Reggae. Rum. Racing. Why You Need to Try the Kingston City Run

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A must-visit Caribbean race

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon
CJ Travel Editor

Training for fall races is currently in full swing for runners around the world. But after you’ve crushed New York and Chicago, here’s a Caribbean event to consider that combines running with reggae, rum, and no small amount of revelry.

March 11-13, 2016, Jamaica’s Kingston City Run offers athletes a chance to test their mettle on 5k, 10k, and half-marathon routes that start at Emancipation Park in the New Kingston district, and run through the city’s heritage sites including the Bob Marley Museum, King’s House and Devon House.

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Timed to coincide with Jamaica’s carnival celebrations, the event comprises a entire weekend of festivities, with a Friday-night bacchanal, a pre-race party on Saturday evening, and post-race celebrations on Sunday.

Proceeds will benefit local charities including Food For The Poor, and online registration is open now at kingstoncityrun.com.

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