Summer running here we come!

Running and summer are two of my favorite things.  Running in Negril ranks at the top of my list as well:  the vibe is distinctly laid-back and the beach is uniquely fabulous and the weather…! These pictures from last year’s Reggae Marathon are some of my favorites of life on the beach in the summer. You got up at 4 am, stumbled out of your hotel, grabbed a quick breakfast on your way ...[Read More]

Runners tell their Reggae Marathon stories

There are many interesting stories from Reggae Marathon runners.  Here are a couple more that get to the heart of the Negril experience. Jessie B. from Albuquerque, New Mexico ran the Marathon Jamaica is not just for running. Ed and I came to Negril December 2-6, 2010.  We stayed at the Negril Tree House Resort. Our accommodations were outstanding:  the staff, food, everything were great, can̵ ...[Read More]

5 Days in Paradise in Negril at the Reggae Marathon

It all starts with the decision to register for the 2011 Reggae Marathon, December 3, 2011.  After that you can be assured that the 5 days from Wednesday to Monday on the beach in Negril, the Capital of Casual will be among the best vacation and running days you will enjoy. After your flight arrives in Montego Bay late Wednesday afternoon, you’ll have a straightforward road trip through downtown M ...[Read More]

What do you have to say about the Reggae Marathon?

The great thing about running is that there is really no such thing as a ‘bad’ run.  I know I’ve had them but they fade away in comparison to the ‘good runs’.  Here’s what some runners from last December’s Reggae Marathon had to say: Tyrone Cook, a member of the Capital Running Company race crew, ran the ½ Marathon: This ranks right up there as one of the best for me (I’ve been running races ...[Read More]

How Larry found his groove in Jamaica

Larry Savitch sent this email to us recently.  He shares his story of how in the process of  ‘finding himself’ he not only how he fell in love with running but also with Jamaica.  He is looking forward to running in the Reggae Marathon this December.  Enjoy his story: “Soulful town, soulful people: Said, I see you’re having fun, Dancin’ to the reggae rhythm, Oh, islan ...[Read More]

Whole Heaven Pie: Jamaica and the Reggae Marathon

I discovered the beautiful island of Jamaica in 2004 when my husband and I were married on the beach in Ocho Rios. From the second I stepped off the plane, I felt like I found my little slice of Heaven.  My first trip to Jamaica marked a huge turning point in my life both emotionally and physically.  For one, I married my soul mate who to this day has shocked me with the amount of unconditional lo ...[Read More]

Jamaica beyond Negril and the Reggae Marathon

Don’t get me wrong, I love Negril and the Reggae Marathon.  I plan my entire year of running and training around the first Saturday of December.  I especially love the feeling of running along the road along the beach in Negril. But there is life beyond the gorgeous miles of soft white sand and warm clear water.  If you want to get beyond that and enjoy a little of what makes Jamaica really specia ...[Read More]

14,727 participants raised over J$15 million in Kingston today

Reggae Marathon partnered with Pan Caribbean in presenting the 13th Annual PanCaribbean Sigma Corporate Run today with 14,729 registered participants. The 5k Wheel Chair, Run and Walk Race began in front of Pan Caribbean’s HQ on Knutsford Boulevard at 7:30am and culminated on Oxford Road. The thousands of participants were cheered on by marching bands and countless spectators lining the route. The ...[Read More]

$15 Million goal at PanCaribbean’s Sigma Corporate Run

PanCaribbean’s Sigma Corporate Run 2011 is hoping to raise $15 Million for the Victoria Jubilee Hospital’s Neo-Natal Care Unit. The event, which is in its 13th year, will partner with The National Health Fund (NHF) and Reggae Marathon to hold Jamaica’s largest road race on Sunday, February 20, 2011. Walkers, runners and persons in wheelchairs will participate in this 5.6k (3.5mile) race starting a ...[Read More]

The Reggae Marathon has running shoes!

What did you do with your slightly used running shoes at last December’s Reggae Marathon?  I almost did what I normally do and threw them out.  In an email exchange with Ramone, he reminded me that I could put them to good use by donating them. It struck me then that It’s the little things that we do in life that have the biggest impact.  I immediately cleaned up the three used pairs I had, packed ...[Read More]