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The Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k Run
December 2, 2017 @ 5:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k Run
The Reggae Marathon & Half Marathon is Jamaica’s premier International Marathon Event. Marathoners, sports enthusiasts as well as beginners, converge in Negril, Jamaica’s capital of casual, for a fun event characterized by good vibes and lots of Reggae music.
Enthusiastic supporters come out along the looped, internationally certified course to support participants. Meanwhile, hard working volunteers offer uniquely packaged water and re-hydration fluids at every mile. The pulsating Reggae music on course also keeps participants in an “irie” spirit, as they burn the mileage.
Other related Marathon events, like the internationally rated gourmet Pasta Party and Registration & Expo, have participants and supporters alike, humming with activity. The Finish Line Beach Bash affords everyone an opportunity to relax on the beach with special offerings and entertainment geared towards having the best time.
All in all, the Reggae Marathon Event is uniquely Jamaican with an international appeal.
– Online registration closes midnight Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Mailed entries must be postmarked November 24, 2017.
– ENTRY FEES ARE NEITHER REFUNDABLE NOR TRANSFERABLE. THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION OR PACKET PICK-UP.
– Register early to avoid the price increase on August 1, 2017.
– The minimum age for entry in the Marathon is 18 years old, 14 years old for the Half Marathon, and 10 years old for the 10K.
– You may run, walk or run/walk the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon or 10K.
To help you have the best experience possible on race day, we need to make sure you understand our marathon course time limit and rules.
Six Hour Time Limit
Although Negril is a laid-back town, you only have six hours to complete the Reggae Marathon double-loop course. A six-hour pace is 13:45 minutes-per-mile (8:32 per km).
Choose the Right Event for Your Pace
If there is a chance you may struggle to maintain a 13:45 per-mile pace, we strongly suggest you switch, at no additional cost, to the Reggae Half Marathon. You’ll have a lot more time to finish and still get an awesome medal at the finish line. The Half Marathon is the certified boomshot for power walkers.
What Happens if You Fall Behind the Pace in the Full Marathon
If you are not able to maintain a 13:45 pace, never mind. There’s still a good reason to feel alright! On this double loop course, marathoners must complete the first loop or 13.1 miles by 8:15am (3 hours after the race start).The ‘Marathon Miggle’ is at the start and finish at Long Bay Beach Park.
A marathoner, who does not make the 8:15am time check, will be guided into the finish chute, awarded a Half Marathon medal and stepped down to the half marathon results, rather than be disqualified.
Step Down Before Race Day
Reggae Marathon encourages all runners to make their race changes before the race at the Registration booth located at the Couples Swept Away Sports Complex. Changes on Race Day or during the race are not accepted.
A Few Other Things to Consider
There is NO early-start option. All three Reggae races begin at 5:15am sharp. Aid Stations and runner support services will be available only within the 6-hour course limit. The Norman Manley Boulevard is the only access for 6-miles of a resort coastline and our permit requires us to fully reopen the road at 11:15am for tourist, resident and business access.