By James Judge
Registration for the second annual Skyway 10K will open Thursday, September 13 at 1 p.m. Eastern and the event is expected to sell-out quickly.
It will take place on Sunday, March 3, 2019.
The top changes for the Second Annual Skyway 10K are:
-Increased number of waves to reduce the congestion on the bridge
-New awards for King and Queen of the Hill (timed race up the incline of the bridge)
-Improved coordination with the City of St. Pete Police and Tampa Bay Rays to ease parking congestion on both Saturday and Sunday
-New iPhone/Android app to keep you updated on Race Day including live parking suggestions
-Improved race shirt sizing
-Redesigned bus boarding queues for easier loading and post-race unloading through the medal and food areas
-Option to have your race packet mailed to you
-Bleacher seating at Tropicana Field around the jumbotron for friends and family to watch the CBS live coverage
-GoPros now allowed on the bridge
-Virtual Racing – details available later this year
The inaugural Sunshine Skyway 10K Bridge Run raised $560,000 for the Armed Forces Families Foundation. All dollars went to fund projects supporting the families of our service men and women.
The sold-out inaugural Skyway 10K took place on March 4 and was an overwhelming success. Participant registration for the run across the Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge realized its targeted 7,000 participant capacity only five days after being announced. It was the first running event across the Skyway Bridge since it opened in 1987.
In all, people from 40 states, three countries and all five branches of the United States armed forces participated in the run.
As planned, 100 percent of the proceeds from the Skyway 10K are going to benefit the Armed Forces Families Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides 100 percent of the funds they raise back to projects that help our military service men and women and their families.
The annual run begins on I-275 at the rest area just south of the Skyway Bridge and ends at the rest area on the North side of the bridge, which equals 10 kilometers or 6.2 miles.