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Introducing the Ave Maria Marathon, presented by Alpha Win! Just a short drive from Naples, Florida – the Ave Maria Marathon is located in the heart of beautiful Ave Maria and will include gorgeous, scenic routes for all distances. Athletes will have a chance to participate in the mile, 5k, 10k, Half Marathon and Marathon.
The Ave Maria Half Marathon and Marathon are now both USATF certified courses and Boston Qualifier! The Half Marathon Course ID is FL21024JK and the Marathon Course ID is FL21026JK.
The Donahue Running Club is the official charity of the Ave Maria Marathon! The Donahue Runners see themselves as vindices veri vitutis, or defenders of true virtue. The club’s mission is a fusion of the sport of running with the universal call to virtue. It is founded on the words of Eliud Kipchoge: “Only the disciplined ones are free in life. If you aren’t disciplined, you are a slave to your moods and your passions.”
The club leaders encourage youth of all ages to commit to holding themselves to high standards of health: body, mind, and soul. Most are involved in the school’s cross country teams that span 3rd-12th grade, but they continue to run together, make meals together, enjoy camaraderie, and train for various races together throughout the year.
Want to see who you will be racing against? Check out the list of participants here.
Have a sneak peek at the 2024 Ave Maria finisher medal!
Ave Maria Distances
The available race distances of the Alpha Win Triathlon Series assures you a challenging course geared to your level of training, endurance and personal goals.
Click on the tabs below to read more details about each race distance.
Friends & family mile.
This is a great race for runners of all ages and abilities.
This race distance is the perfect next step from the 5k.
This race is a great stepping stone for the Marathon.
This is for the serious athlete who is looking for a fast, flat course.