The Reggae Marathon is an incredible opportunity to hit the sands running while making the most of stunning scenery too. Mention the island of Jamaica and it’s likely to bring to mind visions of swaying palm trees, long stretches of white sandy beaches and colorful and captivating restaurants. While this tropical destination in the Caribbean is sure to bring opportunities to rest and unwind in sunny style, it’s also a place packed with potential for those who take an active approach to life. Runners and athletes from near and far gathering in Jamaica every December to take part in one of the island’s most highly-anticipated events.
Lace Up and Head Out
On December 8, 2019, the annual Reggae Marathon will once again be held in Negril, Jamaica. Since 2001 this incredible race has been bringing runners together from across Jamaica and the globe in the name of friendly competition. Participants have the option to choose from a marathon, half-marathon or 10K route with all three beginning at 5:15 am at Long Bay Beach Park. Participants must be at least 18 years old to run the marathon, 14 years old for the half-marathon and at least 10 years old to run the 10K route.
Much like the name indicates, this race is unique in that it is an event focused on running but also music. Reggae beats play along the entirety of the route, inspiring runners and making the entire event a fun-filled experience for participants and observers alike. The race is followed up by a fun gathering complete with dancing, food, and music to end the event in true Jamaican style. The after race bash comes complete with prizes and awards for the amazing efforts put in by athletes in all categories.
Reggae Marathon Registration
Registration for the Reggae Marathon can be completed online in advance of race day. It’s important to note that packet pick-up is not available on race day but exclusively December 6th and 7th at the Couples Swept Away Sports Complex.
Savor the Jamaican Experience
Whether you’re planning on running the Reggae Marathon in Jamaica or are in town to cheer on friends and family, make sure you have a beautiful vacation home rental booked with Jamaican Treasures. We’ll find a property that keeps you close to the fun and provides the luxury you crave once you’ve crossed the finish line. Contact us today for more information and to begin planning your exciting trip!