ZOOMA Here I Come


Awhile back, I heard that the ZOOMA race series was going to be unveiling a new race location. I pretty much stalked their website, hoping that it would be somewhere in the south. I was surprised when my wish came true, and the newest race was announced for Amelia Island, Florida, and would be hosted at the Ritz Carlton!


Here is some info about the race:

You’ll be welcomed to the ZOOMA weekend with a Fitness Expo at the host hotel. Take in the oceanfront sunset as you drink a cocktail (or mocktail if you prefer) at a sponsored happy hour before your post-race meal on Friday evening. On Saturday morning, awaken early to run a flat and scenic half marathon or 5K. After the finish line, celebrate your accomplishment with friends at a fun After-Party Expo on the oceanfront lawn at The Ritz-Carlton.  Enjoy your adrenaline- and wine-fueled buzz with live music, massage, shopping, recovery yoga, and lots of empowering girls’ weekend energy.

Race cap: 2,500

Average Race Day Temperature:
High 63°F
Low 44°F

I really wanted to run this race, so kept checking back for updates and information. Then, recently, I found out I was to be named a ZOOMA race ambassador for the Florida 2013 race! What does this mean? I will be running the race, and spreading the good news to you all encouraging you to sign up and join me at the beach. I really hope to see some of you there, and if you have any questions at all about the event, please feel free to contact me.


Never heard of ZOOMA? Let me fill you in!

“Imagine a powerful sea of women on the move–encouraging fellow runners, creating unforgettable moments, and celebrating personal running triumphs.  Picture a post-race party and expo all wrapped up in one memorable “after-party expo” where these strong goal-oriented women come together for well-deserved celebration.  This is the Muscle Milk Light ZOOMA Women’s Race Series.”

I love it! I can’t wait to share more with you about this and be a part of it all. It is going to be a great time, with wonderful sponsors and gorgeous scenery. Please consider signing up, and be sure to follow them on Twitter for updates!

QOTD: Have you ever run a race geared towards women? Or a race at the beach? Spill!


I cannot let today pass without acknowledging the date on the calendar. I still remember exactly where I was when I found out about the attacks. We must never become complacent and forget about what happened that day, and never forget the families who still suffer every day missing their loved ones. I will be saying a special prayer for those families today and hope you will, too.

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  1. Ive never zooma’ed either.
    and today is so bittersweet.

    I have three friends celebrating birthdays today–and yet the whole day is shrouded in sadness and reverence.

  2. Woohoo Heather! Congrats!!!! I would love to run that race!!! Sounds awesome! The only race I’ve done that is geared more toward women is the Disney Princess Half. And I’ve done the Gulf Coast Half Marathon on Pensacola Beach (twice) and Gulf Shores!

  3. That sounds really great!!! Congrats!!! Spalove!

  4. That’s awesome! I really wanted to do the Great Lakes race next month but I will still be recovering from surgery.So maybe next year.
    Right now I’m trying to decide if I will be ready to do the princess 1/2 or if I should just wait and try for Expedtion Everest in May..good luck!

  5. Yay, congrats! I hope to see you there!

  6. Congratulations Heather! I was an ambassador for the Texas race last year (hopefully again this year!) & it was an incredible experience. You’ll love it! Amelia Island looks like an amazing location, can’t wait to learn more about it over the next few months

  7. Congrats Heather! I am an ambassador for that race too! It is going to be such a great weekend!

  8. Thanks so much for posting about this race, you inspired me to register for the ZOOMA Texas race! I am super stoaked, it looks super fun! I just really got into running so I am aiming for this to be my first half!

  9. I’ve worked with ZOOMA Atlanta a few times and always loved the experience. I so would love to go to the Florida race!

  10. Thats awesome! I’ve run a couple of all women 5Ks and they were great. Never one by the beach although I’m running the miami to key west Ragnar Relay in January and I’m super pumped about that one!! It will be my first Ragnar- so I guess I’m excited and scared at the same time!

  11. seems like such a cool event. I ran the SoCal Wine Country Women’s Trail Half Marathon this year – I think there were only 2 men who signed up. It was awesome to run with a bunch of ladies who, at least at my pace, were all very nice and willing chat here and there. Loved it!

  12. Yay! This sounds like such a fun race!

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