December 8, 2024
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Races

Latest News from Reggae Marathon

Less than 2 months to Christmas!  OK, a bit of a stretch but I think of Reggae Marathon on the first Saturday of December as a very special weekend.  This year makes it five-in-a row!  And Reggae Marathon never rests…check out the latest news especially the move from timing chip to tag:

Race Timing goes from Chip to Tag 
Reggae Marathon is proud to announce the use of MyLaps® BibTag system for race timing in 2013. MyLaps is the next generation of ChampionChip® the system we’ve used for the past 12 years and has the same reliability and accuracy that runners demand. The MyLaps system is currently used at three of the six World Marathon Majors, IAAF track events, the Olympics and now Reggae Marathon! For runners there is added convenience since the MyLaps timing chip is attached to the race bib/number pinned to your shirt, so there is no need to return the chip at the finish line.

Getting to and around Negril!

Negril Beach

American Airlines offers discounted fares for air travel to Montego Bay, approximately one hour’s drive from Negril. Use our promo code when booking online at or with your reservations agent. The special discount is valid for travel on American Airlines and American Eagle flights.
For travel from Kingston and major towns, Knutsford Express has regularly scheduled bus services to Negril plus a special 1:00pm departure from Kingston on Friday, December 6. Book your seats now by emailing reservations to All reservations must be paid at least 48 hours in advance.
Call on JUTA Negril, our local ground transportation partner, for travel from Montego Bay to Negril as well as transportation to the World’s Best Pasta Party. Make your reservations by clicking here.

Leave Your Footprints Behind
Donate Your Old Running Shoes
Many of our ‘youts’ who participate in our road races need good running shoes. They share the same joy of running that you do, maybe even more, since they will run barefoot or wear poorly fitting shoes. A specially marked Shoe Box will be at Registration and the Finish Line for donations of gently worn running shoes that will be re-purposed to the next generation of runners. Thank You!
In This Issue
MyLaps BibTag Timing
AA Discount
Discount Hotel Rates

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Negril Hotel Accommodation
Divine Tours
Divine Tours, our local accommodation partner, offers Reggae Marathon packages to suit every budget. For an overview of hotels in Negril and the distance to the race start, check out ourAccommodations page.

Still the ‘World’s Best
The JHTA Negril ‘World’s Best’ Pasta Party is the undisputed champ of carbo-fests featuring signature dishes like ‘Rasta Pasta’ and live entertainment. Held at the Couples Swept Away Sporting Complex on Friday night from 5:30pm to 9:00pm, the party is FREE for runners with arm bands and US$15 or J$1,500 per person for your family and friends.

Until next time…

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


Click here to register online for Reggae Marathon, December 7, 2013:  Reggae Marathon Registration.

For more information check the Reggae Marathon Web Site.

Click here for more details on Reggae Marathon’s Abe Issa Award for Excellence.

This is a link to the Official Reggae Marathon 2012 Race Video.