Facing stiff competition in the race which begins at 7:00 a.m. sharp are leaders in the male and female categories Shawn Pitter and Marleena Eubanks who, on 20 points each, must out run their closest rivals Kirk Brown and Desreen Montague, who are both in second place on 18 points.
In the Masters category Horace Burey who is on 20 points is being challenged by Anton Brown on 18 points. For the females, Gerline Nelson with 16 points is hoping to unseat Karlene Blagrove who leads with 20 points.
With some $400,000 in prize money up for grabs, Race Director Alfred “Frano” Francis expects Sunday’s race to be “highly competitive and very entertaining” as the participants compete not only for cash but also for bragging rights.
The Burger King / Reggae Marathon Grand Prix series is staged annually ahead of the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K which will be staged on Saturday, December 3rd this year in Negril.