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 5th Annual Skyway 10K and related events and announcements.
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THE RACE QUESTIONS
WHO DOES THE RACE BENEFIT?
The 2022 Skyway 10K benefits the Armed Forces Families Foundation. One hundred percent of every race registration dollar 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.
WHEN IS THE RACE?
The 5th Annual Skyway 10K will be on Sunday, March 6, 2022.
HOW MUCH DOES THE RACE COST?
Registration costs for 2022 will be $80.00 for general admission. 100% of race registration fees benefit the Armed Forces Families Foundation. This cost includes a commemorative shirt, finisher medal, and swag bag.
- General Registration: $80.00 (2,000 priority + 5,500 lottery registrations)
- VIP Admission: $300.00 (500 guaranteed VIP registrations)
- VIP Guest Passes: $180.00 (limited availability; VIP access ONLY, excludes race registration)
HOW LONG IS A 10K?
A 10K run is 10 kilometers long, which is the equivalent of 6.2 miles. Participants are strongly advised to review the race waiver prior to registration to ensure being medically fit to participate.
CAN I WALK THE RACE?
We welcome walkers and runners of all levels! However, please be aware of strict time constraints. Participants who do not reach the base of the incline by 9:30AM EST will not be allowed to continue the race.
IS THERE AN AGE RESTRICTION?
Please be aware all participants in the expected in-person 2022 event must be 16 years of age or older by race day.
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?
Please arrive at least one hour before your scheduled bus departure time.
WILL THERE BE AWARDS?
There will be custom age group awards and “King of the Hill” and “Queen of the Hill” awards for the fastest male and female time on the uphill portion of the bridge.
HOW WILL I BE TIMED?
Each participant will have a timing chip adhered to his or her race bib. Each participant’s time starts when the participant crosses the Start Line and ends when the participant crosses the Finish Line.
ARE STROLLERS ALLOWED?
Baby joggers, baby strollers, skateboards, rollerblades, unauthorized bicycles or any other wheeled devices will not be permitted. This race is for participants who are 16 years of age or older.
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 handcycle 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 clearly see through the water bottle, and bottles can be no larger than 24 ounces. No glass is allowed. Water stations are available throughout the race course.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
The lottery will open to the general public on Monday, October 18th at 8:00 a.m. and closes on Sunday, October 24th, at 11:59 p.m. Once open, interested registrants will find the link to register at www.skyway10k.com.
Please refer to the Lottery FAQ section for information on the Lottery Process.
Want to guarantee your spot? Register as a VIP, available on a first-come, first-serve basis. VIP purchase will be available upon the registration open date of Monday, October 18th at 8:00 a.m.
WHEN DOES REGISTRATION OPEN? WHEN DOES IT CLOSE?
Lottery Registration will open to the general public on Monday, October 18th at 8:00 a.m. and closes on Sunday, October 24th, at 11:59 p.m. Registration for the lottery provides the entrant with an opportunity to win one of the remaining spots available for the 2022 Skyway 10K, but will require a valid credit card (to be charged only if you are awarded a spot in the 2022 Skyway 10K).
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN MY REGISTRATION?
Registration includes a commemorative race T-shirt, a finisher medal, bib, and swag bag.
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 the 2022 Skyway 10K run is first-come, first-served and participants will be randomly selected via the lottery process. 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.
HOW CAN I GET A GUARANTEED ENTRY?
If you were one of the first 2,000 registrants to enter the 2021 Virtual Skyway 10K, you are eligible to register during the Priority Registration period and bypass the lottery process to secure a guaranteed entry. In addition to the 5,500 remaining lottery registrations, 500 VIP registrations will be available for purchase at a price of $300 each. VIP registration opens at the same time as the lottery process and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. When VIP registrations are sold out, there are no other ways to guarantee entry.
ARE THERE ANY DISCOUNTS?
With 100 percent of all race registration dollars 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! If you would like to transfer your bib number, you may do so for a $30 transfer fee until February 19, 2022.
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 who do not reach the base of the incline by 9:30AM EST will not be allowed to continue the race.
LOTTERY PROCESS QUESTIONS
WHERE CAN I REGISTER FOR THE LOTTERY?
A registration link will be available at www.skyway10k.com starting on Monday, October 18th at 8:00 a.m. Registration closes on Sunday, October 24th, at 11:59 p.m.
