Over 1,000 People Descended On Valletta's Streets To Raise Money For Charity

Exercise, goodwill, and some of the best views in the Med!

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Last Sunday, our gorgeous capital city transformed into the track for the Global Run Valletta 2016, a circuit race that provides the perfect backdrop for any race and raises money for charity!

This year, proceeds from registrations were all donated to Puttinu Cares, who have previously pledged that they will be using the funds on a housing project in central London to accommodate Maltese families travelling to the UK to treat children suffering from cancer.

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Kicking off at the Valletta Waterfront, Global Run Valletta 2016 had both 10km and 5km races. Charlton Debono took home the 10km prize for men, clocking in at 0:33:32, while Michelle Vella Wood won the women's 10km running the distance in 00:41:57.

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With over 1,000 participants in this year's event, 80 of whom also won prizes for excelling in different categories, the event was a wonderful collection of sprinters, runners, walkers, and audience members participating in exercise challenges hosted by Cynergi Health & Fitness.

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“The first Global Run Valletta celebrated not only the potential of Valletta as a world-class capital... but also honoured the outstanding talent of runners." said Stephen Xuereb, Chief Operating Officer of Global Ports Holding and Chief Executive Officer of Valletta Cruise Port. "Kudos also go to walkers and to all those who made the event such a resounding success,” 

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Meanwhile, those participating in the Global Run Valletta 2016’s dedicated photo competition ‘GRV – Sports & Tourism’ can submit their photos of the race and the walk by tomorrow, Friday 4th November, at 12:00 (Malta time). 

Prizes include cash awards and certificates while the top entries may be featured in an exhibition. Entry and consent forms may be obtained from their website.

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You can keep up with the latest information and photos of the event on their Facebook, or Instagram pages.

Written By

Chucky Bartolo

When he's not writing for Lovin Malta, Chucky spends his time talking puppies, politics, and pop stars (read: Mariah Carey); complete with unnecessarily melodramatic facial expressions.

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