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26.2 with Donna Marathon

Jacksonville Beach, FL

Race Dates

2017: Sunday, February 12, 2017
2016: Sunday, February 14, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Pancake Flat
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 56°F (13°C)
Average High: 63°F (17°C)
Average Low: 49° F (9°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.40
Course Score: 99.73

Race Size

2016: 869 Finishers
2015: 871 Finishers
2014: 1,204 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 6%
2015: 7%
2014: 4.6%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

**New Course for 2016 - no more sand beach segment. **

The 26.2 with Donna Marathon course takes runners through beach communities in historic Jacksonville Beach and finishes at the Mayo Clinic.

The marathon course is very flat with the only "hills" being overpass ramps.

Marathon Rankings

The 26.2 with Donna Marathon was the 101st largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 88th largest in 2014.

This year 6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the 26.2 with Donna Marathon the 312th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 230th highest percentage so far in 2016.

Its Course Score of 99.73 ranks it as the 53rd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 7th fastest course in Florida.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the 26.2 with Donna Marathon a PR Score of 99.40. This PR Score ranks it as the 72nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in Florida.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 30 feet (9m)
Min Elevation: 5 feet (1m)


Ratings & Reviews for the 26.2 with Donna Marathon

5 Stars from 2 Reviews

review of 2016 26.2 with Donna Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Such a great event!

Race Tips

It's a fast, (almost entirely) flat course.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

review of 2012 26.2 with Donna Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Community support was phenomenal. Very spectator friendly, specific locations you could see your own spectators. Lots of big name running people to meet up close and personal, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Jeff Galloway and others!!!

Race Tips

Bring warm and cold gear. It was very cold the day I did it. Great race to BQ at!!!

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Omni is a great hotel. Close to the expo. Bus to the start or taxi to start.

Finish Time Equivalent

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