2018 Gasparilla 90x20 5K Walk/Run
Join Our HCPS 90x20 Team
It’s time to get ready for the
HCPS90X20 RACE FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS
2018 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K Run
Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) will be participating in the 2018 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K Run, Saturday, February 24, 2018. The District’s participation will once again bring awareness to the strategic priority of increasing our graduation rate to 90% by the year 2020 (90x20).
In support of our students, the District is encouraging parents, students, and community members to join them at the Gasparilla 5K Run. To prepare for the race, we are offering eight Walk to Run© clinics, each of which will focus on a different aspect of successful completion of the actual 5k event.
When you register for a FREE Walk to Run© Clinic, or join our HCPS 90x20 Team at the Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K Run, you will earn the following:
- Discount toward your Gasparilla 5K registration
- Chance to Win “Fitness Swag”
It’s More than a Race…. It’s Our Future.
Welcome to Coach Gray's - Gasparilla Distance Classic
5K Walk to Run Clinics!
As a school board member, I am excited once again to partner with the District by offering eight FREE 5K Walk to Run Clinics to support students, parents, staff, and community members’ wellness goals as well as supporting the HCPS 90x20 Team.
Truly, ALL ages, shapes, fitness levels and abilities are welcome to take advantage of the running/walking clinics. The team is a very motivated running/walking group that is heavy on camaraderie and light on competition.
There are eight walk to run clinics. Please choose one or all by registering via the Eventbrite link for each date. Sign up for Free clinics.
Clinic #1 Registration
Cancelled due to Hurricane Irma
|Ballast Point ES
Clinic #2 Registration
|Finding Your Pace||“Pacing”
Ability level pacing ratios for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
|USF Par Course (Fitness Trail)
Clinic #3 Registration
|Resistance Training||“Using all muscle groups”
Hill work training to build strength
|Al Lopez Park
Clinic #4 Registration
|Heart Rate Training||“Moving heart rate up”
Learn to walk/run using heart rate as your guide
|Lithia Springs ES
Clinic #5 Registration
|Become an Efficient Walker/Runner||“Raising metabolic rate w/movement”
Practice speed training for leg efficiency
Clinic #6 Registration
|Learn to Breathe||“Breathless Movement”
Move according to your cardiovascular ability
|Strawberry Crest H.S.
Clinic #7 Registration
|How to Improve Performance||“Track Attack”
Tracking workouts helps one move efficiently
Clinic #8 Registration
|Using all Walk to Run Skills Together||“Simulation”
Walk/run one mile using all skills learned
The Gasparilla Distance Classic Association, established in 1978, is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated specifically to raising funds for charitable youth organizations and running programs in the Tampa Bay area. Its mission is carried out through the administration of the annual Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend and Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic. Since the first running of the Gasparilla Distance Classic in February, 1978, $5.1 million has been donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, The Friends of Tampa Recreation and youth running related programs.
For the second year, Hillsborough County Public Schools plan to continue and expand our tradition of encouraging and motivating district employees, students and parents to celebrate and work together in the community by participating in the 2018 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K Run/Walk. Join our HCPS 90x20 Team and make a difference in children’s lives.
Our district has a special process for registering for the Gasparilla Distance Classic beyond the public registration deadline. If you are interested in signing up for the HCPS 90x20 Team, please contact Conchita Canty-Jones@sdhc.k12.fl.us or call (813) 272-4335 for more information.
Whether you run, walk, use a wheelchair, want to volunteer, or just want to support a participant, we would love to have you join our HCPS 90x20 Team!
Review the steps below to sign-up for our “HCPS 90x20 Team” and the Gasparilla 5K Run/Walk.
Step 1: Register and join the "HCPS 90x20" team
- Click on the link online at http://www.tampabayrun.com (fee associated)
- Click on the blue REGISTER NOW! button below the Gasparilla banner
Step 2: Select REGISTRATION TYPE
Please note: The amount below will be reduced after code is entered at the end of the registration process. (5K RUN or WALK - $35.00, 5K WALK WITH STROLLER ADULT - $35.00)
- Choose the race for which you are registering by clicking the radial button next to it
- Scroll ALL THE WAY to the bottom of the page, click both of the appropriate checkboxes, enter your initials, then click CONTINUE
Step 3: Create an athletic account by completing the form entirely. The total fee with discount code will be $25.00 + 2.33 = $27.33 (if you register on-line).
- Create your imATHLETE account by providing all the requested items
- Be sure to select the HCPS90x20 Team.
- Once the profile is done, you will be taken to your CART, which is where you will pay.
- Enter discount code HCPS90x20 when prompted, and then pay by credit card.
- Click the SUBMIT ORDER button.
You are now registered to join the 2018 HCPS90x20 Go for the Gold Gasparilla team!
Step 4: Pick-up your Gasparilla 5K Packet/Bib at Tampa Convention Center Expo. at the Gasparilla District Classic pick-up area.
- Please view the Gasparilla Distance Classic site for dates, times and designated locations.
- District staff will be on site Friday, February 23rd, with a table/booth to provide support.
PLEASE NOTE: EVERYONE (adults and children) MUST HAVE A BIB TO PARTICIPATE. You get your bib by picking up your pre-registered packet the day before or morning of the event.
For more information and/or any questions or concerns regarding registration for the Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K run, please contact Conchita Canty-Jones (813) 272-4335.
The District Heart Challenge is a fun and rewarding wellness challenge to inspire school and District staff to get moving while raising funds to fight heart disease, the No. 1 killer of all Americans. Physical activity promotes staff wellness, reduces healthcare costs and saves lives.
Creating a culture of health for faculty and staff can make your workplace healthier and improve your employee morale. You’ll help lower the impact of rising healthcare costs by showing your employees how easy it is to take small steps to improve heart health. Please register today for the District Heart Challenge! For more information, please read the District Heart Challenge flyer.
What is a Walk to Run Clinic?
The Clinic is an outdoor running/walking program for co-ed groups offering world-class running/walking instruction & motivational techniques. This program is packed with fun and energizing activities designed to help you reach your fitness and running goals quickly! No matter your age, size or fitness level, you can achieve great results. The goal here is to learn how to run more efficiently, increase your speed and have fun doing it!
This running/walking program is unlike any other. There is NO COMPETITION. You will feel motivated and empowered to Run a 5K.
Why attend a Walk to Run Clinic?
- Learn proper form & breathing techniques
- Increase speed, efficiency & endurance
- Increase muscular strength
- Conquer the fear of running
- Personal coaching
- Camaraderie & accountability
- Prepare to run/walk in the 2018 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K
- Experience a nurturing and empowering, yet challenging running/walking program
- Connect with motivating and caring coaches that will teach you proper running/walking and breathing techniques
- Meet a friendly group of people to share in your running/walking ventures
What if I have already registered for the 2018 Gasparilla Distance Classic and I want to join the HCPS 90x20 Team?
Contact: Michelle Davenport
Telephone: (813) 272-4053
Having difficulties registering for a Walk to Run Clinic?
Contact: Lashawnda Williams
Telephone: (813) 272-4060
Fun, fun...on the run. Taking part in the Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K will no doubt become one of the most positive experiences in your life. This is when you challenge, yet teach your mind and body the "joy of movement". ~Lynn Gray