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THE RACE
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RACE LOGISTICS
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THE EXPO
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BECOMING A SPONSOR

THE RACE QUESTIONS

WHO DOES THE RACE BENEFIT?

The 2019 Skyway 10K benefits the Armed Forces Families Foundation. One hundred percent of all proceeds from this race go to projects supporting our military and their families.

HOW MUCH DOES THIS RACE COST?

General Registration: $80.00

VIP Admission: $300.00

VIP Guest Passes: $220.00

WHERE IS TROPICANA FIELD?

Tropicana Field is located at 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33705. All pre-race and race day events will be held at Tropicana Field Parking Lot 7.

WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE ON RACE DAY?

Plan to arrive an hour before your designated race time.

WILL THERE BE AWARDS?

There will be custom age group awards and King and Queen of the Hill.

HOW WILL I BE TIMED?

Each participant will have a timing chip adhered to his or her race bib.

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.

WHAT IS ALLOWED ON THE COURSE?

Cell phones and GoPros (along with accompanying chest and head straps) will be permitted on the race course this year.

WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED ON THE COURSE?

Animals, backpacks, strollers, anything that is a weapon or could be construed as a weapon, water bottles that race officials cannot see through, glass and glass water bottles, GoPro extensions, and selfie sticks are NOT permitted on the race course.

WHAT KIND OF WATER BOTTLE CAN I BRING?

Race officials must be able to see through the water bottle, and bottles can be no larger than 24 ounces.

FIRST TIME RACING QUESTIONS

WHAT IF THIS IS MY FIRST RACE?

Welcome! This race is for runners and walkers of all levels.

HOW LONG IS A 10K?

A 10K run is 10 kilometers long, which is the equivalent of 6.2 miles. The distance from the South rest area to the North rest area of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge is 6.2 miles.

CAN I WALK THE RACE?

We welcome walkers and runners of all levels! However, please be aware of strict time constraints. Participants that do not reach the base of the incline by 10 AM will not be allowed to continue the race.

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN MY REGISTRATION?

Registration includes a commemorative race T-shirt and finishing medal.

ARE THERE ANY DISCOUNTS?

With 100 percent of all proceeds benefiting the Armed Forces Families Foundation, there are no discounts offered for the Skyway 10K. Thanks to all participants for their support of our military and their families.

IF I RAN IN THE INAUGURAL RACE AND/OR WAS A VIP RACER IN 2018, DO I GET FIRST PRIORITY ON REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019 SKYWAY 10K?

Because this race benefits the Armed Forces Families Foundation, we want everyone to have the same opportunity to support our military members and their families and therefore we will not be providing any preference to participants from last year.

WHEN DOES REGISTRATION OPEN?

September 13, 2018 at 1 PM EST.

CAN I GET A REFUND?

No. No exceptions. Your registration cost will be donated to the Armed Forces Families Foundation to support military members and their families. If you would like to transfer your bib number, you may do so for a $30 transfer fee until December 31, 2018.

BRIDGE QUESTIONS

WHAT TIME WILL THE BRIDGE CLOSE ON RACE DAY?

The northbound span of the bridge will close at 3:30 AM on Sunday, March 3, 2019, and will reopen at 11 AM sharp. The south bound lanes will remain open throughout the entire race.

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 four percent grade. The center of the bridge’s tower to the center of the bridge’s other tower is 1,200 feet.

VOLUNTEER QUESTIONS

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED WITHOUT RUNNING?

We are in need of volunteers. If interested, please sign up HERE!

ARE THERE ANY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES?

Participants don’t have to run to make a difference. Visit our volunteer page for more information on becoming a member of our 2019 Skyway 10K Volunteer Crew.

RACE LOGISTICS QUESTIONS

HOW MANY PARTICIPANTS CAN BE IN THE RACE THIS YEAR?

We are very excited to announce that we are increasing participation to 8,000 registrants for the 2019 Skyway 10K race.

WHAT TIME WILL THE BRIDGE CLOSE ON RACE DAY?

The northbound span of the bridge will close at 3:30 AM on Sunday, March 3, 2019, and will reopen at 11 AM sharp. The southbound lanes will remain open throughout the entire race.

WHERE DO I PICK UP MY RACE PACKET AND BIB NUMBER?

Participants MUST pick up their packet during our General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Pre-Race Expo at Tropicana Field on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Absolutely NO packets can be picked up on the day of the race, Sunday, March 3, 2019. Every participant is responsible for picking up their own packet.

