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GiG Malta Marathon

Mdina, Malta

28 Feb 2021 (Sun)

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Marathon, Half marathon

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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.

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The Malta Marathon is a near-miracle, taking place on a tiny island of only 122 square miles. The 2020 Malta Marathon once again held after the 2019 Malta Marathon was forced to be cancelled due to the unthinkable happened. The 2019 was cancelled for the first time in 34 years when a storm, the like of which was never seen in Malta, stuck on marathon day.

The Malta Marathon & Half Marathon routes have changed many times over the years since the inaugural Malta Marathon which was held in 1986. Faster and less traffic congested roads have always been sought, hence the changes. The 2020 saw some change to the routes used since The routes selected have been found to be the best when considering Malta's geographical layout and size. The routes both start from outside Mdina, Malta's previous capital and finish in Sliema with a drop of 200 metres from start to finish. The route used in 2020 will be retained for 2021.

Route map

directions_runStart Address: Mdina, Malta

flagFinish Address: Sliema, Malta

GiG Malta Marathon Route Map

Included in the fee

    Race number with a timing chip and safety pins. GiG Malta Marathon T-shirt.Official GiG Malta Marathon magazine.Clothes bag, in which you may put your warm clothing at the start and which we will take to the finish for you. 

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Practicalities

Accommodation

For the Malta Marathon's official and recommended accommodation go to https://www.maltamarathon.com/malta_marathon_official_accommodation.htm

Age Limit

The minimum age on race day for the Half Marathon and Walkathon is 17 and for the Marathon it is 18.

Aid Stations

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.

Award Medals

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.

Equipment Storage

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.

Maximum Time

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.

Parking

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.

Refreshments

San Michel water, Powerade and bananas will be given out at the finish line.

Timing

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.

Transport

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.

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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.