florida weekend information
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Half marathon start time: 8:00 a.m.
5K start time: 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 and run a scenic and flat half marathon or 5K on Saturday morning. After the finish line, celebrate with your friends at a celebratory After-Party Expo featuring wine, live music, massage, recovery yoga, shopping and lots of girls’ weekend energy. On Saturday afternoon, listen to the surf during a recovery yoga session on The Ritz-Carlton’s awe-inspiring oceanfront lawn. Serious racing. Serious celebrating.
The ZOOMA Florida half marathon is 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 to 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 in front of The Ritz-Carlton.
2013 Half Marathon + 5K Course Map (2014 forthcoming)
Packet Pickup 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.
January 16, 2014
|1st Place Sports – Town Center
4870 Big Island Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32246
January 17, 2014
Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island
4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, FL
Mailed Packet Option: Before January 5, 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 – 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 hotel front drive at 7:00 am 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, 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 10:30am-1:00pm.
5K parking for all others + Spectator parking:
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. Note that the Peter’s Point Beachfront Park lot will be closed from 9:45-10:30am to accommodate finishing half marathon runners. Please plan your departure accordingly.
Gear Check will be available at the half marathon and 5K start lines, and transported to the finish line at The Ritz-Carlton hotel. Please retrieve your belongings promptly after finishing the race and do not leave any valuables in Gear Check. While we will do our best to return your gear to you as you left it with us, ZOOMA cannot guarantee the safety of gear checked items.
Aid stations with water, Cytomax sports performance drink and portable toilets will be located at approximately 1.5 mile intervals along the half marathon course. GU Energy Gel will be offered at the aid station at approximately Mile 8. Portable toilets will be located at each aid station on the course.
Your Finish Time
Results will be posted at the event site on race day and will be posted to the ZOOMA website by 4 p.m. on race day.
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 5K.
The top three female finishers in each age group will be recognized at the awards ceremonies for the half marathon & 5K, and female age group winners 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 finishers will receive a ZOOMA Florida finishers’ 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 race.