Jamaica Reggae Marathon gets under starter’s orders

24/11/2014 by .

Over 3,000 marathon runners from around the world will be arriving on Negril as Jamaica’s  Reggae Marathon gets under starter’s orders. One of the world’s most-popular running events takes place on Saturday 6 December 2014, in Jamaica’s party capital Negril.

With $10,000 in prize money up for grabs, runners can take on the 26.2 mile circuit, or a shorter half marathon or even a 10km race. Reggae music and ‘irie’ vibes will naturally be at the centre of things and the competitors will be urged on at each mile marker in true Jamaican style by crowds lining the streets.

A gourmet Pasta Party on 5th December at the nearby Couples Swept Away Sports Complex will precede the racing. Then at 5.15 a.m on Saturday, the air horn will signal the start of the race in the cool of the December morning. In true Jamaican fashion, there will be another party at the end of the racing.


All of the races start and finish at Long Bay Beach Park situated along Negril’s famed Seven Mile Beach. The IAAF certified marathon and half marathon course is mainly flat, looping into the town of Negril then heading north towards the town of Green Island, before looping back to the start point for runners to cross the finish line.

Packages for travel to Negril in December include: 

Seven Night All-Inclusive Package at ClubHotel Riu Negril from £828 per person

Thomson is offering a seven-night, all-inclusive package at the 4 Star Plus ClubHotel Riu Negril from £828 per person. Price is based on two adults sharing and includes return flights departing from Manchester on 03 December 2014. To find out more about this holiday or to book, visit your local Thomson travel shop call 0871 230 2555.

Seven Night All-Inclusive Package at Couples Negril, from £1,639 per person

Virgin Holidays is offering a seven-night, all-inclusive package at the 4 Star Couples Negril, from £1,639 per person.  Price is based on two adults travelling, sharing a deluxe garden view room, and includes return flights with Virgin Atlantic from London Gatwick departing on 03 December 2014.  Price includes airport transfers and all applicable taxes and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. To book visit www.virginholidays.co.uk, 0844 557 3859 or visit one of 110 stores located in Debenhams and House of Fraser stores nationwide. 

To get involved or to find out more, visit www.reggaemarathon.com.





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