Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon
Start: Platt St. (between Plant Ave. & Parker St.)
- Platt to Plant
- Plant Ave to Davis Is. via Davis Island egress bridge
- East Davis to Arbor
- Arbor to Columbia
- Columbia to Barbados
- Barbados to Channel
- Channel to South Davis
- South Davis to Martinique
- Martinique to Lucerne
- Lucerne to West Davis
- West Davis to East Davis
- South lane of East Davis off of Island via access ramp to Bayshore (northbound lanes)
- Bayshore (northbound lanes) to turnaround at Hawthorne Rd
- Bayshore (southbound lanes) back to Finish Line at
- To prepare for 8K Start, at Magnolia, runners will be directed to northbound lanes of Bayshore and then to Finish Line.
Finish: Tarpon Dock, Bayshore Blvd. (between BeachPl. & Hyde park Pl.)
PLEASE NOTE: Walkers are welcome in the Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon, but because of road closure permits, a 16-minute per mile pace must be maintained for the first five miles (Davis Islands portion of course). Those not able to complete the first five miles by 7:20 a.m. (1:20) will be moved to the Davis Islands sidewalk until they reach Bayshore Blvd., at which time, they will be moved back on to the road for the remainder of their Half Marathon.
Course Records Half Marathon:
- Overall Male: 1:11:09, Elias Gonzalez 2011
- Overall Female: 1:20:06, Jessica Crate, 2011
Course Clocks & Mile Markers
Digital time clocks and mile markers will be positioned along the Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon course at every mile.
Rooms To Go Volunteers will greet Half Marathon participants at one Start and Finish Aid Station and 11-Course Aid Stations set one mile apart beginning at the 1.5-mile mark of the Half Marathon. Aid Stations will supply Zephyrhills Spring Water and Gatorade Endurance Formula (Lemon-Lime Flavor). At each Aid Station, the tables will be set-up so that participants can be offered Gatorade first and then, Zephyrhills Spring Water. PowerGel will be distributed at the 10-Mile Mark.
In 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 marathon and half marathon 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(s) are restricted to registered runners and walkers and official race personnel ONLY.
No dogs, no strollers, no baby joggers, 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.