Reggae Marathon withdrawal symptoms

Am I the only one who is suffering from serious let down from the Reggae Marathon?  I’ve run in a lot of events over the years but the Reggae Marathon just seems to get under my skin…in a good way. Here are some of the withdrawal symptoms I’ve experienced over the past week: Cranky with the weather in the upper United States and Canada.  Snow, cold and ice.  It sure is a big change from the ...[Read More]

Special runners at the 2010 Reggae Marathon

Everyone at the Reggae Marathon is special.  Runners, organizers and especially the volunteers who took such good care of us before, during and after the event.  The 2010 Reggae Marathon again attracted special runners. Here are some of those people who ran in Reggae Marathon 2010.  It was a pleasure to have run with you: Reggae Marathon Lifetime Honourees: Burt Carlson, USA, 84 years old complete ...[Read More]

Only 359 days to Reggae Marathon 2011 in Negril, Jamaica

OK, maybe I’m overanxious about the Reggae Marathon but what’s not to love…and look forward to. Last week we got to catch up with Reggae Marathon friends we met in 2009 and trade war stories.   We also made new friends from Atlanta, Maine and get this, Japan! Staying at our hotel was a mid-70’s year old gentleman, Niida Akira who traveled all the way from Chiba, Japan just ...[Read More]

Did you enjoy the 10th Annual Reggae Marathon?

We had a blast!  Even the rain Friday night and into early Saturday morning couldn’t dampen our spirits for the 10th annual Reggae Marathon last Saturday in Negril. As usual the race started promptly on time at 5:15 am. I had a really special reason to run again this year as my son came to run his first 1/2 marathon.  He and I walked over to the start area at Long Bay Beach Park with a new f ...[Read More]

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Reggae Marathon Race Kit Pickup starts at 4 pm, Thursday, Dec 2

We arrived in Negril last night and can tell you that the weather is gorgeous.  Conditions look to be ideal for the Reggae Marathon this Saturday morning.  Important update for those of you looking to pick up your Reggae Marathon race kits on Thursday, Dec 2, please note that you will be able to do so after 4 pm today. Sorry for the delay but hours will be extended into the evening to compensate. ...[Read More]

No sleep for runners this Friday before the Reggae Marathon

Despite my best intentions I will go to bed late this Friday after the Reggae Marathon Pasta Party.  And I’ll dream about the race.  But that’s why I’m a runner. Packing is completed, airline tickets checked and re-checked and and the camera is fully charged. I can’t believe its been a year since the last Reggae Marathon but here we go again! Thursday morning I’ll see ...[Read More]

Silver Bird Steel Orchestra at the Reggae Marathon Pasta Party

I’m packed and ready to go.  I’ve checked and re-checked the airline tickets.  I’ve obsessed over the weather forecast for Saturday morning:  comfortable in the low 70’s F for the 5:15 am start.  And don’t ask how many times I’ve re-packed my running gear.  Yes, I’m totally pumped for the Reggae Marathon in Negril just days away now. Friday night at the Reggae Marathon Pasta Party at the Couples S ...[Read More]

Timmi Burrell live on stage at the Reggae Marathon Victory Party

What would the Reggae Marathon be without a party?  It starts Friday night at the Pasta Party at Couples Swept Away.  Make sure you stop by the Media tent just inside the Sporting Complex entrance and say hi.  I’ll be there from 3 pm on Friday afternoon.  On Saturday morning the party continues with the torch light start at 5:15 am.  All the running and walking events start at the same time:  the ...[Read More]

Voice Mail headlines at the Reggae Marathon Victory Party

The Reggae Marathon Victory Party starts early and continues throughout Saturday morning at Long Bay Beach Park.  Once through the finish chute and after you’ve received your medal, grabbed a coconut and maybe even a Red Stripe, it’s time to enjoy the entertainment. The headline act at the Reggae Marathon Victory Party is Voice Mail, the biggest unintentional secret in Dancehall/Reggae music since ...[Read More]

After the Reggae Marathon is there anything to do in Negril?

There’s not much to do in Negril. 7 miles of white sand beach with the warm, crystal-clear Caribbean Sea gently lapping on the beach shores is usually enough to cap off a Reggae Marathon running vacation.  It does for Sally and I anyway. We generally get up early and head directly to the beach grabbing our coffee on the way.  After settling into our lounge chairs, we look at each other and i ...[Read More]