Saturday 8 August, 2020

PHOTOS: Reggae Marathon off and running

Reggae Marathon race director Alfred Francis (right) shares a light moment with participants from Japan at the start line on Sunday. (Photos: Marlon Reid)

Reggae Marathon race director Alfred Francis (right) shares a light moment with participants from Japan at the start line on Sunday. (Photos: Marlon Reid)

A bevy of runners from 35 countries on Sunday morning lined up for the start of the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K at Long Bay Beach Park in Negril, Westmoreland.

With the pulsating beat of reggae music thumping from the massive speakers, including Bob Marley's 'Keep On Moving' and Peter Tosh's 'Reggae Mylitis', the runners engaged in pre-race exercises to get themselves ready for the course.

The fading sounds from the speakers signalled the start of the Calbert and The Allstars Drummers, whose rhythmic beats were a hit with the runners as they continued their exercise routines.

The Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K will start and finish at Long Bay Beach Park, with a journey through the town of Negril.

It features over 2,000 runners vying for the top prize of $75,000 for the male and female winners of the Marathon.

There will be an after party at the beach which will feature a performance by reggae singer Warrior King.

Reggae Marathon 2019 Starting Line

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