Ready, steady, go! Run the Gozo Half Marathon 2019

25 March 2019

If you enjoy running, jogging or walking, you’ll be happy to hear that there’s a half marathon coming up on the sister island of Malta, Gozo

Local marathons are a lovely surprise for foreign entrants due to the pleasant Mediterranean climate that embraces athletes during the spring months. Additionally, the Gozo Half Marathon occurs through idyllic villages and picturesque valleys, which present an unforgettable setting for the participants to enjoy. If you will be on your holidays in Malta this April – consider putting the Gozo Half Marathon on your list!

Last year more than 1,200 athletes, from 58 nations flocked Gozo to take part in one of the activities, smashing all previous attendance records and showing that the event caters for everyone; from experienced athletes to keen walkers to whole families! Discover which activity suits you best below!

Gozo Half Marathon 2019

Image Copyright: Gozo Half Marathon Official Facebook Page

Saturday 27th April 2019

Kids 4K Race

This route is primarily designed for children between the ages of 12 and 15, and it provides them with the perfect first taste of what competing in a racing event involves. Aside from being awarded a participating medal, every entrant will be offered refreshments and a goodie bag. A wide selection of trophies for different age categories are up for grabs!

Kids 2K Race

This route was tailored explicitly for the youngest athletes who love to run and wish to participate in a competitive race.  Parents/guardians can put their mind at rest- the organisers stipulate road safety is the highest priority, especially for children.

Sunday 28th April 2019

Half Marathon 

This longest route is for the determined and physically and mentally prepared. Although it consists of some of the most continuously uneven terrains and has a challenging last 2km, the feeling of personal achievement after successfully finishing it will be truly like no other. Remember that to top it all off, you’ll be dashing through the best landscapes Gozo has to offer!

10K Race

Ideal for those not yet ready to compete in the half marathon but still consider themselves running enthusiasts, the 10K race will get you pumped up to participate in next year’s half marathon. In this new race, which was previously an 8K race, expect to experience several uphills and downhills along the way and to achieve that proud feeling upon crossing the finish line nonetheless!

10K Walkathon

The Walkathon targets people who like to embrace a full challenge and a longer route than the regular walkathons with challenging terrain. Enjoy the magical Gozitan backdrop between the four villages the journey takes, in the islands' only 10K walkathon.

5K Walkathon

For those who enjoy walking, but do not feel ready to cover long distances, take a look at the 5K walkathon. This course is designed for anyone who wishes to start their journey towards athleticism. This route provides rewarding scenery of Xagħra, one of the three traditional Gozitan hills, with the Citadel in the horizon.

Family 5K Run

The aim is to create a running culture for everyone, and this race is designed for those families who love to run together and have fun. Perhaps following this activity, you will discover a passion for running which will eventually lead you to run the Half Marathon in the future!

Family 2K Run

The Family 2K Run is for all entrants, irrespective of age, gender or ability. It is intended to let those who do not feel like competing, to have fun while embracing the atmosphere of a race environment. Positively, there are no time limits and no records to break, and you can also choose to walk.

The first edition of the Teamsport Gozo Half Marathon took place in 1977, and since then, it has become one of the leading running events on the Maltese Islands, entirely organised by a voluntary team.
Are you ready to accomplish the 44th edition of the longest-standing half marathon in Malta? Book flights to Malta now (if you haven’t already!) and prepare to break a sweat whilst enjoying the most breath-taking of Gozitan views! Apply here.

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