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How it Began

How it Began

How it began…Reggae Marathon! It began of course with a run.  Back in 1995, a group of runnersin Kingston met up at the Mona Reservoir (The Dam) for weekly runs.  The Mona Dam is an almost idlyic location to run.  It is located away from the hustle and bustle of Kingston near the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies.  Cooler breezes in the evening combined with lush vegitation ma ...[Read More]

Registration for Reggae Marathon up 28%

Registration for Reggae Marathon up 28% for the 15th annual Reggae Marathon December 5 in Negril.  We are well on our way to having runners from over 36 countries run with us in Negril…so far runners from these 15 countries have registered: Belgium Brazil Canada Germany Denmark Finland France United Kingdom Hungary Luxembourg Netherlands Poland Saudi Arabia Sweden United States of America Up ...[Read More]

Running Injured is not much fun

“Now that was a dumb idea”. I continued to run after I injured my foot.  But I thought I could ‘work through it’… Here’s how it started… About 3 years ago I decided to transition to barefoot or forefoot running.  I had read the book about the Tarahumara Indians by Christopher MacDougall, ‘Born to Run‘, did some research on the benefits of foref ...[Read More]

Running Inspiration

Whew!  What a great weekend.  Not only a great Opening Ceremony (the Jamaican Team looked great in their Olympic Uniforms) but some exciting action in the pool as well with Alia Atkinson qualifying for the Women’s Backstroke that goes today. After spending much of the weekend glued to the TV and my Smartphone following the London 2012 Olympics, I didn’t need much motivation to go runni ...[Read More]

Reggae Marathon Race Essentials

Its 5:15 am on December 3, 2011 at the Reggae Marathon Start line at Long Bay Beach Park in Negril.  The Marathon, ½ Marathon and 10K runners are throbbing with excitement and the beat of LOUD Reggae music.  Promptly at 5:15 am Race Director Frano fires the starter pistol and Reggae Marathon 2011 is underway. The fun of the Reggae Marathon is the combination of running and vacation.  For most of u ...[Read More]

Reggae Marathon pictures from the Boston Marathon race weekend

It was a good weekend in Boston.  The gang at the Reggae Marathon booth at the race expo were busy talking with runners about their experiences and plans for Negril this December.  The picture above shows the patches on Gary Burak’s jacket celebrating the miles he has logged.  Here are some of our other favorite pictures from the weekend in Boston: Who can resist “doing the Bolt“ ...[Read More]