The Gasparilla Distance Classic returns to the streets of Tampa Feb. 23 and 24 with four races to challenge athletes:

  • 15K Race — 6:40 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23
  • 5K Race — 9:15 Saturday, Feb. 23
  • 1/2 Marathon — 6 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24
  • 8K Race — 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25

For many years, members and friends of our congregation have taken part in these races while wearing a special T-shirt that encourages racers to “Follow Me to Hyde Park United Methodist.” It’s a great opportunity to raise awareness for our church while participating in a community event and getting some exercise!

Registration will take place in the Hyde Park Courtyard on Sundays in February prior to the race. Billy Howard is the point person for this event and he can be contacted by email.

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