2021 Publix Too Good For Drugs Jr. Classic Graphic with Carmen & Wagner

Attention Jr. Classic Parents & Supervising Adults:  As a COVID-19 Mitigation Precaution, all Gasparilla Distance Classic Association (GDCA) Staff, Board & Organizing Committee Members and, GDCA Operations Personnel will be masked throughout the 2022 Publix Too Good For Drugs Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Morning Events.  Additionally, all GDCA Staff, Board & Organizing Members have shown proof of a completed COVID-19 Vaccination Series or will show proof of a negative COVID-19 Test within 72-hours of race morning.  Though not required, all event participants and families are encouraged to wear a mask.  There will be multiple Staggered Starts for each age group so that kids will be spaced apart.

2022 Publix Too Good For Drugs

Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic

Finisher’s Medal

Publix Too Good For Drugs
Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic
Presented By

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Location:  Jefferson High School

4401 West Cypress Street, Tampa, FL  33607

REGISTRATION IS FREE FOR KIDS AGES 2 – 10!

REGISTRATION (SHIRT ONLY!) IS $5 FOR ADULTS AND KIDS, 11 & OVER!

Online registration will close Wednesday, February 16, 2022.

The 2022 Publix Too Good for Drugs Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic will take place on Saturday, February 19, 2022, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and will be held at the Jefferson High School at 4401 West Cypress Street, Tampa, FL  33607.

Registration is FREE for kids ages 2 – 10 until February 16, 2022, and includes a 2022 Publix Too Good For Drugs Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic Kids will receive a 2022 Publix Too Good For Drugs Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic Event Shirt, a Personalized Race Number, a 2022 Publix Too Good For Drugs Jr. Classic Goody Bag and, a 2022 Publix Too Good For Drugs Jr. Classic Finisher’s Medal.

Registration (SHIRT ONLY) for adults and kids, 11 & over, is $5 until February 16, 2022, and includes a 2022 Publix Too Good For Drugs Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic Event Shirt.

The Race Day Schedule is as follows:

  • 8:30  – 11:45 a.m. –  Late Registration/Packet Pick-up:  Location: Entrance to Field
  • 8:45 a.m. – Announcements: Stage
  • 9  – 10 a.m. – Stretching: Stage
  • 10 a.m. – 2-Year Olds: 30 Yards on Infield to Finish Line/Holding Area
  • 10:15 a.m. – 3-Year Olds: 30 Yards on Infield to Finish Line/Holding Area
  • 10:30 a.m. – 4-Year Olds: 30 Yards on Infield to Finish Line/Holding Area
  • 10:45 a.m. – 5-Year Olds: 1/8 mile: 220 Yards on Track to Infield Finish Line/Holding Area
  • 11 a.m. – 6-Year Olds: 1/8 mile: 220 Yards on Track to Infield Finish Line/Holding Area
  • 11:15 a.m. – 7-Year Olds: 1/2 mile: Two Laps on Track to Infield Finish Line/Holding Area
  • 11:30 a.m. – 8-Year Olds: 1/2 mile: Two Laps on Track to Infield Finish Line/Holding Area
  • 11:45 a.m. – 9-10-Year Olds: 1 mile: Four Laps on Track to Infield Finish Line/Holding Area

Race Day Special Activities will feature the following:

  • Mendez Foundation Craft Activity Area With “Carmen & Wagner”
  • WQYK’s Super Prize Machine
  • Kellogg’s Tony The Tiger
  • 501st Legion Star Wars Characters
  • City of Tampa Parks & Rec. Dancing, Stretching & Warm-Up
  • Face Painters & Balloon Twisters

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, February 19, 2022. Special thanks to all of the Publix Too Good For Drugs Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic sponsors and especially to Publix Super Markets, The Mendez Foundation and City of Tampa for their support.