WHAT IF I RAN THE 2021 VIRTUAL SKYWAY 10K?
If you were one of the first 2,000 registrants to enter the 2021 Virtual Skyway 10K, you are eligible to register during the Priority Registration period and bypass the lottery process. You will receive detailed instructions, including your unique registration link, to the email address provided when you registered for that event in a separate email. Please note that the eligible participant must register on or prior to the Priority Registration close date in order to bypass the lottery process.
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.
WHY IS REGISTRATION FOR THE SKYWAY 10K BRIDGE RUN HELD THROUGH A LOTTERY SYSTEM?
The Skyway 10K decided to switch to a lottery system for the 2020 event in order to establish a fair and less frantic way for participants to register for the event and has decided to continue that process. Under the first-come-first-served system, the event sold out within 22 minutes in only its second year for the 2019 Skyway 10K. The lottery system provides an equal opportunity for all participants to register and be selected for the event, while also helping to eliminate errors and delays caused by high traffic volumes to the registration site.
HOW DOES REGISTRATION FOR THE SKYWAY 10K LOTTERY WORK?
All interested parties will be able to register for the Skyway 10K lottery by logging on to www.skyway10k.com during the one-week registration time frame of Monday, October 18th at 8:00 a.m. to Sunday, October 24th, at 11:59 p.m. You will complete the lottery registration form and will be asked to provide certain personal information. You will need to provide a valid credit card at this time although there is no fee to enter the lottery. Participants may only enter the lottery once. Those entering the lottery multiple times will have their entries removed and will not be eligible for selection for the event.
Lottery winners will be randomly selected on Monday, October 25th, and be notified via email no later than Thursday, October 28th. Lottery winners will be charged the appropriate registration fee automatically and will not be required to take any further actions.
Regardless of the date and time, if one registers during the designated lottery registration period, all individuals and groups will have an equal chance of being selected for the event.
WHEN WILL THE DRAWING FOR THE SKYWAY 10K LOTTERY OCCUR?
An electronic, random drawing will be held after the lottery period closes on Sunday, October 24th, at 11:59 p.m. Those individuals and groups who entered the lottery and win the ability to participate in the 2022 Sunshine Skyway 10K Bridge Run will be notified via email no later than Thursday, October 28th.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM RANDOMLY SELECTED THROUGH THE LOTTERY PROCESS?
Lottery winners will be automatically charged the appropriate registration amount at the time winners are selected. The registration information will arrive via email, and it is the sole responsibility of the registrants to actively check their emails, including junk or spam folders, for email responses at the designated time. Registration for the race is $80.00 per participant.
HOW MANY TIMES CAN I ENTER THE SKYWAY 10K LOTTERY?
Each individual or group (see below) may enter only once. Duplicate entries for individuals and for groups will be removed prior to the selection of registration invitees through the lottery system and those individuals submitting duplicate entries will not be eligible for selection.
HOW CAN I ENSURE MY FRIENDS AND I RUN TOGETHER?
Groups of up to four (4) participants are allowed to enter the lottery system with the opportunity to be randomly selected as a group. Groups are treated as one entry into the lottery system and will have the same chance of being selected in the lottery as each single individual entrant. Please be aware that group registrations will require one valid credit card upon registration (to be charged for all group participants only if the group is awarded entry into the 2022 Skyway 10K).
Or you may purchase one of the limited VIP entries which provide guaranteed race entry. More information on VIP can be found in the VIP section of these FAQs.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF REGISTERING A GROUP IN THE LOTTERY SYSTEM?
When signing up for the lottery, one person can select to register for the lottery as an individual or either a 2-person, 3-person or 4-person group. The person registering the group for the lottery will enter each group member’s lottery information including first name, last name, email address, date of birth, zip code and phone number for each person in the group. Please be aware that group registrations will require one valid credit card upon registration to be charged for ALL group participants only if the group is awarded entry into the 2022 Skyway 10K.
Please note that no additional members can be added to a group after the group is registered for the lottery or after the lottery process closes.
CAN I REGISTER MORE THAN ONE GROUP?
You may only be entered once, either within a group or as an individual. Duplicate entries for individuals and for groups will be removed prior to the selection of registration invitees through the lottery system and those individuals submitting duplicate entries will not be eligible for selection. Other individuals would need to register separately, or as part of another unique group.
