ZOOMA florida | HALF MARATHON + 12K + 5K
October 19-20, 2018 (Friday + Saturday)
Start + Finish | Main Beach, 32 N Fletcher Ave, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Registration is 95% full and only a few more spots remain. Register Now.
Course Maps now available!
Thank you for your patience with us as we worked with city officials over the last year to create new courses for the ZOOMA Florida race weekend. We have worked diligently to create a set of courses that highlights the beautiful Amelia Island while also providing safe and secure routes.
All courses (except the Ft Clinch 5K on Saturday morning) will begin and end at Main Beach Park located at 32 N Fletcher Ave.
Parking for the Ft Clinch 5K on Saturday will be available at the Visitors Center in Ft Clinch from 7am – 10am and a shuttle will be available after the race to return you to your car. All other participants should expect to park in the Main Beach Parking Lots.
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VOLUNTEER for ZOOMA Florida!
We are recruiting a team of dedicated volunteers to assist with the ZOOMA Florida race weekend! Sign up for a shift here.
What’s new for 2018 ZOOMA Florida? (a lot!)
ZOOMA made the Top 20! Zooma Florida was voted one of the top 20 half marathons AND top 20 for beautiful, on-course scenery! Check it out at The Bib Rave 100.
New Courses. Based on feedback from last year’s race, we’ve reworked every course to keep all that you liked (such as Ft Clinch) and changed up what you didn’t (soft sand finishes and A1A). The race will now start and finish at Main Beach in Amelia Island with the same great ZOOMA after party that you love!
Lighthouse Loop 5K (Friday). You are going to LOVE this new 5K course! Join us on Friday at 5pm for a family-friendly 5K loop with lovely views of Amelia Island and the highlight of the course will be the Amelia Island Lighthouse – the oldest lighthouse in Florida.
Fort Clinch 5K (Saturday). Run the 5K on Saturday and you’ll get the best views of Fort Clinch plus you can join the festivities at the oceanfront Post-Race Party.
Seaside Challenge. If you’re looking for a Challenge that only Amelia Island can offer, run the 5K on Friday and the Half or 12K on Saturday to complete the Seaside Challenge and receive the inaugural Seaside Challenge medal!
New Medals! Expect some incredibly fun, beach-themed medals for the 2018 ZOOMA Florida race.
More Places to Stay. We’ve taken your feedback to heart and added a variety of different resorts to stay on Amelia Island – all with a great ZOOMA discount but at a price that will fit everyone’s budget.
ZOOMA florida FEATURES:
FRIDAY NIGHT FUN. Pick up your race packet and shop, hang out and have fun with your crew. Plus you can sign up for the Lighthouse Loop 5K and run past Florida’s oldest lighthouse!
RUN. Join us Friday for the Lighthouse Loop 5K or Saturday for the Half Marathon, 12K or Ft Clinch 5K through lovely Amelia Island and Ft Clinch. See for yourself why runners love ZOOMA! Expect gorgeous ocean views and a shady tree lined run through Ft Clinch as you complete these one-of-a-kind courses!
PARTY. Celebrate your Half Marathon, 12K or Ft Clinch 5K run with an unbelievable oceanfront Post-Race party at Main Beach in Amelia Island. The party includes mimosas, food, massage, recovery yoga, shopping, live music and tons of fun!
SWAG. Each runner receives a swag bag with a women’s cut shirt, tote bag, free race photos and a finisher medal. Upgrade to the Premium Swag bag that includes a ZOOMA hat, custom wine glass, personalized race bib, training plan and access to the VIP Training Group.
SUNRISE YOGA SUNDAY. Start your Sunday morning with yoga overlooking the beaches of Amelia Island.
FUN + SUPPORT. ZOOMA race weekends are always filled with fun and incredible support. You’ll be surrounded by so many amazing women throughout the weekend and will be incredibly well supported throughout your run. It’s nearly impossible not to have fun during a ZOOMA race! And new this year, ZOOMA Florida will feature our friends from Fellow Flowers. They’ll be infusing their own brand of fun and friendship (and a few shenanigans) throughout the weekend at the Expo, Finish Line + Post Race Party!
|FRIDAY, October 19
Location: Main Beach Park
2 – 8pm | Packet Pick-Up
3:00pm | Course Talk
5pm | Lighthouse Loop 5K start
|SATURDAY, October 20
Location: Main Beach Park
7:30am | Half Marathon + 12K
7:45am | Ft Clinch 5K (race starts in Ft Clinch Park)
8:00am | ZOOMA Post-Race Party presented by Salt Life Food Shack
10:30am | Recovery Yoga
10:30am | Awards Ceremony
11:00am | Kids Races
12:00pm | Post-Race Party ends
|SUNDAY, October 21
Location: Main Beach Park
8am | Sunrise Yoga Sunday presented by Amelia Island Wellness Festival
2018 REGISTRATION INFO + FEES
Race entry fees include some of the best swag bag around! Each registration includes:
- Women’s fit race tee (unisex sizing also available)
- ZOOMA shopping tote
- Race bib
- Free race photos
- One-of-a-kind beach themed race medal for all finishers
- Challengers will also receive a Seaside Challenge medal!
