Publix Too Good For Drugs Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic

Presented By The Mendez Foundation

Publix Too Good For Drugs Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic

Presented By The Mendez Foundation


Saturday, February 16, 2019

8:30 a.m. – NOON

Location:  Jefferson High School

4401 West Cypress Street, Tampa, FL  33607

Attention Jr. Classic Kids!

Online registration and by-mail registration will close on Wednesday, February 13, 2019!

LATE RACE DAY REGISTRATION ($5)
WILL BE AVAILABLE BEGINNING AT 8:30 AM ON
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2019 – Jefferson High School Stadium!

2019 Publix Jr. Classic Parent Race Day Instructions – will be posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019.


The 2019 Publix Too Good for Drugs Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019 and will be held at the Jefferson High School Stadium, located at 4401 West Cypress Street, Tampa, FL  33607.

Race Goody Bag, Shirt Pick-up and Late Registration ($5) will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Race Morning, February. 16, 2019. If your children are pre-registered, please allow plenty of time for arriving, parking in the Jefferson High School Stadium Parking Lot, and picking up their Race Goody Bags/Shirts prior to the start of the Race Day Activities at 9:00 a.m. It is recommended that you arrive no later than 8:30 a.m.

The Race Day Schedule is as follows:

  • 8:30  – 11:45a.m. –  Late Registration/Packet Pick-up:  Location: TBD
  • 8:45 A.M. Announcements: STAGE
  • 9  – 10 a.m. – Stretching/Fitness with T-BONE: STAGE
  • 10 a.m. – 2-Year Olds: 30 yds
  • 10:15 a.m. – 3-Year Olds: 30 yds
  • 10:30 a.m. – 4-Year Olds: 30-yds
  • 10:45 a.m. – 5-Year Olds: 1/8 mile
  • 11 a.m. – 6-Year Olds: 1/8 mile
  • 11:15 a.m. – 7-Year Olds: 1/2 mile
  • 11:30 a.m. – 8-Year Olds: 1/2 mile
  • 11:45 a.m. – 9-10-Year Olds: 1 mile

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
  • University of Tampa “Spartan”
  • Face Painters & Balloon Twisters

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Special thanks to all of the Publix Too Good For Drugs Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic sponsors and especially to The C.E. Mendez Foundation and City of Tampa for their support.