We are officially sold out! Thank you to the 7,000 who have registered in support of the Armed Forces Families Foundation!
Please stay in touch and check back with our Facebook page and website as we’ll be providing more information on our inaugural race.
How long is a 10K?
A 10K run is 10 kilometers long, which is the equivalent of 6.2 miles (the length of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge).
How long will this race day be?
The race is from 6:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
The first wave of the race begins approximately at 6:10 a.m. The ONLY way runners can get to the start line is by riding on an official Skyway 10K bus from Tropicana Field. Participants must select one of three bus departure times listed in registration, explained below.
What if this is my first race?
Welcome! This race is for runners and walkers of all levels. We are so glad your first race will be with us!
Here are some additional facts regarding the elevation of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, courtesy of FDOT:
The elevation of the profile grade line for the flat trestle spans is 26 feet above mean sea level.
The top of the barrier wall at the center of the main span is 200 feet above mean sea level.
The slope of either side of the main span is a 4% grade.
Center of tower to center of tower is 1,200 feet.
Can I walk the race?
We welcome walkers and runners of all levels! However, please be aware there is a strict cut-off of 9:15 a.m. at the southern base of the bridge and 9:30 a.m. at the northbound rest area. Due to strict time constraints participants that do not reach the southern base of the bridge by 9:15 a.m. will not be allowed to continue the race.
Who does the race benefit?
The Inaugural Skyway 10K benefits the Armed Forces Families Foundation. 100% of all proceeds from this race will go to projects supporting our military and their families.
What's included in my registration?
Registration includes a commemorative race shirt and finishing medal, both MADE IN AMERICA!
Is there a discount?
As 100% of all proceeds go to the Armed Forces Families Foundation, there are no discounts offered for the Skyway 10K. Thank you for your support!
Can I register for someone else?
Yes, participants can register for as many people as they would like. Please make sure to provide accurate information for each registration.
Can I edit my registration?
Participants are allowed to edit their registrations until December 31, 2017. Please follow the steps below to edit.
1. Log in to events.com. If you don't have an account, select "Sign Up" and use the same email as listed on your registration.
2. Wait for your event tabs to load and find the event you need
3. Click "Manage Event"
4. Click "Manage Registration" then "Edit Information"
5. Please scroll down to "Attendee Items." If there are multiple items, you may need to click "See More." Select a new response and press "Save" at the bottom of the screen.
This updates your registration in real time. Only options that have available inventory will be available to select.
How can I get involved without running?
We are in need of sponsors and volunteers. If you are interested, please sign up at here!
You don't have to run to make a difference. Click this here to register to receive additional information on becoming a Skyway10K Volunteer!
Where do I pick up my race packet and bib number?
Packets will be available for pick up from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. during our Pre-Race Expo at Tropicana Field on March 3, 2018. Absolutely NO packets can be picked up on the day of the race. Please note that every participant is responsible for picking up their own packet. Please direct your questions and concerns to email@example.com
Where is the Pre-Race Expo held?
At Tropicana Field in beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.
Where is Tropicana Field?
The Tropicana Field is located at 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33705.
Where do I park for the Pre-Race Expo and for day of the race?
The Tropicana Field parking lot will be utilized as a parking lot, pick-up, and drop-off point for runners before and after the race. Runners may also park their cars at Tropicana Field at no additional cost.
Where does the race course start and finish?
The 10K is point-to-point from Manatee County to Pinellas County running northbound. Runners will be bussed to the starting point in Terra Ceia in Manatee County from Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Once over the bridge, buses will be waiting at the finish line to take runners back to Tropicana Field.
How do I get to the start line?
The ONLY way for race participants to reach the start line is to be on their designated bus from Tropicana Field. Participants must wear race (bib) numbers to be allowed in the shuttles and onto the course. Buses will take participants from Tropicana Field over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to the start line in Manatee County and will bus them back after completion of the 10K course from the finish area.
Participants must be on-time for their designated race departure. Late participants may not be able to ride a later bus due to strict safety guidelines.
What time should I arrive day of the race?
Please see the current departure times and location for the shuttle buses noted below. Race participants must adhere to their designated departure times.
What are the bus departure times?
Runners must must be present at Tropicana Field to board their indicated Skyway 10K shuttle. This selection is made during registration.
Bus departure times
What are the corresponding race start times?
Participants should consider the time it takes to travel to Tropicana Field, park, check a bag, and make it to the line in time for their bus.
If participants miss their bus wave, for any reason, they will not be allowed to run.
Because there are three bus departure times, there will be three start times listed below.
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.
Are strollers allowed?
Baby joggers, baby strollers, skateboards, rollerblades, unauthorized bicycles or any other wheeled devices will not be permitted. This race is for ages 16 and up.
Are wheelchairs allowed?
The use of wheeled devices by participants or any other person authorized to be on the course is strictly limited to (a) authorized and registered wheelchair and hand-cycle participants and (b) authorized course marshals on bicycles.
Where should I put my clothes before the race?
Since there will be NO bags allowed on the course, the Skyway 10K will include a bag check in registration. One bag per person may be checked at Tropicana Field on the morning of the race. Please be aware that every bag is subject to inspection before entering Tropicana Field.
All participants should please consider the time it takes to check a bag and treat it as if it were airport security. If you miss your bus wave because you were checking your bag, that is YOUR responsibility.
It is advised to leave belongings at home/in cars, if possible. Participants will not be allowed on the shuttle if they try to bring a bag.
Will there be awards?
There will be custom age group awards by Zen Glass Gallery of St. Petersburg. Please check back for more details.
How will I be timed?
Each participant will be provided a timing chip.
I'm unable to run, can someone else wear my number?
What else is not allowed on the course?
Electronics*, animals, cash, valuables, backpacks, glass, or weapons.
*cellular devices are allowed.
Where can spectators observe the race?
Because of strict security measures, we cannot allow spectators on site at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. However, we will televise the race on a jumbo tron to allow spectators to view their loved ones from Tropicana Field. Please check back for additional updates!
What if I'm late?
Because of strict time constraints, participants arriving late will not be allowed to race. We welcome you to start the post-race party early.
Will the race be canceled if the weather is bad?
The Skyway 10K team will make a decision at 5:15 a.m. before the first bus leaves for high wind, lightning, and inclement weather.
What if I ordered the wrong size shirt?
Participants may purchase another shirt at the pre-race expo prior to the race. There will be a limited number of extra shirts available. If an extra shirt in the correct size is available at that time, exchanges will be allowed. All shirts are MADE IN AMERICA!
Will there be water?
Participants WILL have access to water in the start area and in self-serve refill stations throughout the course. At the finish line, Skyway 10K will then provide each athlete with a bottle of water.
Will there be food?
Participants will be provided with after-race snacks and will have the opportunity to purchase more food from our vendors back at Tropicana Field.