The Gasparilla Distance Classic Association partners with MarathonFoto to capture athletes’ images at the 2022 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Weekend Races as their official race photography provider.
February 18, 2022
MarathonFoto to capture athletes’ images at the 2022 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Weekend as their official race photography provider.
The Gasparilla Distance Classic Association has a full weekend of racing planned. Starting on Saturday, February 26th with a 15K and 5K. Then on Sunday, February 27th with a Half Marathon and 8K. When their races kick-off, Gasparilla will be partnered with MarathonFoto as their official race photographer. MarathonFoto will provide participants across all the Gasparilla races with a selection of compelling photo options. MarathonFoto has been the trusted industry leader to bring great photo opportunities to athletes for over 45 years. MarathonFoto previously partnered with Gasparilla from 1986-2018. Though smaller than usual due to COVID-19, this partnership will create a great customer experience for the 30,000 athletes participating in the 2022 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic.
“2022 is our 45th running. It seems serendipitous that as MarathonFoto celebrates 45 years, we do too, said Susan Harmeling, Executive Director of the Gasparilla Distance Classic Association. “To say we’re thrilled to welcome MarathonFoto back to the PGDC Family would be an understatement. They will indeed provide a great customer experience for our 2022 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic runners and walkers. Even more exciting will be when MF creates that same amazing customer experience for our traditional registration numbers of 30,000 on an annual basis.”
“The entire MarathonFoto team is thrilled to be partnering with the Gasparilla Distance Classic Association. The Gasparilla team puts on world-class races and we feel privileged to be a part of this iconic race weekend,” said Brad Kroll, President of MarathonFoto. “We will be ready to capture compelling images and provide outstanding service to athletes in all the Gasparilla races. The last two years have been spent enhancing all aspects of our business, with the end goal being to create a better athlete experience at all the races we partner with.”
The Gasparilla Distance Classic Association, established in 1978, is dedicated to raising funds for non-profit charitable youth organizations and running programs in Tampa Bay area. Through the efforts of an all-volunteer and diverse board of directors and organizing committee, it’s mission is carried out through the administration of the annual Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend, produced in cooperation with the City of Tampa and, Publix Too Good for Drugs Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic, presented in partnership with the City of Tampa and C.E. Mendez Foundation.
With over 45 years of race photography experience, MarathonFoto combines the industry’s best logistics, highly skilled photographers, and customer service, all supported by cutting-edge technology, to create the best opportunity for athletes to celebrate their achievements. MarathonFoto is a division of Gameface Media and affiliate of the Six Minute Mile Newsletter and Podcast.