If you're driving near downtown Tampa this weekend, you may want to find some alternative routes as thousands of runners converge on the city for the 2018 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic.

City officials announced "rolling" street closures begin Saturday morning and streets will be reopened once Tampa police ensure all runners have passed.

"Drivers and pedestrians alike are advised to allow for extra travel time and to travel through the area with caution," the city website says.

Saturday, February 24th 3:00 a.m.

  • Bayshore Blvd. from Brorein St. to Platt St.
  • Selmon Expressway eastbound exit ramp to Florida Ave.
  • Franklin St. from Old Water St. to Whiting St.
  • Florida Ave. from Channelside Dr. to Whiting St.
  • Whiting St. from Florida Ave. to Tampa St. westbound
  • Morgan St. from Old Water St. to Brorein St. northbound
  • Morgan St. from Bell St. to Old Water St. southbound
  • Platt St. / Channelside Dr. from Parker St. to Nebraska Ave.

Saturday, February 24th at 6:00 a.m.

  • Bayshore Blvd. from Platt St. to Gandy Blvd.
  • Gandy Blvd. from Zion St. to Bayshore Blvd.

Sunday, February 25th at 3:00 a.m.

  • Bayshore Blvd. from Brorein St. to Swann Ave.
  • Platt St. from Plant Ave to Florida Ave.

Sunday, February 25th at 4:00 a.m.

  • Franklin St. from Whiting St. to Brorein St southbound
  • Franklin St. from Channelside Dr. to Old Water St.
  • Whiting St. from Florida Ave. to Tampa St. westbound

Sunday, February 25th at 5:00 a.m.

  • Bayshore Blvd. from Swann Ave. to Gandy Blvd.

Sunday, February 25th at 6:00 a.m.

  • West Davis Islands Blvd. to East Davis Islands Blvd.
  • Arbor Pl. from Davis Blvd. to Columbia Dr.
  • Columbia Dr. from Arbor Pl. to Barbados Ave.
  • Barbados Ave. from Columbia Dr. to Channel Dr.
  • Channel Dr. from Barbados Ave. to S Davis Blvd.
  • S Davis Blvd. to W Davis Blvd.

More details on parking and information can be found at the city of Tampa's website.