Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club has announced that the 30th Eurosport Malta International Challenge Marathon and the 7th Gatorade Malta International Challenge Marathon Team Relay will not take place in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The Club’s top priority is that of safeguarding the health of the community, as well as our staff, participants, volunteers, spectators, and supporters,” said Euchar Camilleri, Secretary General, Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club. “2020 should have been a special year particularly because this would have been the 30th Edition of this race. The International aspect of the race is one of the many success factors of this race and it would certainly be amiss to host it without our International friends”.
The Club announced that all participants who had registered for the 2020 event will be offered an automatic transfer to the 2021 edition or a full refund of this year's fee.
Although the 30th edition of the Eurosport Malta International Challenge Marathon has been postponed, Birkirkara St. Joseph Sport Club revealed that on Sunday 29th November the Club will be hosting the Eurosport Malta Challenge Half Marathon which will be the same route planned for the last segment of the Challenge.
The route, which is certified by AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) will take runners along a scenic route starting from Bu?ibba, heading towards Burmarrad, up to Wardija, San Martin, Xemxija, St. Paul’s Bay and back to the finish in Qawra.
Athletes wishing to cover less distance can register for a 10km route or alternatively join forces with other runners to form a relay team. The relay team will cover a distance of 10kms, 5kms and 6kms. These races will be held on the same half marathon route.
Registration information will be published shortly on the Club’s Facebook page in the coming days.