Local

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.

>>> STREAM ACTION NEWS JAX LIVE <<<

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.

[DOWNLOAD: Free Action News Jax app for alerts as news breaks]

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.

Read: ‘Very motivating:’ Breast cancer survivor speaks out ahead of the annual DONNA Marathon fundraiser

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.

Read: Arrest warrant issued for Jacksonville funeral home director accused of mishandling human remains

[SIGN UP: Action News Jax Daily Headlines Newsletter]

Click here to download the free Action News Jax news and weather apps, click here to download the Action News Jax Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Action News Jax live.