December 5, 2015 will be the 15th anniversary of the
first running of Reggae Marathon!
One of the world's top 10 marathon events with runners attending
from over 50 countries around the globe.
The Reggae Marathon in Negril is a Certified Course and a
qualifying race for Boston, New York and London.
Surf's Up at Seven Mile Beach, Negril
The pre-dawn marathon's starting point is Long Bay Beach Park, along Negril's famous Seven Mile Beach. The course loops into the town of Negril then heads north towards the town of Green Island.
Promptly at 5:15 a.m. the race gets underway with the lighting of the bamboo torches with reggae artists music blaring the in the background. The race runs along Negril’s famed 7-mile white sand beach.
The race course is paved, almost completely flat, and the main road is closed for the race. Free shuttle buses run up and down the road all morning from most of the hotels in Negril. Bathrooms and bag check are available nearby.
Along the race course volunteers offer packaged water and re-hydration fluids at every mile, and the pulsating sound of Reggae music keeps the runners in the “irie” spirit.
Other Related Marathon Events
- World’s Best’ Gourmet Pasta Party - Many of the big resorts have food booths serving up every imaginable version of pasta, breads, salads, and of course there's live entertainment.
- The Finish Line Beach Bash - Affords everyone an opportunity to relax on the beach with special offerings and entertainment.