Malta International Challenge Marathon
For the past twenty-five years, the Malta International Challenge Marathon, has been Malta’s only multiday race, a staple event on the Maltese athletic calendar, attracting locals and foreigners alike. Spread over a period of three consecutive days, athletes cover a distance which measures exactly 42.195km.
The introduction of relay teams in 2014 saw a new influx of runners who wanted to be part of the buzz this event generates but who do not necessarily want or have the ‘miles’ in their legs to undertake the whole distance.
Over the years the race has welcomed over 5,000 runners on the starting line, representing over 27 countries from across all continents.
With the every growing participation and demands such a race brings with it, Race Founder Barry Whitmore feel the need to pass on the helm to Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club who have garnered years of experience in race organization and whose experience will be pivotal to making this event becoming even more prominent on the map of world marathon running.
This year (2019) the event took place on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of November. The Marathon will kick off on Friday 22nd of November with a 10 mile (16k) race to be held in Siggiewi, the next stage held on Saturday 23rd of November in Marsascala consisting of a 5k race and the third and final leg will be a 21km (half marathon) race on Sunday 24th of November in Bugibba.
The Malta International Challenge Marathon will be held under the auspices of the Malta Amateur Athletics Association and following IAAF rules.