2020 Publix Gasparilla Bud Light Orange Challenge

There’s a Challenge for everyone! Don’t miss the chance to participate in the 2020 Bud Light Orange Challenge that consists of running the 15K on Saturday and the 8K on Sunday.

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

Those runners and walkers that complete the Bud Light Orange Challenge by participating in and crossing the Finish Lines of both events will receive a Bud Light Light Orange Challenge Finisher’s Medal and a Bud Light Orange Challenge Finisher’s Certificate.

ATTENTION BUD LIGHT ORANGE CHALLENGE WALKERS!  Walkers are welcome in the Bud Light Orange Challenge. Because of road closure permits, a 16-minute per mile pace must be maintained in the 15K & 8K.  For event-specific Walker Information, please visit the 15K & 8K Runner Info pages.

2020 Publix Gasparilla Bud Light Orange Challenge

There’s a Challenge for everyone! Don’t miss the chance to participate in the 2020 Bud Light Orange Challenge that consists of running the 15K on Saturday and the 8K on Sunday.

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

Those runners and walkers that complete the Bud Light Orange Challenge by participating in and crossing the Finish Lines of both events will receive a Bud Light Orange Challenge Finisher’s Medal and a Michelob Ultra Lime Cactus Challenge Finisher’s Certificate.

ATTENTION MICHELOB ULTRA LIME CACTUS CHALLENGE WALKERS!  Walkers are welcome in the Bud Light Orange Challenge. Because of road closure permits, a 16-minute per mile pace must be maintained in the 15K & 8K.  For event specific Walker Information, please visit the 15K & 8K Runner Info pages.


Challenge Seeded Start Access

Challenge (15K & 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.

Please note that the listed Finish Times are ONLY for those that are requesting a Bud Light Orange 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

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


Michelob Ultra Lime Cactus Challenge Entry Fees

$105 – May 1-31, 2019

$125 – June 1 – Sept. 30, 2019

$145 – Oct. 1, 2019 – Jan. 11, 2020

$165 – ONLINE ONLY Jan. 11 – Feb. 16, 2020

Please note that the Michelob Ultra Lime Cactus Challenge sells out quickly! 

Refunds and/or transfers of registration are not allowed in the Michelob Ultra Lime Cactus Challenge.

2020 Michelob Ultra Lime Cactus Challenge Deferrals (to 2021) will be allowed on a limited basis and according to the following Deferral Fee Schedule:

$25 – Prior To Jan. 19, 2020

$35 – Jan. 20 – Feb. 16, 2020

To receive a 2020 Bud Light Orange Deferral Form and Deferral Fee payment information, please send an email to: registration@RunGasparilla.com 

 

Participants that register online will receive a Race Week Registration Confirmation via email no earlier than Monday, February 19, 2020.  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.  You MUST rejoin the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic E-Blast Database. To rejoin, 

To register by mail, please complete a  

For the 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 addressGDCA  •  P.O. Box 1881  •  Tampa, Fl. 33601-1881

 

Registered participants who provide a correct and legible email address will receive a Registration Confirmation via email no earlier than Monday, February 17, 2020.  Confirmation will include each participant’s assigned Race Number, Name, Address, Race Entered and Age.

 
PLEASE NOTE: Registrations by mail must be postmarked by January 10, 2020.  If available, Late Online Registration for the Bud Light Orange Challenge will close on Sunday, February 16, 2020, or when the Bud Light Orange Challenge Sells Out!  There will be no Race Weekend Late Registration for the 2020 Challenges!!!

 


Packet Pickup

 

   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 21, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and on Saturday, February 22, 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 whoever WILL be picking up for you.  A downloadable version of the Authorization Form can be found below.

Race Number Pick-Up Authorization Form

 

  Complete (but not Official) 2020 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K, 5K, Half Marathon & 8K Results will be featured in a Special Race Results Section in the Tampa  Bay Times on Monday, February 24, 2020.

In addition to the Tampa Bay Times PGDC Race Results Special Section that’s included in the Monday, February 24th Edition of the newspaper, for those folks that live out of the Tampa Bay Area or aren’t Tampa Bay Times subscribers, the TBT-PGDC Race Results Special Section will be available (and mailed to your home) for $5.

This special purchase includes postage, packaging, handling, the Monday, February 24th Edition of the Tampa Bay Times and the 2020 TBT-PGDC Race Results Special Section that will offer Race Weekend Coverage, Race Photos AND complete (but not official) PGDC 15K, 5K, Half Marathon & 8K Age Group Results.

To purchase the 2020 TBT-PGDC Race Results Special Section Package, register online or by mail. Already registered, please utilize the 2020 TBT-PGDC Race Results Special Section Order Form