Sponsor and Vendor Opportunities

DONNA Marathon Weekend 2022 and all of the events of the DONNA Fearless Series will return with live, in-person events and we cannot wait to enjoy them. Together. #DONNATogether

Background: DONNA The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer is the only marathon in the country dedicated to breast cancer research and care. The Inaugural race in February of 2008 earned rave reviews and eclipsed all expectations for a first time race with over 7,000 registered runners from all 50 states and 15 countries.  98 percent of runners surveyed said they would recommend DONNA to a friend. A signature event of The DONNA Foundation, DONNA Marathon Weekend generates an economic impact of up to $5 million for the local community and is a unique opportunity to bring together the breast cancer community to learn, collaborate and celebrate. Corporate partnership opportunities are designed to maximize brand exposure, align to philanthropic priorities, and provide a platform for employee engagement and team building.

Become a Sponsor

Partner with us today and become a sponsor of the 15th Anniversary DONNA Marathon Weekend 2022. This includes our DONNA National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer, DONNA Half Marathon, DONNA 5K, new DONNA 15K Relay and Challenge Events. We offer a wide range of sponsor and vendor opportunities designed to maximize your brand exposure nationwide to a unique, and desirable demographic.

  • Sponsor Packages start at $5,000 and include exciting amenities such as your logo on finishers’ shirt backs, digital and broadcast advertising, race entries and more. Naming opportunities including presenting and title options are available across events and initiatives.
  • Vendor Packages start at $250 and include our Virtual Event Bag advertising program and Participant Bag insertions. Promotional and hospitality space is available in limited supply.
  • Exhibitor Opportunities in our two-day Health & Fitness Expo are available. Booth registration is open.

One-year or multi-year opportunities are available. Opportunities are also available for other DONNA Signature Events including THE PLAYERS Donna 5K presented by Nimnicht Family of Dealerships and Black Knight DONNA Mother’s Day 5K. “Go Fearless” and sponsor all three for a year-long activation strategy.

Your Brand at Work

An economic impact of $3.5 – $5M annually
12,500 participants across all events annually
A national audience, 60% in region, 40% out of state
A diverse demographic, 70% female, 30% male
Extensive media coverage and touch points:
* Social Media 35K+ | Email 44K+
* Organic Social Media: 1.73M
* Paid Media: 1.25M impressions | $250,000 value
* Coverage Views: 989K
* Broadcast Media: 3.46M

How to Partner

We’d love to connect with you to discuss our various DONNA partnership opportunities (PDF) and to learn more about your organization’s marketing and engagement objectives.

For more information about DONNA Marathon Weekend sponsorship opportunities, contact Chaz Runfola, Senior Director of Development at sponsor@thedonnafoundation.org. Please allow at least two business days for a response to requests. Priority given to those who sponsor by December 1, 2021. We appreciate your interest in supporting The DONNA Foundation.

Vendor Opportunities

Virtual Event Bag Opportunities

Virtual Event BagsWe have chosen the industry-leading software platform, ACTIVE Network | Virtual Event Bags™ to provide our event participants an innovative digital event bag. Our goal is to provide an online shopping experience for all, and a more effective way for you to reach our participants and to eliminate the unnecessary waste from plastic bags full of paper.

Pricing: Each placement is $250. Secure your space today! A free Active Network account is required. Submissions are due by January 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET.

Participant Bag Insertion

Companies interested in reaching participants of DONNA Marathon Weekend should consider race packet insertion opportunities. Printed pieces, promotional items and product samples may be placed in the DONNA runners’ bags.

PRICING: Each insertion is $500. A minimum quantity of 5,000 is required and items must be received by January 12, 2022.

Expo

Exhibitor Opportunities

Companies interested in reaching thousands of visitors and participants of DONNA Marathon Weekend should consider exhibitor opportunities at the DONNA Expo. It has been said our expo is the best in the industry, and this year the Expo will be hosted in the heart of the City of Jacksonville’s Sports Complex. The Jacksonville Fairgrounds is going pink, serving as runner packet pickup, and will host all Saturday race events including the 5K and Anniversary 15K Relay.

To inquire about available vendor expo booth space, please contact Lin Pomerantz at lin@thedonnafoundation.org or (904) 923-8030‬.

Expo Dates and Times
Friday, February 4, 2022:  Noon – 6 pm
Saturday, February 5, 2022:  8 am – 4 pm

Exhibitor Set Up
Thursday, February 3, 2022:  Noon – 6 pm
Friday, February 4, 2022:  8 am – 11 am (all exhibitors must be in place by 11:30 am)

Exhibitor Breakdown
Saturday, February 5, 2022:  4 pm – 6 pm**

**Please note: All vehicles must be out of the parking lot by 6 PM or they will be towed. Exhibitors needing additional time for breakdown please contact Exhibitor Services.

Location:
Jacksonville Fairgrounds
510 Fairground Place
Jacksonville, FL [map]

All reservations and payments will be arranged through the DONNA Foundation office.

Show Your Support

We encourage all of our partners to show your support of this event, and The DONNA Foundation. please leverage (right click >> save image as to download) these creative assets on your website and social media platforms! Tag us @262withDONNA or @theDONNAFoundation, and use the hashtags #FinishBreastCancer #DONNATogether.