DONNA Marathon Weekend winners announced

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The 15th DONNA Marathon Weekend concluded Feb. 6 with more than 4,000 runners participating in person at events across the First Coast, and thousands more anticipated to participate virtually throughout the month of February in the race’s hybrid format. Participants from all 50 states and eight countries laced up for multiple competitive race events, Feb. 4-6. 

This year’s marathon Sunday, which took runners through a reimagined course across the Jacksonville Beaches, saw new champions and repeat victories for four of the 2022 champions.

Here’s a look at the winners:

  • Ultra 110 Marathon: Dawn Lisenby of Flagler Beach. (26:10:42)
  • Men’s Marathon: Christopher McCaffrey of Jacksonville. (2:35:39)
  • Women’s Marathon: Meaghan Murray of Baltimore, Maryland. (2:54:32)
  • Men’s Half Marathon: Derek Byrnes of Jacksonville. (1:14:18)
  • Women’s Half Marathon: Kristen Dixon of Jacksonville Beach. (1:21:48)
  • Survivor Marathon: Katie Rose of Lexington, South Carolina. (3:24:45)
  • Survivor Half Marathon: Nicole Krewson of Knoxville, Tennessee. (1:44:34)
  • Adaptive Athlete Marathon: Richard Solze of Lake Butler, Florida. (2:12:14)
  • Adaptive Athlete Half Marathon: Sarah Williford of Jacksonville. (2:28:45)

DONNA Marathon Weekend’s Sunday races extended through several First Coast communities, including Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach.

“DONNA Marathon Weekend is such a special time, and we are so grateful we were able to return to an in-person race this year,” said Amanda Napolitano, executive director of The DONNA Foundation. “This celebration of survivorship is truly like no other, and we are incredibly proud of all of the athletes who participated this year — as well as all the athletes who will continue logging miles toward finishing breast cancer through our virtual race program.”

The winners for the 2022 DONNA 5K, presented by Equitable Advisors, and Anniversary 15K Relay, presented by FIS, on Saturday, Feb. 5, were:

  • Men’s 5K: Andrew Marello of Jacksonville. (18:10)
  • Women’s 5K: Lydia McRae of Jacksonville. (19:00)
  • Overall 5K Survivor: Alissa Voils of Gainesville. (29:02)
  • Women’s 15K Relay: “CSI Fit Moms 1” Amy Wright, Jenny Tenuta and Becky Lowry of Jacksonville. (1:19:45)
  • Men’s 15K Relay: “Runners Elite Team A 1” Christopher Howard, Rashaun Phillips and Egbert Johnson of Jacksonville. (1:00:46)
  • Coed 15K Relay: “Runners Elite Team B 1” Terry Brown, Timothy Anderson and Natasha Norman of Jacksonville. (1:09:09)

Masters Divisions and Booby Trap Challenge winners were:

  • Masters Men’s Marathon: Armand Riehl of Neptune Beach. (2:56:09)
  • Masters Women’s Marathon: Catherine Martin of Gainesville. (3:28:34)
  • Masters Men’s Half Marathon: Steven West of Bryceville, Florida. (1:21:11)
  • Masters Women’s Half Marathon: Lydia McRae of Jacksonville. (1:28:13)
  • Booby Trap Challenge Men’s Marathon: Chris Courtney of Jacksonville. (4:10:13.6)
  • Booby Trap Challenge Women’s Marathon: Trena Roudebush of Indianapolis, Indiana. (4:14:17.3)
  • Booby Trap Challenge Men’s Half Marathon: Paul McRae of Jacksonville. (1:40:52)
  • Booby Trap Challenge Women’s Half Marathon: Lydia McRae of Jacksonville. (1:47:13.7)

“In so many ways, the frustrations of being apart for so long and the need to celebrate, grieve and support those we love came together this year for one of the most inspiring races in our 15-year history,” said Donna Deegan, founder of The DONNA Foundation. “This race never fails to renew my spirit, my belief in love over fear and my love for this community. Thank you to every person who joined us to run, cheer or support us in this 15th annual race to finish breast cancer.”

Runners can still register to run virtually and submit their times for most DONNA race events through Feb. 28. Additional details are available at BreastCancerMarathon.com. 

The 16th Annual DONNA Marathon Weekend is set for February 3-5, 2023.

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