WELCOME RUNNERS!

DONNA Marathon Weekend 2020 continues in the Beaches Town Center

Beaches Town Center is the heart of Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach, where Atlantic Boulevard meets the ocean, twelve miles east from downtown Jacksonville. The inviting, pedestrian friendly area offers many boutiques, fitness centers, restaurants and two oceanfront hotels in close proximity – a destination appealing for both tourists and locals! It’s all right here: a wealth of choices to shop, dine, relax and simply enjoy the beautiful courtyards and bricked walkways, outdoor seating and the beautiful ocean breezes.

Jax. It’s Easier Here.

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!

Looking for a vacation that’s equally fun and relaxing, easy to get to and affordable for the entire family? It’s easier in Jax. As Florida’s youngest population – and one of the hippest – Jacksonville leaves you feeling refreshed yet accomplished because while there’s plenty to do, there’s never any rush to get it done. Don’t stress about getting through the airport, finding a spot on the beach, or booking a reservation at an award-winning restaurant. Instead, enjoy the 22 miles of relaxing beaches, extensive park system, vibrant culture, creative cuisine, passionate beer and music scene, and more. Jax. It’s Easier Here.

See what DONNA & Jacksonville have to offer and plan your visit HERE »

FINISH STRONG WITH A STAY ON FLORIDA’S HISTORIC COAST

The end of a marathon could lead to the beginning of a lifelong love affair.

It starts with a totally immersive experience at The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, home of the TPC Sawgrass and The PLAYERS® Championship. Ponte Vedra is much more than world-class golf though. Beautiful beaches, elegant boutiques, fine cuisine and luxurious spas make for a perfect getaway you’ll want to return to again and again.

Not far from the resort, adventure seekers can hike, kayak and explore miles of pristine Florida habitat along nature trails that wind through the GTM Research Reserve on scenic A1A. The coastal estuary offers incredible views that look as they did centuries ago when first spotted by Ponce de Leon. Lush vegetation, nesting bald eagles, and possible encounters with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and the West Indian manatee await the nature lover.

Want to explore more? Why not take a step back in time? Like, 450 years ago? Head a little further south to St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city.

Here you’ll see the past come to life at the iconic, 17th century Castillo de San Marcos . Walk along the bayfront and discover Historic Bed & Breakfast Inns nestled amongst farm to fork    restaurants offering a wide range of fine cuisine inspired by centuries of cultural diversity. A stroll down Aviles Street, the oldest in the U.S., is the perfect spot to enjoy a craft cocktail as you catch the vibrant sounds of live music.

You’ll be inspired to walk along the Bridge of Lions, or sail under it aboard the Schooner Freedom or on a kayak of your own with St. Augustine EcoTours. And with 42 miles of pristine Atlantic beaches and more than 60 historic sites and attractions, Florida’s Historic Coast offers the visitor an endless supply of authentic, cultural experiences.

Visit FloridasHistoricCoast.com to learn more, and plan your visit here.