Malta Triathlon Federation to organise Duathlon at SmartCity Malta

Thursday, October 31, 2013, 8:49

Whilst the official Malta Triathlon season has ended, athletes’ enthusiasm to keep on racing has not waned.  In view of this the Malta Triathlon Federation has teamed up with SmartCity Malta to organise an –off season Duathlon which will be held on Sunday 10th November.

 

The race which will consist of one distance , starting off with a 5K run  followed by an 18K cycle and ending with a  2.5K run. The course, which is slightly technical and undulating will be held on the SmartCity Malta premises and its environs.  In order to encourage more participation relay teams, consisting of a runner and a cyclist are being encouraged to sign up.  Kids and youth races will also be held on the same route but on shorter distances. This race is part of the Malta Youth Triathlon Academy’s programme but will be open to all interested children aged between 6 and 16 years of age.

 

“Triathlon and multisports has really picked up a good momentum and whilst the 2013 season is officially over and we are gearing up for the forthcoming season, we feel the need to keep organizing multisport events” said Cyprian Dalli, President of the Malta Triathlon Federation. “The objective of this event to give triathletes the opportunity to remain in race mode as well as encourage new comers to the sport, whether undertaking the full distance or forming a relay team. We are grateful to SmartCity Malta who are supporting this event and assisting us with logistics on the day”.

 

The Race Headquarters will be based in SmartCity’s Laguna Walk, which is the island’s only Lagoon District. The Laguna Walk is the destination for families to spend quality time on a promenade which will provide a much sought after alfresco, leisure and dining centre for all.  Together with the Grand Steps, the open-air amphitheater provides a picturesque, stadium-styled seating facing the Events Stage, which will play host to a number of special entertainment attractions against the backdrop of the lagoon and magnificent fountains.

 

“As an international work-play-live business township concept, with localized practices, SmartCity Malta’s support to the Malta Triathlon Federation is in line with its commitment to promoting a healthy work-life balance” said Mr. Anthony Tabone, CEO of SmartCity Malta.  “The project’s vision mingles work and employment with lifestyle and leisure, thereby ensuring that both office workers and visitors at SmartCity Malta maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle”.

 

More information on the SmartCity Malta Duathlon can be found on www.triathlonmalta.org or by visiting the Malta Triathlon Federation on Facebook or send an email to info@triathlonmalta.org.

 





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