ST. PETERSBURG, Fla- — The 4th annual Skyway 10K, will be held virtually this year as officials cite COVID for the decision.
The 10k which benefits the Armed Forces Families Foundation, is scheduled to take place virtually this March 2021.
Officials say the first 2,000 registrants for the 2021 virtual race will be able to bypass next year’s lottery system and have the opportunity to register for the 5th Annual Skyway 10K in 2022.
"Assuming, the 2022 Skyway 10K Bridge Run is allowed to proceed as an in-person run, please note that the registration fees for the 2021 race will not apply to next year’s race registration fee."
The Skyway 10K registration costs $55, and can be completed virtually anytime from March 6 through March 31.
The race is open to the first 2,500 people to register. Participants will receive the ability to print off a race bib, run a 10K race on a treadmill or anywhere they’re legally allowed to run.
After finishing they can then print off a completion certificate and receive a medal and a shirt.
Those interested in participating can register at Skyway10K.com beginning Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. The registration is donated to the Armed Forces Families Foundation.
“First and foremost, we want to thank everyone who has supported our men and women in uniform by being a part of the Skyway 10K in years past,” said Nick Peters, executive director of the Armed Forces Families Foundation. “We’re pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual Skyway 10K generated $642,880 in donations to the Armed Forces Families Foundation through registration dollars, and that money goes to help military families across the southeast U.S.”
Each year, a sizable portion of the annual donations received by the Armed Forces Families Foundation is received through the Skyway 10K.
“Due to COVID-19, our priority is the safety and well-being of our participants, volunteers, and staff,” said Peters. “While we won’t be able to take in the extraordinary views from the top of the Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge this year, we’re hopeful that people will be excited to participate in this event virtually and safely support our armed forces and their families.”