Runners from all 50 states and more than 20 countries travel to north Florida’s coast each year to experience DONNA Marathon Weekend. Whether you’re traveling nationally, internationally, or driving in from the surrounding Jacksonville area, we encourage you to book your airfare and hotel rooms well in advance of Marathon weekend. Be sure to take advantage of special offers and rates from our amazing partners. Please reference DONNA when making all travel arrangements to ensure you get the best deals!
DONNA welcomes back host hotel Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in 2017. Located just steps away from the starting line in Ponte Vedra Beach, the warm and welcoming resort features newly renovated guest rooms and spacious one-and-two bedroom villas with kitchenettes — perfect for athletes traveling alone or with friends and families.
In honor of DONNA Marathon Weekend, the resort will provide special perks for participants and their guests all weekend long. Registered runners and their families can receive exclusive room rates and specialty spa packages offering massage services and body treatments tailored just for runners. Other athlete-approved benefits include a health-conscious culinary team providing excellent indoor and outdoor dining options pre and post run, and an abundance of relaxation opportunities with four pools and Cabana Beach Club access, just a quick complimentary shuttle ride away.
We are proud to call Jacksonville home of The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer, and we would be tickled pink to see you in Jacksonville this February!
With over 22 miles of white sand beaches and an average temperature of 72 degrees, we are the perfect destination for you this winter. See you soon!
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Unparalleled history. Abundant nightlife. Amazing architecture. Eclectic dining. Boutique shopping. Luxury accommodations. Natural habitat and abundant wildlife. You’ll find it all on Florida’s Historic Coast – just a few short miles from the DONNA Starting Line in St. Johns county.
Peek into the past on a tour of Castillo de San Marcos in the nation’s oldest city of Saint Augustine, or eat homemade ice cream while walking down St. George Street to the vibrant sounds of local street musicians and artistically inclined Flagler College students.
In 2015, St. Augustine celebrated its 450th anniversary — a milestone no other city in the U.S. can claim. It’s easy to see why this seaside city claims its history is unparalleled. Saint Augustine’s historic fort, stunning Spanish Colonial architecture and brick-paved streets, along with more than 60 historic sites and attractions, serve as authentic reminders of a bygone era. Around every corner and turn through town is an experience in old world charm and a rich and diverse culture.
Adventure seekers can hike, kayak and explore miles of pristine Florida habitat, quietly spotting plenty of wildlife along the way. More than nine plus miles of nature trails wind through the GTM Research Reserve located on scenic A1A. The coastal estuary offers incredible views of lush vegetation, nesting bald eagles, and possible encounters with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and the West Indian manatee. Visit www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com to learn more.