Malta Marathon

Attard 5K Race & Route Info

The 2017 Attard 5k – Sunday 17th September

Organiser of the event: 
Malta Marathon Organising Committee, PO Box 1, Zebbug, ZBG1000, Malta

Owner of the event: 
H'Attard Local Council

Applications open: 
1st July 2017

Official application closing date:
15th August 2017 including receipt of the application fee or earlier if no more applications can be accepted. Applications are only guaranteed and confirmed upon receipt of the application fee which will be on a first come first served basis. The Organiser reserves the right to change the Official closing date at any time without prior notice. To Apply, go to the Application Forms page, late applications may not be accepted.

Registration
Participants must register and collect their race number, timing chips and pins from GO Sport, Qormi (Near Park & Ride) on Saturday the 16th of September from 1400 to 1800.

Eligibility:
The first 450 males and females who apply and pay the application fee and who are at least 11 years old on the day of the race.

5k Application Fees:
€8.00 for applications and fees received by the 31st July 2017.

€10.00 for applications and fees received from the 1st August 2017 to the 15th August 2017.

€12.00  for applications and fees received and accepted after the 15th August 2017.

Application fees for participants registering on-line may be paid either by credit card or by sending a personal cheque by post. Cheques must accompany a printout of the filled in application form or a printout of the email received acknowledging that the application form is processed otherwise the cheque could be sent unaccompanied as long as the Application Code received by email is written on the back of the cheque.

When paying the application fee by bank transfer, the Application Code must be included in the transaction details of the bank transfer.

Application fees for participants not registering on-line must be paid by cheque and posted together with a clearly filled in application form.

Personal cheques are to be made payable to the ‘Malta Marathon’ and are to be sent to the ‘Malta Marathon’, PO Box 1, Zebbug, ZBG1000, Malta. Personal cheques may be written out for more than one application. Fees are non-refundable.

Application status:
Applicants applying on-line will automatically receive an email with the participant details as submitted, the application status at this stage would be Processed Not Paid.

Applicants paying on-line by credit card immediately after having applied on-line will automatically receive an email with the participant details as submitted, the application status at this stage would be Confirmed.

Applicants applying and paying the application fee by post or by bank transfer will receive an email with the participant details as submitted or with any adjustments requested by the applicant. The application status at this stage would be Confirmedas long as the fee is received before the race is full and the applications are closed.

Participants applying by post must provide a valid and clear email address for them to receive their confirmation.

Application fees:
Application fees are non refundable and cannot be transferred to another event, even if in the unlikely event that the event is not held for whatever reason.

Race numbers, pins and timing chips:
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.
Under no circumstance should you ever cross the start and finish lines with somebody else’s timing chip on you. Do not give your race number to anyone else, this could lead to your disqualification from future MMOC organised races.

Route:

Both the start and finish shall be from Pitkali Road, close by to Santa Katarina Old Peoples Home. The route shall go up to Ta' Qali and out on to the Rabat Road and down back to the finish using part of the Vodafone Malta Marathon route.

Start to 1km - Triq Pitkali to American Embassy in Ta' Qali.
1km to 2km - Vjal L-istadium Nazzjonali Ta' Qali.
2km to 3km - Vjal L-istadium Nazzjonali & Triq L-imdina.
3km to 4km - Triq L-imdina, Triq Il-Linja & Triq Dun Mikiel Xerri.
4km to Finish - Triq Il-Gibjun, Triq Pitkali.

Start time:
The Attard 5k run and walk will start at 0730 Hrs.

Finish line:
The finish line will close at 0830, San Michel and Powerade will be provided at the finish.

Commemorative award:
All athletes finishing before 0830hrs will be presented with a commemorative medal as they cross the finish line.

Awards for the Attard 5k:
1st 3 Males, 1st 3 Females, 
1st 3 Male Teams, 1st 3 Female Teams
1st & 2nd M/F over 40, 1st & 2nd M/F over 45, 1st & 2nd M/F over 50, 1st & 2nd M/F over 55, 1st & 2nd M/F over 60,1st & 2nd M/F over 65,1st & 2nd M/F over 70

Special awards for 2017:

Award ceremony:
The award ceremony will be held in the morning at the finish towards the end of the event. Hang around because you or a friend of yours may have won an award. The MMOC is not responsible for awards not collected in person by the winners during the award giving ceremony.

Team competition:
A team may represent any club or group, a team will consist of 3 runners.  Every 3 same sex, members of a club or group, who finish the event will be classified as having participated in the team competition.  Runners who do NOT name their team on their application form will NOT be classified as having participated in the team competition. Requests for team changes after an application form has been sent in, may only be made by the participant himself or herself. Team names deemed offensive or otherwise may not be accepted by the organisers.  Team awards will be based on the overall positions of the individual team members.  If 2 or more teams finish on equal points the top places will be awarded to the first team/s whose last participant finishes before the other team's last particpant.

Results:
Results will be available from the Malta Marathon website once they have been made official, participants who registered on-line or by post and who have given a valid and clear email address will be advised by email when the results are available.

Other race information: 
The following are some important race details.

  1. Toilet facilities will be available close to the start and finish.
  2. Athletes who in any way deface or fold their race number are liable to disqualification; numbers are to be worn on the front and are to be clearly visible.
  3. Athletes who are not clearly behind the start line at the start of their race are also liable to disqualification.
  4. Faster athletes should be given preference to stay at the front of the starting line, please do not hinder faster runners.
  5. Kilometres will be marked along the route. KMs are not necessarily precise but may only be indicative.
  6. There will be traffic police and wardens to control traffic in various parts of the route but remember the route is not traffic free, so we urge you to be cautious and where possible run on the pavements. Better to be safe than a couple of seconds faster.

Malta Marathon Organising Committee and the H'Attard Local Council