The Reggae Marathon & Half Marathon in Negril, Jamaica



December 6th, 2020
Negril, Jamaica

The Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K start at Long Bay Beach Park situated along Negril’s famed 7-mile white sand beach. The course loops into the town of Negril then heads north towards the town of Green Island. The mostly flat course is an IAAF certified marathon and half-marathon course.

Weather: The temperature should be a low of 76*F at the start of the race. With low annual rainfall, rain is not expected.


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, hardworking volunteers offer uniquely packaged water and re-hydration fluids at every mile. The pulsating Reggae music on course also keeps participants in an “irie” spirit, as they burn the mileage. Other related Marathon events, like the internationally rated gourmet Pasta Party and Registration & Expo, have participants and supporters alike, humming with activity. The Finish Line Beach Bash affords everyone an opportunity to relax on the beach with special offerings and entertainment geared towards having the best time. Reggae Marathon is a Certified Course and a qualifying race for Boston, New York and London. All in all, the Reggae Marathon Event is uniquely Jamaican with an international appeal.


Goodies & Other Stuff

  • Commemorative finisher medal
  • Official Reggae Marathon T-shirt
  • Free entry to the ‘World’s Best’ Pasta Party
  • Free entry to the Victory Beach & Awards Party
  • Over US$10,000 in total prize money
  • The Bob Marley and Rita Marley trophies awarded to the male and female winners
  • Special prize category for Teams in the Half Marathon and 10K
  • Finisher certificate

Scoring & Results

  • MYLAP BibTag timing system
  • Interim results posted during the race.
  • Final results posted within 24 hours.
  • Live web cast of the finish line available online