December 8, 2024
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Reggae Marathon 2014 Guide

Guide to Reggae Marathon 2014. Below are answers to some of the FAQ’s regarding Reggae Marathon:


Book Your Spot 
Online registration closesTuesday midnight. After that, registration moves to Negrilon Thursday & Friday, December 4-5 at the Couples Swept Away Sports Complex. Online registration is easy However, we’re temporally unable to accept local Scotiabank Visa DEBIT cards. If this impacts you, our office will be open Monday and Tuesday 8:00AM – 6:00PM to accept entries. Come to Reggae Marathon Limited, 87-89 Tower Street in Downtown and call 967-4903 if you need directions.

Get Your Race Packet     
DO PICK-UP your race packetat Couples Swept Away Sporting Complex on Thursday 1pm to 5pm andFriday 10am to 9pm. Your race packet is full of goodies including our highly cherished Puma© t-shirt and bag, your race number, and arm band that identifies you as a Reggae Runner for entry to race events, free Red Stripe beer and discounts at locations in Negril. Remember, there is NO RACE DAY registration or packet pick-up!

Carbo Load      
DO TRY the Rasta Pasta at theJHTA Negril’s World’s Best Pasta Party held at the Couples Swept Away Sporting Complex on Friday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. You’ll get to mingle with runners from over 30 countries and hear the award-winning Silver Bird Steel Band – plus a few surprises in store. The pasta party is FREE for runners with arm bands and US$15 or J$1,500 for all others.

Road Rules Apply  
DO OBEY the road rules. The race route from Negril Roundabout (south) to Club Riu/Salt Creek Bridge (north) becomes a runners’ freeway from the 4:00am to 12 noon. Once closed to vehicular traffic, only FREE Reggae shuttles will operate to take runners, spectators and hotel staff along Norman Manley Boulevard. For more info about the shuttles, stop by the Info Desk at Registration and  click here.

Split Second Timing   
DO GET to the Start on time. The Reggae Marathon is a study in timing perfection by starting within seconds of the5:15am start time. Have a good night’s sleep and arrive at Long Bay Beach Park before4:30am, drop off your bag at the Bag Hut, make some new friends, loosen up with some Reggae music and be ready to run at the sound of the horn at 5:15am.

Take A Dip    
DO BRING your kit. The righteous way to end the Reggae Marathon and revel in your ‘runcation’ is to leap into the Caribbean Sea. Bring a towel and whatever you’ll need to hang at the Finish Line Beach Bash that begins at7:00am. Bag check is located at The Bag Hut in the Athletes Area. Please do not check any valuables, as we are not responsible for lost or damaged items.
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Do The Right Thing

DO POSITION yourself in the start chute according to your pace and ability. The start area does not leave a lot of room for passing those who started in the wrong place. If you’re not a sub-7 minute runner, keep to the rear and allow the more fleet-of-foot to take the lead. Remember that with MyLaps® chip timing your personal race time starts when you cross the start mat.

It’s Easy To Be Green

We aim to recycle 100% of the thousands of Catherine’s Peak water bottles used to keep you hydrated at Reggae Marathon. Please use the specially marked recycle bins that are manned by our hardworking Green Team who will be positioned at the Pasta Party and Finish Line.

Feel The Buzz

Runner tracking and interim results are posted during the race at ReggaeMarathon.complus social media will be abuzz with race action! You’re invited to share your Reggae story and photos on Facebookand give us a Twitter shout-out@ReggaeMarathon.

Until next time…

Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong)


For more information check the Reggae Marathon Web Site.
Click here for more details on Reggae Marathon’s Abe Issa Award for Excellence
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