WHAT IF MY GROUP IS SELECTED AND ONE GROUP MEMBER DECIDES NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SKYWAY 10K?
Winning “groups” will be registered and charged the registration fee for each group member upon random selection. Therefore group members that no longer wish to participate will not be provided a refund. Registrants may transfer their bib for a fee of $30 before February 19, 2022.
WHEN ARE SELECTED LOTTERY ENTRANTS NOTIFIED?
Lottery Registration will open for one week and close on Sunday, October 24th, at 11:59 p.m. Lottery winners will be randomly selected on Monday, October 25th, and be notified via email no later than Thursday, October 28th.
It is the responsibility of the participant to actively check their email, including junk or spam folders, for email notifications.
HOW ARE SELECTED LOTTERY ENTRANTS NOTIFIED?
Selected lottery entrants will be notified via email no later than Thursday, October 28th.
WHEN WILL I ENTER IN MY PERSONAL INFORMATION, PAYMENT INFORMATION, AND RACE-RELATED CHOICES?
When you register for the lottery between Monday, October 18th at 8:00 a.m. to Sunday, October 24th, at 11:59 p.m., you will enter the following contact information: first name, last name, email address, date of birth, zip code and phone number along with a valid credit card. This information is used as identifying information for the purpose of the lottery process. A valid credit card is required but will only be charged if you are selected as a lottery winner which secures your space in the 2022 Skyway 10K Bridge Run.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF I WAS NOT INVITED TO REGISTER FOR THE SKYWAY 10K? WILL I BE NOTIFIED IF I DON’T GET IN THROUGH THE LOTTERY PROCESS?
If you have not been selected for a spot, you will be notified via email no later than Thursday, October 28th. It is the responsibility of the participant to actively check their emails, including junk or spam folders, for email notifications at the designated time.
WHEN DO I PAY FOR MY REGISTRATION?
If you are randomly selected in the lottery process, the appropriate race registration cost will automatically be charged to your credit card upon lottery selection, securing your space in the 2022 Skyway 10K Bridge Run. If you are a priority registrant, your card will be charged at the time of your registration.
WILL I BE ABLE TO CHECK THE STATUS OF MY LOTTERY ENTRY?
No. All participants must check their email each week for their invitation following each lottery drawing. It is the sole responsibility of the participant to actively check their emails, including junk or spam folders, for emailed updates on their individual lottery status at the designated time.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF MY LOTTERY ENTRY WENT THROUGH CORRECTLY?
Each participant or group participant will receive a confirmation email after submitting their lottery entry, which will confirm entry into the lottery.
WHERE DO I REGISTER FOR VIP?
You can register for VIP on a first-come, first-served basis starting Monday, October 18th at 8:00 a.m. until all 500 spaces sell out.
HOW MANY VIP SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE?
There are 500 VIP entries available for the Skyway 10K.
HOW MUCH DOES A VIP SPOT COST?
VIP Registration is $300 per entry.
WHEN DOES VIP REGISTRATION OPEN?
VIP Registration opens on Monday, October 18th at 8:00 a.m.
CAN I RESERVE A VIP SPOT?
No. VIP Entries are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis and when they sell out, they are not available anymore.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN MY VIP REGISTRATION?
- Guaranteed access to the 2022 race
- Guaranteed choice of bus wave
- VIP Race Bib will be conveniently mailed
- VIP Bag Check
- VIP SWAG Bag
- Commemorative Shirt, which can be picked up at the Race Expo on race weekend, or after the race on Sunday, March 6th.
- Access to VIP Luxury Tent on Saturday during the Pre-Race Expo and on Sunday for the Post Race Party, which includes:
- Private, VIP Bathrooms
- Heaters and/or Air Conditioners/Fans
- Open Bar
- Buffet Style Food
- Live Race Stream on Race Day
- Lounge Areas
- Note: VIP Luxury Tent access is for the registration holder ONLY; children under 3 are allowed in the tent free of charge but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
CAN I HAVE SOMEONE WHO ISN’T RACING COME INTO THE VIP AREA WITH ME?
