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For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Andrea Davis, Tampa Police Spokesperson
(813) 276-3253
 
Gasparilla Distance Classic Road Closures
 
Tampa, FL March 2, 2012 -
The Annual Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K and 5K is scheduled to return Saturday, March 3, 2012 followed by the Gasparilla Half Marathon & 5+3K on Sunday, March 4, 2012. People can expect a heavy volume of traffic in the Downtown area and Hyde Park.

Road Closure Information

PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS
DISTANCE CLASSIC 15K & 5K
Times: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

CLOSURE TIMES:
3:00 am
Platt from Plant to Franklin Street
Little Bayshore from Brorein to Platt
Bayshore from Platt to Swann
5:00 am
Full closure of Bayshore to Interbay Blvd
6 am
Close Brorein at Florida to Ashley


Publix Super Markets Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K & 5K

Saturday, March 3, 2012

7:00a.m. 15K Wheelchair Start

Bayshore and Verne

Wheelchair participants and seeded athletes ONLY can access the 15K Start from the front by utilizing the Wheelchair/Elite Entrance located adjacent to the Start Platform. All other Participants must enter the start from the rear, utilizing the Platt Street Bridge.

7:05a.m. 15K Open Men and Women Start

Bayshore and Verne

Please access the 15K Start from the rear and by utilizing the Platt Street Bridge; adjacent to the Franklin Street Entrance of the Tampa Convention Center. SEEDED MEN & WOMEN ONLY WILL ACCESS THE 15K START FROM THE FRONT AND SHOULD UTILIZE THE SEEDED/ELITE ENTRANCE LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE START PLATFORM ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF PLATT STREET.


9:30a.m. 5K Open Start

Bayshore and Verne

Please access the 5K Start from the rear and by utilizing the Platt Street Bridge; adjacent to the Franklin Street Entrance of the Tampa Convention Center. SEEDED MEN & WOMEN ONLY WILL ACCESS THE 5K START FROM THE FRONT AND SHOULD UTILIZE THE SEEDED/ELITE ENTRANCE LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE START PLATFORM ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF PLATT STREET.

9:50a.m. Kellogg's 5K Walk Start

5K Walkers (Adults and Kids 5 yrs & Over) should begin lining up on Little Bayshore Boulevard at the foot of the Platt Street Bridge. ONCE THE 5K RUN HAS STARTED, WALK PARTICIPANTS WILL BE WALKED TO THE START LINE ON BAYSHORE BOULEVARD.

10:00a.m. Kellogg's 5K Stroller Roll Start

5K Stroller Roll Adults & Kids In Strollers (4yrs & Under) should gather in the Publix Super Markets Parking Lot that is adjacent to Little Bayshore Boulevard. ONCE THE 5K WALKERS HAVE CLEARED LITTLE BAYSHORE BOULEVARD AND ARE WALKING TO THE 5K WALK START, 5K STROLLER ROLL PARTICIPANTS WILL BEGIN LINING UP ON LITTLE BAYSHORE BOULEVARD; ONCE 5K WALK START AREA IS CLEAR, 5K STROLLER ROLL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE WIALKED TO THE START LINE ON BAYSHORE BOULEVARD

For more information visit www.tampabayrun.com or call 813-254-7866.



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