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the course

The 10K is point-to-point from Manatee County to Pinellas County running northbound over the Skyway Bridge. The only way to get to the starting line will be by official buses. Buses will begin loading at the Tropicana Field in Downtown St. Petersburg. Runners will be bussed to the starting point in Terra Ceia in Manatee County. Once over the bridge, buses will be waiting at the finish line to take runners back to the Tropicana Field.

Please note: the northbound lanes over the Skyway Bridge are scheduled to close at 4 a.m. Please make travel plans to Tropicana Field accordingly.

Because of restrictions and space on both the bridge and buses, we are unable to seed runners. If you are a fast runner, we ask you to arrive early to make sure you are at the front of your bus wave line.

Bus Departure    Approximate Race Start

5:00 a.m.              6:10 a.m.

5:45 a.m.              6:45 a.m.

6:30 a.m.              7:10 a.m.

Here are some additional facts regarding the elevation of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, courtesy of FDOT: 

  • The elevation of the PGL (Profile Grade Line) for the flat trestle spans is 26’ above Mean Sea Level.

  • The top of the barrier wall at the center of the main span is 200’ above Mean Sea Level.

  • The slope of either side of the main span of the bridge is a 4% grade.

  • From the center of tower to center of tower is 1,200 feet. 

 

PARKING

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Tropicana Field is providing parking for race day weekend completely FREE of cost! Parking is available for all race participants and spectators on a first come, first serve basis - it will fill up fast! Here are a few tips:

  • Carpooling 
  • Participants may need to park around Tropicana Field on the streets, so consider street parking costs (if any)
  • Allow plenty of time to walk to Tropicana Field so as not to miss bus departure waves

All participants are responsible for making sure they arrive on time, ready to get on their respective bus.

This includes accounting for any traffic, parking time, and walking time. Plan accordingly!