Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic

E Brorein St & S Franklin St
Tampa, FL 33602

Running > 5k, Half Marathon

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Running > 5k, Half Marathon

Event Description

Dates and Times
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:

2-Hours & Under (green):Staging will take place on Little Bayshore Boulevard between Platt Street and Brorein Street. Runners assigned to 2-Hours & Under should enter the Staging Area through barricade breaks that will be located on either side of Little Bayshore Boulevard.
From the north/Tampa Convention Center & Downtown Tampa, 2- Hours & Under runners will be directed to Little Bayshore Boulevard Staging by utilizing the NW sidewalk of the Platt Street/Channelside Bridge. Once over the bridge, runners will enter the staging area through Barricade Breaks on either side of Little Bayshore Boulevard.
From the south, 2- Hours & Under runners will be directed across Platt Street to Barricade Breaks on south side/Publix Super Markets side of Little Bayshore Boulevard.
2+ Hours (blue): Staging will take place on Platt Street/Platt Street Bridge. Runners assigned to 2-Hours & Under Staging should enter the Staging Area from the rear. Entrance will be located on Platt/Channelside at the north end of the Platt Street Bridge.
From the north/Tampa Convention Center & Downtown Tampa, runners will be directed to the Platt Street Bridge and secured Staging Area.
From the south, runners will be directed north on the Platt Street Bridge sidewalks to access 2+ Staging Area from the rear.
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:

Half Marathon – 1:30:00 or less
15K – 1-hour or less
10K – 40-minutes or less
Finish Time Requirements for Women:

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

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