Mission of the Gasparilla Distance Classic Association, Inc.
The Gasparilla Distance Classic Association, established in 1978, is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated specifically to raising funds for charitable youth organizations and running programs in the Tampa Bay area. Its mission is carried out through the administration of the annual Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend and Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic. $5.1 Million Donated To Date!
The Gasparilla Distance Classic Association takes great pride in its mission. Since the first running of the Gasparilla Distance Classic in February 1978, $5.1 million has been donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, The Friends of Tampa Recreation and youth running related programs.
Thank you to the City of Tampa, Publix Super Markets, Gasparilla’s event sponsors, volunteers and every one of the 665,000+ participants that since 1978, that have crossed the Finish Line!
For more information please contact:
Susan Harmeling, Race Director
P.O. Box 1881
Tampa, FL 33601