zooma amelia island WEATHER UPDATE

Heavy rains, thunderstorms and strong winds are predicted throughout the day on Saturday, October 19.

Packet Pick Up for those running lighthouse loop 5K (including seaside challenge) has been moved to 3pm - 4:30pm on sat, oct 19.
Location is 333 ocean ave - at the corner of main beach.

Weather and the Lighthouse Loop 5K. Here’s what we know so far:

  • Rain is happening and wind too. However, current predictions show no rain and lighter winds (but still windy) around 4pm.

  • We'd like to still run the Lighthouse Loop 5K today but we won't be able to set up as usual - it's simply too windy to set up tents and still keep our runners safe.

  • So, as of now, we are planning to still run! There will not be a water stop on the course and we won't have our usual music and production but we should still be able to time the race.

  • We also know that no one is required to run this evening! If you'd prefer not to run, feel free to pick up your medal at tomorrow's race - just bring your bib with you.

  • If you'd prefer to run the 5K tomorrow you can! Just send us a quick note at info@zoomarun.com to let us know.

  • Please note that weather may change and we may still need to cancel the run at anytime if we find that there is lightning in the area or winds are too high. We truly appreciate your flexibility and understanding.

  • And we also know that our first priority is always the safety of our runners. Any decision that is made about the race is with your safety in mind.

Packet Pick Up

  • From 3-4:30 today we will run a Packet Pick Up only at 333 Ocean Ave (at the corner of Main Beach). This will ONLY be for those running tonight.

  • Tomorrow morning we will open early at 5am for anyone who needs to pick up their packet. Please plan to arrive early as we may have longer lines than expected due to not being open today!

As a reminder, here's how you can help us throughout the weekend:

For real time updates, please join the Amelia Island Facebook Support Group

We will also share updates via email, website and social media.

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding!



Amelia island, fl | October 19-20, 2019


ZOOMA amelia Island

It’s no surprise that ZOOMA Amelia Island is the most popular race in our ZOOMA series and has been voted a BibRave Top 20 Half Marathon for two years running. Once you experience all Amelia Island has to offer combined with the fun of a ZOOMA weekend, we’re betting this race will be on your list of favorites too!


Register to run the Half Marathon, 12K, Lighthouse Loop 5K or the Seaside Challenge! Courses include historic downtown, the oldest lighthouse in Florida and shady Fort Clinch.


ZOOMA Amelia Island includes a full itinerary of fun events including two days of running, an expo, post-race party and sunrise yoga on the oceanfront lawn of the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.


Celebrate the finish of the Half Marathon, 12K and Sunday 5K with an oceanfront Post-Race party! Pamper yourself after the race with mimosas, food, massage, yoga, shopping, and music! 


This was an amazing race.
the swag and medals were my favorite from any race i’ve done.



FRIDAY, October 18
5-8pm | Packet Pick Up at Main Beach, Amelia Island
5-8pm | Welcome Party at Salt Life Food Shack presented by Tara Showalter, Ameriprise Financial

SATURDAY, October 19
8am | Sunrise Yoga Saturday
2-8pm | Packet Pick Up at Main Beach, Amelia Island
5pm | Lighthouse Loop 5K Race Start

SUNDAY, October 20
7:20am | Half Marathon + 12K race start
7:30am | 5K race start
8:00am | ZOOMA Post-Race Party presented by Salt Life Food Shack begins
9:00, 10:00am | Recovery yoga sessions
9:30am | 5K + 12K Awards Ceremony
10:00am | Half Marathon Awards Ceremony
11:00am | Kids Races
12pm | Post-Race Party ends



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each race registration includes

  • ZOOMA race shirt, tote bag, wine glass and free race photos

  • Beautiful finisher medal themed to the race location - Seaside Challengers receive 3 medals!

  • Entry to the Post-Race party including wine or champagne, food, massage, recovery yoga and music (ticket not included for Lighthouse Loop 5K)

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register early and get the free vip swag bag!

  • VIP swag bag includes an insulated water bottle and race magnet

  • Access to the Facebook Training Support Group (a private Facebook group where you’ll have direct access to the ZOOMA Event Team and Ambassadors. You’ll get sneak peeks at all the race swag, medals and merchandise plus get lots of training motivation from the group!)

  • Early registration deadline is June 2, 2019






getting to amelia island

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Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach and hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.


Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is approx 30 mins from Amelia Island and is serviced by most airline carriers.


Amelia Island is easy to get to by car. Two bridges connect the island with the mainland and we recommend arriving during daylight hours to take in the scenic views along the drive.


  • Atlanta — 356 mi

  • Charleston — 227 mi

  • Fort Lauderdale — 360 mi

  • Hilton Head — 159 mi

  • Jacksonville — 33 mi

  • Orlando — 177 mi

  • Savannah — 127 mi

  • St. Augustine — 69 mi

  • Tampa — 233 mi