It’s a signature event on the First Coast calendar.
The seventh annual 26.2 Run With Donna Marathon will bring big crowds from across Florida and around the world to the Beaches this weekend.
Conceived by former First Coast News anchor and three-time breast cancer survivor Donna Deegan, the marathon is a major fundraiser for the research, funding and treatment of breast cancer.
"It has helped enormously as we research the genetic components to cancer," said Dr. Edith Perez, oncologist with the Mayo Clinic.
Perez says she'll be running right alongside Deegan.