New York City runners in record numbers at 10th anniversary Reggae Marathon

Calling all UK runners!  And from Canada as well.  It looks like there will be a record number of runners from New York at our event in Negril on December 4.  Don’t miss the party!  Diane, Gina and the Reggae Marathon team had a very busy week at the ING New York Marathon Expo.  Runners who visited the Reggae Marathon booth had the chance to win free race registration and hotel.  And Puma Ra ...[Read More]

Reggae Marathon at the ING New York Marathon

Less than 30 days away now!  I can hardly wait.  I’m breaking in a couple pairs of new shoes over the next couple of weeks and am  racing for the first time in a pair of minimalist flats.  I am looking forward to meeting all of you at the Reggae Marathon Expo and especially at the Pasta Party Friday night. In the meantime, I’ll have to live vicariously through the Reggae Marathon team ...[Read More]

Reggae Marathon at the ING New York City Marathon

I wish I could be at be at the ING New York City Marathon Expo with the Reggae Marathon  gang this week.  Unfortunately a little thing called ‘work’ kept me away. I’ll just have to live vicariously through updates from Diane and the Reggae Marathon team.  Stop by the booth and say hi.  And tell them what you think of the new Reggae Marathon medals…I love the new design! Make sure you stop by ...[Read More]

Staying cool and hydrated at the Reggae Marathon

One of the biggest challenges running any marathon is to stay properly hydrated.  If you’re coming from the cooler climates of the northern USA, the UK or Europe, hydration is even more important.  I had the same concern last year before I ran my first Reggae Marathon and even though I read about the bagged water and Gatorade, I still over prepared.  Yes that’s me in the picture below ...[Read More]

Reggae Marathon 2010: One of the world’s “10 Best Marathons”

When all of us, runners and walkers take to the street in Negril on Saturday, December 4 for the 10th staging of the annual Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10 K, “this will not only be a test of endurance but a show of success.” At the media launch in Kingston yesterday, Jamdammers Running Club president Emile Leiba, noted that “after ten years we can safely say that the Marathon is achieving ...[Read More]

Reggae Marathon, “Once you go, you’ll know”, by Bob Moore, Washington Running Report

The Reggae Marathon is in its 10th, and what looks to be its best year. It’s held every year on the 1st Saturday in December and runs on December4th this year.  Diane Ellis, Sponsor Director and Administrator of the Reggae Marathon, reminded me that the Reggae Marathon has a program that gives one FREE entry to any of the 3 Reggae Marathon events, in Negril, Jamaica. This is an opportunity f ...[Read More]

Thanks for your comments on the Reggae Marathon Blog

We love your comments on our Reggae Marathon blog posts.  And we are looking forward to meeting all of you at the Reggae Marathon December 4 in Negril.  Lets plan to connect Friday evening at the Reggae Marathon pasta party.  In the meantime, here are some of the comments we have received so far. Keep them coming:   From Angela who commented on the “Who’s this new guy on the Reggae Marathon blog”: ...[Read More]

The Reggae Marathon Run… Respect!

Respect! That is the answer to a frequently asked question from out-of-Jamaica runners about how to handle the temperature at the Reggae Marathon. For most runners from USA and England, training at home for warmer Negril temperature in December is a challenge. Some tips: 1. Plan to run a little slower. 2. Hydrate. Take advantage of the bag water and Gatorade at every mile aid station. 3. Wear a ha ...[Read More]