'Running Crazy Ltd' were delighted to be invited to visit this event by the organisers, and were impressed with the race, the course, the area, the people, and the island of Malta itself. So much so that we have prepared a package that we believe will be attractive to runners from all countries. Malta is a small island just off the coast of Sicily, Italy. Being in the middle of the Mediterranean it enjoys an idyllic climate - ideal for running. There are great low cost flight deals too.
What is included:
Met at Malta's Airport
Transfer and return from/to Airport
Minimum of 3 Star Hotel Accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis
Hotel conveniently located for race and sightseeing days
Guaranteed Race Entry
Early Morning Call on Race Day
Optional After Race Celebration Meal
After Race 'Get together' and Party
Full Results Service by E-Mail
'Running Crazy' guide and suggestions for sightseeing
Optional CD-Rom Video Souvenir of Race
Services of a Running Crazy representative
Payment of coach ticket to race start lines
Race Start Times:
Marathon 0730 - Half Marathon & Walk 0920
Marathon 5 Hours 30 Minutes - Half Marathon 3 Hours - Walk 4 Hours
Both races start inland at Mdina, an ancient market town. Your entry includes a coach out to the Start. The Coach Pick up point and Race Finish area are just a short walk from our hotel. The Marathon course gets under way early in the morning, and the Half Marathon just 2 hours later. The majority of the Half Marathon course is downhill, so PB's are a possibility here. However if you are not interested in times, then just take in the great views as you head towards the coast. There are Prizes and Age Group categories.
Spectators and Supporters:
We know how important spectators and supporters are at these events. We provide a supporters package at no extra charge. We will advise where on the course are the most advantageous spectator positions, and how to get there easily and in time for the race. More often than not we will take you there and join you for a cup of coffee and have a few surprises planned whilst awaiting the first sight of the runners! All our hotels are comfortably furnished with TV and entertainment facilities - many have spas, pools and saunas too
'Running Crazy' are delighted to welcome runners who are raising sponsorship for registered charities. We know that the great feeling of accomplishment when completing the race, feels even better when you are helping others in to the bargain! See our Run for Charity link to choose a charity that you can help. Many charities listed there will provide special runners packs including sponsorship forms and tips, and also charity running vests. Just contact them with your details and tell them you intend to run with 'Running Crazy' on their behalf. In addition we will provide you with a 'Running Crazy' Certificate confirming your achievement and result, and also a special commemorative prize. Just specify the charity name in your 'Application'.
'Running Crazy' have secured 3* Hotel accommodation on a Bed and Breakfast basis at a hotel conveniently located for the race, and also for your sightseeing days. It is well placed for our evening entertainment too.
Malta as a Mediterranean island enjoys a mild climate and at this time of year it is usually ideal for running a distance race.
Average Sunshine Hours per day : 5
Wet days in a month : 9
Average Temperatures : 10 - 18 degrees Celsius
Average Monthly Rainfall : 2"
Malta is a tourist island - they are geared up for fun. The people are friendly, English speaking and they drive on the left! There is a lot to do for a short break, and you can top up on your history knowledge too. Visit Valetta, take the ferry to Gozo, or take a fascinating Harbour Cruise. It is even just 90 minutes from Sicily on the fast SeaCat! Alternatively just sun yourself and relax in a harbourside café. We have an optional evening meal available on the night before the race, and a great fun evening programme including another meal in a spectacularly located restaurant, and a party late in to the night to help you celebrate after the race.
Malta is a great race for a group of runners. With both a Marathon and a Half Marathon all types of runners can be catered for. There are discounts available for large groups (20+), but even a group of just 10 will qualify for an additional prize for the first or last to finish......you choose! If you have a group interested in joining us, please complete the Groups Application Form, and 'Running Crazy Ltd' will be in touch.
Our all inclusive prices are extremely competitive - from as little as just £99/€119/US$169 for the weekend - we know we cannot be beaten on price - and our runners continually tell us that they receive so much more on a 'Running Crazy' weekend break. All our 'resort races' offer half board accommodation, and for our 'Big City' races we know all the best value places to eat, drink and have fun. Indeed we book these for our pre-race and after race gatherings, meaning groups and individuals can just sit back, relax, make new running pals and let us do any worrying. No tourist traps for our clients! We know these races and places inside out, and will advise on what to see and do over the weekend, provide directions and maps - all very useful when on a tight timescale. All you have to do is run!
6 weeks before the event, or sooner if "Sold Out" applied to Index page.
What to do next:
If you are interested in taking part in this event simply complete and return the Application Form. Further details will be sent by return of E-Mail including travel tips, a full price list, and payment arrangements.