Sunday 10th March will mark the 8th edition of the BRND WGN & University Ring Road Races; an event that has gained quite a reputation for itself, with half the proceeds being donated to Hospice Malta.
'What makes this event so special is the fact that it attracts such a wide range of people - from serious runners looking for a good sharpening race, to families wanting a Sunday out with a bit of a difference, to people in search of an opportunity to keep fit while doing something with friends, to companies utilising the relay as an ideal team builder etc. The races are also an ideal opportunity to bridge the gap between University students and staff and the general public,' organiser Johanna Galea, from Malta University Holding Company Ltd, said. 'We also have a live DJ on the day as well as face painting, bouncy castles and food stalls – the atmosphere is always buzzing! The icing on the cake is that we support Hospice Malta and we can’t wait to reach even greater heights this year.'
Hospice Malta is the official charity of the BRND WGN & University Ring Road Races. It is a non-profit organisation supporting patients with terminal illness and their families, through its many professional services provided free of charge.
Throughout the day, various races will be held including a 5km and 2km running or walking event open to all abilities. The day will close off with the much anticipated relay event which requires teams of 4 people to run a total distance of 5km – a favourite amongst offices as well as groups of friends. An 800m children’s race will also take place around the University athletics track.
Race applications will be accepted until 6 March, after which race numbers can be collected on Friday 8 March between 17:00 and 19:00 or Saturday 9 March between 14:30 and 16:00, from the University five-a-side football pitch complex.
One may also obtain more details by phoning + 356 2340 8906 or by sending an email.
RUN – WALK – RELAY (or crawl if you have to)
Join us at the University Athletics Track for a jam-packed morning of fun.
5km Race/Walk – 2km Race/Walk – 5km Relay – 800m Children’s Fun Run
Half the proceeds will be donated to Hospice Malta.
Medal and goody bag for all participants