ZOOMA Texas Half Marathon, 10K, & 5K
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Location: Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa, Bastrop/Austin, TX
Half Marathon Start: 7:30 a.m.
10K Start: 7:35 a.m.
5K Start: 7:40 a.m.
ZOOMA Texas lets you savor the splendor of spring wildflowers in the Texas Hill Country, as you wind your way through 13.1 miles well outside of the Austin city limits. Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush dance in the waving grasses on either side of the quiet roadways that make up this scenic race. For the last few miles of the half marathon, you’ll traverse exclusively on the gorgeous grounds of the host property, the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort.
Less than 20 minutes from the Austin airport, the tranquil, gracious setting—complete with a few authentic Texas longhorn cattle—is the ideal retreat for a girlfriends-getaway. There’s even a secluded adults-only pool overlooking the Colorado River that borders the property, perfect for chilling post-race. The pool is part of the resort’s award-winning Spa Django, offering restorative massages, body treatments, and facials. Consider treating your tired feet to a Texas Two Step Massage after challenging yourself in the race.
Given that the race is in Hill Country, there’s no getting away from inclines and declines, but the course’s natural beauty and the race’s all-women’s vibe will carry you along. The After-Party Expo, held under a rustic wooden roof on a pavilion overlooking the river, is the ideal location for sampling complimentary wine, shopping, checking your results, and sharing laughs and memories with friends old and new.
Race Cap: 2,500
Average Race Day Temperatures:
ZOOMA Texas Perks:
- Entry into a scenic, professionally-managed, and timed half marathon, 10K, or 5K race
- Access to full fit girls weekend schedule – a Fitness Expo, an Honest Tea Mocktail Party, and an After-Party Expo featuring wine from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, post-race massages, shopping, and live music
- ZOOMA Signature Swag Bag (over $50 value)
- Water and Cytomax Sports Performance drink stationed along the course and at the finish line
- Muscle Milk Light and food at the finish line
- A sweet ZOOMA medal for half marathon finishers (pictured below), and a medal for 10K and 5K finishers
- Access to special room rates at the official race resort, the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
The ZOOMA Texas half marathon is a challenging course through the scenic Texas countryside with rolling hills. The 10K course includes portions of the half marathon course outside the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort property. The half marathon and 10K races share start lines. The 5K race has a separate start line on property. All races -the half, 10K and 5K – share a common finish.
Pace Teams: Gilbert’s Gazelles will be providing pacers for the following intervals:
1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30
Packet Pick Up Schedule
Please pick up your packet at one of the following locations. There is no race day packet pickup for the half marathon, 10K, or 5K race.
|Thursday, April 10
|Texas Running Company
1011 W 5th St #110, Austin
|Thursday, April 10
|iRunTexas – Bitters
2602 NW Loop 1604, Bldg 1, Ste 106
San Antonio, TX
|Friday, April 11
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa
575 Lost Pines Rd
Lost Pines, TX
Mailed Packet Option: You can choose to have your packet mailed to you for $20 during the week before the race. Choose this option during registration or send a check for $20 with your registration confirmation number to the address below before Sunday, March 30.
1408 N Fillmore St, Suite 10
Arlington, VA 22201
Schedule of Events
Friday, April 11
2:00 – 8:00pm Fitness Expo | Hyatt Lost Pines | Lost Pines Ballroom
5:00pm Course Preview with ZOOMA Founder Brae Blackley | Hyatt Lost Pines | Ranger Room
5:30pm It’s not just about me anymore. Finding the delicate balance between training, racing and motherhood with Desiree Ficker | Hyatt Lost Pines | Ranger Room
7:00 – 8:00pm Honest Tea Mocktail Party | Hyatt Lost Pines | Lost Pines Pavilion RSVP here
Saturday, April 12 - RACE DAY
5:00 – 6:30am Shuttles depart FastPark & Relax to Hyatt Lost Pines
5:00 – 6:45am Shuttles depart Preferred Parking Lot to Hyatt Lost Pines (runners will be notified separately if selected for this lot)
7:30am Half Marathon race start
7:35am 10K race start
7:40am 5K race start
8:00am – noon ZOOMA After Party Expo | Pavilion
9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am Recovery Yoga | Pavilion Lawn
9:00am 5K Awards Ceremony | Pavilion | Main Stage
9:30am 10K Awards Ceremony | Pavilion | Main Stage
10:30am Half Marathon Awards Ceremony | Pavilion| Main Stage
9:00am – 12:30pm Return Shuttles | Hyatt Lost Pines | Wolfdancer Golf Pro Shop
Check the Travel page for specific details about parking for ZOOMA Texas. Note: there is not space at the Hyatt Lost Pines for participant parking. Special off-site parking arrangements have been made for participants and spectators. Be green and carpool!
Signature Swag Bag
All ZOOMA runners receive a Signature Swag Bag valued at over $50 at packet pick up. This year’s swag bag includes a women’s fit technical tee (unisex sizes also available) (pictured below), a pair of Feetures! Performance Socks, a ZOOMA running hat, and a reusable bag. Hope you love it!
All race finishers will receive an exclusive ZOOMA commemorative medal! The half marathon medal (pictured below) is bigger than the 10K and 5K medal and includes a removable boot charm that be used on a necklace or bracelet.
Course Time Limit
There is a 3.5 hour course limit to complete the half marathon, 10K, and the 5K.
We are recruiting a team of dedicated volunteers to assist in helping each participant reach her goal! 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.