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Comfy ride to Reggae Marathon via Knutsford Express

Sit back in air conditioned comfort and enjoy a movie while someone else does the driving to Negril for Reggae Marathon.  Now that’s a plan! Once again for Reggae Marathon the Knutsford Express offers convenient to and from travel to Negril from various points in Jamaica.  The prices are reasonable as well…and from personal experience I can tell you that the luxury Motor Coaches take t ...[Read More]

Accompong, Dupy Gate: Unusual Jamaican Place Names

You’ve already selected your Reggae Marathon name right?  If not you’ll need to before the race so click here:  Reggae Marathon Name. Good.  Now you’ll need a thorough primer on Jamaican Place Names.  Try these for starters: Accompong, established in 1739, is a Maroon settlement in St. Elizabeth.  It’s thought to have its name derived from the Ashanti word, ‘Nyamekopo ...[Read More]

Prem Chadeesingh coming back for Reggae Marathon

We’re just over 60 days now to Reggae Marathon 2014!  Wow, where did the time go?  Just a few short months ago all my favourite people were gathered in Negril and now here we are a few short weeks from doing it all again!  Not only am I looking forward to re-connecting with old running friends, I can hardly to meet new runners.  One of them is Prem Chadeesingh from the UK who is coming with ...[Read More]

October 1: 2 months to Reggae Marathon

  2 months and a few days to Reggae Marathon!  OK, time to start thinking about packing for Reggae Marathon December 6.  First things first…I need a new suitcase! For the past few years I’ve been over stuffing a small carry on with not only my beach and non-running clothes but also my running gear…shoes included!  And because the suitcase is ‘old school’ (ie, rea ...[Read More]

Reggae Marathon Grand Prix Series

The aim of the Burger King / Reggae Marathon Grand Prix Championship is to develop and promote long distance running in Jamaica and prepare athletes to compete in the annual Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K event, scheduled to be held in Negril always on the first Saturday of December each year. The road race Championship is staged in more than one parish throughout the island with races bei ...[Read More]

Reggae Marathon: Video from Above

If you looked up in the air at Reggae Marathon last December you might have seen a small drone buzzing over the Finish Line area.  I saw it and thought, ‘Cool’.  Then I saw this video.  It turns out that the drone had a video camera onboard and was shooting Reggae Marathon from the air.  “Very, very cool”. The opening scenes of the video shows some of the fun from the Regga ...[Read More]

Back from Vacation and Raring to Go!

Jamaica is a fantastic vacation destination.  Every December in Negril for Reggae Marathon is testament to that.  But every once in a while it’s nice to change it up.  That’s what I did last week.  Got off the Grid, shut my cell phone off, didn’t check email and stayed away from Facebook….well, mostly.  Other than the reality of having a ton of personal and work-related ema ...[Read More]

Reggae Marathon receives Abe Issa Award for Excellence

We had a heck of a weekend!  It was all because of running and we are humbled with the exciting result. At the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) luncheon this past Saturday, Reggae Marathon was presented with the annual Abe Issa Award for Excellence.  For those of us who enjoy the Reggae Marathon Weekend every December in Negril, we experience this excellence when we register, through ...[Read More]

Reggae Marathon Receives Abe Issa Award For Excellence

Reggae Marathon Receives Abe Issa Award For Excellence

The Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K event was on Saturday, May 19 presented with the annual Abe Issa Award for Excellence.The award which recognises and honours “individuals, groups and entities who have contributed significantly to the tourism industry by promoting the reputation and image of Jamaica as a tourist destination,” was presented to the organizers of the marathon by the Jamaic ...[Read More]