Teamsport Gozo Half Marathon 2017 announced

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 18:21

Gavin Muscat

The Teamsport Gozo Half Marathon Organising Committee is proud to announce that the 42nd edition of the Teamsport Gozo Half Marathon will be held next month, precisely on the 30th April. This event is by far the largest and longest-standing athletic event in Gozo, attracting hundreds of athletes, from many different nations.

Prospective applicants can participate in the traditional Teamsport Gozo Half Marathon (21.1km) or the 8 mile (12.9 km) race. Due to popular demand, as from this year the Organizing Committee is also introducing an 8 mile walkathon.

Children between the ages of 9 and 15 can also participate in the 2km or 4km races, depending on their age. A 2km Fun Run is also open to all ages, making it possible for the whole family to actively participate in any race of their choice.

Acknowledging the fact that the Teamsport Gozo Half Marathon event is constantly growing on a yearly basis, the Organising Committee has made it a point to invest in a new finish-line RFID chip system. This system will be introduced in this year’s event, ultimately enhancing the professionality of the race and further improving the overall experience for the athlete.

All races start at 9.15 a.m. and conveniently start and end at the Xaghra Square. Moreover, every participating athlete who successfully crosses the finish line will be awarded with a newly designed medal. A total of 87 trophies and €1,000 in vouchers redeemable from Teamsport will also be awarded to the best performers.

The participation fees applicable until April 13 are the following:
• €14 for the half marathon, 8 mile race and 8 mile walkathon
• €5 for the 4km, 2km and 2km fun run races

Registration includes free transport between the Mgarr Ferry Terminal and Xaghra Square, a Diadora technical running top and a goody bag. Showering and sanitary facilities are also available in the meeting point at the Xaghra Youth Centre.

Late application fees apply from April 14 whilst no applications will be accepted after April 27.

More information could be found on our website and interested participants can also register online through our secured payment system. The organizers can be contacted by email at

The Gozo Half Marathon Organizing Committee lies within the Xaghra Youth Centre and is being proudly supported by Teamsport, Diadora, San Michel, Gatorade, Xaghra Local Council and Malta Tourism Authority.

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