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special_olympicsOn Sunday, March 6th, 2016, there is a special treat for those on Bonaire when the popular annual event, the Special Olympics Walk-a-Thon, occurs.  This year’s event will be the 14th consecutive year that everyone gathers to help raise funds to send Bonaire’s athletes to the Special Olympics Games.

The route begins at 5:00 AM at the White Slave Huts in the south, and will end at FKPD in Rincon.  The distance for walking is 30 kilometers, although there is no obligation to complete the entire route.  The route can be walked, run, or cycled.  As in past years, there will be some healthy snacks and water stops every 5 kilometers/3 miles along the route.

Entry to participate is $15.00 per person and includes an event t-shirt and breakfast at the end in Rincon.  Tickets are available from Special Olympics board members or coaches of the Bonaire team.  T-shirt pickup is Friday, March 4th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, or Saturday, March 5th, from 10:00 to 4:00 PM at El Mundo Restaurant on Kaya Grandi.

Spend that Sunday morning enjoying a cool walk and Bonaire’s sunrise, and also help out a good cause!

Check out other Bonaire events on the Calendar of Events.  (Source:  Special Olympics Bonaire)

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