ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The lottery for next year's Skyway 10K closed at 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
When will the drawing for the Skyway 10K lottery occur?
An electronic “random drawing” will be held after the lottery period closes on Oct. 20. Those individuals and groups who entered the lottery and receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Sunshine Skyway 10K Bridge Run will be notified of their invitation via email on Monday, Oct. 21 by approximately 10 a.m., and will have until Oct. 27 at 11:59 p.m. ET to accept the invitation.
What happens if I am randomly selected through the lottery process?
You will receive an opportunity to register for a race entry into the Third Annual Skyway 10K Race on March 1st, 2020. The registration invitation will arrive via email, and it is the sole responsibility of the registrants to actively check their emails, including junk or spam folders, for email responses at the designated time. Registration for the race is $80.00 per participant.
At this time participants will be required to submit payment to complete their registration securing their entry into the Skyway 10K Bridge Run.
All Skyway 10K registration invitees will have one week to claim their spots and register online. Any unclaimed spots are deemed to have been forfeited without exception, and will be offered to the next randomly selected individuals on the following Monday after that one week acceptance period expires. The process will continue until all available spots have been claimed.
Skyway 10K officials said there are more than 14,000 people registered for the 8,000 spots.
People who signed up for the race through the lottery process don't have to pay for their registration unless they are picked a winner. Then, they will have until Sunday, Oct. 27 at 11:59 p.m. to finish their race registration and pay the $80 registration fee.
Race organizers remind interested participants to check their email regularly, including their spam folders.
The race will start on I-275 at the rest area just south of the Skyway Bridge and ends at the Northside of the bridge. Northbound lanes of the bridge will be closed from 3:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. on March 1.
The event supports the Armed Forces Families Foundation.
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The Skyway 10K is the only yearly run across the iconic Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge. It benefits the nonprofit Armed Forces Families Foundation, which supports our military service members and their loved ones.
Since 2006, the Armed Forces Families Foundation has given back more than $2 million to deserving projects.
The Skyway 10K donates 100 percent of all race registration fees to the Armed Forces Families Foundation.