Annapolis Weekend Information
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Start time: 7:00 a.m.
Half marathon and 10K courses start at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and cross the scenic Severn River on the Naval Academy Bridge.
Race start time for the Half Marathon and 10K is 7:00 a.m.
Please arrive at the start line no later than 6:15 a.m.
ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon course will include 9 aid stations with water and Cytomax Sports Performance drink. GU Energy Gel will be available for half marathon participants at approximately Mile 8. ZOOMA Annapolis 10K course will include 4 aid stations. There will be at least one portable toilet at each station (you’re welcome!)
There will be pacers for the following intervals:
Gear Check (we don’t have it!)
Note that, due to increased security measures, the City of Annapolis has requested that we not provide Gear Check on race morning. Please leave your items in your vehicle. Sorry for any inconvenience!
The approx. 1K kids’ run will leave from the start line about 15 minutes after the race starts. Register on race morning for free at the Information table near the start line.
Spectator Viewing Areas
Start/Finish line at Navy Stadium – With the start ad finish in the same location, the start/finish area is an ideal spot to cheer on runners. Park at the Stadium and cheer your heart out as runners head out onto the course and celebrate when they return.
Corner of Rowe Blvd. and Taylor Ave. – Runners will pass this point at the start and finish of the race, and its walking distance from the start/finish area.
Naval Academy Bridge – Park at Jonas Green Park and walk up to the Naval Academy Bridge, where half marathon runners will pass twice. Walk a bit up the bridge and cheer on the 10K runners at they hit the turnaround. Note that the Naval Academy Bridge is closed during the race, so you will need to take Route 50 to Route 450 (Ritchie Highway) and Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd to reach the Jonas Green parking area.
Packet Pickup Schedule
Please pick up your packet at one of the following locations. There is no race day packet pickup.
|Thursday, May 30
|Pacers – Arlington
3100 Clarendon Blvd.
(metro accessible: orange line, Clarendon stop)
|Friday, May 31
The Loews Annapolis Hotel
126 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Mailed Packet Option: Before May 19, you can choose to have your packet mailed to you for $20 during the week before the race. Choose this option during registration, or update your registration online.
Schedule of Events
Friday, May 31
5:00 pm | Course Preview + Q&A with Brae Blackley, ZOOMA Founder | The Loews Annapolis Hotel, Atrium
5:30 pm | Speaker TBD | The Loews Annapolis Hotel, Atrium
7:00-8:00 pm | Honest Mocktail Party, sponsored by Honest Tea | The Loews Annapolis Hotel, Atrium | RSVP here.
Saturday, June 1 – RACE DAY!
7:00 am | Half Marathon & 10K start at Navy Stadium
7:30 am-12:00 pm | ZOOMA After-Party Expo
After the finish line, it’s time to celebrate! You’ll be treated to wine from Barefoot Wine, light snacks, massage, live music from the Doug Segree Band, recovery yoga from Athleta, and shopping as you celebrate your race at our post-race celebration at Navy Stadium .
8:30 am | 10K Awards Ceremony
10:00 am | Half Marathon Awards Ceremony
9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am | Recovery Yoga at the After Party-Expo
Non-cash prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers overall, the Master’s division (age 40 and over) and the Mother/Daughter division in the Half Marathon and 10K.
The top three finishers in each age group will be recognized at the awards ceremonies for the half marathon & 10K, and first place female finishers in each age group will receive a frameable certificate in the mail. Age group divisions include: 12 – 14; 15 – 19; 20 – 24; 25 – 29; 30 – 34; 35 – 39; 40 -44; 45 – 49; 50 – 54; 55 – 59; 60 – 64; 65 – 69; 70 – 74; 75-79; 80+
All half marathon and 10K finishers will receive a ZOOMA Annapolis commemorative necklace from Satya Jewelry.
Inline Skates, Strollers and Dogs Not Allowed On Course
For the safety of all participants, inline skates, strollers and dogs are not allowed on the course at any time
Course Time Limit
There is a 3.5 hour course limit to complete the half marathon and 10K races. There will be at least two pace check points on the race course. If you are not able to reach the check points by a time that indicates a 3.5 hour finish time, race staff will ask you to move to the sidewalk as a pedestrian until you can rejoin the pack of runners. Feel free to email us at info [at] zoomarun.com if you have any questions.
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 contact us for more information.
Race Day Parking
Free parking is available at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. More information on directions parking is available here.