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Sep 27, 2018

KLM Aruba Marathon & Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino Announce Partnership for 2019 Races

Hilton Aruba to host start and finish lines, pre- and post-race activities.

Kees van Muiswinkel, Chairman & Founder of Foundation Run in the Sun Aruba/KLM Aruba Marathon officially announced Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino as the new start and finish location for the KLM Aruba Marathon taking place on June 2, 2019. 
 
Hans-Georg Roehrbein, General Manager of Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino stated that “The Hilton Aruba team is excited to contribute to the international and local success of the marathon.”
“We’re thrilled to partner with Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino to further expand the success of the KLM Aruba Marathon as we return for our second year,” said Kees van Muiswinkel, Chairman & Founder of Foundation Run in the Sun. “I’d like to thank the Hilton Aruba team and the Aruba Growth Fund for their enthusiasm, hospitality and support.”
 
In addition to hosting the race, The Pasta Party and KLM Aruba Marathon Expo will also take place at the resort the day before. This year, the KLM Aruba Marathon will offer four course distances, including a marathon, half marathon, 10 km and 5 km race. Each course will finish at approximately the same time on Hilton Aruba’s beachfront, the largest stretch of Palm Beach. Following the run, participants are invited to enjoy a post-race celebration near the finish line.

The KLM Aruba Marathon offers participants:

  • 4 distances for participants to choose from
  • AIMS/ IAAF certified race
  • 5 km and 10 km options for both runners and walkers
  • Participation internationally and locally, man & woman and for young and old.
  • Each participant receives a personal (bib) race number, online time registration, event t-shirt, luxury medal, water stations including Powerade and fresh fruit.
  • Everyone who registers on time receives a race number with their own name
  • Scenic course routes for all distances
  • Free App with 'Live Track & Trace' so family and friends can follow participants
  • Free certificate for each participant with name and distance
  • Joint finish of all distances on Hilton Aruba’s beachfront followed by the Awards ceremony with prizes for 1st, 2ndand 3rdplace finishers and an "After Party on the Beach"
  • A, B, C Island resident participants are entered to win 2 KLM return tickets to Amsterdam. The "tombola" is directly after the awards ceremony
  • Dri Fit Running shirt, singlet running shirt, Pasta Party, finish photo & video are optional.

Registration is open and participants can register at www.klmarubamarathon.com
 
In addition, traveling participants are invited to book their accommodations at Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino. For starting rates, packages and more information about Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, please call +1 800 250 0134 or visit www.hiltonaruba.com.

Partners, sponsors and volunteers
KLM Aruba Marathon is made possible by various sponsors, partners and volunteers: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Aruba Tourism Authority (A.T.A) Cavalier logistics, Hilton Aruba, Chill by Balashi, IBiSA, the Aruba Athletics Federation, Hertz, Little Switzerland, Kooyman, High Performance, Adidas, Digicel, Superfood, The Red Cross, Insam, KPA and the Harley Davidson volunteers.

The race organizers wish everyone a good preparation for their participation in the 2nd edition of the KLM Aruba Marathon and look forward to working together to make it a success.