Register by May 1 to be able to add the Premium Swag bag to your registration which includes:
- ZOOMA running hat
- ZOOMA Florida wine glass
- Personalized race bib
- Access to the VIP Facebook Training Group (a private Facebook group where you’ll have direct access to the ZOOMA Event Team, Ambassadors, Personal Trainer and Nutritionist and you’ll receive a training plan, training tips, nutrition advice, event information and lots of motivation from the group!)
Register for the Half Marathon
$95 from January 26 to April 30
$105 from May 1 to Oct 2
$115 from October 3 to October 18
$125 Expo registration (based upon availability)
Register for the Inaugural Seaside Challenge (Half + 5K OR 12K + 5K)
$125 from January 26 to April 30
$140 from May 1 to October 2
$155 from October 3 to October 18
$165 Expo registration (based upon availability)
Register for the 12K
$70 from January 26 to April 30
$80 from May 1 to October 2
$90 from October 3 to October 18
$100 Expo registration (based upon availability)
Register for the Lighthouse Loop 5K (Fri 10/19)
$45 from January 26 to April 30
$55 from May 1 to October 2
$65 from October 3 to October 18
$75 Expo registration (based upon availability)
Register for the Fort Clinch 5K (Sat 10/20)
$50 from January 26 to April 30
$60 from May 1 to October 2
$70 from October 3 to October 18
$80 Expo registration (based upon availability)
Register for the Virtual Half Marathon, 12K or 5K
$45 from January 26 to April 30
$55 from May 1 to October 2
$65 from October 3 to October 18
Virtual race participants may complete the race at any time during the month of October and no documentation of completion is required (but we’d love to see a pic of you once you finish!). Virtual packet will be mailed to you the week AFTER the race and will include race shirt, shopping tote, 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 or 12K race and able to complete the course in 3.5 hours. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration closes October 18, 2018.
If you’re a member of Fellow Flowers, make sure to check the Fellow Flowers check box during registration.
If you’re participating as part of Black Girls Run!, make sure to check the check box during registration.
ADDITIONAL PURCHASE OPTIONS
VIP Race Day Packet Pick Up – $20 (for Saturday morning pick up)
Select the VIP Race Day Packet Pick-Up option and you’ll be able to pick up your packet at Main Beach Park for the Half Marathon or 12K or Ft Clinch 5K or on Saturday morning. If you do not select this option, you are required to pick up your packet at the Expo and Packet Pick-up locations on the schedule. No other race day packet pick up will be available for the Half Marathon or 12K or Ft Clinch 5K and no exceptions will be made.
(Must register before May 1) Premium Swag Bag – $20
Upgrade to the Premium Swag Bag and you’ll receive ZOOMA running hat, ZOOMA bag tag, personalized race bib and access to the VIP Facebook Training Group (a private Facebook group where you’ll have direct access to the ZOOMA Event Team, Ambassadors, Personal Trainer and Nutritionist and you’ll receive a training plan, training tips, nutrition advice, event information and lots of motivation from the group!)
BOOK YOUR AMELIA ISLAND ACCOMMODATIONS
We’re trying something a little different this year and offering a variety of resorts at a great ZOOMA discount in Amelia Island. Please note that you’ll be responsible for your transportation to/from race day.
To reference the location of each of these resorts, view the Main Beach map here.
ACCOMODATIONS AT MAIN BEACH (Main Beach is the start/finish of all races)
Seaside Amelia Inn
Includes complimentary parking, wi-fi and a daily ‘Hot & Tasty’ Southern Home-style breakfast. Room rates begin at $169 per night plus taxes and fees. Call 904-206-5300 and ask for ZOOMA to make a reservation.
Elizabeth Pointe Lodge
This quaint Bed and Breakfast offers oceanfront suites, complimentary breakfast, an evening wine reception and parking, wi-fi and beach equipment. Rates begin at $310 per night plus taxes and fees with a 2-night minimum stay and, once booked, the reservation is guaranteed. To book, call 904-277-4851 before 9/15 and ask for the ZOOMA room rate.
Comfort Suites Oceanview, Amelia Island
Includes complimentary parking, wi-fi and breakfast.
