Running Stories

All Runners are Beautiful

All Runners are Beautiful

All runners are beautiful.  And walkers too.  Yes you are! Reggae Marathon welcomes everybody to the world of running, fun and friendship.  That’s what victory is in our minds.  Not wot winning…how many of us can make it to the top steps of the podium?  Doing…and enjoying what we love, running and walking for personal reasons, to achieve very personal goals. We met and ran with r ...[Read More]

Its’ Never Goodbye

Its’ Never Goodbye

It’s never goodbye, really, when departing Negril after a Reggae Marathon Weekend.  It’s just a ‘So long…till next time’. Leaving Negril is always a bittersweet feeling. Memories fade but never truly go away. Friends disperse back to regular, day-to-day lives but we stay connected on Instagram and Facebook.  In a few months we can start thinking about our next time to ...[Read More]

1 Day After Reggae Marathon 2018

1 Day After Reggae Marathon 2018

Yes it’s 1 day after Reggae Marathon 2018.  Ahhhhh…get up early this morning and go down to the beach. The morning air is fresh and the sky turning pastel as the sun rises over the hills behind the beach. Waves are gently lapping the shore and the only other people up so early seem to be other Reggae Marathoners eager to greet the day after. Breakfast this morning will be the usual: Ac ...[Read More]

Race Day 2018

Race Day 2018

Race Day!  Let’s go running! I got up at 3:00 am this morning.  Already excited for Frano to send us off at 5:15 am with loud Reggae music blaring on the Sound System and Tiki Torches lighting the way.  If this is your first time, it’s special…if your 5th, still special!  The start of Reggae Marathon is a moment to cherish. Along the course, make sure to hydrate and top up electr ...[Read More]

1 Day to Reggae Marathon 2018

1 Day to Reggae Marathon 2018

It’s 1 day to Reggae Marathon 2018.  Tonight I’m looking forward to catching up with all my running friends at the Reggae Marathon Pasta Party.  Can’t wait!   From around 4 pm on, look out for me in and around the Media Tent at the Couples Swept Away Sporting Complex.  At 5:30 pm the gates to the Pasta Party open and you’ll find me near the Rasta Pasta food station loading ...[Read More]

4 Days to Reggae Marathon 2018

4 Days to Reggae Marathon 2018

Yippee, it’s only 4 days to Reggae Marathon 2018! A lot of runners arrive today from ‘Away’.  First stop in Jamaica is typically the International Airport in Montego Bay.  A cold Red Stripe at the bar just outside the Customs Hall before the shuttle or JUTA Negril bus to your hotel in Negril.  The highlight of your first day in Negril:  A glorious supper beachside to watch your f ...[Read More]

Hello Runnerz

Hello Runnerz

Hello all Reggae Runnerz!  Negril is bracing for your arrival, in a good way of course.  We’re all looking forward to seeing you on the beach and the road. What started as a small group of runners has grown into 500+ runners, family and friends who show up in Negril each December.  Lisa Laws and a core group work hard all year to set up the trip, work with each of the Runnerz as excitement b ...[Read More]

It’s not the Medal!

It’s not the Medal!

It’s not the medal!  It’s the experience:  The beach, the run, the people…and of course…the Medal!  OK, we’ll stand corrected:  It’s the Medal! Yes the Finisher Medal is important…this December 2 will make it my 10th consecutive Reggae Marathon Finisher Medal assuming all goes well.  But running any of the the Reggae Marathon events, the Full Marathon, Hal ...[Read More]

A Few Friends in New York

A Few Friends in New York

We met up with quite a few friends in New York this past weekend.  It was nice to see so many of you…hope you had a great day on Sunday!  Quite a few of you we’ll see again in a few weeks at Reggae Marathon and we’re really looking forward to that! Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy

2 Months to Reggae Marathon

2 Months to Reggae Marathon

A day early but still time to celebrate that it’s now just 2 months to Reggae Marathon! Sunshine, warm temperatures, miles of white sand beach, refreshing Caribbean Sea gently lapping the shore.  Ahhh…home:  Negril!  Today an update on the Reggae Marathon Social Media channels and hashtags and a sneak peek at the 2018 T Shirt (below).  But first… Daily Schedule for Reggae Maratho ...[Read More]