Say hello to Dan Cumming in Negril

The picture caught my eye.  A couple standing in the shallow water along a stretch of pristine white sand Negril beach.  It was taken in 1969.  I swear I remember being there at the same time. Negril was and is a very special place. Especially now that the Reggae Marathon is a fixture on my running and vacationing calendar …”1st Saturday every December!  Only 156 days to go…register online! ...[Read More]

Where in the world have you run?

Along with running the Reggae Marathon in Negril, running in other cities and countries around the world is high on my bucket list.  It always gets the butterflies churning in my stomach when I go out for my first run in a new city.  Here are some of my favorites: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii.  Running from the congested hotel area of Central Waikiki Beach to Diamond Head takes you along a great beach st ...[Read More]

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]

Favourite photos of Negril and the Reggae Marathon

Yes, that’s Reggae Marathon Race Director Frano enjoying himself at the Reggae Marathon.  Here are some of our favourite photos from last December in Negril. Burt Carlson who has successfully completed countless marathon’s and ultra marathons connected with Olympian Carrie Tollefson Friday night at the Pasta Party.  That set the tone for the 10th anniversary Reggae Marathon. And speaki ...[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]

Timmi Burrell live on stage at the Reggae Marathon Victory Party

What would the Reggae Marathon be without a party?  It starts Friday night at the Pasta Party at Couples Swept Away.  Make sure you stop by the Media tent just inside the Sporting Complex entrance and say hi.  I’ll be there from 3 pm on Friday afternoon.  On Saturday morning the party continues with the torch light start at 5:15 am.  All the running and walking events start at the same time:  the ...[Read More]

Reggae Marathon, “Once you go, you’ll know”, by Bob Moore, Washington Running Report

The Reggae Marathon is in its 10th, and what looks to be its best year. It’s held every year on the 1st Saturday in December and runs on December4th this year.  Diane Ellis, Sponsor Director and Administrator of the Reggae Marathon, reminded me that the Reggae Marathon has a program that gives one FREE entry to any of the 3 Reggae Marathon events, in Negril, Jamaica. This is an opportunity f ...[Read More]

“How I fell in love with the Reggae Marathon”, George Colombo

In 2004, my 50th birthday fell on a Saturday. This made the idea of running a marathon on my birthday a distinct possibility. As I looked around to see where marathons were to be held on the big day (i.e. one of those birthdays that end with a zero), one race stood out, Jamaica’s Reggae Marathon. Before I knew anything else about it, I knew that it possessed an attribute that was singular an ...[Read More]

“Top 5 things to do in Negril”, by Karin Wilson Edmonds

So much has already been said about Negril, but for those coming for the Reggae Marathon for the first time, or for those who don’t know Negril well, this post’s for you. I figured that it’s always useful to have a local’s insight into the “must do” things in a new town. So, for those Negril newbies out there, here’s my list of the top five things to do in Negril. To begin with, for us Jamaicans, ...[Read More]

See what you are in for at the Reggae Marathon

If a picture is worth a thousand words then a video is worth a billion.  And I don’t mean JA $s. To borrow the Jamaica Tourist Board advertising slogan, “Once you go you know”, here is the official video from last year’s Reggae Marathon to give you a little taste of what you’re in for: Don’t just come in for the race on Saturday morning.  Plan on arriving a couple of days before to get acclimatize ...[Read More]