Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
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 Lighthouse Loop 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.
EXPO + FRIDAY NIGHT FUN. Pick up your race packet and shop, hang out and have fun with your crew. We’ll have lots of giveaways, prizes and more! 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 and 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 Champagne 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 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!
|THURSDAY, October 18 |
4 – 8 pm | Packet Pick-Up in Jacksonville – Location TBD
|FRIDAY, October 19 |
2 – 8pm | Expo + Packet Pick-Up at Main Beach in Amelia Island
5pm | Lighthouse Loop 5K start
SATURDAY, October 20
8:00am | ZOOMA Post-Race Party + Expo
10:30am | Awards Ceremony
|SUNDAY, October 21 |
8am | Sunrise Yoga Sunday