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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, February 11, 2018
2017: Sunday, February 12, 2017

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

2017: 862 Finishers
2016: 869 Finishers
2015: 871 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 4.6%
2016: 6%
2015: 7%

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 98th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 99th largest in 2015.

This year 4.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the 26.2 with Donna Marathon the 351st highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 223rd highest percentage so far in 2017.


Its Course Score of 99.73 ranks it as the 58th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 6th 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 74th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in Florida.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.


Elevation Chart

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

26.2




Recent 26.2 with Donna Marathon Reviews

4.8 Stars from 5 Reviews
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review of 2017 26.2 with Donna Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review


Race Tips


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




review of 2017 26.2 with Donna Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars

Review

Well organized. Last 4 miles or so are brutal and brutally boring on divided highway with a bridge at mile 25.

Race Tips

This is almost more of a fundraising walk than any sort of race. Expect that atmosphere and level of commitment.

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

Traffic is bad getting into parking lot. Plan accordingly.



review of 2016 26.2 with Donna Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Such a great event!

Race Tips

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

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




review of 2016 26.2 with Donna Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review


Race Tips


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




review of 2012 26.2 with Donna Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

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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