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International Women’s Day- Go For a Run!

The Reggae Marathon is an international running event with runners coming from all over the world. So it makes sense that we want to celebrate the women who come to Negril each year to run the Reggae Marathon. Runners have come from Japan, Germany, England, the United States, and of course our host country of […]

REGGAE MARATHON TO ADD VIRTUAL 5K RACE AS NEW FEATURE TO ANNUAL EVENT

Organisers of Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K are planning to add a Virtual 5K race to its annual choice of races going forward, in addition to the physical run and walk, as soon as COVID-19 protocols allow.  The new virtual feature will be added to the annual event to allow for wider global participation […]

14 COUNTRIES ALREADY REGISTERED FOR VIRTUAL REGGAE MARATHON

To-date, registrations for the virtual staging of the 2020 Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K have been received from 14 countries. These are: Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Jamaica, Spain, Switzerland, Trinidad, UK and USA.  Registration closes on December 2 for local runners and on November 30 for the international running […]

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR VIRTUAL REGGAE MARATHON 2020

Registration is now open for local and international participants in this year’s Virtual Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K event. Participants are invited to register via www.reggaemarathon.com and choose their virtual event.  Registration remains open until November 30 and runners/walkers can complete their choice of event between November 14 to December 6. “The virtual event […]

REGGAE MARATHON GOES VIRTUAL IN 2020

 REGGAE MARATHON GOES VIRTUAL IN 2020 Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K will go virtual this year! That is the decision of the organisers, the Jamdammers Running Club of Kingston, supported by their partners and stakeholders. “COVID-19 has altered the ‘runscape’ worldwide and Jamaica is no exception.  With the rise in positive cases locally and […]

Reggae Marathon COVID-19 Information

The Reggae Marathon family hopes that everyone is doing well and is staying safe and healthy.  We thank you for checking in regarding the Reggae Marathon.  As of now, the event is still on schedule and we will continue to monitor the situation. Should there be any change for the worse, we will advise via […]

Reggae Marathon pays tribute to Roger Chang

Reggae Marathon pays tribute to beloved Burt Carlton

REGGAE MARATHON SELECTED AS CARIBBEAN QUALIFYING EVENT FOR ABBOTT WORLD MARATHON MAJORS WANDA AGE GROUP WORLD RANKINGS

The Reggae Marathon, has been selected as a Caribbean qualifying race for the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Rankings. The AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings launched in 2018, and the first AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships  will take place at the Virgin Money London Marathon, April 2020.   In making the […]

LOCAL EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DATE FOR REGGAE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON AND 10K EXTENDED TO AUGUST 31

Local early bird registration date for the 2019 Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K has been extended by one month to August 31, 2019. Registration remains open at www.reggaemarathon.com Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K is set for December 8, 2019 in Negril and continues to attract runners and walkers from across Jamaica and over […]

REGGAE MARATHON JOINS THE NEW FIVE ISLAND CHALLENGE RACE SERIES

The Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K has joined four other Caribbean marathons to form the Five Island Challenge, sponsored by the Atlanta Life Insurance Company of USA. The other marathons are: Marathon Bahamas Race Weekend; Run Barbados Marathon Weekend; Bermuda International Race Weekend and Cayman Islands Marathon & Half Marathon Relay. The organisers of […]

HOTEL TEAMS GEARING UP FOR CHAIRMAN’S TROPHY IN THE 2018 REGGAE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON AND 10K, DECEMBER 2

Hotels in the resort areas of the island are gearing up to compete for the Chairman’s Trophy in this year’s Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K, set for Sunday, December 2.   The trophy was introduced last year in honour of Ewart Barclay, the late Chairman of  the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K.  The […]

30 COUNTRIES ALREADY REGISTERED FOR REGGAE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON AND 10K ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, NEGRIL

As promised, this year’s 18th staging of Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K  will be held on a Sunday, December 2 and the location remains Negril, again starting at Long Bay Beach Park on the Norman Manley Boulevard promptly at 5:15 a.m.   Already participants from 30 countries have registered, with the largest group set […]

WESTMORELAND MARATHONER PARTICPATES IN TOTTORI PREFECTURE MARATHON IN JAPAN

34-year-old Winthrope Wellington, marathoner from Westmoreland, was among 22 runners from eight countries who participated in the Tottori Prefecture Marathon in Japan on March 11, as a representative of the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K. Described as an “admirable finish”, Wellington completed the Marathon with a time of 3 hrs 19:39 having improved on […]

