2017 ZOOMA Florida | Half Marathon, 12K + 5K

PLEASE NOTE: Zooma Florida will take place as planned. There are no race impacts due to hurricane Irma.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017
Amelia Island, FL
Start Time: 7:30 a.m.

Imagine a powerful sea of women on the move – encouraging fellow runners, creating unforgettable moments, getting strong, and celebrating personal running triumphs.  Picture an inspiring weekend filled with strong women, yoga sessions, speakers, an exciting expo, and celebrations in an unforgettable resort location.  This is ZOOMA. 

Bring your best friends, your sister, your mom or your daughter for a weekend you’ll remember for years to come!  Recognized as one of The Top 10 Women’s Races by Shape Magazine,  ZOOMA Florida is a race weekend you simply don’t want to miss!


RUN. Half Marathon, 12K + 5K courses with awe-inspiring views of Amelia Island.  Experience the course like never before with the Official Motigo Course Tour presented by AfterShokz!  Find out more about the Course Tour presented by Aftershozk. View the course map!

PARTY. Unbelievable oceanfront post-run celebration on the lawn of the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island including live music, wine provided by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, lunch, massage and shopping.  And join us Saturday evening after the race for another Party + Scavenger Hunt in downtown Fernandina Beach!

YOGA. Recovery yoga following your run and Sunrise Yoga Sunday presented by Barefoot Wine + Bubbly.

SWAG. Entry fees include the best swag bag around! You’ll receive:

  • Women’s fit race tee
  • Feetures! socks
  • Shopping tote
  • Running hat (half marathon participants only)
  • Personalized race bib (must register by September 8)
  • Free race photos
  • One-of-a-kind ZOOMA race medal for all finishers

*please note that the half is not included with the 12K, 5K or virtual race options*

NEW FOR 2017! Virtual Half Marathon, 12K or 5K option (see the Registration Fee section below for more details)


THURSDAY, October 19
4–8 pm | Packet Pick-Up – 1st Place Sports, Town Center
FRIDAY, October 20
4–8pm | Fitness Expo & Packet Pick-Up – Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
SATURDAY, October 21
6:00am | Half Marathon and 12K start line shuttles depart Ritz-Carlton
7:30am | Half Marathon and 12K race start in downtown Fernandina Beach, FL
8:00am | 5K race start at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
8:30am | ZOOMA Post-Race Party & Expo at Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
9:30am | Awards Ceremony
4-10pm | Scavenger Hunt + Party in downtown Fernandina Beach + The Green Turtle Tavern
SUNDAY, October 22
7:15am | Sunrise Yoga Sunday presented by Barefoot Wine + Bubbly – Oceanfront lawn of Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island


ZOOMA Women’s Race Series and The DONNA Foundation will race together to finish breast cancer at 2017 ZOOMA Florida!

The DONNA Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance and support to individuals living with breast cancer and funding ground breaking breast cancer research.

To date, The DONNA Foundation has served more than 10,000 families by providing over $5 million dollars in economic assistance and emotional support to individuals living with breast cancer. Additionally, they have helped develop and maintain the Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Translational Genomics Program.

Fundraise for The DONNA Foundation! Participants in ZOOMA Florida (either in person or virtually) can sign up to raise money for The DONNA Foundation as part of their training. You can sign up to fundraise during registration, or if you are already registered, sign up here to donate or become a fundraiser.


Check out the NEW Half Marathon + 12K race course for 2017!

Find out more about the Official Motigo Course Tour presented by Aftershokz Headphones!

ZOOMA Florida Half Marathon + 12K are flat, scenic, point-to-point courses starting in quaint downtown Fernandina Beach with a picture-perfect beachfront Finish Line at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.

ZOOMA Florida 5K is a gorgeous out-and-back beach morning run starting and finishing at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.

Finish Line of all races leads into an unbelievable Post-Race party on the lawn of the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island featuring wine, food, post-race massages, recovery yoga, shopping and music!

Average Race Day Temperatures:
High 77°F
Low 63°F

Pacers will be on the half marathon course. More details on pace times will be posted soon! There is a 3.5 hour course limit to complete both the half marathon and the 12K.

