The Grid, Malta’s very own obstacle course race which intrigues enthusiasts from all over the world, will be held on June 2. It is once again being supported by the Thomas Smith Group.

The group has supported all three The Grid events since its inception in 2016, as well as a shorter addition to the series of events, The Grid Sprint, held last October.

Ten Maersk Line containers will once again be the highlight during the event, featuring as giant obstacles. The 14-kilometre course will include other obstacles participants would need to tackle, such as rope climbs, sand crawls, mud pits, monkey bars, as well as the famous plunge into the sea.

The event intrigues enthusiasts from all over the world

The event intrigues enthusiasts from all over the world who, each year, make their way to Malta to compete, together with excited locals. The event has reached a participation level of 1,200 entries. The majority of contestants are Maltese. However, participation has enticed a number of foreigners from the UK, Italy and Sweden, as well as from the US, Argentina and Brazil.

The ultimate goal is not to make it first to the finish line but to get there at one’s own time. Veteran participants claim that the race is about beating one’s own personal record and the obstacles faced along the way are a real treat to adventurers. 

“With a carefully selected course that highlights Malta’s astonishing landscape views, excellent event organisation and the promise of challenging fun, The Grid is an event like no other. We are thrilled with the interest the event has registered and its evolution,” said Joe Gerada, managing director at Thomas Smith.

Thomas Smith Group, in line with its corporate social responsibility programme to promote healthy living habits, will continue to support such initiatives, which could shed an international spotlight on Malta.

“The event is great fun and instils elements of personal development and teambuilding – besides the obvious adrenaline rush,” he added.

Thomas Smith is a group of companies offering a diversified portfolio of services in international shipping and logistics and insurance.

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