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Participants are invited to register via www.reggaemarathon.com and choose their virtual event. Registration remains open until November 30 and runners/walkers can complete their choice of event between November 14 to December 6.
“The virtual event is a first for Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K now in its 20th year. We decided to go virtual so as not to disappoint the thousands of local and international participants who were looking forward to arriving in Negril for the event this year,” said race director Alfred Francis.
Under the new arrangement, each participant anywhere in the world will be able to run their own individual race between November 14 and December 6 and submit their times. Each runner or walker will receive a digital finisher certificate and runner’s bib, while post-race, each will get a medal, signature Reggae Marathon T-shirt and branded tote bag.
Francis also disclosed that going forward the Virtual Reggae Marathon will be held along with the physical race. “We are excited about this new feature and the possibilities in store for our charity partner, the Heart Foundation of Jamaica,” he noted.
Organisers say that since its inception in 2001, the Reggae Marathon has had 24,890 participants, with 13,169, or 53 per cent, being entries from over 40 countries.(09/19/2020) Views: 114 ⚡AMP
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...more...
Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K will go virtual this year. That is the decision of the organisers, the Jamdammers Running Club of Kingston, supported by their partners and stakeholders.
“COVID-19 has altered the ‘runscape’ worldwide, and Jamaica is no exception. With the rise in positive cases locally and globally, we took the decision to cancel the physical participation this year, in the interest of the international and local participants, with the objective of staying safe. However, we look forward to returning to the normal participation in 2021,” said Alfred Francis, race director.
Francis further added that “this is the first time in its 19 years of running that Reggae Marathon is being cancelled.
"We had put many plans in place to celebrate the 20th staging, but we have had to rethink them in light of the negative impact of the pandemic. We will have additional information on our website for persons who have already registered and are looking at the various options offered in light of the cancellation.“
Since its inception in 2001, Reggae Marathon has seen 24,890 participants, of which 13,169 or 53 per cent were visitors from more than 40 countries worldwide.(08/29/2020) Views: 121 ⚡AMP