The House of Sport 10k Race Series kicks off on January 10 in Valletta and will be the first of three races over the same distance which will be held in various locations around the island throughout the season.
Starting and finishing in St Anne’s Street, Floriana, athletes will undertake a circular route along the scenic Valletta bastions as they proceed to Great Siege Road heading towards St Elmo in the direction of Mediterranean Street on to Ta’ Liesse.
From there, athletes will run up Crucifix Hill towards Castille Place before heading down for the second loop of the route.
“We are very excited about this route, which has been revived after quite a long absence,” said Charlie Demanuele, Race Organiser and Director.
“The response from athletes has been extremely positive and we are looking forward to welcoming a good sizeable crowd on the day as well.”
The race is made possible through the support of Urban Jungle – House of Sport, emvigee pr & marketing and Starmax.
“The House of Sport 10k Race Series ties in with the international franchise’s drive to be part of new and innovative events, and for this we thank them for their support,” Demanuele added.
In order to ensure athlete safety, parts of the circuit will be closed to traffic on race day and assistance from the police will be available throughout the duration of the race.
Route can be viewed on http://ujrr.emvigee.com/assets/STARMAX_10K_series-Floriana_Valetta_ Route.pdf , whilst registrations can be done online via http://ujrr.emvigee.com/open.php .
Race fee is €8 and includes a goody bag and T-Shirt. Registrations are limited.
Race numbers and goody bags are to be collected on January 9 from Nike Store, Level 0, Tigne Point between 1pm and 6pm. No registrations will be accepted on race day.
The second leg of the House of Sport 10k Series will be a women-only race on Sunday, January 31, starting and finishing at Tigne Point, Sliema.
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