After running southward on Channel Drive, which runs along the waters of Tampa’s Seddon Channel, the Gasparilla Distance Classic half marathon route then runs around the southern end of the island and back toward downtown across the Davis Islands Bridge for the second half of the race. The second half unfolds along Bayshore Boulevard, with the open expanse of the gorgeously scenic Hillsborough Bay over the runners’ shoulders in both directions, all the way down to the intersection with West Julia Street, and then heads back along Bayshore to the finish line.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, contact us here.