Published On: Thu, Sep 22nd, 2016

Launch of official KLM Curacao Marathon song ‘Run for It’

klmWILLEMSTAD - The third edition of the KLM Curacao Marathon, organized by the Foundation Run in the Sun, will start in Willemstad, Curacao on Sunday, November 27th. Participants have a choice of distances, respectively: a 5 km walk or run, a 10 km walk or run, a half or full marathon, or the 10.5 km trail. The organizers set the goal to reach the number of 3,000 applications and are already on track to achieving this with runners currently registered from 24 countries.

Release of official theme song 'Run for It' by one of the greatly known singers of Curacao, born in the Dutch Caribbean, Shirma Rouse, available on iTunes now

'Run It, the official running song of the upcoming KLM Curacao Marathon, is soon available at iTunes.

Shirma Rouse

Shirma Rouse was born in Curacao. She lived on Curacao for three years and still has Curacao in her heart. Shirma has a very impressive career after she participated successfully in the Dutch TV show the Voice of Holland in 2013. Shirma stands out with her amazing voice and fantastic personality.

Company Run Program

New this year is the special launch of the challenging Company Run Program. The Company Run Program has been launched to encourage colleagues to register together as a team and join the KLM Curacao Marathon. Who will be the 'Fastest Company' of Curacao? The Company Run Program is a perfect fit for companies who want to encourage a healthy lifestyle and do a teambuilding activity. Company teams can register online with 10 or more people and they will pay the Early Bird tariff until the end of September. Each team leader will receive a free registration. We encourage companies to register, share and accept the challenge!

Foundation Run in the Sun

"As a participant in marathons, I noticed that many of us listen to music while running," says Kees van Muiswinkel, chairman and founder of the Foundation Run in the Sun. "But finding modern running songs is very difficult. 'Run for It' is next to last years theme song 'Run in the Sun' by Kuenta I Tambu, another great tune to keep going during the last miles of the race, and I'm sure many runners will recognize themselves in it. We are very grateful to Sherma Rouse and her partners who made the KLM Curacao Marathon Theme Song 2016 possible."

Dolfijn FM Curacao/ Egon Sybrandy

The first copy of 'Run for It' was given to Egon Sybrandy, DJ at Dolfijn FM, by Shirma Rouse's brother, Ronie Rouse, on behalf of Shirma. Dolfijn FM is the official radio partner of the race, and will provide live reporting during the race. Supporters around the world can follow the radio coverage via www.dolfijnfm.com.

Cheers!  Curacao runners, register and get a 6-pack Amstel Bright for free

Thursday September 24th at Albert Heijn Zeelandia (09.00 – 15.00), where you will receive a free sixpack Amstel Bright upon registration (normally NAFL 14,94) in collaboration with half marathon sponsor Amstel Bright.

Additional information

Registration: Runners can sign up online via klmcuracaomarathon.com.

Runners & walkers in Curacao can also register in person:

Daily during working hours at the offices of newspaper Amigoe at Scherpenheuvel

Please note that participants should register before October 17th if they wish their name to be printed next to the start number on their race bibs. The number of participants is limited to 3,000.

Each runner will receive a start number with time registration, a t-shirt, a medal and the KLM Curacao Marathon app. Results will be available immediately after the finish on the website and via the app, which is available in the Itunes Store and GooglePlay.

Course

The course has been certified by AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance races) and the starting point is the Lions Dive Hotel & Beach Resort. Half and full marathon participants will run along the Curacao waterfront. They will cross the famous Queen Emma Bridge (a pontoon bridge) and the Queen Juliana Bridge, which at 56.4 meters above sea level is one of the highest bridges in the world and not normally accessible to pedestrians. The famous Handelskade quay will also be part of the route.

Start and finish

The evening preceding the event will see a traditional pasta party prepared with the cooperation of Michelin star chef and marathon runner Pascal Jalhay. The finish will be followed by an after-party on one of the island's most popular beaches, Seaquarium Beach. All are welcome!

Organizers

The Foundation Run in the Sun aims to promote a healthy lifestyle among young and old in Curacao. The high quality standard of the marathon has given it considerable appeal to international participants and contributes to the promotion of tourism in Curacao.

The KLM Curacao Marathon is organized in cooperation with the Curacao Tourist Board, the Athletics Federation of Curacao, the Safety Team with Curd Evertsz, the Police Department, FKA, Red and Blue Cross, VKC, Brigada di Seguridad and many others. The numerous volunteers are also crucial to making this event happen. The KLM Curacao Marathon also has a partnership with the Royal Dutch Navy, which will support the trail 10.5 km distance

Charity

The Foundation Run in the Sun will link the KLM Curacao Marathon 2016 to Run 4 School. Run 4 School will contribute this year to in particular Fundashon Amigunan di Cristo. This after school care foundation led by "Tante Emma" captures every day 120 young children and needs in every way support.

Website        : klmcuracaomarathon.com

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