Running Stories

Meet Tracey Rouse, Runner!

Meet Tracey Rouse, Runner!

Meet Tracey Rouse, Runner! Tracey’s life changing transformation began in September, 2013. That’s when she began running.  That’s Tracey before, during and after. From Memphis, Tennessee, Tracey began running with Black Girls Run and she’s now an active runner…and inspiration for all of us!  Setting goals, doing the hard work, enduring the setbacks…it’s al ...[Read More]

Road Racing In Jamaica

Road Racing In Jamaica

Road racing in Jamaica is alive and well!  This past Sunday in Kingston, thousands gathered for the annual Sigma Corporate Run…Runners and walkers took over New Kingston around Emancipation Park.  And it doesn’t stop there as these 19 road races indicate:What a great way to go for a run, see the Island and experience the best that Jamaica has to offer.  Next up is the Kingston City Run ...[Read More]

Penelope North’s Big Finish

Penelope North’s Big Finish

Penelope North’s Big Finish happened at 10:46 am on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Reggae Marathon.  After a horrifying and devestating injury many years ago when she was told she would never run again, that’s when she crossed the finish line at Reggae Marathon!  Inspiring!!  Let’s hear from her directly: I went from this and some very silly Doctor telling me that I would never ru ...[Read More]

Running Enjoyment

Running Enjoyment

Running Enjoyment!  Two words that describe that elusive feeling you get at some point during a run that keeps you coming back for more.  It could be mile 3 or mile 17. It is magical!  In the zone at Reggae Marathon 2016…a few of our favourite moments: Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Register for Reggae Marathon ...[Read More]

First Ten Registered

First Ten Registered

The first ten registered runners for Reggae Marathon 2017, December 2 in Negril were quick off the mark this past Monday.  New Year’s Resolution #1 completed!  And for their efforts, each gets a Reggae Marathon prize package. Congratulations!  Looking forward to seeing and running with you in Negril!  Say hi to the winners: Andy Smith Rebekah Paulovich Yuki Chorney Eric Chorney Holly Hearn T ...[Read More]

On the Road in Negril

On the Road in Negril

On the road in Negril and loving every sweaty minute of it.  With a pre-dawn start for all three Reggae Marathon events, the Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K, runners experience the rise of the sun over the shimmering waters of the Caribbean Sea.  And these Reggae Marathoners have that finish goal in mind while out on the road: Focus, concentration, determination…with an eye toward the f ...[Read More]

Tralene’s Negril Experience

Tralene’s Negril Experience at Reggae Marathon.  Whew…did she ever have a great weekend in Negril.  Tralene hails from North Carolina and has been an active runner since 2012.  She chose Reggae Marathon as her first international run but let’s hear from her… My thoughts about the Reggae Marathon: This was my 1st International run and I am so glad that I chose to run in the ...[Read More]

Teams Rock!

Teams Rock!

At Reggae Marathon, Teams Rock!  And we had running teams from all over the world at Reggae Marathon 2016. Here are just a few: 100 Marathon Club Deutschland 4EVAFASTER Advanced Integrated Systems Bank of Jamaica Bellefield High School Black Girls Run Body by Kurt BriJade Fit Church Teachers College Cimpress Jamaica Citi Runners Couples Swept Away Dashing Divas Digicel Dixon/Hunt Possee Double Mar ...[Read More]

Fulfilling a Dream

Fulfilling a Dream

Fulfilling a dream…meet Alex Emde from a town outside of Cologne, Germany who was in Negril last week for Reggae Marathon. We caught up with Alex and his girlfriend, Niwa Westendarp on Thursday afternoon when they were picking up their Reggae Marathon Race Kits at the Couples Swept Away Sports Complex. That’s them in the photo above. This was their first time at Reggae Marathon and the ...[Read More]

62 Medal Man

62 Medal Man

The 62 medal man was in Negril last week for Reggae Marathon.  Let me clarify:  That’s 62 Finisher Medals…in one year.  The 62 medal man finished 62 endurance running events in 2016.  That’s more than one each week.  Yes, it took a while for that to sink in. Meet Gene Collier from Philadelphia who with his wife Katrese were in Negril for their second Reggae Marathon Experience: W ...[Read More]