DONNA’s 10th Anniversary Marathon Weekend wraps up with record-setting participation


The 10th annual DONNA Marathon Weekend wrapped up Sunday, Feb. 12 with a handful of records and renewed resolve to ending breast cancer. The weekend saw DONNA’s first hand crank and push rim wheelchair athletes, the new 10K and Booby Trap Challenge, first three-time DONNA Champion and records set by its youngest half-marathon and Ultra 110 Marathon winners.

More than 10,000 runners joined the weekend-long festivities from around the country and around the world, participation that set yet another record for a single DONNA Marathon Weekend. Among that number was a spike in breast cancer survivors.

Founder Donna Deegan, a three-time breast cancer survivor, was thrilled with the results.

“Perfect — that’s about the only word that adequately describes all of the elements of the 10th anniversary year for DONNA Marathon Weekend,” she said. “There were so many milestones, firsts and, especially, so much love on the course. I am beyond grateful and, with this much joy surrounding us, I know we will just continue to build toward a world without breast cancer.”