Welcome to the 15th Anniversary DONNA Marathon Weekend Athlete Guide. Details are subject to change. Please check back often for updates. #DONNATogether

DONNA Health & Safety Plan

2022 Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4th

Social Shakeout Run

Southern Grounds, The Courtyard at 200 First Street
200 1st Street, Neptune Beach [map]

8:00 a.m. – 3 Mile Run/Walk with Donna Deegan, DONNA Special Guests and the D-Squad.
FREE and Open to All

DONNA Health & Wellness Expo

Jacksonville Fairgrounds
510 Fairground Place
Jacksonville, FL [map]
Open Noon – 6 p.m.
Online registration will remain open through Saturday, February 5 at 3 PM ET.  Packet pick-up is available during expo hours.
Free and Open to the Public, Free Parking in Lot P

It has been said our expo is the best in the industry, and this year we are moving to the heart of the City of Jacksonville’s Sports Complex. The Jacksonville Fairgrounds is going pink, will serve as runner packet pickup, and will host all Saturday race events including the 5K presented by Equitable Advisors and Anniversary 15K Relay presented by FIS.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5th

DONNA 5K presented by Equitable Advisors
DONNA Anniversary 15K Relay presented by FIS

Jacksonville Fairgrounds [Map]
Parking in Lot P

7:00 a.m. Registration and Packet Pickup Opens inside the Expo
8:00 a.m. 5K and 15K Relay Start

Participants earn a signature running ribbon medal racing through the heart of Downtown Jacksonville. Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of DONNA Marathon Weekend as a team! Teams of 3 race the 5K course relay style in the NEW 15K Relay presented by FIS.

DONNA Family Fun Run – The “DONNA Dash”

Jacksonville Fairgrounds [Map]
Parking in Lot P

7:00 a.m. Registration and Packet Pickup Opens inside the Expo
11:00 a.m. Fun Run Start

Our fun run is perfect for families and will be an out and back course of up to one mile. All finishers will receive an adorable running ribbon finisher’s medal designed for kids, and enjoy special programming for kids in Athletes’ Village.

DONNA 110 Ultra Marathon

Seawalk Pavilion
75 1st St N
Jacksonville Beach, FL [Map]

7:30 a.m. 110 Start

Athletes will cover 110 miles to Finish Breast Cancer through the night in beautiful Atlantic Beach, Florida. DONNA Curb Crews are invited all night to cheer these participants to the finish line.

DONNA Health & Wellness Expo

Jacksonville Fairgrounds [Map]

Open 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Online registration will remain open through Saturday, February 5 at 3 PM ET.  Packet pick-up is available during expo hours.
Free and open to the public, Free Parking in Lot P

Return for day 2 of the DONNA Health & Fitness Expo. Shop and sample from nearly 100 exhibitors. So much fun you might forget to pick up your race packet! (But don’t do that.)

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6th

#runDONNA #DONNATogether

26.2 with DONNA National Marathon To Finish Breast Cancer
DONNA Half Marathon presented by Genentech
DONNA Booby Trap Challenge

Seawalk Pavilion
75 1st St N
Jacksonville Beach, FL [Map]

5:00 a.m. Athletes’ Village Opens
7:27 a.m. Wheelchair Start
7:30 a.m. Official Start | DONNA Start Line

Athletes’ Village

5:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Seawalk Pavilion and Latham Plaza

Before and after the race, all registered participants enjoy our famous Athletes’ Village to celebrate survivorship. Toast your finish with a Miller Lite or White Claw, everyone’s favorite hard seltzer, and don’t miss the CORA Physical Therapy tent for post- race therapy. Enjoy music from 97.9 KISS FM, and entertainment all day from the entertainment stage. Athletes’ Village will also offer gear check and first aid.

IMPORTANT: Runners! Both Miller Lite and White Claw will be available to registered athletes in Athletes’ Village on Marathon Sunday. You’ll have a beverage pull tag on your bib. If you want to be served, you will have to present an ID. This will be strictly enforced, so don’t forget to stick your ID in your sports bra. <wink>

Gear / Bag Check 

Before the race, all participants may check in their warm up/post-race gear at the Athletes’ Village Gear Check. Securely fasten your gear check tag from your race bib to the outside of your bag. After the race, you will have until 3:00 p.m. to collect your bag. Any items not picked up will be kept for 30 days and then discarded. To retrieve items left after the marathon, please email info@breastcancermarathon.com or call 904-355-PINK (7465).

