Following a record number of participants at this year’s Malta Marathon and Half Marathon, organisers are already predicting the 2016 event to be even bigger. Next year’s event will be held on Sunday 28 February.
Record Forecast For Malta
The marathon and half marathon pass through countryside and built-up areas, finishing in the popular town promenade of Silema. Both race routes are predominantly downhill with the start 200 metres above sea level and the finish at sea level.
The full marathon sees runners set off from outside the bastions of Malta’s old capital Mdina before heading through the main road of Rabat, down through Nigret and onto the Mtarfa by-pass to get to 6km mark in Ta’Qali.
The half marathon is held alongside the ‘Endo’ Walkathon, also starting in Mdina. Runners then head towards the Roman Villa and Nigret, on to the Mtarfa by-pass and down towards the Military cemetery. Instead of going through Ta’Qali, like the marathon, the route goes straight to the Rabat Road and down towards Attard.
For British runners thinking of entering, Sports Tours International are offering various travel packages for the event.
One runner who previously booked through the company commented: “It was a great trip, great race. Very good value for money. The hotel was first class with a super location. Everything 5 star about the trip!”
For more information and to book a place, visit the Sports Tours International website.