic E-Blast Database.  To rejoin, Click Here.

To register by mail, please complete a 2018 PGDC registration form

For form-fillable feature, PGDC Registration Form must be opened in Adobe Reader.  Once opened, click on each field, fill in and then, print for signing.  Once completed, enclose Entry Fee Payment and mail to the following address:

GDCA
P.O. Box 1881
Tampa , Fl. 33601-1881
 

Registered participants who provide a correct and legible email address will receive a Registration Confirmation via email no earlier than Monday, February 19, 2018.  Confirmation will include each participant’s assigned Race Number, Name, Address, Race Entered and Age.

PLEASE NOTE: If at any time, you have unsubscribed from the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic E-Blast Database, you WILL NOT receive a Registration Confirmation via email. You MUST rejoin the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic E-Blast Database. To rejoin, Click Here.
 
PLEASE NOTE: Registrations by mail must be postmarked by January 12, 2018.
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 12, 2018.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT LATE (ONLINE ONLY) REGISTRATION FEES WILL BEGIN ON SATURDAY. JANUARY 13, 2018.  LATE ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 11:59P.M. ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2018 OR WHEN 5K REACHES CAPACITY AT 14,000.

DO NOT MAIL AFTER FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018.

Entry forms received postmarked after January 12, 2018 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 2018 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K Gender Specific Performance Wicking 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 2018 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K Finisher’s Medal and a personalized Virtual Finisher’s Certificate (a valid email address MUST be provided with registration).

Complete (but not Official) 2018 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K, 5K, Half Marathon & 8K Results will be featured in a Special Race Results Section in the Tampa Bay Times on Monday, February 26, 2018.

New In 2018 – In addition to the Tampa Bay Times PGDC Race Results Special Section that’s included in the Monday, February 26th Edition of the newspaper, for those folks that live out of the Tampa Bay Area or aren’t Tampa Bay Times subscribers, the TBT-PGDC Race Results Special Section will be available (and mailed to your home) for $5.

This special purchase includes postage, packaging, handling, the Monday, February 26th Edition of the Tampa Bay Times and the 2018 TBT-PGDC Race Results Special Section that will offer Race Weekend Coverage, Race Photos AND complete (but not official) PGDC 15K, 5K, Half Marathon & 8K Age Group Results.

To purchase the 2018 TBT-PGDC Race Results Special Section Package, register online or by-mail. Already registered, please utilize the 2018 TBT-PGDC Race Results Special Section Order Form.

**Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K participants that register online after January 21, 2018, or wait to register during Race Weekend Late Registration (IF AVAILABLE) will not be guaranteed a gender specific performance shirt and/or the 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

Publix 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 23, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and on Saturday, February 24, 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 2018, 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 in preparation for the Tampa Bay Times Race Weekend Results. 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 24, 2018, 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 Bib Number AND a 5K Bib Number. When running the 15K, you MUST wear your assigned 15K Bib Number ONLY.  Do not wear or carry your 5K Bib Number.  Before starting the 5K, YOU MUST remove your 15K Bib Number and replace with your 5K Bib Number. Because of the sensitivity of the Chrono Track Timing Device, wearing or carrying your 5K Bib Number during the 15K OR wearing or carrying your 15K Bib Number during the 5K, could impact your Tampa Bay Times Race Weekend Results.

PLEASE NOTE – If you intend to run the 15K & 5K AND participate in the 5K Stroller Roll or 5K Walk on Saturday, February 24, 2018, you must register and complete an Entry Form for each event. When running the 15K, you MUST wear your assigned 15K Bib Number ONLY.  DO NOT wear or carry your 5K Bib Number(s).  Before starting the 5K Run, you must remove your 15K Bib Number and replace with your 5K Bib Number. If applicable, before starting the 5K Stroller Roll or 5K Walk, you must remove your 5K Run Bib Number and replace with your assigned 5K Stroller Roll or 5K Walk Bib Number.

 

 

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