SWEEPING VICTORY FOR JAPAN IN REGGAE MARATHON; JAMAICANS CONQUER THE HALF MARATHON & 10K

It was a sweeping victory for Japanese runners in the male and female categories of Reggae Marathon held in Negril on Saturday, December 2. However, Jamaica dominated the Half Marathon and 10k events. 2017 Tottori Japan Marathon winner, Daisuke Ikemoto successfully defended the Reggae Male Marathon title from last year to be the 2017 male […]

37 COUNTRIES CONFIRMED FOR 2017 REGGAE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON AND 10K

Thirty-seven countries will participate in this year’s Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K event on Saturday, December 2 in Negril. The countries include: Japan, USA, Russia, Poland, UK, Germany, Canada, Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica. Among the special participants expected are athletes from Tottori Japan: Daisuke Ikemoto, Male Athlete of the Japan Self-Defence Force and winner in […]

ALL SET FOR AWARD WINNING REGGAE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON AND 10K EVENT, IN NEGRIL DECEMBER 2

KINGSTON, Jamaica … October 2017 – The 2017 staging of Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K is set for Saturday, December 2 in Negril. In making the announcement at a Media Launch on October 24 at the Alhambra Inn, Race Director, Alfred ‘Frano’ Francis noted that last year’s staging of the annual sporting event by […]

REGGAE MARATHON VOTED #1 IN THE WORLD

Another Jamaican sporting event has been voted #1 in the world. The local Reggae Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K annual event has received the nod from more than 24,000 readers of the UK-based Women’s Running and Men’s Running magazines. They have decided that Reggae Marathon is this year’s Men’s Running – International Race of the Year […]

REGGAE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON AND 10K BLOG NAMED AMONG TOP 50

The Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K blog has been selected by the prestigious blog.feedspot as one of the Top 50 marathon blogs on the worldwide web.  Thousands of top marathon blogs on blog.feedspot index were judged using search and social metrics.   The announcement was made recently by blog.feedspot in an email to Alfred […]

18 COUNTRIES ALREADY REGISTERED FOR 2017 REGGAE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON AND 10K

Since registration for this year’s Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K opened on January 2, 2017, a number of runners from 18 countries have already signed up for the event.  Those countries include Canada, USA, UK, Germany, France, Poland and the Netherlands.   However, the event organiser and host, Reggae Marathon Limited, is reminding local […]

REGGAE HALF MARATHON AMONG THE WORLD’S BEST IN 2016

    Ahead of the mid-March launch of the international promotional campaign for this year’s Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K, the Half Marathon race event has been selected among the Best Half Marathons around the world in 2016.   The award was the result of a survey among members of the 100 Half Marathons […]

A NUMBER OF COUNTRIES PARTICIPATED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN REGGAE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON AND 10K

Winner of the 2016 Tottori Prefecture Japan Marathon and champion athlete Kota Taniguchi took the lead in the male section of 2016 Reggae Marathon in Negril last Saturday, with a time of 2:38:49. Coming in second was Jamaican Rupert Green at 2:43:49, with third place winner being Brian Polen of Wooster, USA with a time […]

16TH REGGAE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 10K SET FOR DECEMBER 1 – 3, 2016 IN NEGRIL

The 16th staging of the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K will be held from December 1 to 3, 2016 in Negril. The run-off will begin on the IAAF-certified course at the Long Bay Beach Park, located along Negril’s famed seven-mile beach, then loop into the town of Negril, before heading north towards the town […]

REGGAE MARATHON’S GLOBAL APPEAL GROWS

Details of the event, which has earned the reputation for being a well-organised international event, were revealed at a launch at Eden Gardens yesterday. Race director, Alfred ‘Frano’ Francis, is anticipating a greater turnout for this year’s staging with the rising number of international participants. “The event last year brought out an outpouring of support […]

HISTORIC AGREEMENT REACHED BETWEEN TOTTORI MARATHON OF JAPAN AND REGGAE MARATHON

Representatives of Tottori Marathon of Japan and the locally organised Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K have reached an agreement where the winner of each event will participate in other nation’s  marathon beginning this year. A meeting  to finalise details of a Memorandum of Understanding was held recently in Negril between Alfred ‘Frano’ Francis, Race […]

INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS RE-CERTIFY RACE COURSES FOR UPCOMING REGGAE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 10K

