Great Lakes Travel
Official Hotel & Race Headquarters
The Abbey Resort on Lake Geneva
269 Fontana Blvd | Fontana, WI
reservations: 1-800-709-1323 (press #2 and mention ZOOMA)
90 mins from Chicago and 45 mins from Milwaukee & Madison
The only full-service resort on the shores of Lake Geneva.
The Abbey Resort and AVANI Spa is the perfect destination for a fit girls weekend. Only a short drive from Chicago, Madison or Milwaukee, you will enjoy a relaxing experience on the shores of Lake Geneva.
Roll out of bed to the harbor-side 5K start line on Saturday morning. If you’re running the half, grab an easy shuttle to the start line in Lake Geneva. Both races finish at The Abbey Resort. After the race, enjoy brunch at the Fontana Grill.
AVANI Spa, the Abbey Resort’s 35,000 square foot facility, offers a full menu of spa services and amenities including massage, aromatherapy, full-service salon, facials, wraps, Avan-trium Pool, and saunas. Treat yourself post-race at AVANI spa with a massage or pedicure – you deserve it!
ZOOMA participants can reserve rooms at a special negotiated rate, subject to limited availability.
Single/double room: $119/night To reserve your room today, call 1-800-709-1323, press #2 and mention ZOOMA.
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reservations: 1-800-770-7107 ext 1 (mention ZOOMA)
The Cove of Lake Geneva Resort is a premier downtown luxury condominium resort and conference center in Lake Geneva, WI. Located directly across from Geneva Lake, The Cove is surrounded by sandy beaches, exquisite shopping and delectable restaurants!
The half marathon course starts within walking distance of the Cove of Lake Geneva Resort. Shuttles will run from The Cove to the 5K start line in Fontana before the race, and will return to The Cove from Fontana after the race. Stay tuned for shuttle details.
Special negotiated ZOOMA rate available.
Lake Geneva: “Newport of the West”
The Lake Geneva area is unique for many reasons, including its incredible number of beautiful historic and contemporary mansions. The community began earning is nickname “The Newport of the West”, almost from its official inception in 1836. The great Chicago fire brought increasing number of Chicagoans into the Lake Geneva area. Many had lost their homes and businesses in the fire and simply moved to Lake Geneva as a “temporary solution” while their homes and places of business were being rebuilt. Often, they elected to stay, lured by the expansive natural surroundings and solid job market that offered numerous farming and manufacturing opportunities. Others elected to stay, drawn by the new found quality of life they had discovered, and commute via rail to their businesses in Chicago. Over the years, many lovely homes, estates and cottages were built. Today, many of these homes still exist and can be seen along the Geneva Lake shoreline. Visit the Lake Geneva Chamber of Commerce website for more information about Lake Geneva mansions.