At the helm of Running Events Jamaica is Alfred “Frano” Francis, O.D.
Frano’s passion for long-distance running was ignited when he was a member of his Kingston College high school track and field team, where he participated in the 400m event at the ISSA Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) and the international Penn Relays.
He is a founding member and past president of the Jamdammers Running Club of Kingston, the island’s leading running club which celebrated 25 years in 2020 while their signature event, Reggae Marathon, celebrated 20 years. The Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K is Jamaica’s premier international marathon event and has been included numerous times in the world’s top ten marathon events listing. Frano has been race director of this event since its inception.