Marathon

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]

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]

World’s Best Destination Race

World’s Best Destination Race

Unlike most races, Reggae Marathon is a ‘destination’ race for just about everyone. That’s obvious for runners who fly into Jamaica from the over 30 countries that are represented.  But it’s true as well for most Jamaicans who make the trek from all over Jamaica to Negril.  And it’s a special destination vibe in Negril for the Reggae Marathon weekend that begins on Th ...[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]

2 Months to Go

2 Months to Go

2 months to go!  What?  When did that happen?  Really going to be hard to keep calm now with only 60 days to go to Reggae Marathon December 2 in Negril. An important note regarding your registration:  If you decide to change the event you’ve registered for, you can change your event up until December 1 only.  You will not be able to register or change your event on Saturday, December 2: Keep ...[Read More]

It’s Monday

It’s Monday

It’s Monday.  Ready to run? There is no better feeling than the satisfaction you feel after the end of a run on a day when you didn’t feel like running. A good race is a race when you crush your competition. “There is no try…just do” Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Register for Reggae Mar ...[Read More]