Michelob Ultra Challenge – 2016 Cap:  1,000

If you’re up to a challenge, don’t miss the chance to test your endurance and participate in the 2016 Michelob Ultra Challenge, that consists of running the 15K & 5K on Saturday and on Sunday, the Half Marathon & 8K…30+ miles over two days!

In addition to the individual event Runner Premiums (15K Shirt, 5K Shirt, Half Marathon Shirt, 8K Shirt,  15K Finishers Medal, 5K Finishers Medal, Half Marathon Finishers Medal & 8K Finishers Medal, 15K Virtual Finisher’s Certificate, 5K Virtual Finisher’s Certificate, Half Marathon Virtual Finisher’s Certificate, 8K Virtual Finisher’s Certificate, a Virtual Goody Bag & one PGDC Branded Publix Reusable Shopping Bag), registered Michelob Ultra Challenge participants will also receive a Michelob Ultra Challenge Finisher’s Jacket.

Those runners and walkers that complete the Michelob Ultra Challenge by participating in and crossing the Finish Lines of all four events will receive a HUGE Michelob Ultra Challenge Finisher’s Medal and a Michelob Ultra Challenge Finisher’s Certificate.


Challenge Seeded Start Access – NEW IN 2016!

Challenge (15K, 5K, Half Marathon & 8K) Seeded Start Access is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Access for Challenge participants will be based on 15K Seeded Start Requirements.  For Seeded Start Access, a written results verification is required and can be presented BY-MAIL with a completed entry form and payment.   PLEASE NOTE that if registering Online for the Challenge, a 15K Estimated Finish Time will be requested and once verified utilizing Athlinks, will be used for Seeded Start Access consideration.

The following are Finish Times required for Challenge Seeded Start Access (please note that the listed Finish Times are ONLY for those that are requesting a Michelob Ultra Challenge Seeded Number):

Finish Time Requirements for Seeded Men Entry:

Half Marathon – 1:30:00 or less
15K – 1-hour or less
10K – 40-minutes or less

Finish Time Requirements for Seeded Women Entry (please note that the listed Finish Times are ONLY for those that are requesting a Michelob Ultra Challenge Seeded Number):

Half Marathon – 1:45:00 or less
15K – 1:15:00 or less
10K – 50-minutes or less

Entry Fees
  • $185 By Mail & Online May 1, 2015 – May 31, 2015
  • $195 By Mail & Online June 1, 2015 – January 8, 2016
  • $205 ONLINE ONLY January 9, 2016 – February 14, 2016 (Unless Michelob Ultra Challenge Sells Out)

Please note that the Michelob Ultra Challenge Sells Out Quickly! NO RACE WEEKEND LATE REGISTRATION

To register by mail, please utilize the ‘form fill-able’ .  2016 Mail in Registration 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:

P.O. Box 1881
Tampa , Fl. 33601-1881
PLEASE NOTE: Registrations by mail must be postmarked by January 8, 2016. There will be no Race Weekend Late Registration for the 2016 Challenges!!! Late Online Registration for the Michelob Ultra Challenge will close on Sunday, January 14, 2016 or when the Michelob Ultra Challenge Sells Out!

PLEASE NOTE: Runners and walkers participating in the 2016 Michelob Ultra Challenge must complete the Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon in under 3 hours and allow enough time to make it to the Official Start of the Publix Gasparilla 8K. The Publix Gasparilla 8K will start promptly at 9:30 a.m.  Once the Start is cleared at approximately 9:35 a.m., the Start will be closed.  Once the Start is Officially closed, the timing mats will be pulled and runners/walkers arriving late will not be allowed on course.

If you register by mail or online, you MUST pick up your T-shirt and packet during the 8 On Your Side Health & Fitness Expo being held at the Tampa Convention Center – East Hall on Friday, February 19, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and on Saturday, February 20, 6 a.m. – 5 p.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