Gasparilla Half Marathon prize purse $40,000

12/07/2013 - 13:13

The Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon will offer prize money totaling $40,000 -- with a total of $30,000 offered to the top five male and female finishers. The other $10,000 will go to the top five male and female finishers from seven local counties.

It's a return to prize money for elite runners with the first place male and female each receiving $8,000. The race will be held Feb. 23 at Tampa, FL. Go to for info.

The race is part of the Publix Super Markets Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend, Feb. 22-23. In addition to the half marathon, there will be an 8K, 15K wheelchair, 15K, plus 5K run, stroller and walk events.

"Running well on Tampa's flat and fast half-marathon course in February could give American runners the emotional and financial boost needed to keep their (running) dream alive," said Susan Harmeling, race director.