2017 Registration Fees

Half Marathon – $105   
($125 on or after October 2, 2017)

12K – $75
($90 on or after October 2, 2017)

5K – $50
($60 on or after October 2, 2017)

Virtual Half Marathon or 10K – $65
($75 on or after October 2, 2017)
Virtual race participants may complete the race at any time during the month of October and no documentation of completion is required. Virtual packet will be mailed to you the week before the race and will include race shirt, shopping tote, Feetures! socks, and finisher medal.  Virtual option does not include a hat.

Requirements & Registration Policies:
Both women and men and runners and walkers are welcome and encouraged to participate in all ZOOMA Women’s Race Series events.  Participants must be at least 12-years old to register for the half marathon race and able to complete the half marathon course in 3.5 hours. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Registration closes Monday, October 16.


ZOOMA VIP Mailed Packet  – $25 (must purchase by 9/8)
Select the ZOOMA VIP Mailed Packet and we’ll mail your race packet to you 1-2 weeks before the race PLUS we’ll send you a very cool ZOOMA luggage tag.

Train Like a Mother Club – $50 (exclusive rate for Zooma Florida)
See below for additional details on the training club. Florida 15-Week Half Marathon Program begins 7/17 and 12-Week 10K Program begins 7/31.

Wondering how to purchase these? During registration, you will have the option to purchase these additional items with your registration.  If you have already registered, you can add these items to your registration by following these steps:

  1. Login to My Events at http://myevents.active.com
  2. Find your registration and click “Purchase additional merchandise”
  3. Select VIP Mailed Packet and click continue, then follow the steps to complete the purchase

Still have questions? Feel free to email us!


Packet Pick Up
There is no race day packet pick up.  Please pick up your packet at one of the locations above or purchase the ZOOMA VIP Package to have your packet mailed to you.

Parking Details
The Half Marathon starts in downtown Fernandina Beach and finishes on the beach in front of the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.  Parking and shuttle information is provided below.

Parking for Half Marathon + 12K resort guests, shuttles will leave from the front of the hotel to the start line at 7am.

Parking for Half Marathon + 12K non-resort guests, 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 9:30am – 1:00pm.

Parking for 5K + Finish Line Spectator parking, park at the Peter’s Point Beachfront Park and make the short walk on the beach to the finish line, located on the beach of the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.  Please note that the Peter’s Point Beachfront Park lot will be closed from 9am – 10:3am to accommodate runners finishing the race. Please plan your departure accordingly.

Bag Check
Half Marathon and 5K participants will have access to bag check at the start of the race.

Awards will be given to the top 3 Overall female race winners and top 3 Masters females for the Half Marathon + 12K.  Age group awards will be give for top 3 female finishers in each age group.  No male finisher awards will be given.

12K age groups: 0-14, 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

Half marathon age groups: 0-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69

Races will be held rain or shine, however, if there is severe weather in the area the race start may be delayed or cancelled.

Races will be held rain or shine, however, if there is lightning in the area the race start may be delayed or cancelled.


We are recruiting a team of dedicated volunteers on behalf of The DONNA Foundation, our Official Charity Partner, to assist with the ZOOMA Florida race weekend!  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. Contact us for more information about our Volunteer Program or Register for a Volunteer Shift here! Visit the FAQ page for more race details.

Official Host Resort & Race Headquarters

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, FL

Treat yourself to an unforgettable and relaxing race vacation when you stay at the Official Race Headquarters for ZOOMA Florida – the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.

Perks of staying at the Official Race Headquarters:

  • All race weekend activities are hosted at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island so you’ll have VIP access to the Expo, start line shuttles and Post Race Party
  • Sunrise Yoga on Sunday morning
  • 15% discount on spa services

A discounted room rate of $299 per room, per night is available on a limited basis for reservations made through the ZOOMA reservation link before September 8, 2017 or by calling 866-763-2960 and mentioning ZOOMA Florida.

*Zooma Florida is a licensed event owned and operated by Be Inspired Events, Inc.

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time. Registrations are non-refundable.


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