I’m in! ZOOMA Annapolis 2014

ZoomaMML-ANN-logoThe ZOOMA Annapolis course hates me.  Okay, so that might be a bit dramatic.  But, the rolling hills, the bridge and the temperatures had it in for me last year and I even ran close to a personal worst.  Maybe I’m a glutton for punishment but I am heading back to Annapolis in 2014.  The third time is a charm, right? So with that being said, yes, I’m out for a redemption run in 2014. {2012 and 2013 race recaps are here and here.}

All kidding aside, I am actually thrilled to be running this race again this year.  So, you are probably thinking, why the heck would you go back if you are whining about your past performances?  Well, that’s just it.  I’m whining about my performance, not the race or the race organization.

Family photo after  ZOOMA 2012.  I can’t believe how tiny Cora is here!

At the Navy Memorial Stadium after ZOOMA 2013.

Here are my top 3 reasons to return to ZOOMA ANNAPOLIS!

1.)  ZOOMA is organized by runners so the runner perks are always stellar.  Last year, the yoga mats and the water bottles were awesome!  That was in addition to the re-usable bag and finisher’s necklace that were provided.  You get serious bang for your buck here!  And, this year, they must have heard me buzzing about my medal addiction because they are adding a finisher’s medal instead of their traditional necklace.  Plus, if you are a fan of the necklace, don’t worry.  There is a detachable charm on the medal!  ZOOMA seriously thinks of everything. {Want pictures of the swag from 2012 and 2013, click here and here!}

2.)  They throw a hell of a party!  Last year, I had a ton of fun at the race expo and Honest Tea‘s Mocktail Party  {Read more about the pre-race festivities here.}  And, the after party filled with post-race expo, music, massages, and Barefoot Wine is even more impressive!

2.)  Finally, as a race ambassador last year, I had the honor of mentoring the Muscle Milk Light Half Marathon Challenge Athletes as they tackled their first half marathons.  Whether or not they realize it, they refreshed my outlook on training and helped me believe that I could achieve the goals that I set for myself this year.  {To read more about the experience of the challenge athletes, click on over to the ZOOMA blog here.} I hope to meet lots of inspiring runners again this year!

And, the best news is that ZOOMA is having me back as a race ambassador for the second year in a row.  It’s an honor to be a part of this organization and I hope that you will consider making ZOOMA Annapolis a part of your 2014 race calendar.

ZOOMA Ambassador Badge 2014Please use my ambassador discount ANNAMB16 to receive 10% off the ZOOMA Annapolis 10k or half marathon.

And, if you have any questions about the race, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Are you a part of the ZOOMA nation?  Which race did you run?  And most importantly, will I see you there?



  1. YESSSS!!! you will see me there 🙂 so excited to be an ambassador with you!
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  2. Woohoo — I'm SO excited to meet you. I think we have such a fun group of ambassadors this year 🙂
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  3. Congrats! I am a Zooma TX ambassador and can't wait to run this race in April!
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    • If all works out with a work trip that I have scheduled in TX, I might be able to run Texas too! I have my fingers crossed. It would be really nice to meet you and but a face to a blog 🙂

  4. You totally do get some bang for your buck! Everyone I talk to about ZOOMA is blown away by how much stuff you get and how small the race fee is compared to so many in the area. I'm just waiting to confirm a bridal shower date and then I'm totally signing up 🙂
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    • And, you get to meet great people while waiting in the restroom line too! I definitely should have added that. I really hope that you can run again this year! Keep me posted!

  5. Leslie @ TriathleteTreats says:

    Congrats!! You are going to rock this years race!!! I like doing different races but sometimes its fun to do the same race over and over (especially if the years prior aren't great)!! 🙂
    I have never done a Zooma race but I have heard they are great!!!

    • Yes, that is why I have a bone to pick with this course! Plus, I have the advantage of actually having hills to train on now 🙂 More hill training will be underway this spring to make sure that this is the best ZOOMA yet!

  6. You know I’m in for Zooma Annapolis!! My 4th race with Zooma!! Love this organization and the races they organize!! Ready for a new PR!! See you soon my friend:)
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  7. Yey! Can't wait to meet you!! This will be my first Zooma race!!
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