Event info

Malta's Most

Scenic Run

The La Valette Marathon stands as Malta's most enchanting and picturesque race, a captivating journey through time for the runners. The course leads them along the fortifications of both Fort St Elmo and Fort St Angelo, ancient sentinels of the past, which offer awe-inspiring views of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. With each stride, the runners immerse themselves in the grandeur of Malta's architectural heritage, surrounded by the remnants of a glorious past.

full

marathon

Start Time: 06:30

Location of Start: San Pawl il- Bahar

Join us for the ultimate challenge – the Full Marathon! Covering a distance of 42.2 kilometers, this marathon takes you along the stunning coastlines of Malta, starting from Bahar ic Caghaq and culminating at the historic Fort St Angelo in Birgu.

Half

marathon

Start Time: 07:00 am

Location of Start: Exiles, Sliema

Experience the thrill of the Half Marathon, a 21.1-kilometer run that takes you on a captivating journey through the historic fortifications of Malta. Starting from the vibrant Sliema Seafront, this scenic route guides you through the heart of the island, as you make your way to the grand finish line at the stunning Fort St Angelo in Birgu. 

10

KM

Start Time: 08:00

Location of Start: Triq il-Mediterran, Valletta

Get ready to conquer the 10Km race, an exhilarating challenge that will take you from the captivating capital city of Valletta to the stunning fortification finish at Fort St Angelo in Birgu. Lace up your running shoes and prepare to push your limits as you navigate through the scenic route.

5

KM

Start Time: 08:30

Location of Start: Triq Ghajn Dwieli, Paola

Experience the excitement of the 5Km race, a thrilling sprint that begins in the vibrant town of Paola and culminates at the majestic fortification finish line of Fort St Angelo in Birgu. Lace up your running shoes and prepare to dash through a scenic route that showcases the charm of Paola and the historic beauty of Birgu.

Relay

S

Start Time: 07:30

Location of Start: Exiles, Sliema

Grab your team and get ready to conquer the Relays! This exhilarating event allows you and three other participants to form a dynamic group, each taking on a 5-kilometer leg of the 21.1-kilometer run. The route showcases the magnificent fortifications of Malta, starting from the vibrant Sliema Seafront and culminating at the picturesque Fort St Angelo in Birgu.

Relay points:

  • Start: Exiles, Sliema
  • 1st relay point: Msida near Kullegg bus stop
  • 2nd relay point: MCC Valletta
  • 3rd Relay point: triq ghajn dwieli
  • Finish: Fort St Angelo

Walka

thon

Start Time: 7:10

Location of Start: Exiles, Sliema

Step into the Walkathon and embark on a 21.1-kilometer journey at your own pace. This non-competitive walk offers a scenic route starting from the vibrant Sliema Seafront, leading you on a picturesque path towards the magnificent Fort St Angelo in Birgu. Whether you’re an experienced walker or simply looking for a delightful way to explore the beauty of Malta, the Walkathon invites individuals of all fitness levels to participate.

Kids

run

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Get ready for an epic race, kids! The Kids 1KM run is a super cool event that takes you on a thrilling journey in the three cities, all leading to the awe-inspiring Fort St Angelo! Lace up those sneakers and dash through the streets, feeling the excitement in the air as you become a part of Malta’s incredible past.

Frequently

Asked Questions

General

To take part in the La Valette Marathon, athletes must be 18 years of age or older on the day of the event.

Registration

No, online registration will close at 23:59 on 18th March 2023. In any event, the Organisation reserves the right to close entries early or to accept entries after the closing date at its sole discretion

No, payment must be made at the same time as registration.

The online registration automatically sends an email confirmation on your given email address when the payment is validated.

The participation fee is non-refundable. If an athlete is unable to take part in the event, he/she may, subject to notification to be sent to the Organisers no later than 18/03/2024, transfer the registration to another person or transfer the registration to another year.

Contact us on contact@corsa.mt and you will receive an answer within 72 hours.

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The week before the race

As the date approaches, we will send you an email with additional details regarding the collection of your bib and race pack.

Yes, by giving the following to the delegate:

  1. Copy of confirmation email
  2. Copy of Identity document
The Big Day

The La Valette Marathon is set to take place on Sunday, March 24th, 2024. For specific details such as starting times and the location of the start line, be sure to visit the Event Info page.

During the BIB collection, you will receive a sticker and a small bag, which you can use to store your belongings. These bags will be transported to the finish line at Fort St Angelo in Birgu. Upon your arrival, simply present your bib number to collect your bag.

For a glimpse of the route, head over to the Events Info page. There, you can explore the course map and get a better understanding of the path you’ll be taking.

Timing and ranking at the event will be conducted using an electronic transponder system, commonly referred to as a “chip.” This chip will be distributed to participants during bib collection attached to the bib. It is important to emphasize that the chip is assigned to each individual and cannot be swapped. Athletes who remove or damage the chip in any way will not be able to have their timing recorded and will not be included in the official rankings.

Along the route, participants can find refreshments and sponges provided. Water stations will be available approximately every 5 kilometers to ensure hydration throughout the marathon.

Athletes have the choice to pay a fee of €5.00 for transportation from the finish line back to the start line.

The Big Day

Upon crossing the finish line, athletes will be rewarded with a participation medal and granted access to the final refreshments. Additionally, various post-arrival services will be available, and awards will be presented to ranking participants.

The partial and final times will be available in real time by following the appropriate given after the race.