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Skyway 10K notifies 300-600 people of second chance to register after computer glitch

The spots will be given to those who tried to register on Thursday but were thwarted by computer glitches.

Registration for the 2019 Skyway 10K was marred by computer glitches Thursday, preventing some runners from signing up for the 8,000 spots.

However, 300-600 people who were told they weren't going to run will get the chance after all.

Some registrants were entered more than once, so the extra spots will be reopened once the errors are fixed.

The duplicated registrations will be refunded.

Events.com officials said Saturday it would notify people in the order they attempted to register that they will be able to run. They will receive an email and then have 48 hours to accept or the spots will go to someone else who tried to register.

If you unsuccessfully tried to register, you should check your inbox -- and junk folder. The Skyway 10K hopes to have all spots re-assigned by Wednesday.

Friday, Events.com apologized for the difficulties and said it would make a $10,000 donation to the Armed Forces Families Foundation, which benefits from the proceeds of the race.

The Skyway 10K will take place March 3, 2019.

Organizers said they would move to a lottery system next year to prevent registration issues from happening ahead of the 2020 race.

Editor's Note: 10News WTSP is a sponsor of the Skyway 10K.

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