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More Than 8,000 to Run in Skyway 10K


About 100 VIP places are still available.

ST. PETERSBURG – General admission registration for the Third Annual Skyway 10K is full with more than 8,000 runners scheduled to take part in the event.

“If you did not receive a notification or if you missed your opportunity to register, unfortunately the general admission portion of the race is now full and is closed,” said Jonathan Dziuba, race director for the Skyway 10K. “While we were unable to accommodate everyone who signed up for the lottery process this year, we hope that they would either consider serving as a volunteer for the event, or join us at Tropicana Field on Feb. 29 and March 1 for the free festivities surrounding the Skyway 10K in celebrating our armed forces and their families, and we welcome them to try again next year.”

The Skyway 10K lottery registration process opened Oct. 3 and went through Oct. 20. More than 14,925 people registered for the lottery process for the 7,500 general admission slots in the March 1 event.

A bit more than 100 VIP entries remain. VIP registrations can be purchased at for $300 per person until they are sold out. Those who register for VIP will also be able to enjoy exclusive amenities including a private lounge with catering, open bar, private bathrooms and more throughout race weekend.

The Sunshine Skyway 10K Bridge Run is the only annual bridge run across the iconic Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge. The Skyway 10K was the first run across the Skyway Bridge since the bridge opened to vehicle traffic in 1987.

The Skyway 10K benefits the Armed Forces Families Foundation, with 100 percent of all race registration fee dollars being donated to the charity. Since the inaugural race, more than $1.2 million has been raised for the Armed Forces Families Foundation by the Skyway 10K.

The Armed Forces Families Foundation, together with participating Taco Bell and IHOP restaurants and the Sunshine Skyway 10K Bridge Run, are proud supporters of America’s armed forces and their families. Since 2006, the Armed Forces Families Foundation has raised and given back more than $3 million. One hundred percent of every dollar raised goes directly toward projects to help those who protect our freedom.

All rules for the Third Annual Skyway 10K will remain the same as last year, including which items runners may bring and items that are prohibited. Participants are required to be 16 years or older. Participants are strictly prohibited from entering the bus lane during the race. Anyone who enters the bus lane poses a serious safety risk and will be removed from the race and banned from all future Skyway 10K events.

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. Only the northbound lanes of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge are scheduled to be closed from 3:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. on March 1.

Anyone interested in volunteering for the Skyway 10K should go to and anyone interested in sponsoring should go to

Photo courtesy of the Sunshine Skyway 10K Bridge Run.

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