Epic Victory: Skyway 10K Conquered by Thousands in Rain-Drenched Run


With a burst of energy and determination, thousands of runners took on the challenge of the seventh annual Skyway 10K, spanning the iconic Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Despite a sudden downpour just before the race began, participants remained undeterred, driven by a shared commitment to honor active and veteran U.S. Armed Forces members. As they crossed the finish line, drenched but triumphant, each runner contributed to a cause greater than themselves. By supporting military families through the exhilarating event, they made a meaningful impact.

At 6:20 a.m., over 8,000 runners of all ages and backgrounds began the race across Manatee, Pinellas, and Hillsborough counties. Participants were free to run, trot, or walk, accommodating individuals, families, and running clubs.

Amidst the camaraderie and triumph, participants reflected on personal milestones and shared experiences. For retired naval officer Ken Walsh, navigating the challenging incline was a testament to resilience and determination, resulting in a commendable finishing time of 56 minutes.

The success of the Skyway 10K extends beyond individual achievements, with the event raising over $2.6 million for the Armed Forces Families Foundation. Through generous contributions and unwavering support, participants continue to make a meaningful difference in the lives of military families nationwide.

Skyway 10K race results: See where you placed

Congratulations to all participants of the seventh annual Skyway 10K! Your dedication and commitment have made a significant impact in supporting military families through this iconic event.
Now, it’s time to check your results and celebrate your accomplishments. Click here for the latest Skyway 10K race results.
Every step and stride directly contributed to the event’s success and vital support for military families. If you’d like to further contribute to this worthy cause, visit the organization’s donation page to make a difference today.