Registration Opens at Midnight for 2018 Gasparilla Distance Classic
Registration for seven races is capped, so organizers say to sign up early for your event.
TAMPA – Although the Gasparilla Distance Classic isn’t run until late February, runners need to get off the mark now to make sure they reserve a spot in their chosen race.
Beginning Monday (May 1), registration will be available online for the 2018 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K & 5K, 2018 Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon and 8K, Michelob Ultra Challenge, 2018 Michelob Ultra Amber Challenge and 2018 Michelob Ultra Lime Cactus Challenge. They will be run Feb. 24 and 25.
Please note that there are registration caps for each of the 2018 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend events. If any of the individual 15K, 5K, Half Marathon, 8K or Challenge Registration Caps are reached, registration will close for that event. The 2018 Registration Caps are as follows:
- 15K – 6,500
- 5K – 14,000
- Half Marathon – 6,500
- 8K – 5,500
- Michelob Ultra Challenge – 1,200
- Michelob Ultra Amber Challenge – 500
- Michelob Ultra Lime Cactus Challenge – 800
The Gasparilla Distance Classic Association, established in 1978, is a 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 – more than $4.4 million had been donated as of the 2016 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa, Girls Inc. of Pinellas, the Friends of Tampa Parks and Recreation, and youth running related programs.
For information or to register, go to tampabayrun.com.
Photos courtesy of the Gasparilla Distance Classic.
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