DONNA Marathon Weekend Returns Feb. 3-5

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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

  • Social Shakeout Run (three-mile run/walk), hosted by Destination Marathons and DONNA D-Squad, 8 a.m. at Cup of Job, 119 1st Ave. North, Jacksonville Beach. Free and open to all.
  • DONNA Health & Wellness Expo, presented by the Jacksonville Jaguars, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Dream Finders Homes FlexField at TIAA Bank Stadium, 1 TIAA Bank Field Drive, Jacksonville. Free and open to the public, free parking.
  • DONNA Anniversary Reception, hosted by O-Ku, 5-8 p.m. by invitation only. O-Ku Sushi, 502 1st St. North, Jacksonville Beach.

Saturday, Feb. 4

  • FIS DONNA 5K, presented by Equitable Advisors, and DONNA Booby Trap Challenge Day 1. TIAA Bank Field, 1 TIAA Bank Field Drive, Jacksonville. 6:30 a.m. registration and packet pickup opens inside the expo. 8 a.m. 5K Start. Free parking.
  • DONNA Dash, TIAA Bank Field, 1 TIAA Bank Field Drive, Jacksonville. 6:30 a.m. registration and bib pickup opens inside the expo. 9:30 a.m. fun run start. Free parking.
  • DONNA 110 Ultra Marathon, TIAA Bank Field, 1 TIAA Bank Field Drive, Jacksonville. 7:30 a.m. start. Free parking.
  • DONNA Health & Wellness Expo, presented by the Jacksonville Jaguars, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dream Finders Homes FlexField at TIAA Bank Stadium, 1 TIAA Bank Field Drive, Jacksonville. Free and open to the public, free parking.

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

  • DONNA Start/Finish Line presented by Gilead Oncology, Seawalk Pavilion, 75 1st St. North, Jacksonville Beach.
  • DONNA Marathon Finish Line Party, hosted by Surfer [The Bar], 200 1st St. North, Jacksonville Beach. 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Invitation only.
  • Post-Race Party: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Seawalk Pavilion, 75 1st St. North, Jacksonville Beach. Free and open to the public.
  • 3 Party hosted by Jeff Galloway: 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Seawalk Pavilion, 75 1st St. North, Jacksonville Beach. Open to all.

Registration Costs

Registration remains open online until Feb. 4 for most events. Please confirm participation on the website for all pertinent registration information.

  • Marathon: $125 to register, online registration closes at 1 p.m. Feb. 4
  • Half Marathon: $105 to register, online registration closes at 1 p.m. Feb. 4
  • FIS DONNA 5K, presented by Equitable Advisors: $40 to register, registration closes at race start Feb. 4
  • DONNA Dash: $35, $25 for ages 10 and younger to register, registration closes at race start Feb. 4
  • Booby Trap Challenge (Full): $180 to register, registration closes at 8 a.m. Feb. 4
  • Booby Trap Challenge (Half): $160 to register, registration closes at 8 a.m. Feb. 4
  • 110 Ultra Marathon: $125 to register, registration closes at 5 p.m. Feb. 3

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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