Below are frequently asked questions concerning the Skyway 10K. Please review the answers below to address many of the questions you may have. Please be sure to check back with our Facebook page and website, and follow us on social media to stay up to date on the 4th Annual Skyway 10K and related events and announcements.
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THE RACE QUESTIONS
WHO DOES THE RACE BENEFIT?
The 2021 Skyway 10K benefits the Armed Forces Families Foundation. One hundred percent of every registration dollar from this race will go to fund projects supporting our military and their families. To date, the Skyway 10K has raised and given back over $1.8M to fund projects that benefit our service members and their families.
HOW MUCH DOES THE RACE COST?
General registration for the 2021 Virtual Race costs $55. This cost includes a commemorative shirt, medal, printable bib, and completion certificate. 100% of race registration fees benefit the Armed Forces Families Foundation. You may choose to have your packet shipped to you for an additional $10. Alternatively, packets may be picked up at St. Pete Running Company on either April 8th from 4pm – 8pm or April 9th from 11am – 6pm.
WHERE DO I RUN THE VIRTUAL RACE?
The 2021 Skyway 10K Run is a virtual event. Participants may complete a 10K on a treadmill or anywhere pedestrians are legally allowed. Pedestrians are NOT permitted to complete the race on any limited-access roadway, which includes I-275 and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
WHEN IS THE VIRTUAL RACE?
You can complete the 10 kilometers/6.2 miles any time between March 7th at 10:00 AM and March 31st at 11:59 PM EST.
HOW DO YOU KNOW I'VE COMPLETED THE RACE?
When you’ve completed your 6.2 miles, you’ll upload your confirmation information to the registration platform. Additional details to come.
HOW LONG IS A 10K?
A 10K run is 10 kilometers long, which is the equivalent of 6.2 miles.
CAN I WALK THE RACE?
We welcome walkers and runners of all levels to complete the 2021 Virtual Skyway 10K!
IS THERE AN AGE RESTRICTION?
Runners of all ages are welcome to participate in the Virtual 2021 event. Please be aware all participants in the expected in-person 2022 event will be required to be 16 years of age or older by race day
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Up to 2,500 registrants may register for the 2021 Virtual Skyway 10K starting February 10th, at 10am EDT. Registration link will be provided on this site at that time.
The first 2,000 registrants for the 2021 Virtual Skyway 10K will receive a code allowing the participant to bypass next year’s lottery system and register for the 5th Annual Skyway 10K in 2022.* Registration fees for the 2021 race will not apply to next year’s race registration fee. Please be aware that all 2022 participants of an in-person 2022 Skyway 10K must be 16 or older by race day in order to participate.
*Lottery bypass assumes that the 2022 Skyway 10K Bridge Run is permitted to proceed as an in-person event. Please see further below for additional details.
WHEN DOES REGISTRATION OPEN? WHEN DOES IT CLOSE?
Registration for the 4th Annual Skyway 10K will open on February 10th, 2021 at 10:00 AM, and will close on March 6th, 2021 or when all 2,500 registration entries have been purchased (whichever comes first).
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN MY REGISTRATION?
Registration includes a commemorative race T-shirt, a medal, a printable bib, and a certificate of completion. You will be required to pick up your packet at St. Pete Running Company, located at 6986 22nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710 on the specified dates and times:
- April 8th from 4pm – 8pm
- April 9th from 11am – 6pm
Alternatively, for an additional $10, you can have your packet shipped to you.
Please note that these are the only options for packet pickup. We are not able to provide any other means of packet delivery.
ARE THERE BENEFITS FOR REGISTERING EARLY?
If you are among the first 2,000 registrants for the 4th Annual Skyway 10K Virtual Race, you’ll be given the opportunity to bypass the lottery when registering for the 5th Annual Skyway 10K in 2022!
Please note that lottery bypass is assuming the 2022 Skyway 10K Bridge Run is allowed to proceed as an in-person run. Planning for the 5th Annual Skyway 10K in 2022 already has commenced. However, because the actual running of the Skyway 10K is dependent on factors beyond our control, there will unfortunately not be any reimbursement or compensation to those entrants for this year’s virtual run should the 5th annual Skyway 10K be canceled or be unable to be held due to any circumstance.
Registration fees for the 2021 race will not apply to next year’s race registration fee.
While we welcome runners of all ages to participate in the Virtual 2021 event, please be aware all participants in an in-person 2022 event will be required to be 16 years of age or older by race day.
IF I AM IN THE FIRST 2,000 REGISTRANTS AND NEXT YEAR'S RACE IS CANCELLED, DO I GET ANY COMPENSATION?
Planning for the 5th Annual Sunshine Skyway 10K Bridge Run in 2022 already has commenced. However, because the actual running of the Skyway 10K is dependent on factors beyond our control, there will unfortunately not be any reimbursement or compensation to those entrants for this year’s virtual run should the 5th Annual Skyway 10K be canceled or cannot be held due to any circumstance. All participant bibs are non-transferrable.
IF I RAN IN A PREVIOUS SKYWAY 10K EVENT OR WAS A VIP RACER IN A PREVIOUS SKYWAY 10K EVENT, DO I GET FIRST PRIORITY ON REGISTRATION FOR THIS YEAR’S SKYWAY 10K?
Registration for this year’s virtual race is first-come, first-served. 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 previous years.
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. Thank you to all participants for their support of our military and their families.
IS THERE A WAITLIST?
CAN I GET A REFUND?
No. There are no exceptions to this rule. Your registration cost will be donated to the Armed Forces Families Foundation to support military members and their families and we are thankful for your support!