Zooma Napa Valley Half Marathon Recap and Giveaway For Feetures Socks!

I had an amazing racecation in Napa Valley.  I was picked to be a race ambassador for the Zooma Women’s Race Series Napa Valley Half Marathon last Fall and I’ve been excited about running this race ever since.  

zooma_bibMy friend Tam, @Tamarathoner, flew up from LA to make a girls weekend out of it.  I picked her up at the airport Friday and we drove to Napa.  We stayed at the race hotel, Napa Valley Marriott.  

IMG_2390We enjoyed lunch and wine tasting at  V. Sattui Friday.  

IMG_2411We also visited St. Suprey.  

Friday evening we picked up our packets and there was a “mocktail” party at the hotel.  

Saturday morning the race started at 7am.  We took the shuttle from the hotel.  The weather was perfect.  It was around 54 degrees when we started.

The Zooma Ambassadors before the race.
The Zooma Ambassadors before the race.

In the distance we could see the hot air balloons over the vineyards.  So beautiful!

FullSizeRenderThe course was an out and back along the vineyard crops.  I loved it. 

The race isn’t huge, so the course isn’t crowded.  The whole vibe of the race from start to finish was so welcoming.  There were lots of racecationers running.

IMG_2468We finished the race and both agreed we really enjoyed it.  After returning to the hotel and resting for a bit we headed out to visit a few more wineries.  Heitz Cellars produces some of my favorite wine, so that was  must for me.  

IMG_2515We decided to be spontaneous and try one we had never heard of before and stopped at Whitehall Lane.  Loved it!  They having a surprisingly large selection of great wine.

whitehall_laneWe finished the evening with dinner at Chef Michael Chiarello’s Bottega.  Dinner was delicious!  Before heading out of town we stopped for breakfast at Chef Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery.  It is worth the wait in the long line!  It was a perfect weekend of running, wine tasting, great food, and beautiful weather.  

IMG_2546Feetures socks was one of the sponsors of the Zooma Napa Valley Half Marathon, so I decided to share the love and giveaway a pair of Feetures socks.  I love the pretty turquoise color. FYI, they are size medium.

IMG_2599Enter to win below. (US only please)

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  1. Alyson @ Disney Runs in the Family | 23rd Jun 15

    I’m dying to do this race! Maybe next year–I was hoping I’d be pregnant for race day (and I am, so it all worked out) and knew it would just KILL me to be in Napa and not wine it up! Looks like the whole weekend was a blast. Congrats on another great race 🙂

    • Half Crazy Mama | 23rd Jun 15

      Congrats!!!! And yes, next year, post pregnancy, Napa would be a super fun racecation for you! 🙂

  2. Starla | 23rd Jun 15

    I found your blog while I was training for the Pixie Dust Challenge this year and I’ve enjoyed following you ever since! Keep up the good work 🙂

  3. Juliana @ 4 Well Rules | 23rd Jun 15

    this races looks incredible: i definitely should look into do it in the future!

    and I love feetures socks-I run races exclusively in them and have never had a problem with blisters or anything

  4. Jenn @ Fairest Run of All | 23rd Jun 15

    Always interesting to hear about a new brand!

  5. Bryan | 23rd Jun 15

    I love traveling for races! This looks like a fun run to travel for! Thanks for the recap.

  6. Wardell | 24th Jun 15

    Congrats on finishing the race 🙂

    • Half Crazy Mama | 24th Jun 15

      Thank you 🙂

  7. Kishna Woo-Hare | 26th Jun 15

    I’ve seen Feetures at all the running shops I frequent but haven’t tried them.

  8. Rochelle | 28th Jun 15

    Feetures just so happened to be the first running socks that the running store put me into when I started running 6 months ago. I loved them but had no idea how great they were until I went to a second running store to try on shoes. The other store put me in a different brand of socks. When walking around the store the socks creeped down my heel and off of my foot! I have a wider foot but a narrow heel. They are perfect for my feet. I love Feetures! Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Jeffrey | 3rd Jul 15

    I’ve never tried Feetures but am always willing to try something new, you just never know when you’ll find the next best thing. I’ve had some issues in the past with my feet, mostly blisters and have found a few brands that I can wear without problems…Maybe this will be one too!

  10. Sadie B. | 5th Jul 15

    I have not tried these sock before.

  11. Ken C | 8th Jul 15

    Feetures are awesome socks

  12. Ruth C | 8th Jul 15

    Yes, I love Feetures socks, my Hubby gave me two pair.

  13. acure4bc | 8th Jul 15

    Zooma race on my bucket list! thank you! I had not tried these socks and so I am in need of some for an upcoming race.

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