If you have participated in a 5K running race in Southwest Florida you have probably heard of the Zoomers. Not only do they promote the sport, they also provide timing for many races put on by other organizations. Zoomer's members are an active bunch. They have restaurant meet ups before their monthly meetings. They have movie nights and gather for group runs often in association with The Foot Landing shoe store in Punta Gorda. Plus, during the summer they change gears for some new adventures.
On Sunday the Zoomer's members met at the Treasure Lanes bowling alley for some spirited competition. They broke up into teams and compared scores for random prizes while eating pizza and encouraging each other. I brought my wife Terri along and her first impression said it all. "I have never met such a supportive group. They were cheering for everyone, just like they do at the races. I had a ton of fun."
Bowling is only the beginning, there are more events to follow. They are currently promoting a series of kids races and preparing for open races in North Port (The Firecracker 5k) and Punta Gorda (Hot August Nights 8k). In addition members will be invited to more social outings which will include baseball and canoeing.
Are you a runner looking for a more active social life? It's easy to become a Zoomer, just check their website for membership details. Sign up now and you'll never have to run alone again.