ZOOMA Florida Half Marathon,  12K + 5K

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

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Soak in the Florida sun and feel the sand between your toes as you enjoy a fit girls weekend getaway in awe-inspiring Amelia Island on north Florida’s Atlantic Coast.

You’ll be welcomed to the ZOOMA weekend with a Fitness Expo at the host hotel and encouraged to take in the oceanfront sunset as you drink a cocktail (or mocktail, whatever your preference) at an HONEST Tea sponsored happy hour before your pre-race meal on Friday evening.  On Saturday morning, awaken early to run a flat and scenic half marathon, 12K or 5K.  After you cross the finish line, celebrate your accomplishment with friends at an awesome after-party expo on the oceanfront lawn at The Ritz-Carlton.  Enjoy your adrenaline and wine-fueled buzz with live music, massages, shopping, recovery yoga, and lots of empowering girls weekend energy.

Race Cap: 1,500

Average Race Day Temperatures:
High 63°F
Low 44°F

ZOOMA Florida Perks:

  • Entry into a scenic, professionally-managed, and timed half marathon, 12K or 5K race
  • Access to full fit girls weekend schedule – a Fitness Expo and an After-Party Expo featuring wine from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, post-race massages, shopping, and music
  • ZOOMA Signature Swag Bag (over $50 value)
  • Water and sports electrolyte drink stationed along the course and at the finish line
  • Food at the finish line
  • A sweet ZOOMA medal for all finishers!
  • Access to special room rates at the official race hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

ZOOMA Florida will treat you to an exciting and pampering fit girls weekend at The Ritz-Carlton in beautiful Amelia Island on north Florida’s Atlantic Coast.  Enjoy a fitness expo and welcome cocktail (or mocktail) on Friday evening and run a scenic and flat half marathon, 12K or 5K on Saturday morning.  After the finish line, celebrate with your girlfriends at the celebratory ZOOMA After-Party Expo featuring wine, live music, massages, recovery yoga, shopping, and lots of girls’ weekend energy.  

Course Information

The ZOOMA Florida half marathon and 12K is a flat, scenic, point-to-point course starting in quaint downtown Fernandina Beach.  The half marathon course winds under the shady live oaks of Fort Clinch State Park before traveling the beach road south toward The Ritz-Carlton.  The 5K is a beach run, starting and finishing on the beach behind The Ritz-Carlton Hotel.  Half marathon, 12K and 5K athletes finish on the beach and walk into a fun post-race party at the host resort.  (Note: the last .2 miles of the half marathon and 12K courses are on the beach, so be prepared to finish in the sand.)

2015 Half Marathon, 12K  & 5K Map

 

Packet Pick Up Schedule

Please pick up your packet at one of the following locations.

There is no race day packet pickup for the half marathon, 12K or 5K.

Thursday, January 15
4-8 p.m.
1st Place Sports – Town Center
4870 Big Island Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32246
FridayJanuary 16
2-8 p.m.
Fitness Expo
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, FL

Mailed Packet Option:  You can choose to have your packet mailed to you for $20 during the week before the race.  Mailed packets will include a race shirt, bib number, reusable goodie bag, safety pins and a coupon to pick up your SWAG items on race day. Choose this option during registration or send a check for $20 with your registration confirmation number to the address below before Sunday, January 4.

ZOOMA Florida
PO Box 1135
St. Petersburg, FL  33731

Schedule of Events

*subject to change
Friday, January 16

2:00 – 8:00pm   Fitness Expo  |  The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

5:00pm    Course Preview with ZOOMA Director of Operations, Brooke Reiley  |  The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island  |  Santa Maria Room

5:30pm    Speaker, TBA  |  The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island  |  Santa Maria Room

Saturday, January 17 – RACE DAY

6:30-7:00am  Half marathon runners’ shuttles depart The Ritz-Carlton for hotel guests only |  Front drive

8:00am   Half Marathon and 12K race start in downtown Fernandina Beach, FL

8:30am   5K race start | The Ritz-Carlton Beach, Amelia Island

9:00am – Noon  ZOOMA After-Party Expo |  The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island  |  Oceanfront Lawn

9:30am | 5K Awards Ceremony | Oceanfront Lawn | Main Stage

9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am   Recovery Yoga  |  Oceanfront Lawn

10:00am  12K Awards Ceremony  |  Oceanfront Lawn  |  Main Stage

11:00am  Half Marathon Awards Ceremony   |  Oceanfront Lawn  |  Main Stage

10:30am-1:00pm  Shuttles return half marathon + 12K runners to the Nassau County School Board Lot from the Ritz-Carlton

Parking

The half marathon and 12K race is point-to-point, starting in downtown Fernandina Beach and finishing on the beach in front of The Ritz-Carlton.

Half Marathon + 12K Race Transportation for Hotel Guests:  Leave your car at the hotel and take a shuttle to the start line on race morning.  Shuttles will leave from the front of the hotel at 7:00 a.m. sharp.

Half Marathon + 12K Race Parking for All Others:  Park at Nassau County School Board Lot, 1201 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL, and walk to the start line on Centre Street.  After the race, shuttles will leave from The Ritz-Carlton to return you to your car.  Shuttles will run continuously from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

5K Race + Finish Line Spectators Parking:  Park at the Peter’s Point Beachfront Park and make the short walk on the beach to the finish line, located in front of The Ritz-Carlton.  Please note that the Peter’s Point Beachfront Park lot will be closed from 9:00-10:30 a.m. to accommodate runners finishing the race.  Please plan your departure accordingly.

Signature Swag Bag

All ZOOMA runners receive a Signature Swag Bag valued at over $50 at packet pick up.  The 2015  swag bag features a women’s fit technical tee (unisex sizes also available), a pair of Feetures! Performance Socks (pictured below), a ZOOMA journal, and a reusable bag.

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Finishers’ Prize

All race finishers will receive an exclusive ZOOMA commemorative medal! The half marathon medal pictured below includes a removable starfish charm that be used on a necklace or bracelet.

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The 12K + 5K medal is pictured below. Screen Shot 2014-10-13 at 4.27.39 PM

Course Time Limit

There is a 3.5 hour course limit to complete both the half marathon and the 12K.

Volunteer

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.

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