Reggae Marathon is Jamaica's premier international Marathon event. Now in it's 16th year, the annual event features a Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K race, and attracts visitors from over 36 different countries. The event is held in Jamaica's capital of casual, Negril. The Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K start at Long Bay Beach Park situated along Negril’s famed 7-mile white sand beach. The course loops into the town of Negril then heads north towards the town of Green Island. The mostly flat course is an IAAF certified marathon, half marathon & 10K course, and has been included in the world's top 10 Marathon event many times over it's 15 years of staging. Reggae music and it's signature "World's Best Pasta Party", and well organized races, have earned the event continuous support from individuals and groups locally and internationally.
The event features START and FINISH outside Long Bay Beach Park on Norman Manley Boulevard
The Start Time is 5:15am and the Course remains open for 6 hours, Marathoners must reach the halfway mark in 3 hours
There are Water/Aid Stations every mile - 25 in all, manned by experienced marathoners and enthusiastic volunteers along with Cooling stations with misters and iced towel wraps and Inspirational Reggae music at every mile.
All runners receive:
· Commemorative finisher medal
· Official Reggae Marathon T-shirt
· Free entry to the ‘World’s Best’ Pasta Party
· Free entry to the Victory Beach & Awards Party
· Over US$10,000 in total prize money
· Finisher certificates
· The Bob Marley and Rita Marley trophies awarded to the male and female winners of the Reggae Marathon
· Special prize category for High School Boys & Girls in the 10K
· Special prize category for Teams in the Half Marathon and 10K
Event is staged at Long Bay Beach Park, Norman Manley Blvd in Negril
Approximately 18°18'57.5"N 78°20'13.8"W
Runners participating in this event have said:
· “A great experience... but I will not forget this race. The organisation was perfect... Thank you to all who have made the race possible." - Gerd, 2015
· “This was more than just a road race - more like a scene from a 5-star feature film.” - Darryll, 2012
· “If there is a better overall experience at another event in the world, I'm not aware of it!” - Bob Moore, 2011
Race Director: Alfred ‘Frano’ Francis
87-89 Tower Street, Kingston, Jamaica
Tel.: (876) 967-4903; Fax: (876) 922-0155
Website: www.reggaemarathon.com provides updated race information and should be checked regularly up to race day.