2018 ZOOMA texas | Half Marathon + Relay + 10K + 5K

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa – Austin, TX
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 Texas is a race weekend you simply don’t want to miss!

ZOOMA TEXAS FEATURES

EXPO presented by Knix + Welcome Party. Pick up your race packet and shop, hang out and have fun with your crew. From 5pm-8pm the Expo transforms to a Welcome Party with tons of giveaways and prizes, pasta (ticket purchase required), and wine!

RUN. Saturday is race day where you’ll run a Half Marathon, Relay, 10K or 5K through the Texas countryside at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines. Expect gorgeous views of the Texas countryside, pecan groves, Wolfdancer golf course and bluebells! Course experience includes the Official Motigo Course Tour presented by AfterShokz.

PARTY. Celebrate your run with an unbelievable Post-Race party on the banks of the Colorado River. The party includes mimosas, food, massage, recovery yoga, shopping, live music and tons of fun!

SWAG. Each runner receives a premium swag bag that includes:

  • Women’s fit race tee (unisex sizing also available)
  • Feetures! socks
  • Shopping tote
  • Running hat (half marathon participants only)
  • Personalized race bib (must register by January 18, 2018)
  • Free race photos
  • One-of-a-kind ZOOMA race medal for all finishers

SUNRISE YOGA SUNDAY. Start your Sunday morning with yoga on the lawn of the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort.

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 Texas will feature our friends Mel + Tori 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!

race weekend SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, March 8
11am – 2pm | Packet Pick-Up – Athleta Austin
4 – 8 pm | Packet Pick-Up – Rogue Running
FRIDAY, March 9
2 – 8pm | Expo + Packet Pick-Up presented by knix – Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort
6 – 8pm | Welcome Party – Enjoy giveaways, drinks and pasta party (ticket required for pasta party)
SATURDAY, March 10
7:30am | Half Marathon + Relay start
7:35am | 10K start
8:00am | 5K start
8:15am | ZOOMA Post-Race Party + Expo presented by knix
11:00am | Kids Races
11:15am | Awards Ceremony
12:00pm | Post-Race Party ends
4:00pm | ZOOMA Happy Hour at Sheller’s Barrelhouse Bar at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines
SUNDAY, March 11
8am | Sunrise Yoga Sunday – Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa
9am | Shakeout Trail Run with Fellow Flowers – Meet at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines

2018 Registration Fees

Half Marathon – $105   
($125 on or after February 26, 2018)

Half Marathon 2-Person Relay – $150 per team   
($185 on or after February 26, 2018)

10K – $75
($90 on or after February 26, 2018)

5K – $50
($60 on or after February 26, 2018)

Virtual Half Marathon, 10K or 5K – $65
($75 on or after February 26, 2018)

Virtual race participants may complete the race at any time during the month of March 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 before the race and will include race shirt, shopping tote, Feetures! socks, and finisher medal. 

If you’re registering as a member of Fellow Flowers, make sure to join the Fellow Flowers team during registration.

If you’re registering as a member of Black Girls Run!, make sure to join the BGR team during registration.

ADDITIONAL PURCHASE OPTIONS

ZOOMA VIP Mailed Packet  – $25 (must purchase by 1/18)
Select the ZOOMA VIP Mailed Packet option 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.

Pasta Buffet at the Expo + Welcome Party – $39 per adult
Make your packet pick-up experience a breeze when you purchase the Pasta Buffet ticket for the Expo + Welcome Party on Friday, March 9. Pick up your race packet and fuel up for race day with your choice of two salads, a dessert and a Build Your Own Pasta bar where you get to choose your pasta, your protein, your sauce and your veggies!

Pancake Bar Upgrade – $17 per runner
Upgrade your post-race morning breakfast and indulge in the Pancake Bar where you’ll have unlimited access to traditional and whole wheat pancakes with yummy compotes, whipped cream and other pancake toppings!

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!

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 March 5, 2018.

OFFICIAL HOST RESORT & RACE HEADQUARTERS

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa
575 Hyatt
Lost Pines, TX 78612

Treat yourself to an unforgettable and relaxing race vacation when you stay at the Official Race Headquarters for ZOOMA Texas – the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa. Plan to BOOK EARLY, the host resort WILL sell out.