ACCOMMODATIONS NEAR MAIN BEACH
Residence Inn + Suites Amelia Island (2.7 miles from start/finish)
Residence Inn will be providing complimentary transportation to the start and finish of ZOOMA Florida! You’ll also receive free parking, wi-fi, and full hot breakfast. Rates start at $139 plus taxes and fees and must be booked by 9/1. Book your stay here!
Omni Amelia Island Plantation (9 miles from start/finish)
Luxurious oceanfront guest rooms and suites, full service spa and golf course. ZOOMA runners receive a 15% discount on Spa Services. Room rates begin at $189 per night plus taxes and fees. Book your stay at the special ZOOMA rate here before 9/15.
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island (5.7 miles from start/finish)
The original inspiration for ZOOMA Florida, the Ritz-Carlton offers oceanfront rooms and suites in the most luxurious setting on the island plus an amazing full service spa. ZOOMA runners receive a 15% discount on Spa Services. Room rates begin at $319 per night plus taxes and fees. Room availability is limited to Fri 10/19 only. Make your reservation here.
OFFICIAL CHARITY PARTNER – The Donna Foundation
ZOOMA Women’s Race Series and The DONNA Foundation will race together again to finish breast cancer at 2018 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.
How to Fundraise for The Donna Foundation
There are a few ways to donate to The Donna Foundation:
- Add a donation to your registration. This donation will go directly to The Donna Foundation.
- Create a fundraiser on Crowdrise. This can be done during registration or using this link:
Can’t attend the race but want to support The Donna Foundation? You can always run with us virtually!
Fundraising or Donating is QUICK + EASY and can be done quickly via social media or email. Find out more through this link!
You’ll love the new ZOOMA Florida Half Marathon course. Run through the quaint city and neighborhoods of Fernandina Beach and Old Town. The final portion of your run takes you through the tree lined roads of beautiful Fort Clinch with an oceanview finish at Main Beach.
Run the new ZOOMA Florida 12K course and start and finish with the scenic oceanviews at Main Beach. You’ll run past Amelia Island marshes and quaint neighborhoods. The final portion of your run takes you through the tree lined roads of beautiful Fort Clinch with an oceanview finish at Main Beach.
The Finish Line of the Half Marathon, 12K + Ft Clinch 5K leads into an unbelievable oceanfront Post-Race Party at Main Beach featuring mimosas, food, massage, recovery yoga, shopping, live music and tons of fun!
You’re going to LOVE the new Lighthouse Loop 5K course (Fri 10/19)! Join us on Friday at 5pm for a family friendly 5K loop with lovely views of Amelia Island and the highlight of the course will be the Amelia Island Lighthouse – the oldest lighthouse in Florida. The 5K will start at finish at Main Beach.
Run the new Ft Clinch 5K course (Sat 10/20)! Get the best views of Ft Clinch and celebrate your run at the post-race party! Course begins approx 3 miles into Ft Clinch and finishes at Main Beach Park.
Average Race Day Temperatures:
Pacers will be on the half marathon course. Please see the final race instructions for additional details. There is a 3.5 hour course limit to complete the half marathon.
Packet Pick Up
There is no race day packet pick up for the Half Marathon, 12K or Ft Clinch 5K unless you purchase the VIP Race Day Packet Pick up. Please pick up your packet on Friday or purchase the VIP Race Day Packet Pick up option.
Participants will have access to bag check at the start of the race. Please see the final race instructions for additional details.
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 severe weather in the area the race start may be delayed or cancelled. As a reminder, registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
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 contact us for more information on the volunteer program. Visit the FAQ page for more race details.
SPONSORSHIP + EXPO VENDORS
Interested in being a sponsor or Expo Exhibitor? See our Vendor and Sponsor Opportunities here.
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.
Women First. ZOOMA races are created for women by women. We are a very small team of female event planners and athletes who are passionate about delivering top notch races for women like you. Runner amenities and swag are designed exclusively with women in mind and weekend activities and events are planned to appeal to you, the female athlete.
Community of Support. We believe it’s incredibly important to support each other’s goals, dreams and aspirations. The ZOOMA community is made up of like-minded women who seek to achieve athletic and personal goals and support each other while doing so. ZOOMA race weekends are always filled with fun and incredible support.
*Zooma Florida is a licensed event owned and operated by Be Inspired Events/Fiercely Inspired, LLC.
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.
2017 RACE RESULTS + PHOTOS
2017 Official Race Photos presented by Salt Life Food Shack
2017 Official Results
2017 Zooma Florida Album courtesy of Phil Smith, one of our Zooma fans!