This one is for the ladies! Break in those running shoes and get ready for an adventure. ZOOMA Napa Valley will be held on Saturday, June 20th, and this is one half marathon and 10K adventure no seasoned female runner – or female runner new to the distance – will want to miss.
What You Need to Know
ZOOMA Napa Valley offers an incredible course that starts and finishes near the Napa Valley Mariott Hotel and Spa. It features a mostly-flat terrain with some breathtaking views of the mountains that make up our famous valley. The courses are out and back and the half marathon course will feature a series of pacers for intervals ranging in ten minute increments from 1:40 through 2:50. There will be water and sports drink stations throughout the course as well as at the finish line. Finishers receive medals as well.
The event actually begins on Thursday, June 18th with the opening of packet pickup at Athleta Emeryville from 3pm until 7pm.
On Friday, June 19th, you can head over to the Fitness Expo at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa for additional packet pick-up and a fun Fitness Expo. The Fitness Expo runs from 2pm through 8pm and also features a course preview, ZOOMA Q&A session, and a Mocktail party.
Of course, the real fun happens on Saturday the 20th. Shuttles start leaving the Marriott to take participants to the starting line at 5:30am. The races start at 7:00am, and shuttles start taking people to the after party as early as 7:30am. The after-party and expo run until 12 noon, during which there will be a 10K awards ceremony (at 9am) and a half marathon awards ceremony (at 10am). There will also be hourly recovery yoga sessions at 9, 10, and 11am.
Please note, there is no parking at the starting point for the 10K and half-marathon. All participants will have to go to the Marriott to catch a shuttle. Runners can be dropped off at the starting point, but there will be no parking for their rides to stay in the area.
The Swag! The Perks!
We know you want to know about the swag and the perks. All runners will receive a ZOOMA Signature Swag Bag at packet pickup. They include a women’s fit technical tee, Feetures! Performance socks, a journal, and a reusable bag. All finishers will receive medals, and the half marathon medals will have a removable charm that can be put onto a necklace or bracelet as well.
Ladies, are you ready for a good time? Registration caps at 1,500, so make sure you register online if you haven’t done so already. Don’t want to run but want to volunteer, check out the website for volunteer information as well. Not sure how to get there from your Napa hotel? Ask your concierge for help getting to the starting line or the expo. This is one amazing June event no runner will want to miss.