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2022 DONNA Marathon Weekend Champions Announced

February 7, 2022

Reimagined Jacksonville Beach course sees new and repeat victories

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – February 7, 2022  /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The 15th DONNA Marathon Weekend concluded yesterday with more than 4,000 runners participating in person at events across the First Coast, and thousands more anticipated to participate virtually throughout the month of February in the race’s hybrid format. Participants from all 50 states and eight countries laced up for multiple competitive race events, Feb. 4-6.

This year’s marathon Sunday, which took runners through a reimagined course across the Jacksonville Beaches, saw new champions and repeat victories for four of the 2022 champions (noted with asterisks below), including repeat half-marathon champion Christopher McCaffrey earning his first full marathon win, and Meaghan Murray earning her fifth marathon win:

  • Ultra 110 Marathon Winner is Dawn Lisenby of Flagler Beach, Fla. (26:10:42)
  • Men’s Marathon Winner is Christopher McCaffrey of Jacksonville, Fla. (2:35:39)*
  • Women’s Marathon Winner is Meaghan Murray of Baltimore, Md. (2:54:32)*
  • Men’s Half Marathon Winner is Derek Byrnes of Jacksonville, Fla. (1:14:18)
  • Women’s Half Marathon Winner is Kristen Dixon of Jacksonville Beach, Fla. (1:21:48)
  • Survivor Marathon Winner is Katie Rose of Lexington, S.C. (3:24:45)*
  • Survivor Half Marathon Winner is Nicole Krewson of Knoxville, Tenn. (1:44:34)
  • Adaptive Athlete Marathon Winner is Richard Solze of Lake Butler, Fla. (2:12:14)
  • Adaptive Athlete Half Marathon Winner is Sarah Williford of Jacksonville, Fla. (2:28:45)*

DONNA Marathon Weekend’s Sunday races extended through several First Coast communities, including Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach.

“DONNA Marathon Weekend is such a special time, and we are so grateful we were able to return to an in-person race this year,” said Amanda Napolitano, Executive Director of The DONNA Foundation. “This celebration of survivorship is truly like no other, and we are incredibly proud of all of the athletes who participated this year — as well as all the athletes who will continue logging miles toward finishing breast cancer through our virtual race program.”

The winners for the 2022 DONNA 5K, presented by Equitable Advisors, and Anniversary 15K Relay, presented by FIS, on Saturday, Feb. 5, are as follows:

  • Men’s 5K Winner is Andrew Marello of Jacksonville, Fla. (18:10)
  • Women’s 5K Winner is Lydia McRae of Jacksonville, Fla. (19:00)
  • Overall 5K Survivor Winner is Alissa Voils of Gainesville, Fla. (29:02)
  • Women’s 15K Relay winners were team “CSI Fit Moms 1”: Amy Wright, Jenny Tenuta and Becky Lowry of Jacksonville, Fla. (1:19:45)
  • Men’s 15K Relay winners were “Runners Elite Team A 1”: Christopher Howard, Rashaun Phillips and Egbert Johnson of Jacksonville, Fla. (1:00:46)
  • Coed 15K Relay winners were “Runners Elite Team B 1”: Terry Brown, Timothy Anderson and Natasha Norman of Jacksonville, Fla. (1:09:09)

The winners for the 2022 Masters Divisions and Booby Trap Challenge are as follows:

  • Masters Men’s Marathon Winner is Armand Riehl of Neptune Beach, Fla. (2:56:09)
  • Masters Women’s Marathon Winner is Catherine Martin of Gainesville, Fla. (3:28:34)
  • Masters Men’s Half Marathon Winner is Steven West of Bryceville, Fla. (1:21:11)
  • Masters Women’s Half Marathon Winner is Lydia McRae of Jacksonville, Fla. (1:28:13)
  • Booby Trap Challenge Men’s Marathon Winner is Chris Courtney of Jacksonville, Fla. (4:10:13.6)
  • Booby Trap Challenge Women’s Marathon Winner is Trena Roudebush of Indianapolis, Ind. (4:14:17.3)
  • Booby Trap Challenge Men’s Half Marathon Winner is Paul McRae of Jacksonville, Fla. (1:40:52)
  • Booby Trap Challenge Women’s Half Marathon Winner is Lydia McRae of Jacksonville, Fla. (1:47:13.7)

“In so many ways, the frustrations of being apart for so long and the need to celebrate, grieve and support those we love came together this year for one of the most inspiring races in our 15-year history,” said Donna Deegan, Founder of The DONNA Foundation. “This race never fails to renew my spirit, my belief in love over fear and my love for this community. Thank you to every person who joined us to run, cheer or support us in this 15th annual race to finish breast cancer.”

Runners can still register to run virtually and submit their times for most DONNA race events through February 28. Additional details are available at BreastCancerMarathon.com.

The 16th Annual DONNA Marathon Weekend is set for February 3-5, 2023.

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The DONNA Foundation was established in June of 2003 by three-time breast cancer survivor and award-winning journalist Donna Deegan to meet the critical financial needs of the underserved living with breast cancer. Our mission is to provide financial assistance and support to individuals living with breast cancer and fund groundbreaking breast cancer research. To date, the DONNA Foundation has served more than 15,600 families, securing more than $418,000 in financial services and debt relief in the 2020-2021 fiscal year. The organization has also disbursed $3.3 million in support of translational genomics and immune studies. The organization also operates in-person and virtual events supporting the Survivorship, Education and Awareness Program. For more information, visit www.TheDONNAFoundation.org.