The 26.2 with Donna Marathon Relay
presented by McDonald's
Online registration is CLOSED. Expo registration is available and will be limited to the first 250 teams to register.
- Team of 5: Entry by 10/31/12: $250
- Team of 5: Entry 11/01/11 - 2/13/13: $300
- Team of 5: Entry at Expo: $325
- Team of 5: Danny Brown High School Challenge: $50
The 5-person Marathon Relay presented by McDonald's will Start at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 17, 2013 in conjunction with the Full and Half Marathon events at the NEW start on ATP Tour Blvd. in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
The Marathon Relay Team packets will be distributed at the 26.2 with Donna Health & Fitness Expo presented by Eisai and will contain all materials and supplies for each of the runners on the team. The team captain is responsible for picking up the race packet and distributing the materials to the team. All team members are encouraged to visit the 26.2 With Donna Health & Fitness Expo presented by Eisai.
Please note: Each relay packet contains your official 26.2 with Donna relay baton and five (5) Official 26.2 with Donna Race Bibs courtesy of Amgen Breakaway from Cancer. Each runner in the relay must pass the baton to the next runner at the end of his or her leg to be timed. If you do not have the baton, your time will not be recorded. Each relay participant must wear an official race bib. The letter on the bib designates the relay leg assignment with A representing leg 1, B representing leg 2, etc.
At the Start:
Plan to arrive to the Celgene Start Line at ATP Tour Blvd. by 6:00 a.m. for Leg 1. All participants are encouraged to park at the start. Leg 1 runners start at the same time as marathon and half marathon participants-7:30 a.m. There is not a separate start for the Relay Teams. Legs 2, 3, 4 and 5 relay runners will be bused from ATP Tour Blvd. to their respective exchange zones.
Legs 2, 3, 4 and 5 should report to the relay bus loading area in THE PLAYERS parking lot at ATP Tour Blvd., located to the right of (south) Publix Runners’ Village, at least 2 hours before you need to be at your exchange point. Volunteers will direct runners to the buses.
Relay Shuttle Departure Times:
Please note: runners may have a short wait at each relay exchange zone for their team members to cross.
Buses for Legs 2-5 will depart from THE PLAYERS parking lot at ATP Tour Blvd. starting at 6:00 a.m. until 4 p.m. in 15 minute increments.
Relay Exchange Zones
Completing Your Leg:
Each relay exchange zone will provide water, Gatorade, and fruit for runners. When relay runners have completed their leg of the race, they will be bused to the Celgene Finish Line at Mayo Clinic. All relay runners returning from the exchanges will be allowed in the Publix Runners’ Village near the finish line for food, beverages and celebration.
NEW 5-person Marathon Relay Legs
- Leg 1: (6 miles) Miles 1 – 6, Leg 1 will begin from the NEW start line at ATP Tour Blvd along Historic A1A, up beautiful Ponte Vedra Boulevard to the entrance to the beach portion in Jacksonville Beach.
- Leg 2: (3.75 miles) Miles 6 – 9.75, A 2.5 mile stretch of Leg 2 will detour onto the beautiful hard-packed sand of this Florida coastline, which is perfect for running. This leg will also run past the Jacksonville Beach Pier, into Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach Town Center.
- Leg 3: (6.75 miles) Miles 9.75 - 16.5, Leg 3 will get it all! This leg will meander through the unique beach communities of Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach and Jacksonville Beach.
- Leg 4: (3.5 miles) Miles 16.5 - 20, This bar hopper leg will finish at the Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach!
- Leg 5: (6.2 miles) Miles 20 – 26.2, Leg 5 will start at the Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach and will climb the Intracoastal Waterway bridge to the Finish Line – Mile 26.2!!
Dan Brown, “Danny” to his friends, was a much loved and respected teacher and track coach at both Bishop Kenny and John J. Snyder High Schools in Jacksonville, Florida. He made character the cornerstone for all he did on and off the track. He loved each of the kids he coached like they were his own. He brought out the best in everyone he touched. The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer is honored to name its High School Challenge in honor of Danny Brown. The Danny Brown cup will be bestowed on the fasted high school relay team to enter the race. Learn more.