The Skyway 10K is the premiere running event in all of Tampa Bay. It’s your own chance to run up the expanse of the gorgeous structure and see the sunrise from the top. The event sells out quick. The organizers behind the event host a lottery for potential runners to enter. The select lucky individuals will get to participate in the demanding and rewarding event.
The 3rd annual event takes place on March 1, 2020. To date, the Sunshine Skyway 10K has raised more than $1.2 million for the Armed Forces Families Foundation in its first two years. One hundred percent of every registration fee dollar goes to fund projects that support the families of service members.
Thousands participate in the massive race
The 2020 event is capped at 8,000 registrants. There’s still time to enter the lottery. Registration officially closes on October 20. If you don’t want to leave it up to chance, you can do the VIP Registration. It costs $300 and grantees you a spot in the race.
VIPs also enjoy access to the VIP Luxury tent on Saturday during the Pre-Race Expo and on Sunday for the Post Race Party. The VIP tent includes:
- Private, VIP Bathrooms (VI-Potties)
- Heaters and Air conditioners/fans
- Open bar
- Buffet style food
- Live Race stream on Race Day
- Lounge Areas
Proceeds benefit Armed Forces Family Foundation
An electronic “random drawing” will be held after the lottery period closes on Sunday, October 20th. Those individuals and groups who entered the lottery and receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Sunshine Skyway 10K Bridge Run will be notified of their invitation via email on Monday, October 21 by approximately 10am, and will have until Sunday, October 27 at 11:59pm to accept the invitation.
Those who win the lottery and accept the invitation to race will have to pay the $80 general registration fee.
All Skyway 10K registration invitees will have one week to claim their spots and register online. Any unclaimed spots are deemed to have been forfeited without exception, and will be offered to the next randomly selected individuals on the following Monday after that one-week acceptance period expires. The process will continue until all available spots have been claimed.
Departing from Tropicana Field
All pre- and post-race day activities will be held at Tropicana Field (1 Tropicana Drive South). 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.
Tropicana Field is providing parking for Race Weekend completely FREE of cost! Parking is available for race participants and spectators on a first-come, first-served basis. All registrants will receive a designated bus departure time and are encouraged to arrive an hour before hand to ensure they’re bussed to the starting line.
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