Schedule of events, road closures for Gasparilla Distance Classic races

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TAMPA (WFLA) — This weekend, tens of thousands of people will line up for the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic races.

Below is a list of scheduled activities for all of this weekend’s Gasparilla race events.

  • SATURDAY, FEB. 22
    • 8 On Your Side Health & Fitness Expo: Tampa Convention Center – East Hall, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K: Starting line at Brorein St. and Franklin St.; 15k Wheelchairs – 6:40 a.m. start; 15k Open – 6:45 a.m. start.
    • Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K:  Starting line for first wave starts at Brorein St. and Ashley Dr., subsequent waves start at Brorein Street between Tampa St. and Franklin St.;
      • Wave 1 start (30-min pace and under),9:15 a.m.
      • Wave 2 start (31-min – 35-min),9:25 a.m.
      • Wave 3 start (36-min – 40-min), 9:35 a.m.
      • Wave 4 start (41-min – 45-min), 9:45 a.m.
      • Wave 5 start (46-min – 50 min.), 9:55 a.m.
      • Kellogg’s 5K Stroller Roll, 10:05 a.m.
      • Kashi 5K Walk (51 min. and over), 10:15 a.m.
    • Q105 Post-Race Celebration and 15K & 5K Overall Awards Presentation, Cotanchobee Park (Behind Amalie Arena): 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Overall awards presentation at approximately 11 a.m.)
  • SUNDAY, FEB. 23
    • Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon: Starting line at Bayshore Blvd. and Platt St.
      • Half Marathon – 6 a.m. start.
    • Publix Gasparilla 8K: Starting line at Bayshore Blvd. and Verne St.
      • 8K – 9:15 a.m. start.
    • Q105 Post Race Celebration & Overall Awards Presentation, Cotanchobee Park (Behind Amalie Arena): 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Overall awards presentation, approximately 11 a.m.)

The events over the weekend will cause road closures and heavy traffic in the Downtown Tampa/Bayshore Boulevard areas.

Below is a list of the road closures released by the city of Tampa.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020

3:00 a.m.

  • E Brorein Street from S Jefferson Street to Bayshore Boulevard
  • W Platt Street/Channelside Drvie from S Parker Street to S Nebraska Avenue
  • Selmon Expressway eastbound Exit 6A Downtown West ramp to S Florida Avenue
  • Bayshore Boulevard from W Brorein Street to W Platt Street
  • S Ashley Drive between E Whiting Street and Channelside Drive
  • S Franklin Street between E Whiting Street and Water Street
  • S Florida Avenue between E Whiting Street and Water Street
  • E Whiting Street (WB Lane Only) from S Florida Avenue to S Tampa Street
  • S Morgan Street between E Brorein Street and Water Street

5:30 a.m.

  • S Tampa Street from E Whiting Street to E Brorein Street

6:00 a.m.

  • Bayshore Boulevard between W Platt Street and W Gandy Boulevard
  • W Gandy Boulevard between S Zion Street and Bayshore Boulevard

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020

3:00 a.m.

  • Bayshore Boulevard between E Brorein Street and W Swann Avenue
  • W Platt Street/Channelside Drive from S Plant Avenue to S Florida Avenue

4:00 a.m.

  • S Franklin Street (SB Lane Only) from E Whiting Street to E Brorein Street
  • S Franklin Street between Channelside Drive and Water Street
  • E Whiting Street (WB Lane Only)  from S Florida Avenue to S Tampa Street

5:00 a.m.

  • Bayshore Boulevard between W Swann Avenue and W Gandy Boulevard

6:00 a.m.

  • S Plant Avenue between W Platt Street and NB Davis Island Bridge
  • NB Davis Island Bridge between S Plant Avenue and Davis Boulevard
  • Davis Boulevard between NB Davis Island Bridge and Arbor Place
  • Arbor Place between Davis Boulevard and Columbia Drive
  • Columbia Drive between Arbor Place and Barbados Avenue
  • Barbados Avenue between Columbia Drive and Channel Drive
  • Channel Drive between Barbados Avenue and S Davis Boulevard
  • S Davis Boulevard between Hudson Avenue and W Davis Boulevard
  • W Davis boulevard between Davis Boulevard and S Davis Boulevard
  • Davis Boulevard between SB Davis Island bridge and W Davis Boulevard
  • SB Davis Island Bridge between Bayshore Boulevard and Davis Boulevard

See all road closures at www.tampagov.net/RoadClosures.

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