• Annual Donna Marathon to end breast cancer is on Sunday; here's what you need know

    By: Action News Jax


    Local runners are gearing up for the annual Donna Marathon to end breast cancer on Sunday.

    This year, the Donna Marathon will begin and end at the Beaches Town Center.

    This virtual map lays out how runners will travel from Neptune, Atlantic and Jacksonville beaches.

    The city of Atlantic Beach wants to remind everyone to pick up their trash cans from the streets to make room for the runners before Sunday.

    PHOTOS: Donna Marathon weekend

    Road closures will impact traffic throughout the weekend. Communities along the route may be inaccessible for up to seven hours race day and drivers should plan for delays accordingly.

    Starting on Saturday, vehicles will not be allowed to park on the city streets impacted by the race until the streets are opened for access after the race Sunday.

    Sunday morning northbound lanes of 3rd Street will be closed at Florida Boulevard and Atlantic Boulevard and westbound lanes of Royal Palms Drive will be closed at 3rd Street.

    2019 Schedule Of Events:
    Friday, Feb. 8
    8 a.m. Social Shakeout Run starting at Southern Grounds in Neptune Beach
    12 p.m Race packet pickup and community expo at the Old K-Mart on Atlantic Boulevard

    Saturday, Feb 9
    6 a.m. Registration and packet pickup opens inside the K-Mart Expo
    7:30 a.m. Warm up 
    7:30 a.m. Donna 110 Ultra Marathon
    8 a.m. 5K Start
    8 a.m. Race packet and pickup and Community Expo 
    9 a.m. Fun Run Start

    Sunday, Feb. 10
    4 a.m. Shuttle Parking Opens at UNF Lot 18
    5 a.m. Amgen Breakaway from Cancer Runner’s Village Opens
    5 a.m. Fundraiser Experience Morning Hospitality at Southern Grounds in Beaches Town Center
    7:27 a.m. Wheelchair Start
    7:30 a.m. Official Start at the starting line at  Beaches Town Center
    8 a.m. Donna post race party
    10 a.m. Half Marathon Awards Ceremony
    12 p.m. Marathon Awards Ceremony
    1:30 p.m. 26.3 Party Hosted by Jeff Galloway

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