Running Stories

Experiencing Reggae Marathon 2017

Experiencing Reggae Marathon 2017

Quite a few folks could be found on the beach soaking up the sun while experiencing Reggae Marathon 2017 a few weeks ago.  With coconut in hand, a quick dip in the refreshing Caribbean…and of course a photo to capture the experience! Another near perfect day in Negril for Reggae Marathon 2017.  Brilliant sunrise, Bright sunshine, warm temperatures, easy run…what better way to celebrate ...[Read More]

Love Running, Love Jamaica

Love Running, Love Jamaica

Love running, love Jamaica…a match made in Negril! We met Tina Collin and Don Lovatt before the Pasta Party at Reggae Marathon 2017.  Both are from Sommerset, England and had made the trek to Negril for their first Reggae Marathon event.  What triggered the decision?  As Don put it, “Tina Loves Running, I love Jamaica…It’s the only way I’d ever run a marathon”.  ...[Read More]

Paul’s Second Life

Paul’s Second Life

Paul Stewart from Regina, Saskatchewan came to Reggae Marathon last week to celebrate his second life. Paul and his wife Paige are regular visitors to Jamaica…this December was their 12th trip.  Neither had ever run the Reggae Marathon before…this was to be their first.  Back in October 2016 Paul had Open Heart surgery to replace an aortic valve.  He made a commitment to Paige before s ...[Read More]

Race Day 2017

Race Day 2017

Reggae Marathon Race Day 2017. “Guh haad an Dun!”  If not, ‘Go Easy an Enjoy!”  Either way, the ‘win’ today is that you lined up before dawn to accomplish your personal goal of running and finishing the full Marathon, Half Marathon or 10K.  Don’t worry too much about your time…I don’t!  There’s a Reggae Marathon Finisher Medal waiting for ...[Read More]

Live In New York

Live In New York

Live in New York this past weekend! It was a busy weekend at the TCS New York Marathon Race Expo! We met up with many old friends and made so many new ones. Here are just a few: “The Crew”.  Larry and Karen Savitch…AKA ‘Easy Skankin’ with Reggae Marathon’s Diane.  Reggae Marathon 2017 will be Easy Skankin’s umpteenth time in Negril. Alexander, a long-time ...[Read More]

A Chance Encounter In Miami

A Chance Encounter In Miami

A chance encounter in Miami at the Miami Marathon Race Expo in 2015 led to us connecting with Jason Roering from Minnesota.  We’re super excited to meet Jason again this December in Negril when he makes the trek to run the Reggae Marathon 10K. Jason graciously shared his running story with us: I was born in Minnesota and like many children, loved to run. When I was older and in high school s ...[Read More]

3 Weeks to New York

3 Weeks to New York

It’s 3 weeks till we meet up in New York City for the TCS New York City Marathon.  Will we see you at the Race Expo? Every year Reggae Marathon travels to New York to spread the word, meet up with old friends and make new ones.  This year will be no different!  Reggae Marathon will be at the Race Expo from Thursday to Saturday at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Centre.  We’re looking fo ...[Read More]

A Few Of Our Running Friends

A Few Of Our Running Friends

Over race weekend, we meet up with quite a few of our running friends.  French, Chinese, German, Japanese, Dutch, Polish…it can be quite fun listening in to these conversations at Packet Pickup, the Pasta Party and on the Beach after Reggae Marathon.  Wouldn’t have it any other way. A few of our running friends hail from the US and we run into you at many races from Miami to Chicago to ...[Read More]

Wild for the Run: Poland to Jamaica!

Wild for the Run:  Poland to Jamaica!

We get runners from all over the world passionate about Reggae Marathon.  And Sandra Gruszczyńska and Oswald Rodrigo Pereira from Poland, Wild for the Run, really are ‘wild for the running’. Here’s Sandra: “We are from Warsaw, Poland and have been running since 2012.  I started running first to keep my shape. Then I invited Oswald to take part with me in one city race and t ...[Read More]

Jane Snider’s Second Home

Jane Snider’s Second Home

Jane Snider’s second home is Jamaica…she and her husband have been coming to Jamaica regularly for the past 20 years!  Jane is also a runner and this December 2 will be her first time at Reggae Marathon: “I am from Midland, Michigan which is almost in the center of the State.  I started running at the age of 50. I am now 61. I’m a huge fan of the TV show Survivor. After I a ...[Read More]