i’d like to share some awesome news!

I have been selected as one of ten Ambassadors for the 2014 ZOOMA Florida Half Marathon & 5K!

ZOOMA Ambassador Badge 2014

I am so excited and so honored to be a part of this great event, and I’m incredibly proud to be sporting the above badge on my sidebar.

The 2014 ZOOMA Florida event will be held on January 18 at the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island. It’s a spectacular location, quiet and secluded, full of small town charm and natural beauty. I really can’t think of a better place for a race weekend away. Participants can choose to run a 5K or a half marathon, and then spend the rest of the day enjoying an oceanfront after-party, live music, post-race massages, shopping and recovery yoga. Not only will it be an awesome race weekend for local athletes, it will make for a great girls’ weekend for those traveling from farther away.

 

photo courtesy of ZOOMArun.com

While ZOOMA is a women’s race series, dedicated to the empowerment of women (in fact, the series was listed as one of FitSugar’s top  races to run with the girls), males and females are welcome to run and enjoy.

What comes with your registration fee?

  • Entry into an unforgettable, professionally-managed and timed half marathon or 5K race
  • Access to a full weekend of yoga, sponsored cocktail hour, and a Fitness Expo
  • ZOOMA Signature Swag Bag (over $50 value)
  • Water and Cytomax Sports Performance drink on the course
  • Water, Cytomax Sports Performance drink, Muscle Milk Light and food at the finish line
  • GU Energy Gel station along the course
  • Wine from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly at the After-Party Expo
  • Necklace designed exclusively by Satya Jewelry for ZOOMA for all half marathon finishers
  • Post-race massage, shopping and live music at the ZOOMA After-Party Expo

I am ecstatic to have this half marathon on my race calendar and I hope you’re as excited as I am!

Are you ready to register for a weekend of racing and relaxation? Insert the code FLAAMB3 at the end of the form to get 10% off your ZOOMA Florida race!

Have you ever run this, or any other ZOOMA race, in the past?

Will you be at Amelia Island on January 18?

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46 Responses to i’d like to share some awesome news!

  1. AMAZING news!!! Congrats Jen! I am so happy for you. 🙂
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  2. Awesome!! Congrats on becoming a Zooma ambassador!
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  3. Jane says:

    Congratulations, Jen! That sounds like a great opportunity for you, and an amazing race for anyone to participate in! What a location!!

    • runswithpugs says:

      I know! The Amelia Island/Fernandina areas are incredible and really, the perfect way to showcase NE Florida. Mr PugRunner and I have also stayed at that particular Ritz-Carlton before for a date weekend and it’s nothing short of fabulous.

  4. Wow, congratulations Jen!!!!
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  5. Jane says:

    I just re-read my message and don’t see an option to edit my typo…but I know you are a two-N Jenn. Oops! Forgive me 😉

  6. See you there, my friend! 🙂

    • runswithpugs says:

      Congratulations! I am so excited – there is such a great time and I am looking so forward to getting to know all the ambassadors better! I’m counting on you for countdowns, too!

  7. Wahhoooooo!! I can’t wait!!!
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  8. This sounds like SO much fun! I wish I lived there so I could run this!
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  9. Shannon says:

    Awesome! Congrats…that looks like a great event!
    Wish I was closer!
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  10. Darlene says:

    WooHoo! Congrats. So happy for you. Wish I could do it!

  11. Congratulations, Jenn! This is so exciting! Maybe I’ll look into running it 😉 Sounds fabulous!
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  12. Kristy says:

    That is awesome news!! Congrats!!! I’ve heard of this race, but I haven’t done it. I look forward to hearing how it goes for you, I bet you have a blast!!
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  13. Ahhhhh congratulations, that is too neat! If I still lived in FL I would be at that race in a heartbeat! They always look so, so cool when I read other bloggers recaps. Maybe one day!
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  14. Congratulations! Wish I could fly south for the winter and join ya! 🙂
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  15. seriously. this race is a blast. can’t wait to see you there!
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  16. Matilda says:

    *while doing a happy dance* Jenn that’s ah-mazing! Woohoo. Internet High Five! I’m excited for you.
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  17. Woooop Wooop!! That’s so awesome!!! I’ve never run a ZOOMA race! But heyyy this race is in florida anddd you get wine…. just might have to register 🙂 Congrats to you!
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  18. I’ll be seeing you there! 😀
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  19. Suzan says:

    This is so exciting! Congrats Jenn! Really awesome 🙂 Sending you giant hugs!!
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  20. Congrats! I hope to run a Zooma race one day. They look so fun!
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  21. Congratulations! That is great news! Be sure to look at my post that’s linked below. You are mentioned in it! 🙂
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  22. Cool! We have a Zooma race in Maryland over in Annapolis, I should check it out next year.
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  23. This is so exciting- how did you apply to be an ambassador? That is something I’d be super interested in for maybe 2015. If I can get a free race reg. and promote my favorite thing- running- that is SUCH a win!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      Some of the big and/or specialty races announce an application process several months to a year prior. If there’s a race you love, maybe try emailing the organizer and seeing if they have an ambassador program or would be interested in starting one. You could get in on the ground floor!

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