DONNA Marathon Finish Line Party

8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
DONNA Finish Line
By Invitation Only

The DONNA Foundation honors top fundraisers, donors, sponsors and special guests at this exciting Finish Line viewing party.

DONNA Post Race Party

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Athletes’ Village in Seawalk Pavilion and Latham Plaza

Half Marathon Awards Ceremony

10:00 a.m. | Athletes’ Village Stage

Marathon Awards Ceremony

12:00 p.m. | Athletes’ Village Stage

26.3 Party hosted by Jeff Galloway

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  | Athletes’ Village
Open to All!

Celebrating all Marathon Finishers crossing the finish line after the 6 hour mark, join Jeff and Barb Galloway for the DONNA 26.3 Party.

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Transportation and Parking

Fairgrounds Parking (Expo and Saturday Races)

Parking is available at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds in Lot P on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early and expect delays.

Marathon Sunday Transportation and Parking

Transportation details subject to change. Please check back often for updates.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to driver shortages, bus transportation will not be provided. 

We encourage carpooling, drop-off and rideshare, or bicycle parking.  Please arrive early and expect delays. 

Parking is available in public parking lots throughout Jacksonville Beach, and on surrounding streets. Public parking at Latham Plaza and the Jacksonville Beach Pier will be closed. Please adhere to posted parking guidelines, and use sidewalks and cross-walks when making your way to Seawalk Pavilion and Latham Plaza.

Participant Drop-off/Pick-up and Rideshare

Marathon Sunday, please use Wells Fargo Bank located at 233 3rd St. N. in Jacksonville Beach, FL for all participant drop-off and rideshare services (Uber, Lyft, etc.). Heading South ONLY on A1A/3rd Street, turn right on 1st Avenue North. Turn left in to the drop-off location as directed by officials.

Bicycle Parking

Bicycle parking will be available to lock up the trusted beach cruiser while you run. Please bring your own lock, as The DONNA Foundation is not responsible for any lost or stolen bikes.

Road Closures

Beaches: Access to communities along the route may be inhibited for up to seven hours beginning at 6:00 a.m. on race day. Please plan for delays. No vehicles will be permitted to park on impacted city streets beginning Saturday, February 5 after 6 p.m. through Sunday, February 6, until streets are opened for access.

Downtown: Access along the 5K/15K route may be inhibited for up to four hours beginning at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, February 5, until streets are opened for access. Please plan for delays. Impacted roads include East Duval Street to Broad Street, West Adams Street, East Monroe Street, East Adams Street and A. Philip Randolph Boulevard.

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Pace Groups

Galloway Pace Groups

DONNA is proud to offer Official Galloway Pacers for the Marathon and Half Marathon events. Program Directors and Pace Group Leaders from around the country are coming here to pace our runners to Boston Qualifying times, personal bests, or just an official finish. How do you join a pace group? Just look for our Galloway Pacers before the race, stick with them throughout the run, and remember to move to the right of the road during walk breaks. All pacers will be easily identifiable before and during the race and will be using Jeff Galloway’s run/walk/run method for the entire 26.2 or 13.1 miles. For more information on this method, please visit jeffgalloway.com.

Pace Groups (Subject to Change)

The following marathon pace groups will be available:

  • 4:00 GOAL FINISH TIME (2 min run/30 sec walk)
  • 4:15 GOAL FINISH TIME (1:45 min run/30 sec walk)
  • 4:30 GOAL FINISH TIME (1:30 min run/30 sec walk)
  • 4:45 GOAL FINISH TIME (1 min run/30 sec walk)
  • 5:00 GOAL FINISH TIME (1 min run/30 sec walk)
  • 5:15 GOAL FINISH TIME (1 min run/30 sec walk)
  • 5:30 GOAL FINISH TIME (30 sec run/30 sec walk)
  • 5:45 GOAL FINISH TIME (30 sec run/30 sec walk)
  • 6:00 GOAL FINISH TIME (30 sec run/30 sec walk)
  • 6:30 GOAL FINISH TIME (15 sec run/30 sec walk)
  • 7:00 GOAL FINISH TIME (15 sec run/30 sec walk)

