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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]

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]

6 Days to Reggae Marathon

6 Days to Reggae Marathon

6 days to Reggae Marathon.  Who’s counting?  Besides me of course!  Next week this time it’s beach, beach, beach… I’ve checked in with all the running friends coming to Negril from all parts of the Globe.  Poland, Great Britain, Canada and the US…all are enroute to Jamaica.  We’ve got plans to meet up on the beach and are all looking forward to breaking bread at ...[Read More]

7 Days to Reggae Marathon

7 Days to Reggae Marathon

7 days to Reggae Marathon.  1 Week!  7 Sleeps!. A week today ‘we be running’.  5:15 am Saturday, December 2 at Long Bay Beach Park.  Get to the start area by 4:30 am or so…the vibe is really special with runners from all over Jamaica and the World milling about behind the start line.  Hydrate while listening to loud Reggae music.  Get ready for the Torchlight start promptly at 5: ...[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]

10 Days to Reggae Marathon

10 Days to Reggae Marathon

10 days to Reggae Marathon 2017! That’s minus 355 days from the last time we gathered in Negril for our favourite race.  Or…10 days to race day December 2!  See you in Negril next week! Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Register for Reggae Marathon, December 2, 2017: Reggae Marathon Online Registration For m ...[Read More]

World’s Best Destination Race

World’s Best Destination Race

Unlike most races, Reggae Marathon is a ‘destination’ race for just about everyone. That’s obvious for runners who fly into Jamaica from the over 30 countries that are represented.  But it’s true as well for most Jamaicans who make the trek from all over Jamaica to Negril.  And it’s a special destination vibe in Negril for the Reggae Marathon weekend that begins on Th ...[Read More]