Global Run Valletta route unveiled for runners and walkers

Get your running shoes on because you're invited to take part in the Global Run Valletta 2016 to celebrate the beauty of Valletta and raise funds for Puttinu Cares.

19 October 2016, 2:07pm
Global Run Valletta 2016 raises funds for Puttinu Cares and celebrates the beauty of Valletta
Global Run Valletta 2016 raises funds for Puttinu Cares and celebrates the beauty of Valletta
Runners and walkers are invited to take part in the inaugural edition of Global Run Valletta 2016, which celebrates the beauty of capital Valletta and raises funds for Puttinu Cares.

Global Run Valletta 2016

Sunday 30th October

Valletta Waterfront

10K run, 5K run and 5K walk

8:00am - 11:00 am

 

Registration for the 10K and 5K is open to all persons above the age of 18, while the 5K walk is open to anyone born till 2011.  The fee for 10K run is €10, €5 for the 5K run, and €5 for the 5K walk. Registration can be completed on www.globalrunvalletta.com.

Awards for All

The routes for the Global Run Valletta are unveiled
The routes for the Global Run Valletta are unveiled
Each participant who completes the route - whether running or walking - is awarded a unique medal especially minted for this occasion. In addition, top runners willl take home awards in each category and by age-group. 

In the general category of 10K and 5K, the top five men and top five women will receive the awards and in the age category, the top three winners will be awarded in the following groups: 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 plus with ages calculated as on the day of the race. As an added incentive, an athlete who wins an award from the general category will not be eligible for an award in the age groups.

Families with toddlers in pushchairs and trikes are particularly welcomed for the 5K walk. The celebrations and fun activities related to the race will get underway a day earlier on Saturday 29th October, when race kits can also be picked up. Both the events on Saturday and Sunday are family oriented. 

About Puttinu Cares and Global Run Valletta 2016

"Puttinu Cares works hard to ease the suffering of children and their families who are undergoing cancer treatment. Presently, every month, 90 patients require further treatment in UK. Puttinu provides the necessary accommodation with stays that can stretch for weeks, months and even years in the U.K. for both patients and their respective relatives. We are very proud to be working together with Global Run Valletta in this initiative so that we will continue with our mission"
Dr Victor Calvagna, President of Puttinu Cares Foundation.
 “Puttinu Cares works hard to ease the suffering of children and their families who are undergoing cancer treatment.  Presently, every month, 90 patients require further treatment in UK.  Puttinu provides the necessary accommodation with stays that can stretch for weeks, months and even years in the U.K. for both patients and their respective relatives. We are very proud to be working together with Global Run Valletta in this initiative so that we will continue with our mission,” said Dr Victor Calvagna, President of Puttinu Cares Foundation.

“Valletta is widely searched and recognised in the world of tourism. Through the Global Run Valletta, Global Ports Holding wants an event that celebrates the beauty of Valletta but also propels the City for the first time into the world of sport,” said Stephen Xuereb, Chief Operating Officer of Global Ports Holding and Chief Executive Officer of Valletta Cruise Port.

It is to be noted that more than 60 runners from abroad have registered for the inaugural edition of the Global Run Valletta, adding to the numbers of arrivals in what is already a record-breaking year for the Maltese tourism industry.

The Chairman of Malta Tourism Authority Dr Gavin Gulia said: “Sport tourism is becoming an increasingly important component of our tourism product. Together with the Ministry for Tourism and the various stakeholders in the private sector, the Malta Tourism Authority has been actively promoting this segment in its varied disciplines. We welcome this new event, and look forward to seeing it grow in the years to come.”

The Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport, Chris Agius, noted that GRV was another initiative demonstrating the importance that sport plays in Malta.  “The government welcomed such initiatives by the private sector which arises from the positive vibe that reigns in our country.  Sport was bringing people from different walks of life together while also instilling values not found in other activities. In addition, such initiatives provided opportunities for people to get active and lead a healthy life,” he said.

The excitement surrounding Global Run Valletta 2016 can be followed on www.globalrunvalletta.com or facebook.com/globalrunseries and instagram.com/globalrunseries