Get ready to participate in the highly anticipated La Valette Marathon, named after the illustrious Grand Master Jean De Valette. A thrilling event, paying tribute to the valiant defender of Malta, who is also honored as the namesake of the capital city, Valletta that offers both a full marathon spanning 42 kilometers and a half marathon covering 21 kilometers. Renowned as Malta's most scenic marathon, this race takes participants on a captivating journey along the island's picturesque coastline, starting from Xemxija and concluding at Birgu.
As you lace up your running shoes, get ready to embark on an extraordinary adventure through 4,000 years of history and culture. Malta, the last standing stronghold of the Knights Templar, bears witness to ancient civilizations, medieval fortifications, and captivating heritage. Feel the echoes of the past as you run alongside the Mediterranean Sea, relishing in the captivating landscapes and experiencing the magnificent historical fortifications that once defended the island from invaders during the famous 1565 Great Siege of Malta. Get ready to challenge yourself and immerse in the rich tapestry of Malta's captivating past as you cross the finish line in the heart of its awe-inspiring history.
The La Valette Marathon holds the prestigious distinction of being Malta’s only AIMS Certified marathon & half marathon route, ensuring that it meets the international standards for distance and course accuracy. Furthermore, it is proudly affiliated with the Abbott World Marathon Majors, a renowned series of the world's top marathons.
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