Sunday, February 25, 2018
6:00 a.m. Half Marathon Start
Start – Platt St. & Bayshore Boulevard
2018 Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon Start Staging will be based on the registered participant’s Projected Finish Time that was provided with registration. There will be two Start Staging Areas:
Seeded men & women (green/yellow) only will access the Half Marathon starts from the front and should utilize the seeded/elite entrance located adjacent to the start platform on the north side of Platt Street.
Half Marathon Seeded Start Access
Half Marathon Seeded Start Access is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. For access to the Half Marathon Seeded Start Area, a written results verification is required and must be presented BY-MAIL with a completed entry form and payment. The following are Finish Times required for Half Marathon Seeded Start Access:
Finish Time Requirements for Men:
Finish Time Requirements for Women:
ATTENTION HALF MARATHON WALKERS! Walkers are welcome in the Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon. 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.
Those not able to complete miles 5 – 11 and reach Bay To Bay Boulevard by 9:00 a.m. (3:00), will be moved to the Bayshore Boulevard sidewalk until Bay to Bay, at which time, they will be allowed back onto Bayshore Boulevard. These participants will be sharing the road with the Publix Gasparilla 8K participants.
In 2018, for safety and the enjoyment of all, A Walker Corral will be offered in the Half Marathon. If you are a Walker, please let us know! When registering Online or By Mail, Walkers will be given the opportunity to select ‘YES, I Am A Walker!’
Refunds and/or transfers of registration are not allowed in ANY of the 2018 Publix Gasparilla Distance Race Weekend Events.
2018 Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon Deferrals (to 2019) will be allowed on a limited basis and according to the following Deferral Fee Schedule:
To receive a 2018 Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon Deferral Form and Deferral Fee payment information, please send an email to: [email protected]
If available, online registration will remain open until Sunday, February 18, 2018, but beginning Saturday, January 13, 2018, the cost of Half Marathon registration will be according to the Online Late Registration Fees ($105 – Half Marathon).
Participants that register online and provide a valid 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:
PLEASE NOTE: Registrations by mail must be postmarked by January 12, 2018.
Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon Shirt & Race Number Pick-Up will take place during the 8 On Your Side Health & Fitness Expo being held in the Tampa Convention Center – East Hall on Friday, February 23, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and on Saturday, February 24, beginning at 9:30 a.m. (following Start of 5K) and until 5 p.m.
For late out-of-town arrivals ONLY, there will be very limited Packet Pick-Up on Race Day, Sunday, February 25. Requests for Race Day Packet Pick-up must be made in writing and no later than Sunday, February 18, 2018. To request Race Day Packet Pick-up, please send an email to [email protected]
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.
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 be timed utilizing the ChronoTrack B-Tag Timing System, developed and designed with RFID – radio frequency identification. Much like the ChampionChip Timing System when it was introduced, the ChronoTrack B-Tag Timing System will dramatically improve overall efficiency and the participant’s experience.
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. That’s all there is to it. The runner will not be required to affix the Timing Tag to their shoe.
In preparation for the Tampa Bay Times Race Weekend Results, transponder pads at the Start, Finish and along the race course will record the participant’s time. Post-Race, each participant will receive both their Start Time and Chip Time, as well as any splits that were recorded.
PLEASE NOTE – If you intend to run the Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon AND Publix Gasparilla 8K on Sunday, February 25, 2018, you must register and complete an Entry Form for both events. Unless you are running the Michelob Ultra Challenge, you will be issued a Half Marathon Bib Number AND a 8K Bib Number.
When running the Half Marathon, you MUST wear your assigned Half Marathon Bib Number ONLY. Do not wear or carry your 8K Bib Number during your Half Marathon. Before starting the 8K, YOU MUST remove your Half Marathon Bib Number and replace with the 8K Bib Number.
Because of the sensitivity of the Chrono Track Timing Device, wearing or carrying your 8K Bib Number during the Half Marathon OR wearing or carrying your Half Marathon Bib Number during the 8K, could impact your Tampa Bay Times Race Weekend Results.