December 8, 2024
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Races

10 Days to Reggae Marathon: What to look forward to

Negril isn’t called ‘The Capital of Casual‘ for nothing.  Normally is a laid back place to really relax and enjoy the terrific Jamaican vibe.  But for a few days every year, the pace picks us in Negril.  This year, the fun and excitement begins November 29 when the Reggae Marathon crew rolls into Negril.  Here’s what to expect at Reggae Marathon 2012 which runs this year on Saturday, December 1:

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Reggae Lovers Unite 

Finally! We’ve been waiting for one year for another atmospheric weekend of fun, athletic endeavours and camaraderie at the 12th annual Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K. Whether you’re a first-timer or a ‘bon a fide’ Reggae Runner, we can’t wait to welcome you to Negril!

What To Expect…

Runners from over 30 countries will enjoy a weekend of events beginning with race registration and packet pick-up on Thursday & Friday, November 29 & 30th, at the Couples Swept Away Sporting Complex. On Friday, the JHTA Negril’s World’s Best Pasta Party begins at 5:30 pm with the award-wining Silver Bird Steel Band guaranteed to get you warmed up in more ways than one.  Listen out for a surprise performance as well.  On race day, come prepared to run and relax till noon with live entertainment featuring the Digicel Rising Stars and other artistes at the Finish Line Beach Bash beginning at 7 a.m. Click here for more information.

Run Like A Lion!

From the World’s Best Pasta Party, through every mile, to the Finish Line Beach Bash we’ll keep you moving to the sounds of music, music and more sweet Reggae music. To mark our 12th year, we’ll celebrate the 12 Music Masters who operate the mobile sound stations, an integral part of the Reggae Marathon from year one. Dotted along the race route, these passionate lovers of music engage in friendly competition to outdo each other to care for you – the Reggae Runner. They know how much the power of music will “make you wanna move your dancing and running feet.”

Our Success Story

It’s not polite to blow your own horn but in this case we can’t help ourselves! 2012 has been a very good year for Reggae Marathon. We were awarded the prestigious Abe Issa Award of Excellence by the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) and for the 4th time we were named as one of the world’s top 10 marathons. As we say in Jamaica, “our glad bag buss!”.

His Story
OranIf you think you’re getting excited, imagine Chris Morales, the Reggae Marathon ‘RunninGuy’ who has been blogging and getting his bags packed for his 4th Reggae Marathon. Apart from issuing a Reggae Marathon Challenge to all comers, Chris begins a 15 day blog countdown to race day on Thursday, November 15th, 2012. Tag along and follow his blog posts!

Travel Deals to Jamaica and Negril

Knutsford Express will get you to Negril in luxury on the ‘Reggae Express’ from points around Jamaica, namely Kingston, Ocho Rios, Falmouth and Montego Bay. Round trip bus transportation departs Novemver 28th – 30th to Negril and returns December 1st – 3rd. Click here for fare information or call 960-5499.
Get Linked InHave a product or service to introduce to Reggae Marathon participants and visitors? Booth rental opportunities are available for our 2-day Registration at the Couples Swept Away Sporting Complex and the Finish Line Bash at Long Bay Beach Park. Please contact us for more info. Getting In And Around Negril
If you haven’t booked your air travel as yet, remember that American Airlines offers discounted fares for travel to Reggae Marathon between November 27 – December 4. Use promo code JMLINK when booking online or with your reservations agent. The special discount is valid for travel on American Airlines and American Eagle flights.
For airport transfers to Negril or transportation to Reggae Mararthon events, contact JUTA Negril for discounted rates offered to all Reggae Runners.

Looking for a Great order cialis Place to stay in Negril?

Reggae Marathon is proud to be associated with the best accommodations available in Negril. Please check out Divine Tours, one of the official travel partners. Their discounted hotel packages include a range of options to suit every budget. Book early to secure your choice!

Play It Forward! Donate Your Good (Used) Running Shoes!

Many children who participate in Reggae Marathon‘s Grand Prix Road Race Series need good running shoes. Instead of throwing out those good used running shoes, bring them to Reggae Marathon in Negril and drop them in a specially marked box at Registration and at the Finish Line. Your donation will be distributed to the children taking part in our road races.

This year is my 4th consecutive Reggae Marathon race experience.  Totally looking forward to it.

Until next time…

Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong)


For more information check the Reggae Marathon Web Site.

Register now at this link Reggae Marathon Registration Page.

Click here for more details on Reggae Marathon’s Abe Issa Award for Excellence.