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Runners in the Dark

Runners in the Dark

We start Reggae Marathon in the dark.  Yes, the 5:15 am start time is pre-dawn by an hour or so.  That’s one of the unique features of Reggae Marathon and for us early morning runners, a good thing.  Torches light the way right at the start and streetlights provide additional illumination but take care for the first half hour or so.  Then as dawn slowly breaks, enjoy the sunrise over Negril! ...[Read More]

Keep Running

Keep Running

Perseverance!  The heart’s determination to keep going when the head screams ‘Stop’!  Some days we all need a little push to keep running: Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For more information check the Reggae Marathon Web Site To register for Reggae Marathon, Sunday, December 2, 2018:  2018 Reggae Ma ...[Read More]

Happiness is…

Happiness is…

Happiness is… Going for long run early in the morning and watching the sun rise above the horizon A raised finger and subtle head nod as you pass a runner approaching you Running with nothing but running shoes, shorts and singlet.  And a hat if you must! Talking to running friends on Facebook and Instagram.  Love seeing and hearing about their exploits running and in races around the world A ...[Read More]

Getting to Negril

Getting to Negril

Getting to Negril can be as easy as sending an email to one of our Travel Package Partners and letting them do the rest.  Or you can do-it-yourself.  Either way, we have a lot of resources on our website to help you plan your trip. Negril is on the very western tip of the island of Jamaica.  It’s a ‘Road Trip’ for everyone.  Jamaicans travel via either of two routes:  Up to the N ...[Read More]

A little runner in the making

A little runner in the making

A new Reggae Marathoner joined the family on April 16 and we couldn’t be happier for Mom, Tina, Dad, Don and new baby, Soul Lillian (That’s Tina and Don at Reggae Marathon 2017 above). Welcome to the Family, Soul!  We are over-the-moon happy! Last December at Reggae Marathon we met Tina and Don. Tina was expecting their first child but that didn’t stop her from traveling from Eng ...[Read More]

Runners – The Nicest People

Runners – The Nicest People

Runners really are the nicest people.  As a runner I’m definitely biased.  When we work up a sweat we work out the negative vibes leaving the goodness.  Ergo, runners are the nicest people!  That was in evidence again at the Mississauga Marathon Race Expo. If you are not familiar with the City of Mississauga in Canada, Google Maps will bring you up to speed.  Quickly though, Mississauga is a ...[Read More]

7 Months to Reggae Marathon

7 Months to Reggae Marathon

It’s now just over 7 months to Reggae Marathon 2018.  Remember the new date:  Sunday, December 2 at 5:15 am at Long Bay Beach Park. The Reggae Marathon 2018 Race Weekend begins on Friday, November 30 and runs until about 12 noon on Sunday, December 2: Friday, November 30:  Race Registration and Packet Pickup at the Couples Swept Away Sporting Complex Saturday, December 1:  Onsite Race Regist ...[Read More]

Nov 30 to Dec 2, 2018 – Race Weekend

Nov 30 to Dec 2, 2018 – Race Weekend

Race weekend for Reggae Marathon 2018 is Friday, November 30 to Sunday, December 2 in Negril, Jamaica.  With the change in race day to Sunday, December 2 this year, everything shifts by one day.  For all the details on the 2 locations in Negril for Reggae Marathon, Early Bird Registration, Pasta Party and race day temperature, check out this video: Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka S ...[Read More]

Only Yesterday

Only Yesterday

It seems like only yesterday I ran my first Reggae Marathon. That was back in the day when the full Marathon course was one loop stretching out to Green Island. I learned that day that the long distance runner is truly lonely. If it were not for the enthusiastic volunteers at the Aid Stations every mile, I might still be out on the course! Fast forward a few years and this December will make it 10 ...[Read More]

The Party Starts at 5:30 pm

The Party Starts at 5:30 pm

The Reggae Marathon Pasta Party starts at 5:30 pm at the Couples Swept Away Sporting Complex in Negril.  Don’t be late! Because Reggae Marathon 2018 runs on Sunday, December 2, a change from previous years, the World’s Best Pasta Party happens on Saturday night December 1.  But with the date change, one thing remains the same:  A great opportunity to carbo load while catching up with f ...[Read More]