Don’t miss, the 4th Annual Diabetes Run & Walk, hosted by Botica di Servicio this weekend!

It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, a novice runner or a very experienced one, you can make the difference on Sunday, November 14t, 2021.

Diabetes is a serious challenge in Aruba. Statistics show that 16.2% of Arubans are diabetic compared to the 8.3% of the world’s population. Half of the diabetic patients are not aware of the fact that they are diabetic, and do not get the medical help they need. We are running to raise awareness for Diabetes.

Will you join us? Then read on.

Rest assured that the run will go through; if the government decides to impose restrictions, we will make sure to divide the race in such a way that everyone will be able to run on Sunday.

This run & walk event is for a good cause which means that you can bring on, change. Not only are you helping others by raising awareness, but you’re also helping yourself.

A healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of becoming a diabetic. We want to emphasize how important it is to keep moving and that this can be done as an enjoyable activity with the whole family.

So get your team ready and sign up!

The race will include overall prizes in 7 categories. Participate in the run & walk that fits your ability:

  • 200 meters kids run (4-5 years old)
  • 400 meters kids run (6-7 years old)
  • 800 meters kids run (8-9 years old)
  • 1500 meters kids run (10-11 & 12-13 years old)
  • 3000 meters youth-run (14-16 years old)
  • 5 km run & walk (17 years & older)
  • 10 km run (17 years & older)

Register for 15 florins for kids & youth and 25 florins for adults, and you will receive:

  • Commemorative dry-fit shirt
  • Unique finisher’s medals
  • Goodie bag
  • Fruits & refreshments

With your registration fee, you contribute directly to the good cause. All proceeds are donated to Fundacion Diabetes Aruba. So you are not only running for yourself, but also for the community!

You may pick up your bib number and race packet at Patrishi store located at Emmastraat 3, Oranjestad. The last day to do this is November 12th 10 A.M. – 6 P.M. Non-stop. There will be no race-day bib pick up or payment on November 14, 2021.

Visit to sign up and find more information and see how you could make a change!

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November 10, 2021
Rona Coster