DONNA Marathon Weekend, presenting the only marathon and half marathon in the United States dedicated to breast cancer research and care, returns Feb. 3-5. This annual event supports The DONNA Foundation, which provides financial assistance and support to families living with breast cancer, funds groundbreaking breast cancer research and celebrates survivorship.
Now celebrating its 16th running, the theme of the 2023 DONNA Marathon Weekend is “Destination DONNA,” celebrating DONNA Marathon Weekend as a beautiful destination race, bringing thousands of runners to Jacksonville from around the world.
The theme also reinforces the foundation’s destination vision of a future without breast cancer as it celebrates its 20th anniversary year.
“We are excited to see runners, survivors, families and friends this February as we celebrate the 20th anniversary year of The DONNA Foundation,” said Amanda Napolitano, executive director of The DONNA Foundation. “It’s hard to believe this is the 16th running of DONNA Marathon Weekend, and we continue to be in awe of every walker, runner and supporter who laces up with us in support of the patients and families we serve every day. We look forward to welcoming everyone to Jacksonville and our Beaches this February.”
Here’s a look at the event schedule:
Friday, Feb. 3
Saturday, Feb. 4
Sunday, Feb. 5
26.2 with DONNA National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer, DONNA National Half Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer and DONNA Booby Trap Challenge Day 2
5 a.m. shuttle parking opens at UNF Lot 18
6 a.m. Athletes’ Village presented by the Jacksonville Jaguars opens
7:27 a.m. wheelchair start
7:30 a.m. start
Registration remains open online until Feb. 4 for most events. Please confirm participation on the website for all pertinent registration information.
Virtual options are available for the 5K, Booby Trap (both half and full), and half and full marathon events. Registration closes at 1 pm. Feb. 4.
Free parking will be available at TIAA Bank Field for all downtown events, including the two-day expo, Friday and Saturday.
Additionally, there will be free parking for all marathon and half-marathon participants and spectators at UNF Lot 18, beginning at 5 a.m. on race morning. Shuttle service to the start/finish line will begin at 5 a.m. and will run continuously until 3 p.m. Arrive early and allow time for traffic delays.
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