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Gasparilla Half Marathon prize purse $40,000

Date: 
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 TampaBayRun.com 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.