FEBRUARY 20 – 21, 2021

2021 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

 

Out With The Old…In With The New!

After many requests for a new Challenge, the Bud Light Lime Challenge has been replaced by the Bud Light Seltzer Challenge that includes running the 5K on Saturday and 8K on Sunday!

 

 

Don’t miss the chance to participate in the 2021 Bud Light Seltzer Challenge that consists of running the 5K on Saturday and 8K on Sunday.

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

Those runners and walkers that complete the Bud Light Seltzer Challenge by participating in and crossing the Finish Lines of the  5K & 8K, will receive a Bud Light Seltzer Challenge Finisher’s Medal and a Bud Light Seltzer Challenge Finisher’s Certificate. ATTENTION BUD LIGHT SELTZER CHALLENGE WALKERS!  Walkers are welcome in the Bud Light Seltzer Challenge. Because of road closure permits, a 16-minute per mile pace must be maintained in the 5K & 8K.  For event-specific Walker Information, please visit the 5K 8K  Runner Info pages.

 

FEBRUARY 20 – 21, 2021

2021 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

2021 Bud Light Seltzer Challenge- NEW IN 2021

Don’t miss the chance to participate in the 2021 Bud Light Seltzer Challenge that consists of running the 5K on Saturday and 8k on Sunday.

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

Those runners and walkers that complete the Bud Light Seltzer Challenge by participating in and crossing the Finish Lines of 5K & 8K will receive a Bud Light Seltzer Challenge Finisher’s Medal and a Bud Light Seltzer Challenge Virtual Finisher’s Certificate.

ATTENTION BUD LIGHT SELTZER CHALLENGE WALKERS!  Walkers are welcome in the Bud Light Seltzer Challenge. Because of road closure permits, a 16-minute per mile pace must be maintained in the 5K & 8K. For event-specific Walker Information, please visit the 5K & 8K Runner Info pages.


Challenge Seeded Start Access

Challenge (5K & 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 5K 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 5K 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 Seltzer Challenge Seeded Number:

Finish Time Requirements for Challenge Seeded Men’s Entry:

Half Marathon – 1:30:00 or less

15K – 1-hour or less

10K – 40-minutes or less

Finish Time Requirements for Challenge Seeded Women’s Entry:

Half Marathon – 1:45:00 or less

15K – 1:15:00 or less

10K – 50-minutes or less


Bud Light Seltzer Challenge Entry Fees

$105 – June 1 – 30, 2020

$125 – July 1 – Sept. 30, 2020

$145 – Oct. 1 – Jan. 8, 2021

$165 – ONLINE ONLY Jan. 9 – Feb. 14, 2021    

Refunds and/or transfers of registration are not allowed in the Bud Light Seltzer Challenge.

2021 Bud Light Seltzer Challenge Deferrals (to 2022) will be allowed on a limited basis and according to the following Deferral Fee Schedule:

$25 – Prior To January 17, 2021

$35 – January 18, 2020 – February 14, 2021

To receive a 2021 Bud Light Seltzer Challenge 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 later than Monday, February 15, 2021.  This confirmation will be in addition to the confirmation received from Race Roster 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 via email.  You MUST rejoin the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic E-Blast Database. To rejoin, Click Here.

 

Mail-In Offline Registration Fees:

Please note that due to the administrative costs associated with processing Offline 2021 PGDC Registrations, a $3 Processing Fee must be added to the Total Registration Amount Due – if payment does not reflect the additional $3 Processing Fee, the entry form and payment will be returned.

To register by mail, please complete a 2021 PGDC By-Mail Form-Fillable Registration Form

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 address: GDCA  •  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 later than Monday, February 15, 2021.  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 8, 2021.
If available, Late Online Registration for the Bud Light Lime Challenge will close on Sunday, February 14, 2021, or when the Bud Light Seltzer Challenge Sells Out!  There will be no Race Weekend Late Registration for the 2021 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 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 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) 2021 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 22, 2021.

In addition to the Tampa Bay Times PGDC Race Results Special Section that’s included in the Monday, February 22nd 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 22nd Edition of the Tampa Bay Times and the 2021 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 2021 TBT-PGDC Race Results Special Section Package, register online or by mail. Already registered, please utilize the 2021 TBT-PGDC Race Results Special Section Order Form