Charitable Giving • Race To Raise Booty!

Gasparilla’s Race To Raise Booty program links runners with participating non-profits and provides a platform for charities to raise awareness and funds, as well as educate others about their cause.

The Gasparilla Distance Classic Association is thrilled

to announce the 2021 PGDC Race To Raise Booty Charity Partners!



St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

As a St. Jude Hero, you’ll raise funds for the kids of St. Jude while you train for your race. The dollars that St. Jude Heroes raise help to ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and they won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

Do more with your race. Be a St. Jude Hero!  2021 St. Jude Hero/PGDC Race Weekend Info coming soon!



JOY FM Team Freedom

Team up with Joy FM’s Carmen & Team Freedom for the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic on February 20-21, 2021.  They are lacing up and running for FREEDOM!

Those that laced up with Joy FM for the 2020 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic on February 22-23, 2020, raised more than $180,000 for Hope For Justice, a non-profit that was formed by Christian singer Natalie Grant, to end human trafficking.

RUN for the millions enslaved around the world, including in our own backyard.

RUN for those without a voice!

RUN for those who aren’t free to…YET!

To learn more about Joy FM/Team Freedom and their successful efforts during the 2020 PGDC Race Weekend, please Click Here!

2021 Joy FM/Team Freedom Info will be posted soon!  Until then, Click Here to learn more about Joy FM!