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Road Running League set to return in November

The Road Running League will get underway next month. Photo: Wally Galea

Athletics Malta’s Road Running league is set to return this November with four exciting races taking Malta’s elite athlete runners as well several enthusiasts to four different locations across the Maltese islands.

The league, organised by Athletics Malta, will consist of two races on the 5 kilometre distance followed two others on the 10 kilometre distance at the turn of the year.

The Running League will kick off on November 14 on a new, exciting course in the countryside, precisely at L-Aħrax tal-Mellieħa, while athletes will head south for their second 5k in scenic Maqluba on December 12.

The New Year will mean double the distance for Malta’s runners, with a 10k at Ta’ Qali on January 10, with the competition reaching its climax on January 31 where athletes will head to Gozo for a spectacular finish with the last 10k race at San Lawrenz.

Charlton Debono (Evolve Endurance Club) and Lisa Marie Bezzina (Pembroke Athleta) in the individual competitions and Evolve Endurance Club (Men) and St Patrick’s (Women) in the teams category, will be seeking to defend their titles in the context of an ever-improving field of athletes that will be looking to leave a mark in this year’s edition.

Athletics Malta will be taking all necessary precautions to ensure a safe event for all involved and will be following directions of the local health authorities as applicable at the time of the specific race.

This may included staggered starts for the races to ensure social distancing.

Athletes will be expected, until local authorities require so, to wear masks at all times prior to the commencement and following the end of the same events.

Malta’s Road Running League 2020-2021 is being supported by Eurosport and Agius Watches.

PROGRAMME

November 14: 5km at L-Aħrax tal-Mellieħa.

December 12: 5km at Maqluba.

January 10: 10km Ta’ Qali.

January 31: 10km San Lawrenz.

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