This year’s 18th edition of the Express Trailers Zurrieq Half Marathon, due on Sunday the 8th of November, has again kept to its commitment to grow as an athletic event and to date, a record number of 930 athletes have confirmed their participation. This confirms the event as the third largest athletic event in Malta following the M2S and the Malta Marathon.
Żurrieq Wolves Athletic Club, the organisers of the event together with Joe Micallef confirmed that besides the 930 registrations, another 100 athletes are on the waiting list, thus potentially surpassing the 1000 athletes.
Besides the half marathon which runs through five localities round Żurrieq, also features a 10km race and a 10km walk.
Three years ago, Express Trailers pledged its support towards this event in line with its mission of a company that is sensitive to all the more vulnerable road users, in this case, road-running athletes.
“When Express Trailers had decided to start this supporting collaboration with the Żurrieq Wolves Athletic Club, our main aim was to see this event grow. When one considers that this event used to attract just about 130 athletes, the fact that three years down the line this race has now attracted almost 1000 athletes is a source of great pride and satisfaction for us,” says Franco Azzopardi, Chairman and CEO of Express Trailers.
“The Express Trailers Zurrieq Half Marathon, 10km run and 10km walk is a success story and with our involvement and support, we will be overseeing the logistics of the race and helping the organisers make this another successful edition. Like last year, we will be lending one of our vehicles as the lead car during the race and we will also be lending other vehicles to assist the organisers in their final setup.”
This year’s medals, which since two years ago have started featuring a known landmark in Żurrieq, will feature the Blue Grotto. These medals are also becoming a collectible item. The first one from the 2013 edition had featured the Xarolla windmill whereas last year, the medals had featured the famous Bubaqra Tower.
All participants need to register and collect their race number, timing chips, pins and T-shirt from Sky Spirit Fitness Lounge, Level 0, Sky Parks Business Centre, Malta International Airport, Luqa on Saturday 7th November between 1600 to 2000.