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

Runner Spotlight- Veronica

Runner Spotlight- Veronica

Meet Veronica, she’s a long time Reggae Marathon runner who is excited to return to Negril in December.

Where are you from?

I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico (USA)

How long have you been running?

I have been running since 2004.

Why did you start running?

I started running for a lot of reasons: it reduces stress, I feel better, and my friends run. Running is just

fun to me!

How did you hear about Reggae Marathon?

I learned about the Reggae Marathon online while searching for a race to do.

Why did you choose Reggae Marathon?

I did my first full marathon ever at the Reggae Marathon in 2013. I chose it because I wanted to run a

full marathon, I always wanted to visit Jamaica, and the course looked nice, flat and low altitude. My

goal initially was to run a marathon each year in a different location, and this was the first one I chose.

But I liked the Reggae Marathon so much I came back year after year!

Are you coming with a group (or are you by yourself)?

I am coming this year with my partner. He and I have run the race together every year. Over the years I

have brought friends and family to run the race with us.

Anything special you would like to share?

I did my first full marathon at the Reggae Marathon in 2013. I have run the Reggae Marathon every year

since then, including during Covid, when I did a virtual run. I have run the full marathon there, the half

marathon, and the 10k. My favorite is the half marathon and that is what I will be running in 2023. This

year will be my 11th year participating in the event! I have run in many other places, but this is the only

event I have done year after year!

The event is great. It’s well supported, the pasta party is awesome and the finish line activities/music

are fantastic. You can’t beat the location – there is nothing like finishing a race at 7-mile beach!!

Looking forward to December!!