In 8 months, a couple thousand runners will congregate at Long Bay Beach Park long before the sun rises to take on the streets of Negril in the Reggae Marathon. And it is a long time coming since we were not able to meet last year to celebrate in person. And that will make this year that much more special.
The Jamaican high school students will line up at the front in order to take off as soon as the horn sounds. All others looking to compete for a spot on the podium or potentially get a Boston Qualifying time in the Marathon either line up to the side of them or directly behind them.
Different groups from around the world will take their pre-race photo at the starting line, everyone excited to start their morning. Runners will begin to corral themselves by their anticipated pace. And as always, there are a few stragglers who make it to the start line a little late. But don’t be too late because the later you get there, the later you’ll finish and the hotter it will be! And we all know it’s the finish line where the party begins.
See you in eight months on the beach!
Keep on running.
And don’t forget, you can register for the Reggae Marathon on the Reggae Marathon website. Start your planning now.