Perks of staying at the Official Race Headquarters:

  • All race weekend activities are hosted at the Hyatt Regency so you’ll have easy access to the Expo and Post Race Party
  • All races start and finish at the Hyatt so you can simply walk to the start line race morning.

A discounted room rate of $259 per room, per night is available on a limited basis for reservations booked through the ZOOMA reservation page before February 15, 2018 or by calling 800-233-1234 and mentioning ZOOMA Women’s Race Series.

OFFICIAL CHARITY PARTNER

We are incredibly honored to announce that Girls on the Run of Austin is the Official Charity Partner of ZOOMA Texas! 

We are offering some great prizes for anyone who fundraises at least $150 for Girls on the Run.

TOP FUNDRAISER will receive:

  • (1) night stay at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort
  • Breakfast for two at the Hyatt Lost Pines
  • Registration for a ZOOMA race
  • Gift card from knix

You can create a team and fundraise for Girls on the Run of Austin or donate to an existing team using this link: https://www.crowdrise.com/zooma-texas-womens-half-marathon

This spring, nearly 200 Austin-area girls will take part in Girls on the Run, a program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident, using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.  In the words of one Girls on the Run participant, “Girls on the Run taught me that I am the boss of my brain.” Our girls learn, grown and run, achieving their goals with the completion of a 5K race each season.

In 2016, 62 percent of local participants received scholarship assistance from Girls on the Run, made possible through community support. The cost per girl for one season of Girls on the Run is $150 and includes:

  • 20 lessons lead by trained volunteers
  • All necessary curriculum materials and snacks for each practice
  • Girls on the Run program shirt and reusable water bottle
  • 5k entry fee, shirt and finishers’ medal

Your donations to Girls on the Run Austin will help create a life long love of running and empowerment for these amazing young girls!

ZOOMA TEXAS TRAINING PLANS 

Tough Cookies Training (Austin, TX)
Tough Cookies running programs are open to women of all abilities and experience. Women in the program are coached according to their own ability and personal goals. Whether your goal is to finish your first 5K or set a new Marathon PR, their goal is to get you across the finish line injury-free and with a smile on your face. Feel free to come to any of their sessions to check them out!​

Rogue Running (Austin, TX)

Galloway Training Program (Austin, TX)

Train Like a Mother Club – $50 (exclusive rate for Zooma Texas)
See below for additional details on the training club. Half Marathon is a 15-week training program and the 10K/5K is a 12-week training plan.

RACE information

Course 
The ZOOMA Texas Half Marathon, Relay, 10K + 5K are scenic courses through the Texas countryside.  The Half Marathon, Relay + 10K share a start line and the 5K race takes place at a separate start on property.

The Finish Line of all three races leads into an unbelievable riverfront Post-Race party on the lawn of the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa featuring mimosas, food, post-race massages, recovery yoga, shopping and music!

Average Race Day Temperatures:
High 77°F
Low 55°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 10K.

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 before 1/14/18 to have your packet mailed to you.

Parking
Due to the nature of the ZOOMA Texas race venue, parking is very limited. Please try to carpool if at all possible.

To minimize traffic congestion inside the resort, only shuttle buses and registered guests staying at the Hyatt will be permitted to pass the resort guard gate. If you are not a Hyatt Lost Pines guests, please proceed directly to the designated parking area across from the Hyatt at Cedar Creek High School and a shuttle will transport you to the start line area.

Important! Drop offs at the resort are not possibly due to the security gate and the Hyatt Lost Pines entrance road is 3 miles long with no shoulder. Running or walking down the entrance road is dangerous and will not be permitted.

Bag Check
Half Marathon, Relay, 10K 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 severe weather in the area the race start may be delayed or cancelled.

VOLUNTEER
We are recruiting a team of dedicated volunteers to assist with the ZOOMA Texas 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? View the Expo + Sponsor Media Kit

Submit the ZOOMA Texas Expo + Sponsor form and we’ll be in touch soon!

ABOUT US

Women First. ZOOMA races are run by women for women. We are a very small team of female businesswomen 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 Texas 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.

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