Tuesday, August 13, 2013

ZOOMA Chicago Race Recap

The inaugural ZOOMA Chicago 10k and Half Marathon took place this past Saturday.  Great weather (for an August day in Chicago) coupled with family and friends made it an unforgettable event!

ZOOMA Chicago race start
ZOOMA Chicago runners lining up at the starting line

I woke up early Saturday morning and headed into the city, picked up my sister then met up with our cousin, friends and fellow ZOOMA Ambassadors at the starting line. The course zigzagged along some of the lakefront path and through lakefront parks.  I am always amazed at how many active people there are in the city!  

ZOOMA Chicago runners along the lakefront
ZOOMA runners along the lakefront

ZOOMA Ambassadors with Sara Hall
ZOOMA Ambassadors with Muscle Milk Athlete, Sara Hall.

At the the finish line, we were rewarded with cute finishers medals, bananas and water.  Yoga, massages, music, Barefoot Bubbly and a boxed lunch (delicious focaccia sandwich and chips - really hit the spot!) capped off the event.

Enjoying Barefoot Bubbly post ZOOMA Chicago
Enjoying some Barefoot Bubbly with my sis and cousin post race.
ZOOMA's mission is to inspire women to live healthy, happy and active lives.  From mentoring a group of first time half marathoners to the fun "girls' weekend" race atmosphere, ZOOMA Chicago was a great show of their mission.  Lots of positive energy, wonderful people, beautiful location - all in all a great event!

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  1. So cool that you did ZOOMA again this year, as an ambassador! Which location did you like better? YES! I am going to make you pick one. Ha ha.

    1. Hard to say - they're both such beautiful locations - Chicago was definitely easier;)


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