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REGGAE HALF MARATHON AMONG THE WORLD’S BEST IN 2016

    Ahead of the mid-March launch of the international promotional campaign for this year’s Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K, the Half Marathon race event has been selected among the Best Half Marathons around the world in 2016.   The award was the result of a survey among members of the 100 Half Marathons Club based in the USA.  This is a racing club of members who have completed ...[Read More]

A NUMBER OF COUNTRIES PARTICIPATED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN REGGAE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON AND 10K

Winner of the 2016 Tottori Prefecture Japan Marathon and champion athlete Kota Taniguchi took the lead in the male section of 2016 Reggae Marathon in Negril last Saturday, with a time of 2:38:49. Coming in second was Jamaican Rupert Green at 2:43:49, with third place winner being Brian Polen of Wooster, USA with a time of 2:58:00. Taniguchi’s participation in Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K ...[Read More]

16TH REGGAE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 10K SET FOR DECEMBER 1 – 3, 2016 IN NEGRIL

The 16th staging of the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K will be held from December 1 to 3, 2016 in Negril. The run-off will begin on the IAAF-certified course at the Long Bay Beach Park, located along Negril’s famed seven-mile beach, then loop into the town of Negril, before heading north towards the town of Green Island. The event will start at 5:15 a.m. on Saturday, December 3 and the c ...[Read More]

REGGAE MARATHON’S GLOBAL APPEAL GROWS

Details of the event, which has earned the reputation for being a well-organised international event, were revealed at a launch at Eden Gardens yesterday. Race director, Alfred ‘Frano’ Francis, is anticipating a greater turnout for this year’s staging with the rising number of international participants. “The event last year brought out an outpouring of support internationally and this year we wil ...[Read More]

HISTORIC AGREEMENT REACHED BETWEEN TOTTORI MARATHON OF JAPAN AND REGGAE MARATHON

Representatives of Tottori Marathon of Japan and the locally organised Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K have reached an agreement where the winner of each event will participate in other nation’s  marathon beginning this year. A meeting  to finalise details of a Memorandum of Understanding was held recently in Negril between Alfred ‘Frano’ Francis, Race Director of Reggae Marathon, Half Ma ...[Read More]

INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS RE-CERTIFY RACE COURSES FOR UPCOMING REGGAE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 10K

The International Association of Athletes Federation (IAAF) and USA Track & Field (USATF) have re-certified the three race courses for the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K annual sporting event to be held in Negril this year from December 1 to 3. In addition, the organisations have declared the course measurement accurate. “This is a requirement every five years and we comply according ...[Read More]

REGISTRATION RUSH FOR 2016 EGGAE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 10K

Up to August 3, 2016 registration for the 16th staging of Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K was 33% higher than last year at this time.  Among them are athletes from over 20 countries and 15 states within the USA. The early bird entry fee closed on July 31, 2016.  However, there is another opportunity for participants to cash in on a special discount if they pay up between August 1 and Nove ...[Read More]

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2016 REGGAE MARATHON, HALF-MARATHON &10K

Registration is now open for 2016 Reggae Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10K  event in Negril.   Alfred ‘Frano’ Francis, Race Director for Reggae Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10K said his organisation began accepting on-line registration from both local and international participants as of  Friday, January 1, 2016.   He said this year’s event will be under the theme “Sweet Sixteen” to mark the ...[Read More]

2015 REGGAE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON AND 10K, MOST SUCCESSFUL IN 15 YEARS

8 December 2015: With the highest ever number of registered participants and over 2,000 finishers, the 15th staging of Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K event held in Negril last weekend, was the most successful to-date.   Nearly 1,400 overseas runners and about 990 locals participated in the event.   No Jamaican broke any of the course records, but Jamaicans took home trophies fo ...[Read More]

US-BASED RUNNERS DONATE TO SCHOOLS IN NEGRIL DURING REGGAE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON AND 10K, DECEMBER 3-5

When the 433 runners and 100 cheerleaders of the US-based Reggae Runnerz group arrive in Jamaica for the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K, they will be bringing shoes for the football team and gears for the netball team at the Negril All Age School. They will also be conducting development seminars for students at the Hanover Educational Institute, as well as donating funds to the Green Isla ...[Read More]