Tampa, Florida - The 36th Annual Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 23 & 24. The Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K and 5K will take place on Saturday morning and be followed by the Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon & 8K on Sunday morning. More than 30,000 runners and walkers are expected to participate.
On Thursday, February 7th, the Gasparilla Distance Classic Association and Richard Gonzmart will host the event's 2013 Kick-Off Luncheon at Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City.
Lunch will be served at Noon. Race Weekend Announcements will begin at 12:45pm and will include major operational changes and the unveiling of this year's 'Booty', as well as an announcement regarding sponsorship.