Half marathon – 10K – 5K – Virtual Half Marathon/10K
Join us for our 10th Anniversary!
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Location: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Start Time: 7:00 a.m.
Join us for the 10th Anniversary celebration of ZOOMA Annapolis, and an exciting celebration of strong women runners!
*New this year* Virtual Half Marathon or 10K!
Let patriotic pride fuel you on this tour of one of America’s great seaside towns. Starting at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, it’s hard to not feel your heart swell listening to the National Anthem in the excitement-filled moments before the race starts. Out on the course, runners loop around the lovely, brick Maryland State House before running past the Naval Academy. Once across the challenging, but beautiful, Naval Academy Bridge, racers enjoy an out-and-back section that allows plenty of racer-to-racer cheers and support, as well as views of Round Bay, an inlet off of the Chesapeake Bay.
After the race, its time to celebrate in the end zone of Navy Stadium at the After-Party Expo with wine, live music, shopping, recovery yoga, and lots of fit girls’ weekend celebration.
If you are unable to join us in person for our 10th Anniversary celebration, consider running the Virtual Half Marathon 0r 10K. You’ll receive all your swag in the mail on race week, and can participate virtually in all the excitement! Register for the virtual races at the “Register Online” link above.
Average Race Day Temperatures:
2017 REGISTRATION FEES:
Until May 21 – $105
May 22 – June 2 – $125
Until May 21 – $75
May 22 – June 2 – $90
Until May 21 – $50
May 22 – June 2 – $60
Virtual Half Marathon or 10K
Until May 21 – $65
May 22 – June 2 – $75
ZOOMA ANNAPOLIS PERKS:
- Entry into a scenic, professionally-managed, and timed half marathon, 10K or 5K race
- Access to full fit girls weekend schedule – a Fitness Expo and an After-Party Expo featuring wine, post-race massages, shopping, yoga and music
- Water and sports drink stationed along the course and at the finish line
- Food at the post-race party
- Half Marathon Finisher’s medal + 10K/5K finisher’s medal (pictured below)
- Access to special room rates at the official race hotel, the Loews Annapolis Hotel
- Women’s or unisex fit race tee and other great swag bag
- Half marathon participants get an upgraded swag bag
- Complimentary race photos
Virtual Half Marathon or 10K Participants receive:
- Half Marathon or 10K finisher’s medal
- Women’s or unisex fit race tee and other great swag!
Swag will be mailed during race week.
Zooma Annapolis is partnered with two charities for this year’s race.
Every Mother Counts is a woman-founded maternal health non-profit organization that links mothers to providers of essential care to address major barriers to maternal health in the U.S. and abroad. A few incredible statistics:
- The U.S. ranks 60th in the world in terms of maternal health
- 2 women die every day in the U.S. from complications from childbirth and pregnancy
- Worldwide, 1 woman dies every 2 minutes from complications from childbirth and pregnancy
- The U.S. is one of 13 countries with a rising maternal mortality rate, alongside The Bahamas, North Korea and Zimbabwe.
Participants in Zooma Annapolis (either in person or virtually) can sign up to raise money for EMC as part of their training. (There are fun incentives when you reach certain benchmarks, too!) You can sign up during registration, or if you are already registered, sign up here to donate or become a fundraiser.
Orphan Grain Train is a Christian volunteer network that shares personal and material resources with needy people in the U.S. and around the world. Please bring your old running shoes to the Zooma Annapolis Expo on Friday, June 2 to donate to OGT. Our “worn-out” running shoes are much appreciated by needy women around the world!
The half marathon, 10K, and 5K courses will start at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
There will be pacers on the half marathon course with the following pace times: 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30
PACKET PICK UP SCHEDULE
Please pick up your packet at one of the following locations. There is no race day packet pick up. If you’re not able to make it to either time yourself, a friend can pick up your packet for you (as long as you have already signed the liability waiver).
|Thursday, June 1
3100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington
|Friday, June 2
Loews Annapolis Hotel
126 West St, Annapolis
Note: There is a $5 parking fee at The Loews Annapolis Hotel during the Fitness Expo.
