Charitable Giving

Race To Raise Booty!

Gasparilla’s Race To Raise Booty program links runners with participating non-profits and provides a platform for charities to raise awareness and funds, as well as educate others about their cause.

2017 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend Official Charity Partners



Beat Nb

Neuroblastoma (nb) is a cancer that affects children. It is among the most common childhood tumors, accounting for 15% of all pediatric cancer deaths. Neuroblastoma typically affects kids under five years old and is not usually diagnosed until the tumor grows and presents symptoms. The majority of childhood neuroblastoma cases are aggressive, showing survival rates of less than 30% with standard chemotherapy, and a disturbing 50% relapse rate. Once relapsed, there is currently no curative treatment, and for those under five years old, the survival rate is less than ten percent. As such, new therapeutic approaches are urgently needed to treat these children.

To join the 2017 PGDC Beat NB Team, please Click Here!

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation

Children are not just “small adults.” They have different diseases-sometimes even different symptoms-than those of adults, and their care requires the specific expertise and appropriate equipment available at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.  We provide more acute medical and surgical pediatric care than all other hospitals in Tampa Bay and rank as one of the largest children’s hospitals in Florida. With your support, we make a difference in the lives of more than 50,000 children a year, bringing comfort and care to kids at a time when they need it most.

Put on your cape and tie down your laces.   Support St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital during the 2017 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend.




The Joy FM Team Freedom

Join Carmen & Team FREEDOM for the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic on February 25 – 26, 2017. They are lacing up and running for FREEDOM!

Team up with Carmen & Team FREEDOM as they:
RUN for the millions enslaved around the world, including our own backyard.
RUN for those without a voice.
RUN for those who aren’t free to…YET!

Work for justice. Help the down-and-out. Stand up for the homeless. Go to bat for the defenseless.  Isaiah 1:17 MS

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Richard’s Run For Life

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be. – Patanjali

This quote was a great motivator for me and still is. Using my experience as a runner and my desire to find a cure for cancer, in 2001, I created “Richard’s Run for Life” under the Gonzmart Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to fine a cure for cancer. Creating Richard’s run was a way to fulfill this goal of finding a cure. – Richard Gonzmart

Also in 2001, Richard established the Columbia Restaurant Endowment for research at Moffitt Cancer & Research Center.  Over the last 13-years, Richard’s Run has raised more than $400,000 for cancer research.

Join Richard’s Team and help fulfill his goal of finding a cure!




St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

As a St. Jude Hero, you’ll raise funds for the kids of St. Jude while you train for your race. The dollars that St. Jude Heroes raise help ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and they won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

Do more with your race. Be a St. Jude Hero, and run for the kids of St. Jude.