RACE COURSE AND PARKING
The Skyway 10K is point-to-point from Manatee County to Pinellas County running northbound over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. The only way to get to the starting line will be by official buses. Buses will begin loading at Tropicana Field in Downtown St. Petersburg. Runners will be bussed to the starting point in Terra Ceia in Manatee County. Once over the bridge, buses will be waiting at the finish line to take runners back to Tropicana Field.
Please note: the northbound lanes over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge are scheduled to close at 3:30 AM on Sunday, March 3, 2019. Please make travel plans to Tropicana Field accordingly.
This year, we will have an app (Android/iPhone) that will have live parking updates to make race day easier!
Here are some additional facts regarding the elevation of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, courtesy of FDOT:
The elevation of the PGL (Profile Grade Line) for the flat trestle spans is 26’ above Mean Sea Level
The top of the barrier wall at the center of the main span is 200’ above Mean Sea Level
The slope of either side of the main span of the bridge is a 4% grade
From the center of tower to center of tower is 1,200 feet
Tropicana Field is providing parking for Race Day weekend completely FREE of cost! Parking is available for all race participants and spectators on a first-come, first-serve basis – it will fill up fast! Here are a few tips:
- Participants may need to park around Tropicana Field on the streets, so consider street parking costs (if any)
- Allow plenty of time to walk to Tropicana Field so as not to miss bus departure waves