I received exciting news about two weeks ago – that I’ve been accepted as a 2016 ZOOMA Women’s Race Series Ambassador! Though I’ve never run a ZOOMA race before, I’ve always been intrigued by their women’s centered focus and their desire to create unique destination race experiences that help to promote women living healthy, active lifestyles. I’ve also heard great things about their race weekends from other women who have run their races.
In 2016 ZOOMA will be hosting three destination race weekends:
June 4th – Annapolis, Maryland (Half Marathon and 10k)
September 24th – Cape Cod, Massachusetts (Half Marathon and 10k)
October 22nd – Amelia Island, Florida (Half Marathon, 12k, and 5k)
I currently plan to run in Annapolis the first weekend of June. My goal is to run the half marathon as my first post baby half marathon, though if training doesn’t go as I hope I’ll run the 10k instead.
In 2016 ZOOMA will also be hosting its first ever virtual challenge, with participants receiving winter training advice and then participating in a virtual race on or around February 14th. The Run Love Challenge is open to women of all ability levels, as the virtual race will be either a 5k or a 10k. I’m looking forward to completing the virtual 5k as my first post baby “race,” though we’ll see if I’ll be running or walking the race based on my postpartum recovery.
Registration for the virtual challenge is currently open, and for the $50 registration fee you’ll receive:
- 5K/10K Training Program
- Cozy Run Love Sweatshirt
- ZOOMA Run Love medal
- Weekly newsletter
- Bonus ZOOMALife Radio podcast episode
- Swag from our sponsors (including Feetures! socks)
- Access to a private ZOOMA Challenge Facebook group
- Audio for your Virtual Race from Motigo (Motigo allows you to hear personalized audio messaged from your loved ones during your virtual run)
Training for the virtual challenge begins on January 4th, and registration closes on January 11th, so don’t delay registering. And maybe if friends or family are still looking for gift ideas for you, you might suggest that they gift you a virtual race challenge registration.
Stay tuned because soon I’ll receive a discount code that is good for the three destination races (not for the virtual challenge). You know that I’ll be sure to share the code with all of you once I receive it!
QOTD: What major races(s) are on your 2016 calendar?