Only people with VIP credentials will be allowed into the VIP area. During VIP registration you can purchase additional guest passes at $180 each. A guest pass does not allow the guest to participate in the race. Guest passes are limited in availability and are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis through VIP registration only. Guest passes will be picked up at the VIP tent on race weekend. The guest must accompany the VIP runner to the VIP tent to receive their guest pass wristband. Children under 3 are allowed in the tent free of charge but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
WHAT TIME WILL THE BRIDGE CLOSE ON RACE DAY?
The northbound span of the bridge will close at 3:30AM EST on Sunday, March 6, 2022, and will reopen at 11AM EST sharp. The southbound 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.
RACE LOGISTIC QUESTIONS
Check back soon for race information.
HOW MANY PARTICIPANTS CAN BE IN THE RACE THIS YEAR?
Participation is limited to 8,000 registrants for the Skyway 10K race.
WHAT TIME WILL THE BRIDGE CLOSE ON RACE DAY?
The northbound span of the bridge will close at 3:30AM EST on Sunday, March 6th, 2022, and will reopen at 11AM EST sharp. The southbound lanes will remain open throughout the entire race.
CAN MY PACKET BE MAILED TO ME?
During the online registration process, there will be a bib-mail option available for an additional $10 fee. They will be mailed out the second week in February. Participant shirt and swag bag may be retrieved after the run.
WHERE DO I PICK UP MY RACE PACKET AND BIB NUMBER?
If you did not select the bib-mail option, participants MUST pick up their packet during our Pre-Race Expo at Tropicana Field on Saturday, March 5, 2022, from 10AM – 6PM EST. Absolutely NO packets can be picked up on the day of the race, Sunday, March 6, 2022. Every participant is responsible for picking up their own packet.
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?
Transfers of your racing bib to another participant must be completed by February 19, 2022. Please check back for more information on bib transfers, which will require a $30 transfer fee. Changes to shirt sizes must be complete by November 19, 2021.
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 at their designated bus wave loading time. 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 MY 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 one hour before your designated bus wave time.
I'M UNABLE TO RUN, CAN SOMEONE ELSE WEAR MY NUMBER?
No. However, for a $30 transfer fee, participants may transfer bibs until February 19th, 2022.
CAN I TRANSFER MY SKYWAY 10K BIB TO ANOTHER PARTICIPANT?
We are allowing bib transfers this year. Bib transfers will be permitted until February 19th, 2022 for a $30 transfer fee.
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.
WHAT IF I ORDERED THE WRONG SIZE SHIRT?
Participants may change their shirt size on their registration until November 19th, 2021. At Packet Pick Up during the 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 water stations throughout 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?
- Bus Wave A loading starts at 4:45am; last bus departs at 5:30am
- Bus Wave B loading starts at 5:30am; last bus departs at 6:10am
- Bus Wave C loading starts at 6:10am; last bus departs at 6:50am
- Bus Wave D loading starts at 6:50am; last bus departs at 7:30am
For those runners who selected VIP, you may board and load any bus during any wave by accessing the VIP bus loading corral with your VIP race bib.
Runners should be aware that they need time to park and get to the bus loading area. It also takes time to check your belongings at gear check and be screened by security. Plan to arrive 15 minutes BEFORE your bus wave begins loading and your morning. Please be aware that if you arrive after the last bus in your wave departs, we CAN NOT guarantee you will be allowed to get to the start line. There are no refunds.
WHAT IS BEING PROVIDED ON RACE DAY?
On Race Day, participants will be provided food and beverages as well as a post-race party including live music.
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PRE-RACE EXPO QUESTIONS
WHERE IS THE PRE-RACE EXPO HELD?
At Tropicana Field Parking Lot 7 in beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday, March 5th, 2022, from 10AM – 6PM EST.
WHERE DO I PARK FOR THE PRE-RACE EXPO AND FOR RACE DAY?
Tropicana Field Parking Lot 7 will be utilized for the Pre-Race Expo, Race Day parking, and Race Day pick-up, and will serve as a drop-off point for racers before and after the race, and as the spectator area during the race. Racers may also park their cars during the Pre-Race Expo and on Race Day at Tropicana Field for no additional cost.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED WITHOUT RUNNING?
We are in need of volunteers! If interested, please sign up HERE.
WHAT IS THE AGE REQUIREMENT TO VOLUNTEER?
