About THE RACE COURSE
The Skyway 10K is a point-to-point course from Manatee County to Pinellas County running northbound over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. While participants will complete the race on the bridge, a second finish line is located at Tropicana Field where racers can greet friends and family, receive their medals, and enjoy the Post-Race Expo!
Please note: The northbound span of the bridge will close at 3:30AM EST on Sunday morning and will reopen at 11AM EST sharp. The southbound lanes will remain open throughout the entire race.
WHAT TO EXPECT FOR THE DAY OF THE RACE
Checking In—Getting Ready to Race
Saturday Race Expo
All registered participants who did not purchase packet mailing are required to pick up their race packets at Tropicana Field Parking Lot 1 from 10 AM to 6 PM on Saturday of race weekend, during the Race Expo. This is the ONLY day that packets can be picked up.
What to Bring:
- Photo I.D.
- Bib number*
*Bib lookup will be available online closer to race weekend.
PLEASE NOTE: Every participant is responsible for ensuring that their packet is picked up. If you cannot pick up your packet in person, download and complete the Friends and Family Packet Pick Up Form to authorize a third party to collect it for you.
ABSOLUTELY NO PACKETS CAN BE PICKED UP ON RACE DAY, MARCH 3, 2024. Questions or concerns? Contact email@example.com
Friends and Family Pick-up Form
We understand there could be many situations preventing a participant from picking up their own registration packet. Any participant unable to collect their own packet may authorize another individual to do so on their behalf with the completed Friends and Family Packet Pick-Up Form.
- Packets will not be released to anyone other than the race participant without a signed Friends and Family Pick-Up Form.
- It is the sole responsibility of the participant to ensure that the Participant Waiver is filled out correctly and to provide a clear photocopy of their photo I.D. and bib number.
- There will be NO exceptions, including releasing packets to friends, family members, or spouses.
The Skyway 10K is proud to be completely cup-less to help keep Tampa Bay beautiful and ensure all participants and volunteers are safe. There will not be any paper water cups available between the start and the finish line.
Participants WILL have access to water in the start area and in self-serve refill stations throughout the course. These stations also operate as drinking fountains.
Participants are allowed to bring water bottles (see below). Participants are responsible for carrying their own bottles from start to finish, as there will be no trash cans on the bridge.
Tropicana Field is providing parking for Skyway 10K Race Weekend completely free of cost! Parking is available for race participants, spectators, and Expo visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Because of limited parking and traffic, carpooling or ride-sharing to Tropicana Field is recommended.
Due to the volume of attendees, participants may need to park around Tropicana Field on surrounding streets, so please consider potential street parking costs.
Allow plenty of time to walk to Tropicana Field so as not to miss bus departure waves. Buses will depart from Tropicana Field and shuttle racers to the starting line in Manatee County.
All participants are responsible for making sure they arrive on time, with sufficient time to board their bus. This includes accounting for any traffic, parking time, and walking time. Please plan accordingly!
Safety and Security
In collaboration with the Armed Forces Families Foundation, Florida Highway Patrol, the City of St. Petersburg, and Florida Fish and Wildlife, Skyway 10K will be providing safety and security throughout the entirety of the weekend. This includes Expo security, bag check, and immediate response ready at any point during the race.
Skyway 10K will have a complimentary bag check at Tropicana Field, where one bag per person can be checked in the morning of the race. There will be NO bags allowed on the course. Participants will not be allowed on their bus if they have a bag, and should consider the time it takes to park, check a bag, and get on the bus on time.
Please be aware that every bag is subject to inspection before it’s checked. It is advised to leave belongings at home or in your car if possible. PLEASE NOTE: The Skyway 10K and Tropicana Field are not responsible for stolen property from your vehicle.
Confused or unsure about an item? Send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring it to the Race Expo on Saturday to inquire.