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Thank You 2018 Sponsors

Thank You 2018 Sponsors

Thank you 2018 Sponsors! Reggae Marathon takes an army of dedicated Volunteers to deliver the to-be-expected care for each of our Runners.  Equally important is the support we get from our Sponsors.  This year we have a great number of Sponsors on-board and we have to give a great BIG shoutout!  Thank you for your support!   Burger King Jamaica Coldfield Manufacturing Ltd Computer Sales & ...[Read More]

Reggae Marathon Race Day Planner

Reggae Marathon Race Day Planner

In just under 3 weeks it’s Race Day!  Sunday, December 2.  It may be your final race of the year or maybe your first.  In either case it’s important to plan for race day, especially since for most of us, we are away from home.  Here’s a race day planner: The Night Before. Reggae Marathon Race Day is early:  5:15 am on Sunday morning.  Plan everything Saturday night before you go ...[Read More]

Update: Pasta Party, Knutsford Express, JUTA Negril

Update:  Pasta Party, Knutsford Express, JUTA Negril

Update: Pasta Party, Knutsford Express, JUTA Negril. So with under a month to go, here are some updates on the Reggae Marathon Pasta Party, Knutsford Express and JUTA Negril for getting to-from Negril, Gently used running shoes and…show us your colours: Pasta Party Cost for non-runners. The cost of the Reggae Marathon Pasta Party is included in your Registration Fee. Non-registered runners a ...[Read More]

A Few Friends in New York

A Few Friends in New York

We met up with quite a few friends in New York this past weekend.  It was nice to see so many of you…hope you had a great day on Sunday!  Quite a few of you we’ll see again in a few weeks at Reggae Marathon and we’re really looking forward to that! Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy

What to Pack Race Day

What to Pack Race Day

What to pack race day at Reggae Marathon?  Since most of make our way from a local hotel, we have to think about what to bring to the Start/Finish area at Long Bay Beach Park.  The short answer is that you won’t need to bring as much as you think.  Everyone who registers for Reggae Marathon gets a Tote Bag and a T Shirt among other goodies.  This Tote Bag is the most convenient way to pack a ...[Read More]

Race Day Running Etiquette

Race Day Running Etiquette

So I have a few pet peeves about race day running etiquette. And it’s not because I’m selfish or mean, I just want to have a great race, just like you!  But when thoughtless runners do certain things, it takes the fun right out of it.  Not to mention that some things are just downright dangerous! At Reggae Marathon we start in the dark. Pitch dark only lit up by the Torches at the Star ...[Read More]

Update on Reggae Marathon 2018

Update on Reggae Marathon 2018

For an update on Reggae Marathon 2018, Sunday, December 2, join us live on Facebook for the Official Reggae Marathon 2018 Media Launch.  The date is Wednesday, October 17 and the time is 12 noon Jamaica time.  It’s all happening on Facebook at this link:  Reggae Marathon 2018 on LoopJamaica.  Race Director, Frano will be joined by other Reggae Marathon team members and Jamaica Tourism and Go ...[Read More]

6 Reasons to Run

6 Reasons to Run

I could add a 7th:  You meet the nicest people through running.  And even though we drive our spouses crazy when we obsess about our running exploits, runners do make great friends. There are psychological benefits of running.  I know when I’m out on a long run and get into that ‘zen state’, there is nothing better.  And when I’ve finished those hill repeats or track speedw ...[Read More]

Nutrition for Endomorphs

Nutrition for Endomorphs

Most of us screw up our nutrition.  As active runners we have different and specific nutrition needs.  That gets compounded by body type.  Mesomorphs, athletic types looking to stay lean have different nutrition from Endomorphs with larger frames and lower metabolism.  I’m an Endomorph and nothing frustrates me more that getting nutrition advice that doesn’t work.  Through my research, ...[Read More]

The Right Running Shoe Fit

The Right Running Shoe Fit

How do you get the right fit for your running shoes?  You’re going to spend a lot of time basically destroying your running shoes.  A good fit is essential.  How do you get that right fit? In the running shoe store that I frequent, the staff are super knowledgeable.  They are runners and can answer all my questions.  Plus they let me try on multiple pairs of shoes and run around the store to ...[Read More]