Before the Lightning Bolt

Long before Usain Bolt electrified the springing world with his track domination followed by his trademark ‘Lightning Bolt’, and definitely well before his photo op with US President Obama in Jamaica last month, there was Oran. “Oran you say…who is Oran?”. You know who Oran is if you’ve been to Reggae Marathon in person or looked at Reggae Marathon anywhere onli ...[Read More]

15 in 2015

Reggae Marathon 15 in 2015! Every once in a while a significant date creeps up and gob smacks you in the face.  That date for Reggae Marathon is Saturday, December 5, 2015.  It’s the first Saturday of December and the usual date of Reggae Marathon in Negril.  And next year, it’s the 15th anniversary of the first running of Reggae Marathon!  Where did the time go? The Jamdammers, the Ru ...[Read More]

Miami Marathoners were all Smiles

Those are a few of the Black Girls Run runners above from Virginia and Atlanta who stopped by the Reggae Marathon booth last Saturday at the Miami Marathon.  Whew…we were busy at the Race Expo!  We saw and talked with lots of friends and made many new ones.  There were smiles all around. At Reggae Marathon we get runners from all over the world each December.  From as far away as China, Japa ...[Read More]

Frano on the Mend

You may have heard the news that Reggae Marathon’s Race Director, Frano has been ill since New York.  Frano was hospitalized and is still undergoing treatment.  We are happy to report that he is on the mend with Frano posting this update on his condition recently: UPDATE FROM ALFRED “FRANO” FRANCIS: I am deeply indebted to my family, friends and all well-wishers, both at home and abroad, who ...[Read More]

Reggae Marathon…50 days and counting!

OK, it’s just over 50 days to Reggae Marathon but it’s just days now… Yesterday at the press conference officially launching Reggae Marathon 2013, Reggae Marathon’s Diane Ellis was joined by other dignitaries including  Minister Natalie Neita-Headley who proudly showed off her Reggae Marathon 10K medal from Reggae Marathon 2012 (that’s her in the photo above).  Here a ...[Read More]

Never enough time at Reggae Marathon

There is never enough time at Reggae Marathon… This will be my 5th consecutive Reggae Marathon.  Since my first, I’ve enjoyed my annual vacation on the miles of soft, white, sandy beaches in Negril. As well, I’ve enjoyed the race event and everything surrounding Reggae Marathon race weekend.  Catching up with friends each year is the real highlight but there is never enough time& ...[Read More]

Karin Wilson-Edmonds: She says she’s not a runner…yet.

She says she’s not a runner…yet.  But she plans to run the 10 K at this year’s Reggae Marathon December 1 in Negril.  And it all began with the photo of the Mona Dam that she posted on Facebook.  Today we’re talking with Karin Wilson-Edmonds of Kingston, Jamaica who after only ‘a little’ prodding muscle steroids has decided to run in the Reggae Marathon this Dec ...[Read More]

Nigel Davis on being a Champion

If we lived by the motto, “There is no quitting” wouldn’t life be more fulfilling?  This story about Special Olympian Nigel Davis came to me last week.  It spoke to me and I hope it speaks to you about what it means to be a champion. In his athletic pursuits, Special Olympian Nigel Davis has been no stranger to winning but no victory has perhaps been as sweet as the gold medal he won at the ...[Read More]

Partying and running…the best way to beat the summer doldrums

I’m in the doldrums.  6 months!  It’s been 6 months since Reggae Marathon 2010 and the memories have faded.  It’s just less than 6 months to Reggae Marathon 2011 and the excitement hasn’t started to build yet.   What to do to get through the lazy, hazy days of summer? While driving in the car this past weekend, I confessed this to my wife Sally.  As usual she listened patiently before offering the ...[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]