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

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Amelia Island, FL
Start Time: 8:00 a.m.

ZOOMA Women’s Races are weekend getaways in awe-inspiring locations featuring beautiful courses and one-of-a-kind race weekend experiences for women of all ages. Bring your best friends, your sisters and your mom for a weekend you’ll remember for years to come!


  • Entry into a scenic, professionally-managed and timed Half Marathon, 12K or 5K
  • Access to the Fitness Expo for shopping, packet pick-up and speakers
  • An unbelievable oceanfront Post-Race Party on the lawn of the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island featuring wine provided by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, food, post-race massages, recovery yoga, shopping and music
  • Fabulous swag bag including a women’s fit tee (that you’ll want to wear everyday!), Feetures! socks, ZOOMA shopping tote and running hat (half marathon participants only).
  • ZOOMA medal for all finishers
  • Personalized race bib (must register by September 8)
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • Complimentary race photos
  • Access to special room and spa rates at the official race headquarters, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

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 Beach 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.


THURSDAY, October 19
4–8 pm | Packet Pick-Up – TBD
FRIDAY, October 20
4–8pm | Fitness Expo & Packet Pick-Up – Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
SATURDAY, October 21
6:30am | Half Marathon and 12K start line shuttles depart Ritz-Carlton
8:00am | Half Marathon and 12K race start in downtown Fernandina Beach, FL
8:30am | 5K race start at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
9:00am | ZOOMA Post-Race Party & Expo at Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
11:00am | Awards Ceremony
SUNDAY, October 22
7:15am | Sunrise Beach Yoga – Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island


NEW Half Marathon + 12K race course for 2017! Course maps will be posted soon.

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 September 8, 2017)

12K – $75
($90 on or after September 8, 2017)

5K – $50
($60 on or after September 8, 2017)

ZOOMA VIP Package  – $25 
Select the ZOOMA VIP Package 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.

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.


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 for overall race winners plus top three finishers in each age group.

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 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. Please read more about our volunteer program here or contact us for more information. Visit the FAQ page for more race details.

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



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