NEW In 2019, DONNA Marathon Weekend will start and finish in the heart of Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach, Florida. Known by locals as the Beaches Town Center, this oceanfront destination twelve miles east of downtown Jacksonville offers a wealth of choices to shop, dine, relax and now race! February 8 – 10, 2019, DONNA Marathon Weekend will include a 5K, Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultramarathon and Event Challenges and will again fill the Beaches of Northeast Florida with thousands of runners from all 50 states and many countries. Participants enjoy an even flatter, faster Boston-Qualifying marathon course that takes them through the four beautiful beach communities of Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach with scenic views and an outpouring of crowd support. Expect water stations nearly every mile, race day temps averaging 55° F, and streets lined with a 26-mile beach block party. And it’s pink. Very pink. 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. We are the National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer. Start Training.
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*Subject to change for road construction or other anticipated or unanticipated impacts. The course will be measured and certified.
“We’re stoked to introduce our entire field to the outrageous crowd support in Atlantic and Neptune Beaches,” said event founder Donna Deegan. “Our half marathoners have missed this entirely in past years. I think folks will love this course and finishing in the heart of the Beaches Town Center will give spectators and finishers alike a great destination to enjoy at the finish line.”
The DONNA Marathon course will be open for 7 hours, allowing for a 16-minute per mile marathon pace.
The DONNA Half Marathon course will be open for 4 and 1/2 hours, allowing for a 20:37 per mile half-marathon pace.
- JustWater Hydration stations will be available approximately every mile with water and Gatorade.
- GU Energy gels will be available starting at mile 6.
- Mayo Medical aid stations will be available no more than every 4 miles.
- Portable restrooms will be available at many locations all over the course. Never fear, restrooms are near.
- Course recycling at all aid stations powered by Beaches Go Green!
- Male Record: 2:13:19, 2015, Elisha Barno
- Female Record: 2:33:08, 2010, Buzunesh Deba
- Male Record: 1:08:08, 2010, Cesar Lizano
- Female Record: 1:18:43, 2011, Gabriela Trana
- Male Record: 15:14:34, 2017, Marc Burget
- Female Record: 19:16:00, 2016, Sarah-Jane Lyons
Mayo Medical Support
Mayo Clinic is more than just a recipient of the proceeds from RunDONNA Events. Mayo Clinic is helping with the logistics, including providing staff and personnel to organize and provide medical support for the marathon. So whether you’re running, walking, volunteering, or cheering with the masses at the DONNA, the Mayo Clinic medical team has all of your health and safety issues covered.
Medical support will be available and ready to assist you in either stations along the marathon route, including one at the Start Line, one in Runners’ Village, and main medical near the Finish Line. Medical staff will be wearing bright red medical team t-shirts. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department and the Jacksonville Beach Fire and Rescue Department will provide medical support on bike teams and MERV units along the race route.
The Mayo Clinic, in partnership with The DONNA Foundation, does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. Therefore, mention of commercial products, processes, or services on the Foundation’s Web site, www.breastcancermarathon.com, cannot be construed as an endorsement or recommendation.