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ZOOMA Annapolis

Half marathon – 10K – 5K

Saturday, June 4, 2016
Location: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Start Time: 7:00 a.m.

2016 Registration is open!

*Check out our new 5K!!



Let patriotic pride fuel you on this tour of one of America’s great seaside towns.  Starting at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, it’s hard to not feel your heart swell listening to the National Anthem in the excitement-filled moments before the race starts.  Out on the course, runners loop around the lovely, brick Maryland State House before running past the Naval Academy.  Once across the challenging, but beautiful, Naval Academy Bridge, racers enjoy an out-and-back section that allows plenty of racer-to-racer cheers and support, as well as views of Round Bay, an inlet off of the Chesapeake Bay.

After the race, its time to celebrate in the end zone of Navy Stadium at the After-Party Expo with wine, live music, shopping, recovery yoga, and lots of fit girls’ weekend celebration.

Race Cap: 4,000

Average Race Day Temperatures:
High 81°F
Low 59°F

ZOOMA Annapolis Perks:

  • Entry into a scenic, professionally-managed, and timed half marathon or 10K race
  • Access to full fit girls weekend schedule – a Fitness Expo and an After-Party Expo featuring wine, post-race massages, shopping, yoga and music
  • Water and sports drink stationed along the course and at the finish line
  • Food at the post-race party
  • Half Marathon Finisher’s medal  + 10K/5K finisher’s medal (pictured below)
  • Access to special room rates at the official race hotel, the Loews Annapolis Hotel

Course Information 

The half marathon, 10K, and 5K courses will start at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

2016 Half Marathon + 10K Map

2016 Half Marathon Course Narrative

2016 10K Course Narrative

2016 5K Course Map + Narrative

There will be pacers on the half marathon course with the following pace times: 1:40, 1:50, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30

Packet Pick Up Schedule

Please pick up your packet at one of the following locations.  There is no race day packet pick up.  If you’re not able to make it to either time yourself, a friend can pick up your packet for you (as long as you have already signed the liability waiver).

Thursday, June 2
lululemon – Arlington, VA       2847 Clarendon Blvd.
Thursday, June 2
Charm City Run – Baltimore  1713 Whetstone Way, Baltimore
Friday, June 3
Fitness Expo                        Loews Annapolis Hotel             126 West St, Annapolis

Note: There is a $5 parking fee at The Loews Annapolis Hotel during the Fitness Expo.

Mailed Packet Option: You can choose to have your packet mailed to you for $20 during the week before the race.  Mailed packets include a race shirt, bib number, safety pins and your SWAG item.  Choose this option during registration or send a check for $20 with your registration confirmation number to the address below before May 22. Deadline has passed for mailed packets.

Premier Sports Production
PO Box 2115
Matthews, NC 28106


Charm City Run offers a 10K and half marathon training program to help you get ready for race day. The 10K training is an 8 week program and begins April 23. The half marathon training is a 12 week program and begins March 19. Enjoy your training and have fun with Charm City and other ZOOMA Annapolis runners.

Charm City Run is offering a FREE Training Kick Off Party on Saturday, February 27 from 7:30am-12:00pm. Join your fellow runners for a short (optional) 3 mile run/walk followed by coffee, breakfast and shopping deals to start your training off right. Click here to RSVP.

Pick up your official “In Training” tee for only $16 + shipping! (online only) 

IMG_0704$16, navy and orange colors

Schedule of Events

Friday, June 3

2:00-8:00pm | Fitness Expo | Ballroom, The Loews Annapolis Hotel

5:00 pm | Course Preview + Q&A with Brae Blackley, ZOOMA Founder | Atrium, The Loews Annapolis Hotel

5:30 pm | ZOOMAx Diversity Panel – “Who’s Running (and Who’s Not) and Why We Care” with guests Adina Crawford – Black Girls RUN!, Kristen Komlosy – Girls on the Run DC, Monica Williams – Muslimahs on the RUN! and others TBD.  Moderated by ZOOMA founder, Brae Blackley | The Loews Annapolis Hotel  RSVP here

7:00-8:00pm | Refresh your Soles with Barefoot Wine Party | Atrium, The Loews Annapolis Hotel  RSVP here

Saturday, June 4 – Race Day!

7:00 am | Half Marathon, 10K + 5K Start at Navy Stadium

7:30 am – 12:00 pm | ZOOMA After Party Expo – Pavilion 53, Navy Stadium

8:00 am | 5K Awards Ceremony on the Main Stage

8:30 am | 10K Awards Ceremony on the Main Stage

8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 am | Free Recovery Yoga Sessions sponsored by Athleta

10:00 am | Half Marathon Awards Ceremony on the Main Stage


Parking at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorials Stadium is free for participants and spectators.  Enter the parking lot from Rowe Blvd. by turning down Farragut Road or Taylor Ave. and turning onto Cedar Park Road.  Please arrive early to avoid traffic delays!

NOTE: There is no gear check due to security regulations at Navy Stadium.


All race finishers will receive an exclusive ZOOMA commemorative medal!

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half marathon medal (2016 version)

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10K + 5K medal (2016 version)


There is a 3.5 hour course limit to complete both the half marathon and the 10K.


We are recruiting a team of dedicated volunteers to assist in helping each participant reach her goal!  Are you part of a charitable organization?  We have volunteer fundraising opportunities for groups such as schools, clubs, churches, and other not-for-profit organizations. Please read more about our volunteer program here or contact us for more information. Visit the FAQ page for more race details.

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