February 26 – 27, 2022


2022 Stella Solstice Challenge

There’s a Challenge for everyone! Don’t miss the chance to participate in the 2022 Stella Solstice 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 Goody’ Race Bag & one PGDC Branded Publix Reusable Shopping Bag), registered Stella Solstice Challenge participants will also receive a Stella Solstice Challenge Jacket.

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

ATTENTION STELLA SOLSTICE CHALLENGE WALKERS!  Walkers are welcome in the Stella Solstice 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 Stella Solstice Challenge Seeded Number.

Finish Time Requirements for 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 Seeded Women’s Entry:
Half Marathon
– 1:45:00 or less
15K – 1:15:00 or less
10K – 50-minutes or less

Stella Solstice Challenge Entry Fees


June 4 – 30, 2021


July 1- Nov. 30, 2021


Dec. 1, 2021 –
Jan. 14, 2022


Jan. 15 – Feb. 20, 2022
(or until Stella Solstice Challenge Sells Out)

Refunds and/or transfers of registration are not allowed in the Stella Solstice Challenge.

Entry Requirements

All 2022 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic participants MUST sign the Race Form Waiver. A Parent or Legal Guardian MUST sign the Race Application Waiver for participants under the age of 18.


Online Registration

Upon completion of your Online Registration, you will receive an email from Race Roster Networks confirming your registration.

Mail-In Offline Registration

To register by mail, please complete this 2022 PGDC By-Mail Registration. (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

All Mail-in Offline 2022 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Stella Solstice Challenge Race Applications must be postmarked by January 14, 2022.

IMPORTANT:  Due to administrative costs associated with processing Mail-in Offline PGDC Registrations, a $3 Processing Fee must be added to the Total Registration Amount Due. Registration Forms received without the $3 Processing Fee will be returned.

Click here for the 2022 PGDC By-Mail Registration Form

Race Confirmation Emails

Registered participants who provide a correct and legible email address will receive a Race Registration Confirmation via email from PGDC no later than Monday, February 21, 2022. Confirmation will include each participant’s assigned Race Number, Name, Address, Race Entered, and Age.

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.


Due to extensive logistical planning and commitments made in the race production process, we have a no refund, and no transfer policy.

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 25, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and on Saturday, February 26, 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 it up for you.  A downloadable version of the Authorization Form can be found below.

Race Number Pick-Up Authorization Form


See your name in a special section in the Tampa Bay Times recognizing that you ran the 2022 PGDC! Select this option and a copy of the printed section will be mailed to your home. This section will publish on Wed., March 2, 2022, and is the perfect memento for all registered participants. For local registered participants, the 2022 PGDC/TBT Special Section will only be available in Single Copy Sales of the Tampa Bay Times on Wed., March 2, 2022.

To purchase the 2022 TBT-PGDC Race Results Special Section Package, register online or by mail. Already registered, please utilize the 2022 TBT-PGDC Race Results Special Section Order Form fillable