Aruba gears up for Race Season

30th Jan 2003

Participants from across the world are donning their running shoes in preparation for racing season in Aruba.  Runners from neighboring islands and countries, as well as from the United States and Canada, are flocking to the island for the yearly races.
The first event, the 18th Aruba International Half Marathon (21K), is slated for March 16. It is Aruba’s longest road race beginning at 6:30 a.m. in San Nicolas and ending at the Alhambra Casino. Individuals can register for the race as of February 1.
The second race will be held on April 30. The 43rd RBTT International Boulevard Race
(10K) is the biggest 10K race on the island. On average 200 participants take part in the race, which commences at 5:30 p.m. on the L.G. Smith Boulevard. Runners must make their way through the scenic route of Aruba’s high-rise hotels to reach the finish line, located at the Aruba Ports Authority parking lot. Entry forms for this race will be issued in February.

Aruba’s racing season will come to a close on June 30 with the island’s final event, Aruba’s 18th International Triathlon. This international event brings together 125 athletes to compete in a 1.5km swim, 40 km bike race and 10km run. The race is organized by the Aruba Triathlon Association and is the ultimate test in athletic ability.

All of the races are open to the public. Many people visiting Aruba sign-up for the races as part of their vacation. Prizes include cash and trophies for the first three winners for each category.
Racing Season runs March through June for further information visit



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