The International Association of Athletes Federation (IAAF) and USA Track & Field (USATF) have re-certified the three race courses for the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K annual sporting event to be held in Negril this year from December 1 to 3. In addition, the organisations have declared the course measurement accurate. “This is a […]

REGISTRATION RUSH FOR 2016 EGGAE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 10K

Up to August 3, 2016 registration for the 16th staging of Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K was 33% higher than last year at this time.  Among them are athletes from over 20 countries and 15 states within the USA. The early bird entry fee closed on July 31, 2016.  However, there is another opportunity […]

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2016 REGGAE MARATHON, HALF-MARATHON &10K

Registration is now open for 2016 Reggae Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10K  event in Negril.   Alfred ‘Frano’ Francis, Race Director for Reggae Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10K said his organisation began accepting on-line registration from both local and international participants as of  Friday, January 1, 2016.   He said this year’s event will be under the […]

2015 REGGAE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON AND 10K, MOST SUCCESSFUL IN 15 YEARS

8 December 2015: With the highest ever number of registered participants and over 2,000 finishers, the 15th staging of Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K event held in Negril last weekend, was the most successful to-date.   Nearly 1,400 overseas runners and about 990 locals participated in the event.   No Jamaican broke any of […]

US-BASED RUNNERS DONATE TO SCHOOLS IN NEGRIL DURING REGGAE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON AND 10K, DECEMBER 3-5

When the 433 runners and 100 cheerleaders of the US-based Reggae Runnerz group arrive in Jamaica for the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K, they will be bringing shoes for the football team and gears for the netball team at the Negril All Age School. They will also be conducting development seminars for students at […]

REGGAE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 10K DONATES UNUSUED BANNERS AND BUNTINGS TO THE JPS BANNA BAGS RECYCLING PROJECT

Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K has donated all old banners from its December, 2014 event and previous stagings to the JPS Banna Bags project for the creation of school bags for children in need.   The Banna Bags Project is a social outreach programme by JPS to convert unused corporate vinyl banners into attractive, […]

Sweet Reggae music and fun galore at Reggae Marathon, December 3-5

  Enjoy the finest in Reggae music at Reggae Marathon in Negril, during the weekend of December 3-5.  The over 2,500 runners expected will pick up their packages at Couples Swept Away Sports Complex on Thursday, December 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Then on Friday, December 4, Registration and Runner Packet Collection […]

RECORD NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS FROM OVER 35 COUNTRIES EXPECTED FOR REGGAE MARATHON, DEC 3 TO 5

A record number of local and international runners from over 35 countries across the globe are expected to participate in the 15th Anniversary and celebratory  staging of Reggae Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K event set for December 3 to 5, 2015 in Negril.  Among the first-time countries registered to participate are: Saudia Arabia and Suriname.   […]

USA DELEGATION OF RUNNERS LEADS ENTRIES FROM 35 COUNTRIES TO REGGAE MARATHON IN NEGRIL, DECEMBER

As of Friday, November 27 the USA was leading in the number of entries to this year’s Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K, set for Saturday, December 5 in Negril. At second place is Jamaica, while Canada is third.   As in 2014, over 35 countries are expected to send representatives to the event, with […]

PARTICIPANTS IN BURGER KING REGGAE MARATHON GRAND PRIX STAND TO WIN NEARLY $1M

The Burger King Reggae Marathon Grand Prix 2-race qualifier begins this Sunday, October 25 with runners vying for over $800,000 in cash prizes and the opportunity to compete in the Reggae Marathon event set for December 3 to 5, 2015 in Negril.   The race on Sunday will be held at Burger King in Mandeville, while […]

REGGAE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 10K CONTRIBUTES MORE THAN US$11 MILLION TO THE JAMAICAN ECONOMY

During the first 12 years of Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K, it has contributed more than US$11 million to the Negril community and the Jamaican economy, according to data collected by Jamaica Tourist Board and Reggae Marathon between 2001 and 2012. Overall, the sports tourism industry in the United States generates US$6 billion each […]

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FEE FOR REGGAE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 10 K CLOSES JULY 31, 2015

As the early bird registration fee to participate in this year’s Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K draws close to its July 31 deadline, runners from Saudia Arabia have registered for the first time, joining others from such countries as  USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Belgium and Poland.  To-date there has been a 29 per cent […]

Reggae Marathon a boost to Jamaica

“What started as a hobby for race director ‘Frano’ and the Jamdammers Running Club of Kingston is now a major boost to Jamaica economically” noted Richard Lake, Chairman Reggae Marathon in an article that ran recently in the Jamaica Observer.  And our very own Reggae Marathon race event weekend has contributed over US$11 million to the Jamaican […]

