ZOOMA Florida Half Marathon
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
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 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: 2,500
Average Race Day Temperatures:
ZOOMA Florida Perks:
- Entry into a scenic, professionally-managed, and timed half marathon or 5K race
- Access to full fit girls weekend schedule – a Fitness Expo, an Honest Tea Mocktail Party, 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 Cytomax Sports Performance drink stationed along the course and at the finish line
- Muscle Milk Light and food at the finish line
- A sweet ZOOMA medal! (Half marathon medal pictured below. 5K medal is smaller.)
- 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 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.
The ZOOMA Florida half marathon is a flat, scenic, point-to-point course starting in quaint downtown Fernandina Beach. The course winds under the shady live oaks of Fort Clinch State Park before traveling the beach road south toward The Ritz-Carlton. Finish on the beach and walk into a fun post-race party at the host resort. The 5K race is an out and back course on the beach, with the start and finish lines in front of The Ritz-Carlton. (Note: the last .2 miles of the half marathon course finishes on the beach, so be prepared to finish in the sand. The 5K race is entirely on the beach.)
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 or 5K.
|Thursday, January 15
|1st Place Sports – Town Center
4870 Big Island Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32246
|Friday, January 16
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. Choose this option during registration or send a check for $20 with your registration confirmation number to the address below before Sunday, January 4.
1408 N Fillmore St, Suite 10
Arlington, VA 22201
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 Founder Brae Blackley | The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island | Location TBD
5:30pm Speaker, TBA | The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island | Location TBD
Saturday, January 17 – RACE DAY
7:00am (sharp!) Half marathon runners’ shuttles depart The Ritz-Carlton for hotel guests only | Front drive
8:00am Half Marathon race start
8:30am 5K race start
9:00am – Noon ZOOMA After-Party Expo | The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island | Oceanfront Lawn
9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am Recovery Yoga | Oceanfront Lawn
10:00am 5K Awards Ceremony | Oceanfront Lawn | Main Stage
11:00am Half Marathon Awards Ceremony | Oceanfront Lawn | Main Stage
9:00am – Noon ZOOMA Afr-Party Expo | The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island | Oceanfront Lawn
The half marathon race is point-to-point, starting in downtown Fernandina Beach and finishing on the beach in front of The Ritz-Carlton. The 5K race starts and finishes on the beach in front of The Ritz-Carlton (*subject to change*).
Half Marathon 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.
5K Parking for Hotel Guests: Leave your car at the hotel and walk to the start line located on the beach in front of The Ritz-Carlton.
Half Marathon 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 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
5K Parking for All Others & Spectators: Park at the Peter’s Point Beachfront Park and make the short walk on the beach to the 5K start line, located in front of The Ritz-Carlton. Please note that the Peter’s Point Beachfront Park lot will be closed from 9:45-10:30 a.m. to accommodate runners finishing the half marathon 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 2014 swag bag featured a women’s fit technical tee (unisex sizes also available) (pictured below), a pair of Feetures! Performance Socks, a ZOOMA running hat, and a reusable bag. 2015 swag bag to be announced . . .
All race finishers will receive an exclusive ZOOMA commemorative medal! The half marathon medal (2014 version pictured below) is bigger than the 5K medal and includes a removable sun charm that be used on a necklace or bracelet.
Course Time Limit
There is a 3.5 hour course limit to complete both the half marathon and the 5K.
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.