Mark your calendars, runners! Registration opens soon for the third annual 10K across the iconic Sushine Skyway Bridge.
Organizes announced in September that the race will take place on March 1, 2020. Registration opens on October 3.
The run, which started in 2017, donates 100% of the profits raised to the non-profit Armed Forces Families Foundation. Since its inception, the event has raised more than $1.2 million for AFFF.
“We’re excited about the third Annual Skyway 10K and are very much looking forward to 2020,” said Jonathan Dziuba, race director for the Skyway 10K. “More than 1,000 people work together to make this event happen. We’re so grateful for their support, for the opportunity to continue to put on this event, and that the community has embraced this as one of the Tampa Bay area’s most exclusive and premier outdoor events.”
According to organizers, registration spots for up to 8,000 runners will become available through a new lottery process beginning at 9 a.m. on October 3. Applying for the lottery portion of the registration will be free.
Winners will be selected at random and will be allowed to register for the race, which will then allow them to pay the $80 registration fee. The lottery process will also allow groups of up to four participants to apply for the lottery together, but please note that each group will have an identical chance of being selected from the lottery as individual registrants.
Winners of the lottery process will be able to select their desired bus wave during registration as space allows. Groups, families and friends who have been selected individually and wish to run together should select the same bus wave as each other.
More information on the lottery process is available on the Skyway 10K's website.
Last year, people from 40 states, three countries and all five branches of the United States armed forces participated in the run. It starts 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.
Anyone interested in volunteering for or sponsoring the second annual Skyway 10K can learn more by visiting skyway10k.com.