ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) - The inaugural Skyway 10K is in the books, and runners are already looking forward to next year.
The morning hours proved to be windy as runners pushed themselves up the infamous Skyway incline and across the finish line.
"It was just so windy that you just couldn't even believe it, like even when people were starting to stand toward the edge. It was very scary,” offered Lisa Kristian, who traveled from Pennsylvania to participate in the run.
Some runners paced themselves, and took breaks to take in their surroundings. Some snapped selfies.
One-hundred percent of the run proceeds will be donated to the Armed Forces Family Foundation.
FOX 13 spotted several runners who were honoring loved ones who had been killed while serving overseas, and two men dressed in firefighter turnout gear to raise awareness for the Children’s Tumor Foundation and Firefighters who lost their battles with cancer.
Whether participants ran for themselves or for others, a majority agreed that they would do it all over again next year.