Women’s Running Art Director, Melissa Mellert, recently hopped on a plane to trade cold winter weather for the sunny skies and tropical beaches of Jamaica (oh, and she ran a race!). Here’s a sneak peak of the fun adventures Melissa and friends enjoyed over the 2012 Reggae Marathon Weekend!
Run the Reggae Marathon, 1/2 Marathon or 10K in 2013. Find the details at reggaemarathon.com.
Want to know where Melissa stayed? Check out the Negril location of the Beaches Resorts at beaches.com.
Plan out your Jamaican vacation with the help of the Jamaican Tourist Board at visitjamaica.com.
Post Race Celebration! Left to right: Jennifer Gruden, Lucas Aykroyd, Catherine Roscoe Barr and Melissa Mellert. Photo by Catherine Roscoe Barr.
Reggae Marathon World’s Largest Pasta Party. Photo by Reggae Marathon/ErrolAnderson.
Braving the rope swing at YS Falls! Melissa was hooked and went back for more rope time (about 5 more times!). Photo by Catherine Roscoe Barr
Megan, Pete and Melissa walk carefully across the falls. Photo by Catherine Roscoe Barr.
Melissa and Catherine enjoying some post-race Red Stripe beer and coconuts cut open fresh at the finish line.
Relaxing on the beach at the Reggae Marathon’s Post Race Party. Left to right: Peter Estabrooks, Megan Tyrie, Melissa Mellert, Lucas Aykroyd and Jennifer Gruden.
Enjoying a Red Stripe beer just before digging into the wide variety of pasta dishes at the Reggae Marathon’s World's Largest Pasta Party. Photo by Catherine Roscoe Barr
Yummy lunch at a local fish market after a day at YS Falls. Left to Right: Melissa Mellert, Catherine Roscoe Barr, Peter Estabrooks, Jennifer Gruden, Megan Tyrie and Leta Shy.
Finish strong! Melissa owned the finish line of the Reggae Marathon 10k event. Photo by brightroom.com
Melissa and friends get ready for a Shark Experience at Dolphin Cove Negril! Left to Right: Jennifer Gruden, Melissa Mellert, Peter Estabrooks, Catherine Roscoe Barr, Leta Shy and Megan Tyrie.
Dolphin kisses for Melissa! Take a trip to the Dolphin Cove with islandroutes.com
Looking to take a refreshing post-run dip? Check out the turquoise water on the edge of the Beaches Negril Resort!
Enjoying one of many sunsets in Negril. Left to Right: Melissa Mellert, Catherine Roscoe Barr, Peter Estabrooks, Megan Tyrie and Leta Shy. Photo by Catherine Roscoe Barr.
Beach bungalows at the Beaches Negril Resort.