Running Stories

Paul Runs Marathons

Paul Runs Marathons

Paul Josephson runs Marathons.  Lots of them.  It’s a fact…his email address says Paul runs marathons! Paul fell in love with Reggae Marathon years ago and this December 2 will be his 10th consecutive Reggae Marathon Experience! “I lived in a number of places before I turned eight years old — not a military family, but my father, a nuclear engineer at the dawn of the nuclea ...[Read More]

Runner Profile: Jewel, Kingston

Runner Profile:  Jewel, Kingston

Hailing from…Kingston, Jamaica, meet Jewel! Walker and runner, she had her first experience at Reggae Marathon in 2014, fell for it and is now a regular. “I’ve been runing and walking on and off for around 4 years. I got interested in running/walking because my sister runs and represents her workplace. I would walk/ jog for stress relief ever since I was an undergrad at UWI. I wa ...[Read More]

The Face of a True Champion

The Face of a True Champion

“Champion:  A person who has defeated or surpassed all rivals in competition”.  That’s the Oxford Dictionary definition but it only goes part of the way to describing the true Champion that is Usain Bolt. Like you I was glued to my Smartphone and TV last weekend for the World Championships in London.  I was online with Instagram, Twitter and Facebook while watching the live actio ...[Read More]

It’s In The Stars

It’s In The Stars

Negril on a clear night…all you can see are stars!  It must rub off on what our fans say about the Reggae Marathon Experience. If you’ve been to any running event you know the work it takes to take care of runners.  Reggae Marathon was started and is still guided by runners.  Those Jamdammers still run and race and they know the total runner experience is of absolute importance.  We ta ...[Read More]

Jamaica Gets Moving

Jamaica Gets Moving

Jamaican’s are always on the move.  Just ask the high school runners who perform at Champs! We see some of them perform at Reggae Marathon every year and it’s a thrill as they stride by. And we can dance!  Just watch our moves! ‘Jamaica Moves‘ is an exciting initiative to get all of Jamaica moving and we at Reggae Marathon are proud to be part of this Movement! As part of J ...[Read More]

Runners Tell Tales

Runners Tell Tales

Runners do tell tales…on occasion.  And the farther back in time they occurred the taller they get.  But hey…that’s the fun in telling running ‘tales’.  Here are a few from Reggae Marathoners we’ve met over the years: Chris’s 10K PB of 42 minutes.  Back in the day when 10K races were popular, Chris ran the race of her life. PB 42 minutes.  It was a mostly ...[Read More]

Vote for Reggae Marathon

Vote for Reggae Marathon

Thanks to you we’ve been shortlisted for the Women’s Running and Men’s Running International Race of the Year Award! Reggae Marathon is in the top 10! Excited…you could say that!  We’re now on to the second and final round and once again we need your help. Voting has now re-opened and will remain open until midnight September 3rd, 2017. Time again to vote for Reggae M ...[Read More]

Tribute to Wolfgang Slawisch

Tribute to Wolfgang Slawisch

Tribute to Wolfgang Slawisch. Dear friends, With great sadness and heavy hearts we have to announce that Wolfgang has passed away.  We know that he felt very closely connected to you all and had touched many of your lives. Wolfgang’s family All of us at Reggae Marathon were shocked and sadded with the news and extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Wolfgang was a dear frie ...[Read More]

Kari-Ann Wanat won the Lottery

Kari-Ann Wanat won the Lottery

Kari-Ann Wanat won the lottery.  Literally!  At the Reggae Marathon booth at the New York Marathon back in 2010 she filled in a ballot for a trip to Negril for Reggae Marathon.  And won!  Since then she’s been back every year! “I’m a true New Yorker from New York, NY. I’ve been running for 7 years. When I went to Jamaica for a vacation in February 2010, I saw a sign for The Reggae Mara ...[Read More]

5 Months to go

5 Months to go

5 months to go to Reggae Marathon, December 2, 2017!  Where did the time go? If you haven’t registered yet, do so before July 31 to save $’s on registration:  Reggae Marathon Registration. And while on the topic of time, here are some additional things to keep in mind: Reggae Marathon starts on time!  5:15 am Saturday morning, December 2.  No fooling! There is NO race packet pickup on ...[Read More]