Donna Marathon Weekend begins Friday, races on Saturday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The DONNA Marathon is this weekend, and runners are gearing up to run for a cause.


The DONNA Marathon is put on annually by the DONNA Foundation, which was started by Jacksonville mayor and breast cancer survivor Donna Deegan.

The marathon is a big fundraising event to raise money for breast cancer research.

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DONNA Marathon Weekend features both the DONNA Dash and the FIS DONNA 5K.

The DONNA Dash is a one-mile fun run for families. The FIS DONNA 5K will take runners through the heart of Jacksonville’s sports district and ends under the Everbank Stadium scoreboard.

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The event will also feature the DONNA Expo inside Everbank Stadium, which will feature the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Bold Events Kids Zone.

The FIS DONNA 5K will start at 8 a.m. on Feb. 3 at Everbank Stadium, but doors open at 6:30 a.m. for packet pickup inside the expo. The DONNA Dash starts at 9:30 a.m. in the same place. Free parking is available in Lot J.

The registration fee for the one-mile run is $25 and the 5K is $45.

To register online and learn more about DONNA Marathon Weekend, visit breastcancermarathon.com.

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