Interview with Alfred Francis
(CEO of ReggaeMarathon.com)

by Wellesley Gayle
(Montego Bay, Jamaica)

Alfred Presenting Award

Alfred Presenting Award

Alfred loves sports, but he has a special knack for running. I don't think it was coincidental that he is playing such an instrumental role in what is now an event that the entire tourist industry looks forward to.


That event, The Reggae Marathon, is now a permanent fixture on Jamaica's tourist calendar, thanks again to Alfred and his team.

Alfred is yet another example of a true Jamaican who is making his contribution - in his own little way, to our nation's development - without much notice.

Here now is Alfred, I hope you will enjoy his interview.


1. Hi Alfred, thanks again for accepting our request to speak to you. Please take a moment to tell us a bit about yourself, including where you grew up, family members, and indeed, anything else you'd like our readers to know about you.

Thanks so much for making contact with us and giving us a chance to interact with your readers. I was born and spent my early years in Port Antonio before moving to Kingston where I attended Kingston College High School (KC).

My formative years were spent with my grand aunt in Port Antonio and with my parents, and three siblings in Kingston - there are 2 girls and 2 boys, including myself born to my parents.

I now have a family of my own with coincidentally, 2 girls and 2 boys. I have a passion for sports, especially running, and I participated in Boys Champs and Penn Relays while at KC. Doing what I do now is easy because of my passion for running and especially long distance events.

2. Why the Reggae Marathon? What inspired you to do something like this?

Reggae Marathon is organized by the Jamdammers Running Club of Kingston. We have been exposed to international marathon events and the Reggae Marathon was born out of our love for Marathon running, our participation in international marathon events, and our desire to give the gift of a spectacular sports tourism event to Jamaica.

3. The event is now a notable fixture on Jamaica's Tourist activity calendar, what would you say are some of it's special achievements?

Some of the special achievements of the Reggae
Marathon event are it's longevity; the fostering of an appreciation and love for recreational and long distance running in Jamaica; the promotion of maintaining a healthy lifestyle in Jamaica; the continuous growth of middle and long distance running locally; offering the coupling of music and sports; the presentation of Jamaica as an exotic destination for running; and also exposing our technical skills and excellent volunteer runner care.


4. Any new plans for future events?

For our tenth anniversary this year, we are offering a special Beach Party as our Victory Party event. This will take place at Long Bay Beach Park in Negril at the same time of the race event.

5. I have deliberately asked all my interviews this question, and I am going to ask you too Alfred - In your opinion, what makes Jamaica special?

Definitely our people !

6. You have done some tremendous work with the Reggae Marathon since inception, what legacy would you like to leave behind?

We are working to make ourselves redundant - Reggae Marathon is a fantastic template. The template and necessary skills needed to execute are all recorded and available for our successors.

7. Thank you so much for your time Alfred, we at My-Island-Jamaica.com continue to wish for you and yours the very best, just one final question, how can interested persons join in this worthy initiative?

Visit our website at www.reggaemarathon.com. Registration is open until the day before the event on Dec 4th in Negril. Details of online registration are available from the website. For additional information, please write c/o racedirector@reggaemarathon.com or call 876-922-8673.

Thanks once again for this opportunity, we also send our best to you and all at My-island-Jamaica.com.


You can't help feeling the passion Alfred has for running, can't we? Let's wish him - another Kingston College (KC) brother, the best of luck in his endeavours.

Back To Personality Interviews main page.

Comments for Interview with Alfred Francis
(CEO of ReggaeMarathon.com)

Click here to add your own comments

Jan 24, 2011
Love the passion!
by: Dean Osborne

Hey Mr. Francs,

Keep up The Great work! Because We know how much this means to you, we always do our best to make sure your equipment is there on time! :)

Dean

Jul 06, 2010
Thank You
by: Wellesley

Special thanks to you too Diane for assisting me on this.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Personality Interviews.

Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/myislandjamaica
Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/myislandjamaica

Thanks For Reading!
Like What You Just Read?

Please join me in my effort to share the beauty and uniqueness of Jamaica with the world. You can do so by sharing this insightful narrative on the social media of your choice and ask others to do the same (BELOW). 

jamaica_click_down_here_need_help

Need Help?

We have a cherry list of top Jamaican companies that might be able to help you. Please click here to see them, our preferred partners and site sponsors.


Get Exclusive Updates & Tips!

You are also welcome to join my special friends list and receive exclusive updates (like this), tips, trivia and stories from lovers of Jamaica!

facts about jamaica book icon

I'll Gift You A FREE COPY of my eBook, 101 Intriguing Facts About Jamaica - just for subscribing!

Just enter your email & name below:

copyscpe
Top Of Page

New!
I've created a Welcome Audio.

Just click the Play button below to listen.

Please subscribe here

SEARCH THE SITE



Site Sponsors

jamaica_click_down_here_visit_our_sponsors

Our Preferred Sponsors (below)

(Our Sponsorship Policy)

Jamaica Tours And Vacations
Jamaica Discovery Tours
Jamaican Souvenirs
Best Jamaican Souvenirs Cars For Sale In Jamaica
Cars For Sale

Click Here to Visit Our Sponsors' Page





Events Calendar
(click for info)

Jamaica Events Calendar




What's New?

Below is a list of the very latest articles I posted on the site.

Recent Articles

  1. John Maxwell Leadership Training in Jamaica

    Sep 22, 16 08:53 PM

    A Jamaican team of John Maxwell Independent Coaches living overseas are joining together to provide leadership training for Jamaican businesses and organizations

    Read More

  2. The Jamaican Bride - The Custom & Practices

    Sep 19, 16 11:20 PM

    The Jamaican bride - the custom and practices

    Read More

  3. My Jamaica

    Sep 14, 16 11:59 PM

    JAMAICAN VISITOR STORY: My Jamaica I call it 'My Jamaica' because I felt right at home as soon as I moved there. I love the Jamaican people, customs,

    Read More

  4. The White Witch Of Jamaica - The Eerie Tale

    Sep 13, 16 11:18 PM

    The eerie tale of the white witch of Jamaica

    Read More


Tips & Tricks For Your Jamaica Vacation!

Jamaica Travel Guide

Click Here To Get Your Copy


Resources

free_money_making_report

Friendly Links

  1. Our Partners & Friends
  2. Catcha Falling Star Villas
  3. Wade Hilton Jamaican Author
  4. The Jamaica Real Estate Guide
  5. Medicinal Herbs-4u.com
  6. DancehallReggaeWorld.com
Interested in becoming a partner? email me here

Buy Me A Drink


(Click on the drink below)