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Reggae Marathon

Reggae Marathon © ActiveSteve
Reggae Marathon © ActiveSteve

Every year, Jamaica plays host to the well-attended Reggae Marathon. The course is a world-class run along some of Negril's finest white sandy beaches. The island marathon has a sound system rigged up along the race route, playing reggae music to encourage participating athletes.

There is a full marathon and a half marathon, as well as lots of less athletic events for those who think reggae is still best paired with drinking and relaxing. Spectators can sit back and enjoy the scenery as runners tour the island after a traditional Rastafarian at the start.

The course is mainly flat but the difficulty level increases slightly as running on sand is rather strenuous and hard. International competitors should be prepared for the heat and hydrate well as December is hot in Jamaica.

Venue: Seven Mile Beach, Negril

Date: TBC December 2018

Website: www.reggaemarathon.com