Join GiG Malta Marathon 2021
The Malta Marathon is a truly unique race since it is organized on a tiny Mediterranean island that is only 27 kilometres (17 miles) long and 14 kilometres (9 miles) wide. The Malta Half Marathon and the full distance have a predominantly downhill courses with a drop of 200 meters from start to finish. A great choice for your first race or an attempt at a new personal best. What is even more exciting the routes of both distances are packed with great views of this famous tourist destination. The home of Malta Marathon is steeped in culture and heritage due to its 7000 years of history.
The Full Marathon which starts at 0730 from outside the bastions of Malta’s old capital Mdina, heads through the main road of Rabat, down through Nigret and onto the Mtarfa by-pass to get to 6km mark in Ta’Qali.
The route will take the athletes round Ta’ Qali, down to Attard, through Mosta, back to Attard, round Ta’ Qali again and back to where the 6km was, at this point it will be 24km. The new route does not go down towards the centre of Attard as it previously did but turns left upon reaching Attard just after the 11km mark.
From the 24th km, the Marathon Route passes from in front of the American Embassy, out of Ta’ Qali and down again towards Attard. This time the route passes through the old part of Attard, right in front of the Attard parish church and to Mriiehel and through Mriehel industrial estate before catching the Mriehel and Hamrun/Marsa by-passes. The distance taken off at Attard and some changes at Ta' Qali have been added with the inclusion of the Mriehel industrial estate.
From the Hamrun/Marsa by-pass the route goes down on to the December 13th Road and then on to Blata L-Bajda. The last 5km of the route passes along the Sa’ Maison, Pieta, Msida, Ta’ Xbiex and Gzira waterfronts up to the finish in Sliema.
The Half Marathon and 'Endo' Walkathon also start from outside Mdina but at 0915 and will head straight towards the Roman Villa and Nigret, on to the Mtarfa by-pass and down to the Military cemetry. From here the route will not go through Ta' Qali but will go straight to the Rabat Road and down towards Attard.
From the exit of Ta' Qali the Half Marathon route will continue on the Full Marathon Route right to the finish in Sliema.
A 2.5 metre lane along most of the roads from the 31st Km to the 40th Km of the Full Marathon (10th Km to the 19th Km of the Half Marathon), will be cordoned off with cones for runners.
Both the Marathon and Half Marathon routes are predominantly downhill, with the start being at 200metres and the finish at sea level. Whereas the Half Marathon heads directly to the finish after the 1st km from the start, the Marathon deviates from this direction with a small loop within Ta’ Qali (6th to 10th Km), followed by a larger loop from the 12th Km to the 27th km, that takes the athletes from Attard, through Mosta, Attard again and back to Ta’ Qali.
directions_runStart Address: Mdina, Malta
flagFinish Address: Sliema, Malta
Registration closes on 23 February (124 days left)
Early bird discount until 15 January, 2021
You can, within 24 hours after your registration, get a full refund if you change your mind.
For the Malta Marathon's official and recommended accommodation go to https://www.maltamarathon.com/malta_marathon_official_accommodation.htm
The minimum age on race day for the Half Marathon and Walkathon is 17 and for the Marathon it is 18.
There are 8 water stations, 2 Powerade stations, 5 sponge stations and 1 orange station for the Marathon.There are 4 water stations, 1 Powerade station, 3 sponge stations and 1 orange station for the Half Marathon and Walkathon.
A commemorative GiG Malta Marathon medal will be presented at the finish to all participants who finish the Marathon, Half Marathon and Walkathon within the stipulated times.
Baggage transport from the start to the finish shall be provided, ensure that you place your bag in the van assigned to your race, Marathon, Half Marathon or Walkathon. The baggage will be found close to the finish area. Large plastic bags with race numbers for identification purposes will be given at race registration.
There is a strict time limit for the Marathon of 5.5 hours, that for the Half Marathon and Walkathon is 3 hours and 45 minutes.There will be no traffic management, marshals or other services beyond times that do not schedule participants to finish within the time limits.
There is a private car park some 400 metre after the finish line. The clothes bags left at the start will be found in this car park.
Provided Photo Service
Free photos taken at the start, along the route and at the finish will be uploaded to the participants personal Facebook timeline.
Race Kit Includes
Race Number with attached timing chip, Official Malta Marathon T-Shirt, Offical Malta Marathon magazine and transport ticket to the start if booked.
San Michel water, Powerade and bananas will be given out at the finish line.
Race numbers, pins and timings chips will be given out at registration. Do not remove or tamper with your timing chip. The timing chip is embedded in a white strip at the back of the number.
Participants can book transport as they apply or can do this later by going to https://www.maltamarathon.com/add_transport_to_an_existing_application.htm. This however, is only possible until the 15th of February. Transport leaves Sliema and goes straight to the start, so this transport is only useful for those staying in Sliema or within walking distance to Sliema.
The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.