About Us

Imagine a powerful sea of women on the move – encouraging fellow runners, creating unforgettable moments, getting strong, and celebrating personal running triumphs.  Picture an inspiring weekend filled with strong women, yoga sessions, intelligent speakers, an exciting expo, and celebrations in an unforgettable resort location.  This is Zooma. 

  • Mission: To inspire women to live healthy, happy, & active lives.
  • Boutique events in awe-inspiring destinations with a “fit girls weekend” schedule of activities
  • Inaugural event held in Annapolis, MD on June 1, 2008 attracted over 1,600 runners
  • In 2017 we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Zooma! 2017 events will be held in Annapolis, MD, Amelia Island, FL, and Cape Cod (Falmouth), MA; and Austin, TX in 2018.

Meet The Team

Brae Blackley, President

Brae is the Founder and President of Zooma. Many years ago, Brae left a career as a corporate lawyer to pursue a dream of a national women’s race series. She loves entrepreneurship, women’s issues, travel . . . and is still a big fan of running, too.  @braeblackley

Sarah Ratzlaff, Director of Events

Sarah is owner of Be Inspired Events, Inc an endurance event company in Orlando, FL, and a Director of Events for Zooma, focused primarily on Zooma Florida, Zooma Cape Cod, and Zooma Texas. Sarah has more than ten years experience in the endurance industry, primarily with the runDisney brand of events. She loves new challenges, being outdoors, any excuse for a girls weekend and helping women of all ages to cross the finish line.