Jamaica

1 Day to Reggae Marathon

1 Day to Reggae Marathon

1 day to Reggae Marathon.  Pasta Party tonight.  Let me repeat that:  1 DAY TO REGGAE MARATHON…PASTA PARTY TONIGHT!  Sorry for yelling, but it’s hard to contain the enthusiasm. I’m a long-time runner and have been coming to Reggae Marathon every year for the past 9 years.  Race day is special with the 5:15 am torchlight start and swim in the Caribbean after.  But I LOVE Friday ni ...[Read More]

2 Days to Reggae Marathon

2 Days to Reggae Marathon

2 days to Reggae Marathon.  Reggae Marathon sets up today at Couples Swept Away Sporting Complex for onsite registration and race packet pickup.  We’re here again Friday for registration, packet pickup and of course the Reggae Marathon Pasta Party. Then on Saturday we move our base of operations to Long Bay Beach Park for the start/finish and post-race activities. In between all that we migh ...[Read More]

3 Days to Reggae Marathon

3 Days to Reggae Marathon

3 days to Reggae Marathon.  You in Negril yet? Quite a few Reggae Marathoners arrived in Negril today…you could feel the buzz all along the beach…and the increased number of runners along Norman Washington Boulevard.  Remember Reggae Marathoners…nice easy pace and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Whether you’re in Negril yet or not, tune in Thursday afternoon on Facebook when we& ...[Read More]

4 Days to Reggae Marathon

4 Days to Reggae Marathon

4 days to Reggae Marathon.  Is there really any more that needs to be said?  In just a few short days a bunch of runners from all over Jamaica and the World will line up for the 5:15 am start.  Race Director Frano will address us for a few moments prior to that as we shuffle anxiously in the warm Caribbean air.  The torches will light suddenly and precisely at 5:15 am we’ll be off. Nothing b ...[Read More]

5 Days to Reggae Marathon

5 Days to Reggae Marathon

5 days to Reggae Marathon.  I had my final Red Stripe at dinner last night…nothing now until the cold one post-race…I’m in serious race prep! With runners from all over the world arriving in Negril this week, hotels all along the Negril beach will be buzzing.  Special note:  Reggae Runnerz home base in Negril for Reggae Marathon is Negril Tree House.  ‘Hundreds of runners&# ...[Read More]

8 Days to Reggae Marathon

8 Days to Reggae Marathon

8 days to Reggae Marathon…Pasta Party a week tonight!  Location:  Couples Swept Away Sporting Complex;  Time:  5:30 pm – 8:30 pm.  This is the same location as Reggae Marathon Race Packet pick-up…if you plan it right, pick up your packet first then enjoy pasta under the stars! Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ...[Read More]

9 Days to Reggae Marathon

9 Days to Reggae Marathon

9 days to Reggae Marathon.  Yes, I’m packed and ready-to-go.  Looking forward to the road trip to Negril next week. If you’re socially active, look out for us here with these hashtags,  #reggaemarathon #rm2017 #HomeOfAllright:  Instagram, Facebook and Twitter Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Register for Re ...[Read More]

Comfort and Style with Knutsford Express

Comfort and Style with Knutsford Express

One of the best ways to get around Jamaica is via Knutsford Express.  Air-conditioned coaches with onboard wi-fi.  Knutsford Express connects all the major cities in Jamaica…and is a great way to get from Kingston and area to Negril. Why not leave the driving to Knutsford Express for your Reggae Marathon Weekend?  And for the Reggae Marathon 2017 Race Weekend, here are the special rates from ...[Read More]

Live In New York

Live In New York

Live in New York this past weekend! It was a busy weekend at the TCS New York Marathon Race Expo! We met up with many old friends and made so many new ones. Here are just a few: “The Crew”.  Larry and Karen Savitch…AKA ‘Easy Skankin’ with Reggae Marathon’s Diane.  Reggae Marathon 2017 will be Easy Skankin’s umpteenth time in Negril. Alexander, a long-time ...[Read More]

A Chance Encounter In Miami

A Chance Encounter In Miami

A chance encounter in Miami at the Miami Marathon Race Expo in 2015 led to us connecting with Jason Roering from Minnesota.  We’re super excited to meet Jason again this December in Negril when he makes the trek to run the Reggae Marathon 10K. Jason graciously shared his running story with us: I was born in Minnesota and like many children, loved to run. When I was older and in high school s ...[Read More]