COVID-19 Guidelines

Update September 22nd, 2020

Due to the coronavirus-related increased health and safety concerns we have to cancel the race on October 17th-18th, 2020. We understand all too well that this is a huge disappointment especially after last announcement. We apologize for not canceling this event at an earlier stage, but we kept on working and believing it would be possible to organise a Covid-19 proof race. Unfortunately sometimes there are factors beyond your control which prevent things from going the way you want. But, we are going to make the best of it! We decided to run the extra mile. We have come up with a creative solution, we offer the participants TWO Races! 

⁣⁣All registrations, will be automatically converted to next year's race on June 6th, 2021.
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A complimentary entry for an extra Race, the 2020⁣ Virtual Aruba Run (Oct 17th-Oct 25th) including the 2020 'Bling-Bling' medal!

 

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Participant Code of Conduct 

  • Please ensure that you read and observe this code of conduct to ensure a safe and enjoyable event for everyone
  • Do not travel to the event if you are showing any symptoms of covid-19 as outlined by the DVG Aruba Public Health Department
  • Do your homework- make sure you are aware of and understand the pre-race briefing information offered by the event 
  • Come ready to run - minimize your interaction with race staff, volunteers and participants by being as self-sufficient as possible 
  • Come alone if you can 
  • Under no circumstances swap your number or give your place to another participant 
  • Be respectful to volunteers and participants 
  • Observe social distancing wherever possible 
  • Carefully consider your travel plans, avoiding public transport if possible. 
  • Leave more time than you normally would to get to and from the event 
  • Be prepared to bring your own water and food and carry it with you during the race and please dispose of rubbish responsibly (there are bins on the course and at the start and finish area)
  • Be aware of your personal hygiene e.g. avoid spitting and nasal clearance 
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and impact on other participants, spectators, volunteers and the public
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer 
  • Wear a facemask when you come to the start area and in the start area. 150 meter after the starting line are bins where you MUST throw the facemark in- or keep it in your pocket. 
  • If you experience COVID symptoms soon after the event, then please make this known to DVG Aruba Public Health Department

Your bib number lt is more than important than ever that you do not pass your start number onto someone else, for the obvious safety reasons. Your personalized bib number has your timing chip pre-attached, so do not fold, bend or deface as it will not work at the event. Prior to arrival at the event, you need to attach the bib number to the FRONT of your running top and kept on for the duration of the event. 

Event arrival and start When you arrive at the event you will only be allowed into the secure event area if you have your personalized bib number pre-attached to your running top and you MUST wear a facemask. There is a strict one-way system in place. At the start point you must start individually, or with members of your own household, or another household to a maximum of 6 people (current guidelines). You cannot pause or wait in the start area as this will delay the start for other runners. 

Timing and awards As the event is now a time-trial; meaning there is no mass start of competitors your time will be recorded using the chip only. Your timing chip will be activated as you cross the start line and then your finish time recorded. Results will be published on our website. There will be no award presentation on the day of the event. #1,2,3 Men and Women awards per distance can pick up their prize at IBiSA in the week after the event. 

Water station On-Course water stations will be located as per the requirements of the event distance in the usual way. You will no longer be passed a cup. lt is your responsibility to pick up the water from an unoccupied table if you require one. Approximately 100m past the water station there will be a large bin. You must use this bin, do not drop your cup, bottle or anything else on the floor or pass this point with it. There is also water available to collect at the finish to take with you, but you must keep this bottle with you and not drop it onto the road or pavement. 

On the course When on the course you must obey the current Social Distancing rules by keeping apart by a minimum of 1,5 metres. As the event is a Time Trial rather than a Mass Start, you will encounter runners of all abilities whilst on the course. Keep to the left of the course as much as possible to allow for faster runners to overtake, likewise when you overtake, move back to the left-hand side as soon as possible. The same applies when you cross the finish line, please ensure you keep to Social Distancing.

Spectators We know that bringing friends and family is a big part of your running experience, but we ask that you avoid this to enable us to maintain social distancing at the event. We do not allow spectators at the start and finish area. lf this is un-avoidable then please do not stand or congregate at the start and finish areas. Spectators should go out onto the course wherever possible and maintain their social distance. Arrange a suitable viewing position in advance as well as a post-race meeting point. This post-race meeting point can NOT be directly at the exit of the finish area on the beach. Do everybody a favor and meet somewhere else on the beach, parking or preferably at home! By using the App spectators can follow participants on their mobile, iPad or computer.

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Spectator Code of Conduct

  • Please ensure that you read and observe this code of conduct to ensure a safe and enjoyable event for everyone
  • Consider whether it is necessary for you to attend as a spectator
  • Do not travel to the event if you are showing any symptoms of covid-19 outlined by the DVG Aruba Public Health Department
  • Do your homework - make sure you are aware of and understand the pre-race briefing information offered by the event
  • Be self-sufficient - bring your own hand sanitizer and refreshments
  • Avoid the most congested areas of the course including the start and finish and plan how you will get to your viewing position
  • Note: The start and finish area is only accessible by participants! 
  • Arrange a post race meeting point. This post-race meeting point cannot be directly at the finish area exit point, at the Beach. Please meet somewhere else on the beach, where your car is parked, at the Hotel or preferably at home. Avoid crowd formation at all times! By using the KLM Aruba Marathon App spectators can follow the participants live during the race
  • Avoid physical contact with participants, volunteers or spectators including high fives and hugs etc 
  • Be respectful to volunteers and participants
  • Observe social distancing wherever possible!
  • Carefully consider your travel plans, avoiding public transport if at all possible, Leave more time than you normally would to get to and from the event
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and impact on other spectators, participants volunteers and the public. Please dispose of any rubbish responsible 
  • if you experience COVID symptoms soon after the event, then please make this known to the DVG Aruba Public Health Department