The following half-marathon pace groups will be available:

  • 1:45 GOAL FINISH TIME (4 min run/30 sec walk)
  • 1:55 GOAL FINISH TIME (3 min run/30 sec walk)
  • 2:00 GOAL FINISH TIME (2 min run/30 sec walk)
  • 2:10 GOAL FINISH TIME (1:30 min run/30 sec walk)
  • 2:15 GOAL FINISH TIME (1:30 min run/30 sec walk)
  • 2:20 GOAL FINISH TIME (1:30 min run/30 sec walk)
  • 2:25 GOAL FINISH TIME (1 min run/30 sec walk)
  • 2:30 GOAL FINISH TIME (1 min run/30 sec walk)
  • 2:35 GOAL FINISH TIME (1 min run/30 sec walk)
  • 2:40 GOAL FINISH TIME (1 min run/30 sec walk)
  • 2:45 GOAL FINISH TIME (30 sec run/30 sec walk)
  • 3:00 GOAL FINISH TIME (30 sec run/30 sec walk)
  • 3:15 GOAL FINISH TIME (15 sec run/30 sec walk)
  • 3:30 GOAL FINISH TIME (15 sec run/30 sec walk)
  • 3:45 GOAL FINISH TIME (10 sec run/ 30 sec walk)
  • 4:00 GOAL FINISH TIME (10 sec run/30 sec walk)
  • 4:30 GOAL FINISHER TIME (walking)

“Meet the Pacers” meet and greets will be held at the DONNA Expo on Friday, February 4 and Saturday February 5 throughout the day. Also look for pacers at the Jeff Galloway Training Programs booth to answer any of your pacing questions.

If you are interested in becoming a pace leader for the marathon, please contact us.

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Race Results

All races are chip timed and managed by 1st Place Sports. Live results are available in the DONNA Marathon Weekend App.

Overall Awards

The top breast cancer survivor in the full and half marathon events will be honored with an engraved Prism award from Tiffany & Co. The top overall male and female in both the ultra, full and the half marathon events will also receive an award from Tiffany & Co.

Overall awards will also be presented to the top three overall masters, male and female finishers of the full and half marathon and 5K events.

Top age group Finisher Awards

Top Finisher Age Group Awards will be presented to the top three finishers of the full and half marathon and 5K events in each of the following male and female age groups: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 & 80 and over.

Awards will also be presented to the top three relay teams and adaptive divisions.

Racing the DONNA Booby Trap Challenge? Overall awards will be presented to the top three men and women in the challenge determined by overall time for all three events based on chip times.

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Runner Safety

EVENT ALERT SYSTEM

EAS Status for Marathon Sunday is GREEN

A color-coded Event Alert System (EAS) will be used to communicate the status of course conditions to participants leading up to and on race day. The levels range from Low (green) to Moderate (yellow) to High (red) to Extreme (black) based primarily on the weather, as well as other conditions.

The DONNA Medical Director Dr. Sara Filmalter and Meteorologist Tim Deegan along with the rest of the Race Communications team, will determine and execute the specific alert level on race day.

  • E-mail, Facebook, Twitter and website communication during race week will inform participants of the current Event Alert System status and provide preparation tips based on advance weather forecasts.
  • Updates will be made at the DONNA Expo via public address announcements.
  • On race day, the current Event Alert System status will be communicated via public address announcements and color-coded signs/flags at the start and finish areas, and along the course at aid station locations.
  • All participants should familiarize themselves with the Event Alert System prior to the race, remain alert for directions from race officials and announcers and take precautions to prepare properly for varying weather conditions on race day.

Health & Safety Plan

While coming together to finish breast cancer is vital to the mission of The DONNA Foundation, the health and well-being of patients, race participants, survivors and their supporters is our top priority. Whether it be in-person or virtually, it is important for all of us to do our part to protect ourselves and those around us. Please review before you race the DONNA Health & Safety plan »

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