City of Tampa Traffic & Parking Advisory for the annual Gasparilla Distance Classic road race

02/22/18
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City of Tampa Traffic & Parking Advisory for the annual Gasparilla Distance Classic road races  –

Race registration: Friday, February 23rd, 2018.

Road races: Saturday, February 24th & Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Traffic is expected to be heavier than normal this weekend in and around downtown Tampa due to the Gasparilla Distance Classic road races.  Drivers and pedestrians alike are advised to allow for extra travel time and to travel through the area with caution. 


Friday, February 23rd, Race registration at the Tampa Convention Center. There will be a large influx of vehicles associated with this activity, especially between 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.  A free shuttle will be operating from the Royal Regional Parking lot ($2.00 parking fees will apply) to the Tampa Convention Center for the 8 on Your Side Health & Fitness Expo beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23rd only.

 

Saturday, February 24th, races begin at 6:40 a.m. Street closures will begin at 3:00 a.m. and end at approximately 1:00 p.m.

 

Sunday, February 25th, races begin at 5:55 a.m. Street closures will begin at 3:00 a.m. and end at approximately 11:30 a.m.

 

Please use suggested routes on the included maps to avoid congestion and delays.

Street Closure Schedule:

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.

 

The following City of Tampa parking garages will be open Saturday, February 24th at 5:00 a.m.:

 

Fort Brooke Garage, 107 N Franklin St.

TCC Garage, 333 S Franklin St.

South Regional Garage, 301 Channelside Dr.

Whiting St. Garage, 400 E Whiting St.

 

The following City of Tampa parking garages will be open Sunday, February 25th at 4:30 a.m.:

 

Fort Brooke Garage, 107 N Franklin St.

TCC Garage, 333 S Franklin St.

South Regional Garage, 301 Channelside Dr.

The Tampa Police Department would like to remind all run participants and spectators to report suspicious activity. If you see something, say something. No tip is too small. Report anything suspicious to the nearest police officer or submit an anonymous tip using the TPD mobile app available on iPhones and Androids.

City of Tampa Traffic & Parking Advisory for the annual Gasparilla Distance Classic road races

City of Tampa Traffic & Parking Advisory for the annual Gasparilla Distance Classic road races