ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (FOX 13) - There will be a lot more foot traffic along the Sunshine Skyway Bridge as it closes some of its lanes for the annual 10K race.
The second annual Skyway 10K returns on Sunday. From 3:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., the northbound lanes of the bridge will shut down from vehicle traffic, only to be filled with runners. Southbound lanes will remain open.
When online registration opened in September 2018, the roughly 8,000 available spots sold out within two hours.
All of the proceeds from the race will benefit the Armed Forces Families Foundation. The inaugural race in 2018 raised $560,000. The non-profit organization funds projects to help military service members and their families.
Last year, the race brought people from all over the world to Tampa Bay. Race organizers said there were runners from 40 different states in America, three countries, and members from all five branches of the U.S. armed forces participated in the 10K.
The race begins on Interstate 275 at the rest area just south of the Skyway Bridge, and ends at the rest area located north of the bridge for a total of 6.2 miles.