Registration for Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K up 28 per cent

Jamaica Observer – Thursday, May 21, 2015 JUST over three months since registration opened for the 15th staging of Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K on December 3 to 5 in Negril, there has been a 28 per cent increase in the number of persons registered when compared to this time last year…….[Read More]

Jamaicans Sweep Reggae Marathon And 10k

It was a Jamaican sweep when Rupert Green and Karlene Blagrove decisively won the Bob Marley and Rita Marley Championship Trophies from a combined field of 186 male and female marathon entries at the 14th staging of the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K in Negril, Jamaica on December 6, 2014. Green’s win for the […]

Jamdammers partners with We Got The Runs for Reggae Marathon fitness

Kingston, Jamaica; With the training clock fast counting down, runners and race enthusiasts across the island are ensuring they are fit and ready for the marquee running event of the year, the Reggae Marathon and Half Marathon & 10K on Saturday, December 6 starting at the Long Bay Beach Park in Negril. In Kingston, for […]

Overseas Groups, Media Coming For Reggae Marathon

Over 12 groups as well as representatives of some 14 media organizations from North America and Europe will be travelling to Negril this year for the annual staging of the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K on Saturday, December 6. Now in its 14th year, the Reggae Marathon event continues to attract overseas participation and […]

Burger King Reggae Marathon Grand Prix Series To Open In Mandeville

This year, for the first time, marathon season will signal its official start with  the running of the first of the two-race Burger King Reggae Marathon Grand Prix Series in Mandeville, Manchester. The Burger King 7K Run Walk, which was traditionally held in Montego Bay, will take place in Mandeville on Sunday,   October 26, […]

Organisers Announce Road To Reggae Marathon Training Series

In a move to assist long distance runners and fitness enthusiasts to maximize their Reggae Marathon experience, the organizers of the annual event have announced a partnership with the local running club, We Got the Runs (WGTR) to help train those who want to participate in the marathon and half marathon in a 12 week […]

Registration Now Open For Reggae Marathon 2014

Entrants in this year’s Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K which takes place on December 6 in Negril, are being reminded that they can now register for the event on-line. “With on-line registration, participants both at home and abroad can book their place early and we urge them to do so at their convenience as […]

Reggae Marathon Signs New On-Line Registration Partner

Jamdammers Running Club of Kingston, organizers of the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K, has announced a new partnership for overseas on-line registration with the United States based company GetMeRegistered.com (GMR), ahead of the staging of Reggae Marathon 2014. According to Race Director Alfred “Frano” Francis the new registration partner “will help to make the […]

American Airlines Discount Available To 2013 Reggae Marathon Participants

Reggae Marathon and American Airlines are pleased to offer to 2013 Reggae Runners and Walkers a special 10% discount on fares for the event. Patrons can access discount fares from USA and other international gateways using a special promotional code. The promotion is only valid for travel between December 1 – 13, 2013 to Montego […]

Jamaicans Dominate Reggae Marathon

Defending Reggae Marathon champion, Jamaica’s Rupert Green, took home the Bob Marley trophy for the men’s marathon for the fourth consecutive year at the 12th staging of the event in Negril on Saturday, December 1 in a run that lasted 2:35:06. Spain’s Mahamud Isidro Pilar took the Rita Marley trophy for women with a winning […]

Team Jamaica Bickle 5K – Promoting Healthy Lifestyles, One Community At A Time!

As Team Jamaica Bickle prepares for its 2nd annual 5K Run, scheduled for Baisley Park, Queens, New York on Saturday, October 20, 2012, there is one message that it wants to gets across – health! The theme, Promoting Healthy Lifestyles, is one that the organization is hoping will have significant impact on the Caribbean population in that […]

Reggae Marathon Grand Prix Road Race Begins In October

Fitness enthusiasts who are now in training for the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K in Negril on December 1, will be able to further improve their preparation by participating in the annual Burger King/Reggae Marathon Grand Prix Road Race Championships scheduled to start in Montego Bay in October. According to race director Alfred Francis, […]

American Airlines Discount Available To 2012 Reggae Marathon Participants

Reggae Marathon and American Airlines are pleased to offer to 2012 Reggae Runners and Walkers a special discount on fares for the event. You can access discount fares from USA and other international gateways using a special promotional code and ticket designator. The promotion is only valid for travel between November 27 – December 4, […]

