Malta’s Stunning Capital To Provide Backdrop To International Charity Run & Walk
Valletta has been chosen as the backdrop the international Global Run Valletta – talk about a scenic route!
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Marathon season is feared by most Facebook users. But this time – it's different.
A new international run has just been announced, and it will revolutionise your news feed. It's called Global Run Valletta and is being organised by Global Ports Holding, the people behind the Global Run Series. Its main aim is to promote running and active lifestyle – encouraging participants to live healthily all year round, not just during the event.
Valletta has been chosen to provide runners with the most epic backdrop as they race for charity. It's in good company too – past Global Runs have been held in Kotor, Montenegro and Bodrum, Turkey. The gorgeous Valletta Waterfront and Cruise Port will the starting point and event area.
Here's all you need to know about the event:
It's for a super good cause
Registered participants will be running and walking for Puttinu Cares – one of Malta's most loved charities for its inspiring work in supporting the people in need, especially those battling cancer.
So all participants need to do is pay €10 to take part in the 10K run, or €5 for the 5K run, or the 5K walk. That all goes towards helping people. So you come out of it 1) fit AF 2) an amazing person.
You can go solo or in a group
Whether you prefer to go it alone, or are looking to reach your ultimate squad goals – this is the race for you. The event accepts both individual, family and corporate registrations.
Photography-junkies can also join the party
The organisers are calling on photography professionals and enthusiasts to enter a competition which aims to capture the spectacle of the race.
The competition ‘GRV – Sports & Tourism’ is open to all residents of Malta and Gozo (18+ years age at the time of submission). Prizes include cash awards and certificates while the top 13 entries may be featured on the Global Run Valletta 2017 annual calendar.
It's totes profesh
Global Run Valletta promotes running and active lifestyle. It's a super high-quality event, and has been set up in accordance with the regulations of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) and the Malta Amateur Athletics Association (MAAA).
So if you want to up your runner-cred – this is the event for you.
Your Instagram feed will love it
How often do you get a legitimate chance to take stretching-selfies against the Grand Harbour as a backdrop? Seize this unparalleled photo-op.
Valletta gets yet another shout out
Everyone knows we're always looking for another reason to show the world how truly awesome Valletta is.
Sponsored By Global Run Valletta
Global Run Valletta will be taking place on the 30th October 2016 – so you'd better get cracking if you are thinking of registering! Global Ports Holding – the event organiser and world’s largest cruise port operator – has selected Puttinu Cares as the marathon's beneficiary for its inspiring work in supporting the needy, especially those locked into a battle with cancer.
“As a passionate runner myself, I can say that nothing feels more alive than finishing the line. Puttinu Cares is a perfect match for Global Run Valletta for it is dedicated to help people cross that important line in life and keep their aspirations and hopes alive,” said Stephen Xuereb, Chief Operating Officer of Global Ports Holding and Chief Executive Officer of Valletta Cruise Port.
“Global Run Valletta is a remarkable new effort to elevate the profile of Valletta, and thereby Malta, and Puttinu Cares and its mission stand to benefit from the international spotlight this event will bring on us. Being the recipient charity is a great recognition of the work of Puttinu Cares. We think that the choice of Puttinu Cares is a great finisher’s medal even before the race has begun,” said Dr Victor Calvagna, chairman of Puttinu Cares Foundation
The 10K and 5K races and a 5K walk are expected to attract the attention of avid runners and professional athletes both in Malta and from other countries. It's a fun family event that you will not want to miss out on!
For detailed entry information and registration one can visit www.globalrunvalletta.com. The excitement surrounding Global Run Valletta 2016 can be followed on facebook.com/globalrunseries and instagram.com/globalrunseries