ZOOMA Florida Half Marathon, 12K + 5K
Saturday, October 22, 2016
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 a happy hour sponsored by The Ritz-Carlton Spa 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:
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
- Water and sports electrolyte drink stationed along the course and at the finish line
- Food at the finish line
- ZOOMA medals 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.
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
(2016 course maps forthcoming)
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, October 20
|1st Place Sports – Town Center
4870 Big Island Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32246
|Friday, October 21
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, October 9.
PO Box 1135
St. Petersburg, FL 33731
Schedule of Events
*subject to change
Friday, October 21
2:00 – 8:00pm Fitness Expo | The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island | Talbot Ballroom
5:00pm Course Preview with ZOOMA Director of Operations, Brooke Reiley | The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island | Santa Maria Room
7:00-8:00pm Mocktail Party sponsored by The Ritz-Carlton Spa | The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island | Seaside Room
Saturday, October 22 – RACE DAY
6:30-7:00am Half marathon + 12K 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 | The Ritz-Carlton | Oceanfront Lawn | Main Stage
9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am Recovery Yoga | The Ritz-Carlton | Oceanfront Lawn
10:00am 12K Awards Ceremony | The Ritz-Carlton | Oceanfront Lawn | Main Stage
11:00am Half Marathon Awards Ceremony | The Ritz-Carlton | 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
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.
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. (2015 medal shown)
The 12K + 5K medal is pictured below.
Course Time Limit
There is a 3.5 hour course limit to complete both the half marathon and the 12K.
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.