Dona Jo's Favorite Marathons

Running is an amazing sport for your body, mind, and overall health. It releases endorphins, which boosts your mood. It helps you fight stress, lose weight, and increase body-confidence. Run alone or run with friends for added support and encouragement. With women’s events picking up speed, now is the perfect time to plan your next race. 

Shamrock Marathon
March --- Virginia Beach, VA

While it may be too late to train for this year’s race, this is a fun one to attend. The course runs through Virginia Beach and past the location where the Jamestown colonists landed in 1607, in addition to the oldest lighthouse in the US--the Cape Henry lighthouse.  It supports various children’s charities including: Mea’Alofa Austism Support Center, Roc Solid Foundation, Operation Smile, among others. There is also a half marathon, 8k, and other challenges as part of this event.If this is a race you are already planning to complete, you will see us at the expo! Dona Jo will be attending this year’s festivities! 


Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure
Various dates --- Various locations

The Susan G Komen Race for the Cure is the world’s leading event in raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research. With over 150 races worldwide, there is one that you can participate in! Register as a team or an individual. Run or walk to celebrate defeating cancer or honoring those lost.

Queen Bee Half Marathon
October --- Cincinnati, OH
This race starts and ends at the Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati and also runs through some historic neighborhoods. The event raises awareness and support for some amazing organizations with a strong focus on women’s charities. They include, but are not limited to: Dress for Success, Girls on the Run and Pink Ribbon Girls. In addition to the half marathon, there is also a 4-mile race. 

Diva’s Half Marathon
Various dates --- Various locations
Run like a Diva in one of the ten events going on through the country. Half-marathon and 5k participants all receive a Pink tutu—perfect for layering over your favorite JoJo Leggings. In addition, you receive glam goodies, a crown-shaped medal and some bubbly at the finish line. Pick one race, or challenge yourself to the Frequent Diva Program where you can receive prizes for participating in 3-5 out of the ten half marathons. Charity support includes The Young Foundation of Florida, Inc. and 1 in 9.


Disney Princess Half Marathon & Tinker Bell Half Marathon
February --- Walt Disney World Resort, FL   |   May --- Disneyland Resort, CA
Girls and women of all ages can participate in the nation’s most magical races at these two events. The Princess Half Marathon is a royal celebration, and you’ll earn your wings at the Tinker Bell Half! Along the way, there are course surprises and many opportunities to stop and take pictures in your colorful outfits—the perfect place to showcase your favorite Dona Jo print. Dona Jo partnered with Fit2Run this past February for the Disney Princess Half, where many participants fell in love with our prints at the expo. For outfit inspiration, check out @stephaniealianelli rocking our JoJo Reef Leggings and a green tutu to complete her Ariel ensemble!


Our leggings are excellent for training and racing in! The 5-way stretch fabric is extremely breathable, sweat-wick, and quick to dry (perfect for those brunch trips after long runs and no time to change). Our flat seam construction provides chafe-resistance and the wide waist-band hits a couple inches below the natural waist so they won’t slip! Plus, our prints are a tremendous motivator! They’re so vibrant, fun, and different—there’s something for everyone! Check out some of our amazing JoJo runners through out our Women's Weekend campaign. Don’t forget to hashtag #JoJoLife for your chance to be featured on our Instagram page. What is your favorite print? Tell us in the comments section, we love to hear from you!

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