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Come Join the ZOOMA Women’s Race Series, 2011--Next Up, Great Lakes, Wisconsin
Run, laugh, celebrate! Gather your girlfriends, sisters, teammates and sign up now for a memorable, women’s only race--the next one is coming up October 22, the Great Lakes! Or better yet, plan several trips to these destination half marathon or 10K/5K races.

Come Join the ZOOMA Women’s Race Series, 2011--Next Up, Great Lakes, Wisconsin

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By Noreen Cohen
Posted Friday, 23 September, 2011

Be part of a movement—women moving toward a healthy lifestyle and their personal best. Join the exciting ZOOMA Women's Race Series, now five events in 2011 and growing--terrific locations throughout the USA. The focus of the highly regarded ZOOMA Women’s Race Series is to create quality events that provide women with a competitive platform; one that showcases seasoned athletes and novices alike. What a great way to take charge of your health and fitness. This series has grown to five events nationwide in 2011, attracting women of all ages and athletic abilities. This series is turning a lot of attention to women's running. Stay tuned!

Here we go! The ZOOMA Great Lakes Half Marathon and 5K will run on October 22 at the Abby Resort and Spa in Fontana, Wisconsin. You have to try this one! Check it out and register at and experience running as never before - an all women's race to enjoy a great get-away in a fabulous location.

They concluded the hugely successful ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon and accompanying 10K on June 5, 2011; that followed by the Colorado Half Marathon and 10K on July 17. The Annapolis run started and finished at the famous Navy Marine Corps Stadium, ran around the Maryland state capitol and through historic downtown Annapolis—this opportunity to run through the capital is practically unprecedented, but this was the fifth annual for ZOOMA. There are few races in the Capital City on the Chesapeake Bay. Post race celebrations were held in the stadium end zone, including a great expo. This event was the very first ZOOMA Women's Race, initiated in 2008; over 1,600 runners enjoyed that inaugural. Since then growth has been steady and well planned. And the legend continues to build as Annapolis becomes a classic women's event and the ZOOMA Women's Race Series continues to expand nationwide. The Colorado event was a tremendous success with the fabulous backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.

Thousands of women will cross a ZOOMA finish line this year, and even more as the events grow into 2012. You can be part of it! The idea is empower women to feel the exhilaration, pride, and sense of personal accomplishment that result from meeting fitness challenges head on, and accomplishing goals. The concept is to have the best, most memorable time ever in running and fitness. Whether you are an accomplished runner or novice, whether you run 5K or 10K, or one of their signature half marathons, the ZOOMA Women’s Race Series welcomes you and invites you to cross that triumphant finish line. Everyone is welcome to participate in these women’s races.

Following a great summer, ZOOMA moves to Wisconsin with the ZOOMA Great Lakes Half Marathon and 5K, which will roll in Fontana, Wisconsin—85 miles north of Chicago, 45 minutes from Milwaukee. Then on to the South with ZOOMA Atlanta Half Marathon and 5K on November 26, 2011. The second ZOOMA Texas is planned for March 31, 2012 in Austin, a Half Marathon and 5K.

Check the excellent, comprehensive ZOOMA Women’s Race Series Website at for details on each event and an overview of the organization. Check out recent posts on news and training, specific event overviews, registration, expo, Ambassadors, travel and accommodations, directions and parking, charities, volunteer opportunities, Team ZOOMA, past results, a photo gallery, and FAQ’s.

Each event has a cap, so be sure to register as soon as you can and set up your plans and training.

Have you often thought of running a half marathon but the distance was too intimidating? ZOOMA has a Training Plan for you geared specifically for this goal. Check it out.

What about ZOOMA?
The mission is, “to inspire women to live healthy and active lives". We all know that fellow runners encourage each other, and women love to celebrate personal triumphs and enjoy the spirit of the moment. And after their victory, these goal-oriented women share “well deserved partying and pampering" at each event.

The ZOOMA success has been driven by many factors. They provide what women want; hold events in ideal regions, set up resorts and spas to provide comfort and pampering throughout; establish expos of interest to women athletes, team with charities in each location, and so much more. Finally, they are expert in working with town governments and civic groups where the events are held.

Great Locations, Enjoyable Destinations
Each ZOOMA event will be full of perks for participants, providing not only a race but a happening and a true getaway experience. For example, Barefoot Wine and Bubbly is a sponsor and all participants are treated to complimentary wine at the post race. Unique jewelry is awarded all finishers rather than medals. Free training, virtual or actual, is available to all and is especially handy for those women tackling the half marathon for the first time. Runners will experience a well supported course with water and energy drinks, GU energy gel stations, and post food and refreshments. Every event hosts an expo with vendors that are clearly relevant to women athletes. Free massage helps, and they always have music. All courses are USATF-certified, and results are provided by the Chronotrack—chips within your personal race bib.

Also uniquely ZOOMA, events are held in truly interesting, ultimate getaway resorts, such as the Hilton Antlers and Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs; the Abby Resort and Spa on Lake Geneva in Fontana, Wisconsin; the Chateau Elan, located near Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia—surrounded by vineyards. The Austin event was held at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa in nearby Bastrop, Texas. Details on all locations can be found on

A ZOOMA event emphasizes what makes women special, unique, strong and limitless. Each event, each race is a testament to the power of women and a celebration of woman’s health and fitness. With the camaraderie of all-women races, there is no better way, no better time, to strengthen your commitment to healthy living. Participating in a ZOOMA Women’s Race Series event will provide memorable moments; and it could change your life.

With expert race organization and unique amenities, it is no wonder that these events are favorites. Past participants rave that ZOOMA races are well organized, enjoyable, and runner-friendly. There's that special camaraderie that is unique to all-women events. ZOOMA lives up to its reputation for making every runner feel special, celebrating every woman’s strengths. When memories of other races are long gone, runners find themselves basking in the afterglow of these all-women getaways.

Go for It
Make 2011 your year! Create personal goals for your active, healthy running season while having the time of your life in fabulous destinations. Just reach for it, get some friends together and make a plan. Experience the special joy, satisfaction and exhilaration that comes with meeting your fitness goals by participating in ZOOMA’s quality women’s half marathons, 10K’s or 5K’s. To register please visit and take advantage of a new attitude, a new you. Bring more meaning to your training and racing; give yourself something to look forward to—ZOOMA Women’s Race Series.



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