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REGGAE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 10K CONTRIBUTES MORE THAN US$11 MILLION TO THE JAMAICAN ECONOMY

During the first 12 years of Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K, it has contributed more than US$11 million to the Negril community and the Jamaican economy, according to data collected by Jamaica Tourist Board and Reggae Marathon between 2001 and 2012. Overall, the sports tourism industry in the United States generates US$6 billion each year. A JTB survey of 2012 also noted that stopover ar ...[Read More]

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FEE FOR REGGAE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 10 K CLOSES JULY 31, 2015

As the early bird registration fee to participate in this year’s Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K draws close to its July 31 deadline, runners from Saudia Arabia have registered for the first time, joining others from such countries as  USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Belgium and Poland.  To-date there has been a 29 per cent increase in registration at this time, compared to last year. According t ...[Read More]

Registration for Reggae Marathon up 28%

Registration for Reggae Marathon up 28% for the 15th annual Reggae Marathon December 5 in Negril.  We are well on our way to having runners from over 36 countries run with us in Negril…so far runners from these 15 countries have registered: Belgium Brazil Canada Germany Denmark Finland France United Kingdom Hungary Luxembourg Netherlands Poland Saudi Arabia Sweden United States of America Up ...[Read More]

Reggae Marathon a boost to Jamaica

“What started as a hobby for race director ‘Frano’ and the Jamdammers Running Club of Kingston is now a major boost to Jamaica economically” noted Richard Lake, Chairman Reggae Marathon in an article that ran recently in the Jamaica Observer.  And our very own Reggae Marathon race event weekend has contributed over US$11 million to the Jamaican economy making it a ‘St ...[Read More]

Jamaicans Sweep Reggae Marathon And 10k

Jamaicans Sweep Reggae Marathon And 10k

It was a Jamaican sweep when Rupert Green and Karlene Blagrove decisively won the Bob Marley and Rita Marley Championship Trophies from a combined field of 186 male and female marathon entries at the 14th staging of the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K in Negril, Jamaica on December 6, 2014. Green’s win for the fifth time at Reggae Marathon of 2:34:35 was 5 minutes ahead of his nearest rival ...[Read More]

Jamdammers partners with We Got The Runs for Reggae Marathon fitness

Jamdammers partners with We Got The Runs for Reggae Marathon fitness

Kingston, Jamaica; With the training clock fast counting down, runners and race enthusiasts across the island are ensuring they are fit and ready for the marquee running event of the year, the Reggae Marathon and Half Marathon & 10K on Saturday, December 6 starting at the Long Bay Beach Park in Negril. In Kingston, for the first time the Jamdammers Running Club of  Kingston, organisers of the ...[Read More]

Overseas Groups, Media Coming For Reggae Marathon

Overseas Groups, Media Coming For Reggae Marathon

Over 12 groups as well as representatives of some 14 media organizations from North America and Europe will be travelling to Negril this year for the annual staging of the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K on Saturday, December 6. Now in its 14th year, the Reggae Marathon event continues to attract overseas participation and “impressive international media coverage,” which, according to rac ...[Read More]

Burger King Reggae Marathon Grand Prix Series To Open In Mandeville

Burger King Reggae Marathon Grand Prix Series To Open In Mandeville

This year, for the first time, marathon season will signal its official start with  the running of the first of the two-race Burger King Reggae Marathon Grand Prix Series in Mandeville, Manchester. The Burger King 7K Run Walk, which was traditionally held in Montego Bay, will take place in Mandeville on Sunday,   October 26, beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Burger King, Caledonia Avenue, Mandeville b ...[Read More]

Organisers Announce Road To Reggae Marathon Training Series

Organisers Announce Road To Reggae Marathon Training Series

In a move to assist long distance runners and fitness enthusiasts to maximize their Reggae Marathon experience, the organizers of the annual event have announced a partnership with the local running club, We Got the Runs (WGTR) to help train those who want to participate in the marathon and half marathon in a 12 week cross-training programme. According to race director Alfred “Frano” Francis, “We ...[Read More]