Minister Oduber receives the first special made KLM Aruba Marathon Finisher Shirt

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ORANJESTAD – Foundation Run in the Sun, organizing party of the KLM Aruba Marathon taking place June 3, is much honored to give the first KLM Aruba Marathon Finisher Running Shirt, to the Minister of Tourism, Health and Sports, Mr Danguillaume P. Oduber. This unique running shirt, printed for the occasion with the Ministers name, was given by Mrs. Nanke van Weely of Foundation Run in the Sun as a token of gratitude for the successful and pleasant cooperation with the authorities, sponsors, partners and of course the participation of so many Aruban Runners and Walkers.

“For the first edition, we expect to welcome between 1,500 and 2,000 participants of which approximately one-third will come from abroad. 1.400 participants are currently registered online. Some of them are famous world record marathon runners, who completed the numerous marathons in countries around the World. They will enjoy their “RUN-cation” in Aruba. We are proud that from the top 5 runners, 4 runners will run the first race in Aruba: Nr 1: Brent Weigner (151 countries), Nr 2: John Wallace (132 Countries), Nr 4: Peter Bennett and Nguyen (117 countries).”

The race is organized on an international level (AIMS/IAAF certified). It is their primary goal to make the running events an unforgettable lifetime experience.  Suitable distance for everyone with four (4) distances  The 5K and 10 K is for runners and walkers  Participants from abroad and also our own locals. Each participant receives a personal (bib) race number, online time registration, cotton event T-shirt, luxury medal, plenty of water posts which include sports drink and fruits.

Everyone who registers and pays before May 10th receives a race/bib number with their name on it (until the limit of 2.000 participants is reached)  Beautiful course along the spectacular scenery of Aruba  Free App with ‘Live Track & Trace’. Family and friends can follow each participant  Free certificate for each participant with their name and distance
Finish of all distances will be on the beach in between the Marriott Resort and Ritz-Carlton followed by the Awards ceremony followed by an “After party on the Beach”.

DRI-Fit Running shirt, Singlet, Pasta Party, personal finish photo & video by are optional  In addition to ensuring a festive and sportive atmosphere, the safety of the participants and the public is of course at the highest of our priorities.

Run and Win
The organization will be Raffling 2 KLM round-trip tickets to Amsterdam. Each participant from Aruba can win 2 KLM return tickets to Amsterdam. After the Finish Celebration the ticket draw will take place and the winner will be announced.

Certified Race
Mr. Wim Jonkman, AA level Measurer from AIMS / IAAF measured and certified the course so that the KLM Aruba Marathon is an official race. AIMS is the Association of International Marathons and Distance with International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) on all matters related to international road races.

Everybody can register online via www.klmarubamarathon.com and pay online or at IBISA.

Partners, sponsors and volunteers
KLM Aruba Marathon is made possible by a large number of partners, sponsors and volunteers. Among our partners and sponsors are the Aruba Tourism Authority (A.T.A), KLM, Cavalier, and Chill by Balashi, IBISA, the Aruba Athletics Federation, Hotel the Marriott Resort & The Ritz-Carlton, Hertz, Kooyman, The Red Cross, KPA and all other partners.

The organization wishes everyone a good preparation for their participation in the 1st edition of the KLM Aruba Marathon and is looking forward to working together with all partners and volunteers to make it a joint success.