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Thousands race over iconic Suncoast bridge

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The race, the first ever to be held across the Skyway Bridge since its opening in 1987, started at 6 a.m. on the south side of the bridge

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (WWSB) – Thousand of participants raced 6.2 miles across the Iconic Sunshine Skyway Bridge Sunday morning during the inaugural Sunshine Skyway 10K.

The race, the first ever to be held across the Skyway Bridge since its opening in 1987, started at 6 a.m. on the south side of the bridge. Runners then traveled up 430 feet the top of the bridge before reaching the finish line at the Skyway’s north rest stop.

All five branches of the Armed forces were represented during the race, with all proceeds from the event going to the Armed Forces Families Foundation.

For 6 hours Sunday morning, the race closed the northbound lanes of the skyway as organizers prepared for the race.

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