Everything You Need to Know About the DONNA Marathon

Deck out in your pink-est race gear for The DONNA Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer February in Jax.

CNN Travel has ranked the DONNA Marathon as one of the “Seven Marathons Worth the Trip” and Women’s Running Magazine has named the event a “Favorite Charity Race”. Hosted right here in Jax, the DONNA Marathon is the only marathon in the nation 100 percent dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research.

In 2008, philanthropist, journalist and marathoner, Donna Deegan, created 26.2 with DONNA, The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer. The DONNA Foundation, acts as the host organization of the DONNA Marathon and works to raise funds to financially support breast cancer patients. The race makes it easy for participants and spectators to fundraise for the cause by either running the race or sharing the word to acquire potential donors.

DONNA Marathon Weekend, which is held the second weekend of February each year in Jacksonville, brings 10,000 local and international participants into the city. This Boston-Qualifying marathon offers a scenic route and large crowd support. DONNA Marathon Weekend hosts race events for athletes of all levels, including a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon and Marathon Relay. The marathon course takes runners from TPC Sawgrass, through four of Jacksonville’s beautiful beach communities, with water stations at every mile, and historically perfect race day temps (averaging 55 degrees), and finishes at Mayo Clinic. With oaked lined shaded streets in Atlantic Beach, beautiful ocean views in Jacksonville Beach, community support throughout the beautiful streets of Neptune Beach, you’ll want to experience the beauty of Jacksonville at this race.

To register for the race, or for more information about race weekend, visit breastcancermarathon.com. During race weekend, participants and fans can partake in a host of race events from Friday to Sunday.

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