📣 To all participants and fanciers,
The Derby ARONA organisation is disappointed ☹️ to announce that due to current restrictions implemented within Spain and Spanish boundaries regarding crowds and gatherings and the corona virus outbreaks we have no alternative and total sadness at this moment in time to announce the following as we feel the health 🙋‍♂️ and wellbeing of our participants is paramount during such troubled times:
We have reluctantly come to the conclusion after speaking to local government officials and the venue TO CANCEL This year’s gala evening for safety reasons, it’s a decision we have made to the disappointment of the Arona team and no doubt yourselves as this is always a good occasion to reward the winners for their achievements, but we must be realistic in what is happening around us.

Race day ✍️

As for the race day will be seeking further advice from local government officials and monitoring the situation over the next few days and informing you as to whether we are able to hold such gatherings at the loft to witness this year’s arrivals, at this stage we are hopeful that this can go ahead as planned as it’s an outside event.

Its without saying a big disappointment to us as a family and Arona organisation that we must implement these restrictions and sadden for those coming to the island for the event, but we must be realistic in our plans to complete the 2020 races in the safest way possible.

We will of course monitor the latest governments advice daily in the hope that we can achieve some if not all of our plans over the final race week , and keep you up to date on any findings or relaxed restrictions if and when they happen.

José Ledesma Batista (Derby ARONA) 💪