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Running, Reggae, The Caves…Marathon, Jamaica-Style

I love a great deal.  And Island Outpost has a good one for the Reggae Marathon this December.  Here are the details:

Forget running in the cold, start thinking about cool runnings instead and head south for the winter for the Reggae Marathon in Negril, Jamaica on Saturday, December 3, 2011. The Caves, a stunning cliff-side boutique hotel located near the race starting line, has it all wrapped up…

The shabby chic Island Outpost resort is offering runners their specially-created Reggae, Running & Relaxation package. The all-inclusive race-weekend package is complete with a pasta party, race transfers, spa treatment, and celebratory cocktail party. And guests who wish to stay on a little longer will receive 10% off any additional nights booked.

The Reggae Marathon offers full marathon, half marathon and 10K options. Registration is open now, click here to sign up!

Here’s your race weekend itinerary:

Friday, December 2 – The Warm Up

Fly into Montego Bay, head down Lighthouse Road, and arrive at The Caves. You’ll be greeted with their signature Cliffhanger cocktail. (Hmm… one cocktail won’t hurt before the big day, right?). That evening, The Caves will provide round trip transfers to the annual “World’s Best Pasta Party” at Couples Swept Away.

Saturday, December 3– Up Hill…

It’s race day, and the adrenaline is pumping through your body!  Rise early for your transfer to the starting line. You’re about to embark on one of the most breathtaking runs of your life – winding along the island’s north coast (on a relatively flat course!)

26.2 miles later, with the endorphins flowing, The Caves will meet you at the finish line for transfer back to the hotel.  That evening, let loose in the Blackwell Rum Bar (set in a candlelit cave) at a celebratory cocktail party.

Sunday, December 4th – …Down Dale

Experiencing that stiff “I didn’t even know I had a muscle there!” feeling?  Head to the resort’s spa for a Blue Mountain Coffee Scrub to help ease the tension. Relax in the sun, and if you have a little bit of energy left, leap from one of the property’s cliff-edge jumping points (the highest is 30 feet) into the impossibly blue waters, or take a leisurely snorkeling tour through the limestone grottos.

Monday, December 5th – The Finish Line

Reggae? Check! Running? Check! Rest and relaxation? Check, check! Now it’s time to check out… But for those who can’t tear themselves away from The Caves, extra nights can be booked with a special 10% discount.


DATES: Friday, December 2nd – Monday, December 5


–          $1,500 per room, based on double occupancy (TOTAL SAVINGS = $300!)

–          10% off rack rate for any additional nights booked


–          All food and beverage

–          Tax and gratuity

–          Signature welcome cocktail

–          Round-trip transfers from The Caves to the annual pre-race “World’s Best Pasta Party”

–          Round-trip race day transfers between The Caves and the start/finish lines

–          Post-race celebratory cocktail party at Blackwell Rum Bar

–          Blue Mountain Coffee Scrub at the property’s Aveda Concept Spa


–          Bookings accepted now through December 1

–          Based on availability

–          Airport transfers not included

For more information, visit The Caves  or call 1.800.Outpost

See you in Negril in December.

Until next time…

Reggae Marathon RunninGuy

(Note:  main image courtesy of Errol Anderson Photography)