Running Stories

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]

Martina Christian loves running

Martina Christian loves running

Martina Christian from Kingston, Jamaica loves running.  She started running in 2010 at Reggae Marathon where she ran the Reggae Marathon 10K.  But let’s hear from her directly: I started running in 2010 when I ran my first ever 10K at Reggae Marathon! I’ve been coming back every year since! I’ve  done the 10K three times, the Half Marathon three times as well and am attempting t ...[Read More]

Reggae Rebels back for 2017

Reggae Rebels back for 2017

Bonnie Fowler’s Reggae Rebels are back for 2017.   With more runners and cheerleaders, it’s going to be another hot time in Negril at Reggae Marathon this December. 5 years ago a small group of running friends from the town of Whitby, Ontario (just east of Toronto, Canada) made the trek to Negril for Reggae Marathon.  They’ve been back every year since and are now up to over 30 R ...[Read More]

Reggae Runnerz Making a Difference

Reggae Runnerz are making a difference in Jamaica.  And it goes beyond their presence race weekend.  They support local businesses and more importantly the youth at Green Island School. The result is nothing less than ‘outstanding’. Lisa Laws, head Reggae Runnerz is in Jamaica this week and she shared the latest news from Green Island School which has received their support over the pa ...[Read More]

Celebrate Global Running Day

Celebrate Global Running Day

Celebrate Global Running Day on June 7! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Friends, AIMS is glad to support a global project called “Global Running Day” organized by our friends NY Road Runners. This event will be on 7 June 2017. It is a day for people around the world to celebrate the joys of running. It is a worldwide celebration of the sport; a way for runners of all ages and abilities to sha ...[Read More]