florida weekend information
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Half Marathon Start: 8:00 a.m.
5K Start: 8:30 a.m.
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. Serious racing, serious celebrating.
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.
Gear Check: Gear Check will be available for all runners at the half marathon and the 5K start lines. All gear will be transported to the finish line at The Ritz-Carlton. Remove the gear check tag from your bib number and attach it to your bag with a safety pin. Please retrieve your belongings promptly after finishing the race and do not leave any valuables in your checked bags. While we will do our best to return your gear to you as you left it with us, we cannot guarantee the safety of gear-checked items.
Timing System: At packet pick up, all runners will receive a Chronotrack B-tag timing device that will already be attached to the back of your bib number. Please do not remove this device, as it will allow for your exact finishing time to be calculated. To ensure accurate timing, make sure that your bib number is visible on your outermost layer of clothing. Do not crumple or fold your bib or timing device. Results will be available immediately following the race at the After-Party Expo and also online later in the afternoon.
Aid Stations: Aid stations will have both water and Cytomax Sports Performance drinks. Portable toilets will be located at approximately 1.5 mile intervals along the half marathon course.
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.
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The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, FL
Waivers: A runner will be noted in our system as not having a signed liability waiver if someone else registered online for her. The runner can click the link located at the bottom of her confirmation email to sign the waiver electronically, or she can sign a paper waiver and present it at packet pick up. A race number cannot be released without a signed waiver.
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 5.
1408 N Fillmore St, Suite 10
Arlington, VA 22201
Schedule of Events – TBA
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 Parking 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, just a quick walk from 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.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three female overall finishers in the half marathon and 10K. Non-cash prizes will be awarded to the top three female finishers in the Masters division (age 40 and over), and the Mother/Daughter division in the half marathon and 10K.
$100 – 1st Place
$75 – 2nd Place
$50 – 3rd Place
The top three finishers in each age group will be recognized at the awards ceremonies for the half marathon and 10K. 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; 80+.
All race finishers will receive an exclusive ZOOMA commemorative medal!
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 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.