PRIZE PURSE

2019 Half Marathon
Male Winner
Scott Fauble – 1:05:09

2019 Half Marathon
Female Winner
Aliphine Tuliamuk – 1:12:29

2020 Half Marathon
Male Local Winner
Michael MacDonald -1:11:00

2020 Half Marathon
Female Local Winner
Nicole Rozaric – 1:22:18

2020 15K Male Local Winner
Michael MacDonald – 49:04

2020 15K Female Champion & Local Winner
Kristen Tenaglia – 54:07

PLEASE NOTE:  A Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon American Only Prize Purse ($30,000) will not be offered in 2021.  The Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon American Only Prize Purse will tentatively return on Sunday, February 22, 2022. **

** For American Only Prize Purse consideration, athletes must be citizens of the United States and able to represent the United States in all levels of international competition.

PLEASE NOTE:  As of October 2020, there will be a Local Prize Purse for the 2021 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K ($10,000) and 2021 Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon ($10,000).  Due to COVID 19 Race Day Mitigation Requirements, this could change prior to the 2021 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend.

** Only those runners who reside in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Manatee & Sarasota Counties on a full-time basis (365 days a year) will be eligible to compete for the Local Prize Purse. Prize money will not be awarded until full-time residency is verified.


PGDC Local Prize Money Qualification

Who qualifies as a full-time resident?

To recognize the Tampa Bay Area running community, the Gasparilla Distance Classic Association awards a 15K and Half Marathon Local Prize Purse.

To be eligible for the Local Prize Purse, runners must reside in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Manatee or Sarasota Counties, and must have been residing there continuously for at least one year (365 days) prior to the current Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend.

This must be an actual place of residence, not just an address where mail and/or official documents are sent. For verification, a driver’s license, voter registration card, vehicle registration and proof of employment will be required.

College or graduate students who attend school in the Tampa Bay Area, but whose permanent residences are elsewhere do not meet these residency requirements. Exceptions to this rule are:

Members of the military who are stationed in the Tampa Bay Area, but are on assignment elsewhere.


Please Note: USA Citizenship is not a requirement for residency. If they meet the residency requirements listed above, foreign nationals are eligible for the 15K and Half Marathon Local Prize Purse.


The Professional Road Running Organization (PRRO) is an alliance of race directors who together organize and promote the PRRO Circuit, a nationwide series of premier non-marathon road racing events. The Circuit features highly competitive elite fields at each event as top athletes seek to qualify for the PRRO Super Bonus paid out at the annual PRRO Championship, which rotates among all of the events. The current Circuit features more than $330,000 in prize money overall, with $109,500 available for U.S. athletes.