Virtual Athlete Guide
presented by Champion Brands
- Virtual Race Guidelines
- Virtual Race Platform
- Results and Awards
- Race Teams
- Galloway Training
- Packet Pick-up & Mailing
- DONNA Virtual Expo
- DONNA How to Be Fearless Virtual Seminar presented by Amgen
- DONNA Curb Crew
Virtual Race Guidelines
How to Run DONNA Everywhere, Together
- Register online for a DONNA Virtual Event or Fearless Series.
- Pick-up your race packet, including your finisher’s medal, at DONNA Headquarters during the published pick up times or opt to have your packet mailed to you for a small postage fee.
- Go the distance in your neighborhood:
1. Run your 5K, Half Marathon, Marathon or Ultra Marathon anytime Saturday, February 6 through Sunday, February 14, 2021 following the safety measures that have been established by your local government regarding COVID-19. Ultra athletes must cover the 110 miles over two, consecutive days.
2. Use the virtual race features in the Active Experience App to capture your time or go to our results page before 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, February 14, 2021. Challenge athletes submit a time separately for each individual event. Ultra athletes email proof of performance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Submit your time as instructed. You will need your registration ID found in your registration confirmation email or in your myactive account.
4. DONNA staff will confirm your time.
5. Official results and winners will be announced on Monday, February 15, 2021.
4. Post your results and a photo with your finisher’s medal and race bib in our Facebook group, insta or tweet using the hashtags #TogetherWeWill and #runDONNAvirtual! (That’s not required, but super fun.)
28 Days Of DONNA
In partnership with Jeff Galloway Training Programs, we invite you to participate in the National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer or the DONNA 110 by covering the 26.2 or 110 miles over 28 days. Follow the 28 Days of DONNA Galloway Race Plan (PDF) over any 28 day period of time before March 31. No time submission is required.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
WHAT IF I CAN’T RUN 3.1, 13.1, 26.2 or 110 MILES? You don’t have to run the entire miles at once unless you plan to submit an official time. That’s the beauty of a virtual race. You have until March 31 to go the distance, so you may spread the miles out.
Is my time an official finish time of the DONNA? YES! If you go the distance between February 6 – 14, 2021 all at once* and submit your time as instructed, your time will be published with official results and you will be eligible for an overall or age group award. Otherwise – your time will not be considered an official time for DONNA, nor will your time be published in results. This is all about the personal achievement of being active, earning a beautiful medal, and of course ending breast cancer!
Is the DONNA Virtual Marathon a Boston Qualifier? No. The B.A.A. is unable to accept virtual races or GPS data for the purpose of Boston Marathon qualifying times. Only qualifying times from USATF, AIMS, or other foreign equivalent certified courses may be submitted for Boston Marathon registration purposes.
MAY I COMPLETE THE RACE WITH A GROUP OR AT ANOTHER RACE EVENT? Of course! Run DONNA Everywhere, Together.
I AM A DONNA STREAKER. WILL THE VIRTUAL EVENT ALLOW ME TO KEEP MY ‘STREAK’? Yes. You will be able to maintain your streaker status completing the virtual event between February 6 and February 14, 2021 with an official result. You must submit your time to keep your streaker status. Your Streaker Charm will be mailed to the address provided at registration post-event. Thank you, we love our DONNA Streakers!
Virtual Race Platform (Active Experience App)
The key to bringing the DONNA experience to your neighborhood is our virtual race platform, which will be centralized on the Active Experience app. Learn more and download the app »
Results and Awards
For your time to be official, you must run your 5K, Half Marathon, Marathon or Ultra Marathon anytime starting Saturday, February 6 through Sunday, February 14, 2021 and use the virtual race features in the Active Experience App to capture your time or go to our results page before 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, February 14, 2021. Please note: the system will retain the last submitted time rather than the fastest!
All submitted times will be reviewed by DONNA staff for confirmation. To be eligible for an overall award, we will be monitoring for total time vs. total elapsed time. Sorry, we hate red lights too.
Official results and winners will be announced on Monday, February 15, 2021.
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 the ultra, full and half marathon events will also receive an award from Tiffany & Co.
OVERALL AND TOP AGE GROUP DIGITAL FINISHER AWARDS
The top breast cancer survivor and overall male and female finishers for all DONNA events will receive a digital DONNA Top Finisher award for social media bragging rights.
Age group digital finisher awards will also 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.
Teams are encouraged this year! Plan your DONNA race with a group of your neighborhood BRFs, get creative with a start and finish line and have FUN. Designate a team captain, and your captain will create your team during registration. Team members are then able to choose the team when registering.
Already registered? That’s ok. Create or join a team from your myactive account.
NOTE FOR FEARLESS SERIES REGISTRATION: Team registration is not available when you register for the series. Go to your myactive account after registration and create or join a team for the selected events.
Jeff Galloway Training is the official training program for all DONNA events. It is never too late to join the fun. Learn more »
Packet pick-up will be available from DONNA Headquarters and 1st Place Sports locations as selected during registration. Packet mailing is available for a fee, and packets will be mailed in advance of DONNA Marathon Weekend to all who choose this option on or before January 22, 2021. After this date, packet mailing is required.
Packet mailing is only available for addresses within the United States. To make special arrangements, please contact us.
Shop our famous expo, this year online, releasing to your email inbox Wednesday, February 10 at 6 AM.
Save the date to learn how to conquer fears, our virtual seminar presented by Amgen coming to your home or office Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13, 2021. Your DONNA Race Team is working to secure a series of speakers on fun and important topics of running and breast health. Check back soon for the schedule.
Get your pink flamingo yard art ready, we will pink our neighborhoods. Check back for more details.