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

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Amelia Island, FL
Start Time: 7:30 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!

ZOOMA FLORIDA FEATURES

RUN. Half Marathon, 12K + 5K courses with awe-inspiring views of Amelia Island.

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.

YOGA. Recovery yoga following your run and Sunrise Yoga Sunday.

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

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

RACE WEEKEND SCHEDULE

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
11:00am | Awards Ceremony
SUNDAY, October 22
7:15am | Sunrise Yoga Sunday – Oceanfront lawn of Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

OFFICIAL CHARITY PARTNER

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.

COURSE INFORMATION 

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 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.

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.

ADDITIONAL PURCHASE OPTIONS

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!

ZOOMA FLORIDA TRAINING PLANS 

Zooma is excited to announce a special training partnership and discount from Another Mother Runner – the Train Like a Mother Training Club. Plans are available to prepare you for the Half Marathon, 12K or 5K for $50.  The first wave starts 7/17 so sign up today!

This isn’t just any training program – this is a plan with a range of workouts that fit into your busy schedule, a team of #motherrunners to support and cheer you and an accessible, expert coach to guide you!

Plans include a variety of running workouts, cross-training sessions, short strength training sessions and a prehab routine. They’ll get you prepped and ready to cross any finish line feeling strong, supported – and smiling.

Each Program Includes:

  • Training Plan (delivered as a PDF + connected to Training Peaks)
  • Over $25 of training gear
  • Exclusive monthly Train Like a Mother podcasts and webinars
  • Accessible, expert guidance including weekly Q&A on Facebook with Coach Amanda
  • Exclusive Faceook group + Strava club
  • Short strength training videos + prehab routine
  • Weekly newsletters
  • Giveaways + discounts on essential #motherrunner gear
  • Accountability + community galore

Exclusive rate for Zooma Florida – $50

  • 15-Week Half Marathon Program (begins 7/17)
  • 12-Week 12K and 5K Program (begins 7/31)

RACE INFORMATION

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
Awards will be given for overall race winners plus top three finishers in each age group.

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

VOLUNTEER

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. 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.

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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