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The DONNA Foundation is excited to partner with Destination Marathons as its official VIP Travel Experience Provider for the 2023 DONNA Marathon Weekend.

Destination Marathons is a runner-founded, IATAN certified travel agency, specializing in VIP experiences for runners and spectators.  They manage all logistical details of each trip so their guests can focus on the race, build friendships, and create memories.  They do everything but run for you! Learn more »

DONNA VIP Travel Experience

Open to all runners, custom-designed with input from the Galloway organization and includes:

  • 3-Night stay at Four Points Sheraton or Element by Westin (single or double occupancy options) – both hotels are mere yards away from the start/finish line
  • Free Galloway-designed training program (with custom coaching available for an additional fee) to get you ready for the race
  • Welcome reception
  • Destination Marathons (DM) goodie bags for all guests
  • Speaker panel luncheon with well-respected members of the running community
  • Running workshops with on-site vendor visits
  • Bib and packet pickup at hotel
  • Shakeout runs and beach games
  • Pre-race dinner at Four Points Sheraton
  • Pre-race gear check
  • Race morning grab-&-go breakfast bags
  • Post-race celebration at DM Finish Line tent
  • Post-race massage therapist
  • Fundraising opportunities to support The DONNA Foundation
  • Spectator plan
  • Private Facebook and Strava groups
  • DM hosts on-site

Learn more and book your experience »

Weekend Opportunities

Destination Marathons Luncheon and Speaker Panel Presentation

Friday, February 3 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Surfer [The Bar]
Tickets: $35 | Buy Now »

Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch and be amazed by the inspirational stories shared by race announcer / panel moderator Fitz Koehler and running legends and Olympians Jeff Galloway and Joan Benoit Samuelson exploring the theme “Overcoming Adversity”.

Destination Marathons Running Workshops

Friday, February 3 | 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Four Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Beachfront
Tickets: $25 | Buy Now »

For those guests interested in spending a full day with DM on Friday after the luncheon, or if you have only the afternoon available, you can purchase tickets to attend four running workshop sessions at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel from 1:30-4:30 pm. Hear great information on topics such as strength training, nutrition, race recovery, and cancer recovery. Instructors include Fitz Koehler, Kelsey Pontius, and Mike Sharp.

Destination Marathons Dinner & Day Pass

Saturday, February 4 – Sunday, February 5
Tickets: $85 | Buy Now »
Silent Auction proceeds benefit The DONNA Foundation

Want to participate in an inspirational pre-race dinner with a silent auction AND be treated like an elite runner on race day? The Dinner & Day Pass offers you an amazing experience even if you are not staying with DM at our host hotels.


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