Reggae Marathon Joins Global Marathon Twitterthon

Reggae Marathon is one of 26 marathons across the globe joining forces to support each other on Twitter with a 26 day Twitterthon.Created by Milano City Marathon, the world’s first-ever Marathon Twitterthon was launched on March 19. On day one, Milano City Marathon tweeted a Message Of Hope to Solar Eclipse Marathon. Over 26 days, each of the 26 […]

Burey And Blagrove Dominate PanCaribbean’s Sigma Corporate Run

Horace Burey and Karlene Blagrove dominated the PanCaribbean Sigma Corporate Run in the male and female run categories respectively. The 2012 Run which took place on Sunday, Ferbuary 19th on the streets of New Kingston had over 16,000 registered participants and donations resulting in over $33,100,820.00 being raised to date for Chain of Hope Jamaica […]

Registration Opens With New Fee Structure

Reggae Marathon is happy to announce the opening of Registration for the 2012 Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K events. Visit our Registration page for online registration or to download an entry form. There will be a new Fee Structure for 2012 as follows: Entry Fee & Rules Paid on/before July  31, 2012  Paid on/after Aug. 1, 2012 Paid […]

Winners Repeat At Reggae Marathon ’11

Rupert Green in the marathon (2:32.0), Kirk Brown in the half-marathon (1:12.20), and USA Olympian and second time Reggae Marathoner Carrie Tollefson of Minnesota in the 10K (36:17.0), were all repeat winners at the 11th Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K held in Negril on December 3. Competing on the recently re-configured and IAAF re-certified […]

Winners Repeat At Reggae Marathon ’11

Rupert Green in the marathon (2:32.0), Kirk Brown in the half-marathon (1:12.20), and USA Olympian and second time Reggae Marathoner Carrie Tollefson of Minnesota in the 10K (36:17.0), were all repeat winners at the 11th Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K held in Negril on December 3. Competing on the recently re-configured and IAAF re-certified […]

Over 600 To Contest Burger King / Reggae Marathon Grand Prix Finals

With over 600 participants registered to contest the finals of the Burger King / Reggae Marathon Grand Prix finals on Sunday, November 13th in Portmore, St. Catherine, the front runners in all categories are looking to hold on to their lead as they anxiously await  starter’s orders in the Burger King 10K. Facing stiff competition […]

Reggae Marathon Unveils Revised IAAF Course For 2011

As plans accelerate for the staging of Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K in Negril on December 3, the Jamdammers Running Club organizers of the event has announced a major change in the marathon course. According to Chairman of Reggae Marathon Barclay Ewart, instead of participants heading into Green Island as is customary, “the new […]

Reggae Marathon 2011 Grand Prix Road Race Series Kicks Off

With plans well underway for the 2011 road racing season, the Jamdammers Running Club, organizers of the annual Burger King / Reggae Marathon Grand Prix Road Race Series which leads to the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K event in December, has announced the line-up for the three-race Series which kicks off in Montego Bay […]

Jamdammers Protégé Wins Gold At Special Olympics

In his athletic pursuits, Special Olympian Nigel Davis has been no stranger to winning but no victory has perhaps been as sweet as the gold medal he won at the recently concluded Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece. According to Executive Director Special Olympics Jamaica, Lorna Bell, Davis who attended the School of Hope, […]

14,727 Participants Raised Over J$15 million In Kingston Today

Reggae Marathon partnered with Pan Caribbean in presenting the 13th annual PanCaribbean Sigma Corporate Run today with 14,729 registered participants. The 5K Wheel Chair, Run and Walk Race began in front of Pan Caribbean’s headquarters on Knutsford Boulevard at 7:30am and culminated on Oxford Road. The thousands of participants were cheered on by marching bands […]

American Airline Discount For 2011 Reggae Marathon Participants

Reggae Marathon and American Airlines are pleased to offer to 2011 Reggae Runners and Walkers a special discount on fares for the event. You can access discount fares from USA and other international gateways using a special promotional code. The promotion is only valid for travel between November 29 – December 10, 2011 to Montego […]

Reggae Marathon / Jamaica named among Top 10

Fresh from its 10th anniversary celebrations in December, the Jamdammers running Club of Kingston organizers of Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K, are applauding the fact that the event has been once again recognised as one of the world’s best. Jamaica was recently mentioned in the weekly newspaper column “Glancing Askance” by Bedford New York […]

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