CAN MY PACKET BE MAILED TO ME?

During the online registration process, there will be a mailed packet option available for an additional $30 fee. They will be mailed out the second week in February. 

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE TO MAKE ANY CHANGES TO MY REGISTRATION, SUCH AS SHIRT SIZE, TRANSFERRING MY BIB TO SOMEONE ELSE, OR CHANGING MY ADDRESS?

Any changes to your registration or transfers of your racing bib to another participant must be completed by December 31, 2018. Please check back for more information on bib transfers, which will require a $30 transfer fee.

WHERE DOES THE RACE COURSE START AND FINISH?

The Skyway 10K is point-to-point from Manatee County to Pinellas County running northbound. Racers will be bused to the start line on the bridge. Once over the bridge, buses will be waiting at the finish line to take racers 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 their race bibs to be allowed on the buses and onto the race 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 from the finish line after completion of the 10K course.

WHAT IF I'M LATE TO MY BUS?

Participants must be on time for their designated race departure. Late participants may not ride a later bus due to strict safety guidelines.

WHAT IF I'M LATE AND MISS MY BUS?

Because of strict time constraints, participants arriving late will not be allowed to race.

WHERE SHOULD I PUT MY CLOTHES BEFORE THE RACE?

Since there will be NO bags allowed on the course, registration to the Skyway 10K includes a bag check. 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 consider the time it takes to check a bag and treat it as if it were airport security. If participants miss their bus wave because they were getting their bag checked, that is THEIR responsibility.

It is advised to leave belongings at home or in cars, if possible. Participants will not be allowed on the bus if they try to bring a bag.

WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE DAY OF THE RACE?

Plan to arrive an hour before your designated race time.

I'M UNABLE TO RUN, CAN SOMEONE ELSE WEAR MY NUMBER?

No. However, for a $30 transfer fee, participants may transfer bibs until December 31, 2018.

CAN I TRANSFER MY SKYWAY 10K BIB TO ANOTHER PARTICIPANT?

We are allowing bib transfers this year. Bib transfers will be permitted until December 31, 2018 for a $30 transfer fee. Please check back for more details.

WHERE CAN SPECTATORS OBSERVE THE RACE?

There will be no spectators on the bridge. Because of strict security measures, we cannot allow spectators on-site at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. However, there will be a spectator area at Tropicana Field Parking Lot 7.

WILL THE RACE BE CANCELED IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?

In the event of inclement weather or other circumstances, the Skyway 10K team will make a decision prior to the departure of the first bus regarding the status of the race for high wind, lightning, and inclement weather.  

You will have the opportunity to download the Skyway 10K app (coming soon!) and allow for push notifications if you wish to be notified in real time of any weather or other important race updates and information.

WHAT IF I ORDERED THE WRONG SIZE SHIRT?

Participants may change their shirt size on their registration until December 31, 2018. At Packet Pick Up, during the General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Pre-Race Expo, participants will be given the shirt size they registered for without exception.

WILL THERE BE WATER?

Pre-race water is provided at Tropicana Field. There will be three water stations on the race course. There will be water on the return buses and water at the Tropicana Field finish area.

WILL THERE BE FOOD?

Participants will be provided with post-race snacks in the Tropicana Field finish area as well as food for purchase at Tropicana Field Parking Lot 7.

WHAT TIME ARE EACH OF THE BUS WAVES?

Buses leave Tropicana Field at the following times:

Bus Wave 1: 5:00 AM

Bus Wave 2: 5:45 AM

Bus Wave 3: 6:45 AM

Bus Wave 4: 7:15 AM

GENERAL DYNAMICS ORDNANCE AND TACTICAL SYSTEMS EXPO QUESTIONS

WHERE IS THE GENERAL DYNAMICS ORDNANCE AND TACTICAL SYSTEMS EXPO HELD?

At Tropicana Field Parking Lot 7 in beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday, March 2, 2019.

WHERE DO I PARK FOR THE GENERAL DYNAMICS ORDNANCE AND TACTICAL SYSTEMS EXPO AND FOR RACE DAY?

Tropicana Field Parking Lot 7 will be utilized for the General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Expo, Race Day parking, Race Day pick-up and drop-off point for racers before and after the race, and spectator area during the race. Racers may also park their cars during the General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Expo and on Race Day at Tropicana Field for no additional cost.

SPONSOR QUESTIONS

HOW DO I BECOME A SPONSOR?

Please visit the SPONSOR PAGE on skyway10k.com to fill out a contact form or email nurban@skyway10k.com.

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