Stay Strong

COVID-19 has changed our lives forever. From the simple act of greeting a friend, to how we work, play and school our children, we are navigating a new way of living and surviving.

As we step into our new normal, let us make the most of every day, one day at a time. We urge you to challenge yourself so that when you look back at this time, you'll be able to proudly list new accomplishments and learnings, all because of COVID-19.

Most of all, we hope this will be a time of empathy and kindness towards others - especially towards those amongst us who need it most. Today it could be me. Tomorrow it could be you. We are in this together.

Stay safe by following the guidelines and protocols put forth by the Government and the Ministry of Health & Wellness to get this pandemic under control.

Until then, we'll see you on the road!

Running Events Jamaica
In light of COVID-19 developments, the following events on our 2020 road running calendar have been cancelled:

  • Everyone's A Winner / Running Events 3K & 5K
  • Law Enforcement Torch Run
  • Food For The Poor 5K
  • Tru-Juice Cross Country 5K
  • Everyone's A Winner / The Best Dressed Chicken 5K & 10K
  • Welcome To Kingston 5K
  • Guardsman Games - postponed to March 21, 2021
  • Colour Me Happy Powder Run

For those who registered and paid online for any of the above events, refunds are now being processed. Kindly check your current credit card statement.

Despite the cancellation of these events, Running Events Jamaica is open and ready to support the staging of virtual races for worthy charities.
While you're unable to join your usual group fitness activity or gym classes, doing some form of exercise is an easy way to boost both your mental and physical health. Here are some tips to stay active and keep your motivation on high, while keeping your distance.
Take Your Workout Online

On YouTube and Instagram, there are endless FREE exercise videos and LIVE classes to try, regardless of your fitness level or the size of your living room. From yoga and strength workouts to Pilates, high intensity interval training and more, the choice is yours!

Take Short Active Breaks

If a structured workout routine is not your style, take short active breaks during the day, such as dancing, playing with children, and performing domestic chores as another means to stay active.

You can also get creative and build your own workout - instead of weights use filled water bottles and cans of food, run or walk on the spot for 30 second intervals, do some jumping jacks, planks, sit-ups, push-ups, or even burpees. Anything to get your heart rate up a little.

Go Solo Outside (If You Can)

Walking, cycling and running are great solo activities and safe if you’re feeling well and haven’t been asked to self-isolate. We suggest going early in the morning or late in the day. Remember to pack your mask and hand sanitiser and continue to observe the social distancing rules. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as soon as you return indoors.
Can you boost your immune system to fight COVID-19? This is the question on everyone’s mind as we face this worldwide pandemic. In short, the answer is "YES!" Studies have shown that a healthy immune system can help fight off infection faster and make symptoms less severe. Eating healthy and whole foods, getting enough sleep and exercising regularly are the cornerstones of a healthy immune system. Check out this Runner's World article on how running boosts your immune system.
The Running Events Jamaica Foundation recently donated $400,000 to the "Together We Stand" COVID-19 Telethon. The donation will go towards the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers, to show appreciation for their bravery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our race director Frano says, "We are moved by the fact that our health workers risk their lives everyday on the front line to care for the sick and without the necessary PPE they could lose their lives."
The 20th anniversary staging of Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K is still on for Sunday, December 6 in Negril. As we move forward with planning for race day, the safety and health of our partners, sponsors, officials, volunteers, runners and the Negril community are paramount. As such, should things change, an assessment will be done with all stakeholders and a decision regarding the hosting of the event will be made by August 1.
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