Before marathons became popular worldwide, Aruba had been a leader in hosting running competitions. Year after year, Aruba invites locals and visitors to participate in a variety of running competitions that not only bring the best out of the contestants, but also encourage them to stay healthy and participate in island-wide events which offer a special connection with the friendly Aruba locals.
The running races represent a great team building activity with strong appeal to adults and children alike, turning the competitions into a family-oriented activity which can be enjoyed in addition to the regular beach activities. The races provide an experience for families and friends to work together and combine beach fun with more athletic activities.
On June 21, Aruba welcomes the 25th International Triathlon with competitions that include a 1.5 km swim, 40 km bike race and 10 km run. More than 100 athletes are expected to participate in the event, hosted by the Aruba Triathlon Association. For registration and more information, please call 011-297-582-4987.
Below are some of the additional running races that take place year-round:
• August 21 – Family 5.5 Fun Run/ Walk- Organized by Long Distance Runners. The race will start at 6:00 pm from Fisherman’s Hut. • August 28 – Kids 1, 2, & 3 km Run. The race starts from the California Light House at 4:30 pm. • September 18 – 10 km Race Walk. The race begins at 5:00 pm in the parking lot of Alhambra Casino • October 16 – ARRUWAC 5 km Fun Run/Walk- Universal Youth Trophy. The race will start at Macuarima at 5:30 pm. • November 7 – 5 km Cross Country race at 5:00 pm at Alto Vista. For more information on travel to Aruba, please visit online at www.aruba.com or call 1-800-TO-ARUBA."