Jamaica’s Reggae Half Marathon Named as One of Best in the World for 2016

The Reggae Half Marathon race was chosen as one of the top half marathons in the world in a survey of members of the 100 Half Marathons Club, which is headquartered in the United States. The club comprises those who have finished at least 100 half marathons. Some members have completed as many as 300. According to Alfred “Frano” Francis, the race director of the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k, the honor was good news and especially timely as the event is promoting its 2017 staging at the Dallas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon on March 17 and 18, 2017. A representative of the Reggae Marathon team will participate at the Dallas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Expo. Also participating is the Dallas-based representative of Jamaica’s Tourist Board and members of the Reggae Runnerz who have attended the race in the past. The Reggae Runnerz are those from running groups across the US who gather to run “where the sun meets the sea.” The Reggae Runnerz brought 342 members to the 2016 staging. Registration for the 2017 Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10 events began on January 1, 2017, and have outpaced those in 2016 when more than 2,300 people from 37 nations registered to participate in the event. The countries attending the event for the first time in 2016 included China, Malaysia, Turkey and Guadeloupe. Others participating were from South Africa, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg and the Russian Federation.

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