Volunteers must be 16 years or older (if under 18, an adult must register for and accompany them). If you have a volunteer under 16 years of age who would like to help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Bridge Support Volunteers MUST be 18 years or older.
Post-Race Party Volunteers MUST be 21 years or older.
HOW DO I REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER?
CAN I VOLUNTEER FOR MORE THAN ONE TASK?
Absolutely, and we certainly appreciate your enthusiasm! You are more than welcome to volunteer for both pre-event and day-of-race positions if you like.
WHERE AND WHEN WILL I BE VOLUNTEERING?
The Skyway 10K Bridge Run requires more than 500 volunteers in a variety of different dates, time, locations and responsibilities. As a result, there is no shortage of opportunities available for enthusiastic and supportive volunteers.
When registering, please make sure you read the descriptions fully and note the time of each shift. We will be communicating with volunteers in February as a reminder of your commitment and to provide you with additional details regarding your expectations and duties for your volunteer shift(s).
WHAT DO I GET FOR VOLUNTEERING?
Volunteers will receive a volunteer t-shirt, the ability to support thousands of runners across an iconic bridge with a front-row seat to one of the most breathtaking settings and unique 10K races in the country, all while being an integral part of an event where 100% of every race registration fee dollar goes to fund projects that support the families of our service men and women.
Furthermore, this year our first 500 volunteers will be granted Priority Registration to bypass the lottery for the 2023 Skyway 10K (subject to certain restrictions). If you would like to volunteer at the 2022 Skyway 10K, please email us at email@example.com or register at this link HERE. We can’t produce a successful event without the support of our amazing volunteers!
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY VOLUNTEER JOB?
Please make sure to read ALL emails regarding your volunteer duties and follow up with any questions from the Volunteer Director. It is imperative that you know where you are supposed to be and when, that you allow for plenty of time to arrive prior to the start of your shift (including coffee, restroom, parking, and traffic), and that you arrive well-rested and enthusiastic to support these race participants and a wonderful cause!
WHAT DO I DO WHEN I SHOW UP TO VOLUNTEER?
You must check-in at the Volunteer Tent (unless otherwise instructed) at the Tropicana Field Parking Lot, where the Race Expo is held. The Volunteer Director will provide you with your t-shirt, and your Zone Captain will escort you to your volunteer location, providing any instructions necessary to complete your volunteer duties.
WHAT DO I BRING WITH ME WHEN I VOLUNTEER?
Please check the weather in advance and plan accordingly. Please make sure that you bring water, comfortable shoes, snacks, sunscreen, and anything else you may need during your shift.
ARE GROUPS WELCOME?
Volunteer groups of all ages are encouraged! If you have a team, club, or organization that would like to volunteer, please contact volunteer@skyway10K.com for more information.
IF I AM RACING, CAN I ALSO VOLUNTEER?
Yes! You can participate in pre-event volunteer opportunities such as Packet & Goodie Bag Stuffing at the beginning of Race Week, or Packet Pick-Up at the Race Expo on the day before the Race. However, you cannot volunteer on the day of the race as all volunteer shifts on the day of the event will overlap with the actual race event.
CAN I BRING MY FRIEND/CHILD/PET WITH ME WHEN I VOLUNTEER?
Unfortunately, no. Only registered volunteers will be allowed on-site due to safety and security concerns for the event. However, if you have a friend or child over the age of 16 (subject to the age restrictions on certain volunteer duties) that is interested in helping, please have them register as a volunteer!
We do, however, ask that young children sit this event out. If your child is under 16, but is able and willing to complete a volunteer task with you, it is required that you please email volunteer@skyway10K.com for approval.
We love dogs and other pets, but require that you leave them at home during your volunteer shift.
WHERE WILL I PARK?
All volunteer parking will be at Tropicana Field. You will receive an email prior to your volunteer shift with specific information regarding the Tropicana Field Parking Lot that will serve as our designated Volunteer Parking Area.
QUESTIONS CONCERNING COVID-19
The Skyway 10K team plans to host an in-person edition of the race with our usual pre-race EXPO and post-race party in March 2022. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and communications from the CDC and other health authorities. We are committed to open communication with our participants, volunteers, partners, and the racing community. We will update the status of our event as often as we have new information. Please review the Refund Policy below prior to registering. Our number one priority is to put on a safe event. Please stay safe, healthy, and active during this time.