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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]

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Sunday, December 2, 2018:  Reggae Marathon 2018.  Yes, Reggae Marathon runs on Sunday, December 2 next year. The big reason is traffic.  Saturday is a busy day on the roads in Negril and for 17 years we’ve closed the main highway through Negril to race on.  Great for us, less so for the hotels, restaurants and businesses that operate all year. Sunday is a much less busy traffic day thus the ...[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]

1 Day to Reggae Marathon

1 Day to Reggae Marathon

1 day to Reggae Marathon.  Pasta Party tonight.  Let me repeat that:  1 DAY TO REGGAE MARATHON…PASTA PARTY TONIGHT!  Sorry for yelling, but it’s hard to contain the enthusiasm. I’m a long-time runner and have been coming to Reggae Marathon every year for the past 9 years.  Race day is special with the 5:15 am torchlight start and swim in the Caribbean after.  But I LOVE Friday ni ...[Read More]

2 Days to Reggae Marathon

2 Days to Reggae Marathon

2 days to Reggae Marathon.  Reggae Marathon sets up today at Couples Swept Away Sporting Complex for onsite registration and race packet pickup.  We’re here again Friday for registration, packet pickup and of course the Reggae Marathon Pasta Party. Then on Saturday we move our base of operations to Long Bay Beach Park for the start/finish and post-race activities. In between all that we migh ...[Read More]

3 Days to Reggae Marathon

3 Days to Reggae Marathon

3 days to Reggae Marathon.  You in Negril yet? Quite a few Reggae Marathoners arrived in Negril today…you could feel the buzz all along the beach…and the increased number of runners along Norman Washington Boulevard.  Remember Reggae Marathoners…nice easy pace and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Whether you’re in Negril yet or not, tune in Thursday afternoon on Facebook when we& ...[Read More]

4 Days to Reggae Marathon

4 Days to Reggae Marathon

4 days to Reggae Marathon.  Is there really any more that needs to be said?  In just a few short days a bunch of runners from all over Jamaica and the World will line up for the 5:15 am start.  Race Director Frano will address us for a few moments prior to that as we shuffle anxiously in the warm Caribbean air.  The torches will light suddenly and precisely at 5:15 am we’ll be off. Nothing b ...[Read More]

5 Days to Reggae Marathon

5 Days to Reggae Marathon

5 days to Reggae Marathon.  I had my final Red Stripe at dinner last night…nothing now until the cold one post-race…I’m in serious race prep! With runners from all over the world arriving in Negril this week, hotels all along the Negril beach will be buzzing.  Special note:  Reggae Runnerz home base in Negril for Reggae Marathon is Negril Tree House.  ‘Hundreds of runners&# ...[Read More]