DONNA Marathon Weekend
The 15th Anniversary of DONNA Marathon Weekend and all of the events of the DONNA Fearless Series have returned with live, in-person events. As we come back together after a challenging year of uncertainty, it is important to realize how strong we are “Together” — which is the theme for the coming year’s events. We are eager to welcome patients, survivors and their supporters back in person to not only work together toward finishing breast cancer, but to be together to celebrate the resilience of the human spirit as the DONNA Marathon celebrates its 15th anniversary as The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer. #DONNATogether
February 4 – 6, 2022, DONNA Marathon Weekend will include a 5K, Anniversary 15K Relay, Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultramarathon, Event Challenges and Health & Wellness Expo that will again fill the City of Jacksonville and the Beaches of Northeast Florida with thousands of runners from all 50 states and many countries.
26.2 with DONNA The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer is the only marathon in the US dedicated to breast cancer research and care and benefits The DONNA Foundation. Participants enjoy a flat, fast Boston-Qualifying marathon course that takes them through the four beautiful beach communities of Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, and Ponte Vedra Beach with scenic views and an outpouring of crowd support. There’s a reason this event has been recognized by CNN Travel as one of the “Seven Marathons Worth the Trip” and “Favorite Charity Race” from the readers of Women’s Running Magazine.
The DONNA Marathon has also been selected by the Abbott World Marathon Majors as a qualifying race for the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Ranking program for 2022. Through this distinction, participants in the DONNA Marathon can compete to earn ranking points to be invited to the 2022 AbottWMM Wanda Age Group Championships.
New in 2022:
- New start and finish location for Sunday races: The 2022 Half Marathon and the 15th Anniversary of the National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer will begin and end at Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach.
- New expo location: The DONNA Marathon expo and 5K race will be held at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds in Downtown Jacksonville.
- Anniversary 15K Team Relay: In celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the weekend, a new 3-person 15K team relay event will be introduced.
- Virtual race options: All race categories will have a virtual option so athletes may participate from anywhere and complete their distances over time.
DONNA Marathon Weekend is an official event of The DONNA Foundation. The DONNA Foundation, a private non-profit organization in Northeast Florida, provides financial assistance and support nationwide to those living with breast cancer and funds groundbreaking research to finish the disease once and for all. To date, the DONNA Foundation has served more than 15,500 families, securing more than $550,000 in financial services and debt relief each year. The organization has also disbursed $3.3 million in support of translational genomics and immune studies. The organization also operates events and programs for survivorship, education and awareness. For more information, visit www.TheDONNAFoundation.org.