Malta Marathon

Gaudos Half Marathon & 10K

The 2019 House Of Sport Gaudos Half Marathon and 10k – Sunday 12th May

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

Organised in collaboration with: 
Ghajnsielem Local Council

Owner of the event: 
Malta Marathon Organising Committee

Applications open: 
1st January 2019

Official application closing date:
31st March 2019 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 To Be Advised on Saturday 11th May from 1100 to 1500.

Race numbers can only be collected by giving the registration official the applicant’s ID number or Passport Number, whichever was used to apply for the 2019 House Of Sport Gaudos Half Marathon & 10K.

Race numbers can be collected on behalf of an applicant by another person, however the ID number or Passport Number, whichever was used to apply for the 2019 House Of Sport Gaudos Half Marathon & 10K must be given to the registration official.

There will be no need to have the ID or passport in hand, the number will be enough.


Eligibility:
Half Marathon: The first 250 males and females who apply and pay the application fee and who are at least 17 years old on the day of the race.
10k including Walk: The first 450 males and females who apply and pay the application fee and who are at least 15 years old on the day of the race.

Half Marathon  and 10k Application Fees:
€8.00 for applications and fees received by the 17th March 2019.

€10.00 for applications and fees received from the 18th March 2019 to the 31st March 2019.

€15.00  for applications and fees received and accepted after the 31st March 2019.

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.

Gozo Ferry and Transport from Mgarr to Ghajnsielem & back:
Free transport by train will be given to participants and their companions from Mgarr (Gozo port) to Ghajnsielem from 0630 to 0745.
Athletes participating in the Half Marathon should preferably board the 0545 Gozo ferry or the 0630 ferry at the latest. Those crossing over with their own transport must catch the 0545 ferry.
Those athletes participating in the 10K should preferably catch the 0700 ferry but if not must catch the 0730 ferry. Due to logistical issues of getting too many athletes coming off the 0730 ferry to the start on time, the 0700 ferry is severely recommended. Those travelling on the 0700 ferry can see the start of the half marathon and have a proper warm up for their 10K race.
The free transport from Ghajnsielem to Mgarr will run as the need arises from 1000 to 1300.

Half Marathon and 10K Routes:
Gozo is known for the number of hills and for the tough routes that most if not all races held in Gozo have. Our main goal is to give athletes the fastest routes possible in Gozo whilst at the same time cause the least disruption to traffic and to keep our participants safe.

We believe that we have found 2 routes that will make the Ghajnsielem a popular and enjoyable event to participate in.

We hope that participants will tell us that we have achieved our main goal and that they enjoyed the experience of the Gaudos Half Marathon and 10K.

Both the half marathon and 10K pass by a number of surrounding villages.

Half Marathon:
The start of the Half Marathon starts from the ring road that surrounds the Ghajnsielem Parish Church.
Start to 1km - To Be Advised
1km to 3km - To Be Advised
3km to 5km - To Be Advised
5km to 8km - To Be Advised
8km to 15km - To Be Advised
15km to 17km - To Be Advised
17km to 18km - To Be Advised
18km to 20km - To Be Advised
20km to 21km - To Be Advised
The finish is exactly where the start is.

10K:
The start of the Half Marathon starts from the ring road that surrounds the Ghajnsielem Parish Church.
Start to 3km - To Be Advised
3km to 4km - To Be Advised
4km to 6km - To Be Advised
6km to 7km - To Be Advised
7km to 9km - To Be Advised
9km to 10km - To Be Advised
The finish is is exactly where the start is.

Start time:
The House Of Sport Gaudos Half Marathon will start at 0745 Hrs and has a 3 hour time limit.
The House Of Sport Gaudos 10k and Walk will start at 0845 Hrs and have a 1.5 hour and 2 hour time limit respectively. 

Finish line:
The finish line will close at 1045, San Michel and Powerade will be provided at the finish.

Commemorative medal:
All athletes finishing before 1045hrs will be presented with a commemorative medal as they cross the finish line.

Awards for both the House Of Sport Gaudos Half Marathon and the House Of Sport Gaudos 10k:
1st 3 Males, 1st 3 Females, 
1st 3 Male Teams, 1st 3 Female Teams
1st Male Gozitan, 1st Female Gozitan
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 2019:
HM & 10K

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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 are 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. There will be 3 water stations at approximately the 5th, 10th and 15th km, 1 sponge station and 1 Powerade station for the Zurrieq Half Marathon. There will be 1 water station at approximately the 5th km and 1 sponge station for the 10k and Walk.
  6. Kilometres will be marked along the route. KMs are not necessarily precise but may only be indicative.
  7. 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

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