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Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Races

Reggae Marathon 2013 Fact Sheet

Date December 05 to December 07, 2013
Location Negril, Jamaica
The Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K, start at Long Bay BeachPark situated along Negril’s famed 7-mile white sand beach. The course loops into the town of Negril then heads north towards the town of Green Island.The mostly flat course is an IAAF certified marathon and half-marathon course.
Events Thursday, December 05

  • Registration Opens – Couples Swept Away Sporting Complex (1:00 pm to 500 pm)

Friday, December 06

  • Registration & Runner Packet Collection – Couples Swept Away Sporting Complex (10:00 am to 9:00 pm)·
  • JHTA ‘World’s Best’ Pasta Party – Couples Swept Away Sporting Complex (5:30 pm to 9:00 pm)

Saturday, December 07

  • Reggae Marathon & Half Marathon & 10K start – LongBayBeachPark (5:15 am)
  • Finish Line Beach Bash – Victory Beach Party & Awards Ceremony – Long Bay Beach Park till 1:00 pm
Course Information
  • START and FINISH at Long Bay BeachPark on Norman Manley Boulevard
  • Start Time: 5:15 am; course remains open for 7 hours
  • Water/Aid Stations every mile – 25 in all, manned by experienced marathoners and enthusiastic volunteers
  • Cooling stations with misters and iced towel wraps
  • Inspirational Reggae Music at every mile
  • Closed lanes for runners
    • A certified IAAF & AIMS marathon course meeting international standards.
    • The event is sanctioned by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA).
  • Medical stations positioned along the course and staffed by a premier multi-disciplinary medical team with a helicopter on call for airlift to hospital.
  • The temperature should be a low of 76°F at the start of the race. With low annual rainfall, rain is not expected.
  • In its thirteenth year, the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K has earned the reputation for being a well-organized international event, focused on runner enjoyment. Participants combine an island vacation and a great sporting event for a truly unique experience.
  • Maximum 3,000 participants allowed.
  • provides updated race information and should be checked regularly up to race day.
Testimonials “This was more than just a road race -more like a scene from a 5-star feature film”, Darryll 2012“If there is a better overall experience at another event in the world, I’m not aware of it!”, Bob Moore 2011“Thank you very much for a superb race Saturday 🙂 I am definitely coming back to do another Reggae Marathon…. Christian 2010“Thank *you* and the race organizers and volunteers for putting on one of the best races on the planet! You got both the thousand little details and the race experience big picture just right !….Chuck  2009“  “I’ve run 18 marathons and this is one of my favorites”.…Meng 2008 

“By the way, your race is the best organized of all the marathons I have run, so far, including New York and Chicago. “………Emmanuel A. Enujioke, Ph.D 2006“

I have run over 15 marathons in several different states in the USA. This is truly the best because the amenities, friendly atmosphere and definitely the most awesome pasta party.  It is truly the best kept marathon secret.”..Dianne Worrell, 2006

Reggae Marathon included in the London Paper’s list of ‘Top 10 Marathons around the world’ – April 08Reggae Marathon event again mentioned as one of the “top ten places to run a marathon”.  “Glancing Askance” by Bedford New York writer Mark Wollin, January 2011


Organizers & Partners
  • The Jamdammers Running Club of Kingston
  • The Jamaica Tourist Board
  • The Negril Chapter of the Jamaica Hotel Tourist Association (JHTA)
  • The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA).
  • The Negril Chamber of Commerce
  • The Volunteer communities of Negril and Green Island
  • The Ministry of Health & the Sports Medicine Association of Jamaica
Registration Online via Or, by mail to Reggae Marathon 2013,87-89 Tower Street, Kingston, JamaicaDeadlines: Mail Entries postmarked November 26, 2013 ;Online December 03, 2013 (“no problem, man”)


Entry Fee &
Marathon: US$90.00 per person on or before July 31, 2013 US$100 after Aug 1,US$120 at Negril ExpoHalf-Marathon: US$85.00 per person on or before July 31, 2013 US$95.00 per person after August 1, 2013 US$110 at Negril Expo10KUS$60.00 per person or before July 31, 2013, US$70.00 after August 1, US$85 at Negril Expo- min age 10 years

Entry fees are NOT REFUNDABLE or TRANSFERABLE. Participants must be

18 years or older on race day; for the half marathon, 14 yrs. or older

Goodies &
Other Stuff
  • Commemorative finishers medal
  • Official Reggae Marathon t-shirt
  • Free entry to the World’s Best Pasta Party
  • Free entry to the Victory Beach & Awards Party
  • Over US$10,000 in total prize money
  • The Bob Marley and Rita Marley Trophies awarded to the male and female winners of the Reggae Marathon
  • Age group & Participation award certificates will be awarded in all categories
  • Special prize category for High School Boys & Girls in the 10K
  • Special prize category for Teams in the Half Marathon and 10K
Scoring & Results

For your own copy of the 2013 Reggae Marathon Fact sheet, just go to this link and download the pdf:  2013 Reggae Marthon Fact Sheet.

And here is another picture from Reggae Marathon Race Registration and Kit Pickup last December:

2012 Reggae Marathon Pasta Party

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.

Photos courtesy of Errol Anderson.