Mailed Packet Option: You can choose to have your packet mailed to you for $20 during the week before the race. Mailed packets include a race shirt, bib number, safety pins and your swag item. Choose this option during registration or send a check for $20 with your registration confirmation number to the address below before May 21. The deadline to request a mailed packet has passed, and all mailed packets were sent out on Wednesday, May 25. Expect to receive your packet no later than Wednesday, June 1.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, June 2
2:00-8:00pm | Fitness Expo | Ballroom, The Loews Annapolis Hotel
(*Note, there is a $5 parking fee at the Loews Annapolis Hotel.)
5:00 pm | Course Preview + Q&A with Brae Blackley, ZOOMA Founder | Atrium, The Loews Annapolis Hotel
5:30 pm | Speaker: Sarah Bowen Shea, Co-Founder of AnotherMotherRunner.com
6:00-8:00pm | Refresh your Soles with Barefoot Wine Party | Atrium, The Loews Annapolis Hotel
Saturday, June 3 – Race Day!
7:00 am | Half Marathon, 10K + 5K Start at Navy Stadium, emceed by Sarah Bowen Shea of Another Mother Runner
7:30 am – 12:00 pm | ZOOMA After Party Expo – Pavilion 53, Navy Stadium
8:00 am | 5K Awards Ceremony on the Main Stage
8:30 am | 10K Awards Ceremony on the Main Stage
8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 am | Free Recovery Yoga Sessions
10:00 am | Half Marathon Awards Ceremony on the Main Stage
RACE DAY PARKING
Parking at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorials Stadium is free for participants and spectators. Enter the parking lot from Rowe Blvd. by turning down Farragut Road or Taylor Ave. and turning onto Cedar Park Road. Please arrive early to avoid traffic delays!
NOTE: There is no gear check due to security regulations at Navy Stadium.
All race finishers will receive an exclusive 10th Anniversary ZOOMA commemorative medal!
COURSE TIME LIMIT
There is a 3.5 hour course limit to complete both the half marathon and the 10K.
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. Visit the FAQ page for more race details.
Online registration will close at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31 before the race. Late registrations will be accepted at packet pick up locations during the designated times. Sorry, there is no race day registration for the half marathon, 10K or 5K race.
NOTE: The half marathon and 10K courses will remain open for 3.5 hours. After 3.5 hours, police will no longer be directing traffic along the course. Walkers who can complete the race distance within 3.5 hours are welcome to register.
Official Host Hotel
Loews Annapolis Hotel
126 West Street
Annapolis, Maryland, 21401
Phone: (410) 263-7777
Loews Annapolis Hotel offers guests a premier luxury hotel within walking distance to downtown Annapolis and a short distance from the ZOOMA Annapolis race start. Pick up your race packet and browse the pre-race Fitness Expo at the Loews Annapolis Hotel before you enjoy a tasty pre-race meal at BAROAK Cookhouse and Taproom. Or if you’d rather, hop on an e-Cruiser shuttle (complimentary for hotel guests) and be whisked to historic Main Street that features a wide selection of bars and restaurants.
Steps away from the Chesapeake Bay, Loews Annapolis Hotel welcomes you with warm charming guest rooms and luxurious suites decked out in nautical style. Enjoy the comfort and outstanding service of the Chesapeake Bay’s favorite choice among Annapolis luxury hotels.
Special negotiated rates for ZOOMA participants: $209/night before March 31, 2017. After March 31 until May 5, 2016 $229/night. After May 5, the special negotiated rate is no longer available, so make your plans early. Note that reservations will require a non-refundable deposit of one-night room rate and tax.
ZOOMA guests at the Loews will also receive discounted valet parking ($15/night normally $23) and self parking ($12/night normally $20).
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