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8 Months to Go

8 Months to Go

OK, I’m a little anxious…but it’s just over 8 months to Reggae Marathon, December 2 in Negril! At 5:15 am Race Director Frano sends us off from Long Bay Beach Park.  If this will be your first time at Reggae Marathon, be ready for the Bob Marley on the sound system, flaming torches as you cross the timing mats and other runners giddy with excitement running under the pre-dawn sky ...[Read More]

2017 Race Weekend Update

2017 Race Weekend Update

2017 Reggae Marathon Race weekend update:  Pasta Party Friday, December 1 runs from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Couples Swept Away Sporting Complex (the same location where you pick up your Race Packet).  More information included in the video below: Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Register for Reggae Marathon, Decembe ...[Read More]

2017 Fact Sheet

2017 Fact Sheet

All the information you need for Reggae Marathon December 2 in Negril is available now in the 2017 Fact Sheet. The Reggae Marathon Race Weekend begins on Thursday, November 30 with On-site Registration and Race Packet pickup at the Couples Swept Away Sporting Complex in Negril.  Registration and Packet pickup continue at the same location on Friday, December 1.  And…important note:  The Regg ...[Read More]

Rock n Rollin in Dallas

Rock n Rollin in Dallas

Reggae Marathon was rock n rollin in Dallas this weekend!  And Reggae Marathon fans stopped by the Jamaica Tourist Board/Reggae Marathon booth at the Race Expo on Saturday to say hi and take pictures. In the photo above, that’s Lesley Player and Courtney Gill who are stuck on one word, Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!”… The Reggae Half is on for 2017 for these two! Here are some more R ...[Read More]

Running in Tottori, Japan

Running in Tottori, Japan

Running in Tottori, Japan this past weekend was all about the Tottori Marathon.  Here’s the letter from Japan: Dear All, The 2017 Tottori Marathon took place this past weekend in Japan.  The event was very successful with over 4,000 runners including 22 overseas runners. The Reggae Marathon representative Mr. Courtney Jarrett, a wood carver from Westmoreland, did his best in the chilly weath ...[Read More]

Running from England to Negril

Running from England to Negril

Steve Forsyth isn’t literally running from England to Negril, but he is a runner, he lives in England and he’s coming with his family to run in Negril at Reggae Marathon, December 2. He’s got a powerful reason…here’s his story: I have three children, one of whom has Musclar Dystrophy and is in a wheelchair. One day my son said to me,  “Dad I will never walk̶ ...[Read More]

The Journey is the Reward

The Journey is the Reward

When non-running friends ask what I get from running, I answer with this, “The journey is the reward”. From Bart Yasso who shared these thoughts on running: “I had been deluding myself for years that the purpose of running was to win races, that if I trained hard enough and smart enough and pushed my body beyond all limits, I’d somehow come out on top. It took finally winni ...[Read More]

One Lap on the Road in Negril

One Lap on the Road in Negril

One lap on the road in Negril. What it’s like to run in the dark.  Start line faux pas to avoid.  How to stay hydrated along the course.  These frequently asked questions answered as we take a lap on the road around the Reggae Marathon Course If you have any questions you’d like answered, leave a comment or send us a message on our Facebook Page:  Reggae Marathon. Until next time… Regg ...[Read More]

9 Months to Go

9 Months to Go

Only…9 months to go to Reggae Marathon, December 2 in Negril, Jamaica.  And it will be hard to follow my own advice to stay calm!  Eating properly, running, training, racing throughout the year is a mere prelude to the main event:  Reggae Marathon!  The Experience is the highlight of my running year…I know it is for lots of Reggae Marathon fans! So if you can remain calm, please, pleas ...[Read More]

A Guide To Pre-Race Nutrition

A Guide To Pre-Race Nutrition

Eating Up To Race Day: A Handy Guide To Pre-Race Nutrition.  SNACKNATION There’s more to training than exercise. While a healthy exercise/rest cycle is essential to preparing for the toll any distance running will take on your body, your diet is similarly important if your goal is to run your best race. Kenyan distance runners – renowned as some of the best in the world – eat a diet th ...[Read More]