Race Information

Ask Dan

My name is Dan and I am a runner.  Some would suggest we runners should have meetings that start like that, but I have no idea why. For the next few months I am going to be a guest blogger and hope I can offer some ideas or answers that will help out both experienced and aspiring runners, including and especially the so-called destination runner.  I’ve been around for a bit, and although lik ...[Read More]

How to eat well, drink right and choose the proper running shoes

I love salty snacks, drink too much or too little while running and until recently gave very little thought to my running shoes.  I paid very little attention to healthy nutrition, proper hydration and how to get shoes that fit properly.  I ignored these at my peril…and paid the price. Eating well, drinking the right amount and type of sports drink and spending the time to get the right shoes for ...[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]

Reggae Marathon in the top 10 list of marathons in the world once again

“Reggae Marathon…one of the world’s top 10 marathons”!  But we knew that didn’t we.  Emile Leiba, president of the Jamdammers Running Club was thrilled when he heard the announcement:  “It’s a great way to kick off the Reggae Marathon campaign for 2011”. Fresh from the 10th anniversary celebrations in December, the Jamdammers running Club of Kingston organizers of Reggae Marathon, half Marat ...[Read More]

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Reggae Marathon Race Kit Pickup starts at 4 pm, Thursday, Dec 2

We arrived in Negril last night and can tell you that the weather is gorgeous.  Conditions look to be ideal for the Reggae Marathon this Saturday morning.  Important update for those of you looking to pick up your Reggae Marathon race kits on Thursday, Dec 2, please note that you will be able to do so after 4 pm today. Sorry for the delay but hours will be extended into the evening to compensate. ...[Read More]

Silver Bird Steel Orchestra at the Reggae Marathon Pasta Party

I’m packed and ready to go.  I’ve checked and re-checked the airline tickets.  I’ve obsessed over the weather forecast for Saturday morning:  comfortable in the low 70’s F for the 5:15 am start.  And don’t ask how many times I’ve re-packed my running gear.  Yes, I’m totally pumped for the Reggae Marathon in Negril just days away now. Friday night at the Reggae Marathon Pasta Party at the Couples S ...[Read More]

What’s it like to run in Negril in December in the Reggae Marathon?

How hot is it?  Because we get runners from the northern United States, the UK and Europe, that’s likely the most frequently asked question about the Reggae Marathon.   Yes it’s warmer than northern climates…that’s the reason you’re coming to Negril…but the Reggae Marathon race organizers are well prepared to help you get through it successfully. Let’s deal with the temperature.  Negri ...[Read More]

Staying cool and hydrated at the Reggae Marathon

One of the biggest challenges running any marathon is to stay properly hydrated.  If you’re coming from the cooler climates of the northern USA, the UK or Europe, hydration is even more important.  I had the same concern last year before I ran my first Reggae Marathon and even though I read about the bagged water and Gatorade, I still over prepared.  Yes that’s me in the picture below ...[Read More]

Reggae Marathon race update from Race Director, Alfred Francis

Alfred “Frano” Francis, Race Director for the Reggae Marathon is ‘super pumped up’ about this year’s event in Negril.  And why not, Reggae Marathon is celebrating its 10th anniversary and it looks to be a fantastic event! We caught up with Frano recently for an update on this year’s event.  “We are excited about the number of entries for Reggae Marathon 2010” Frano stated.  “Registered runners are ...[Read More]