A coast-hugging, trail-running event that circumvents the island of Gozo, a jewel in the Mediterranean and sister island of Malta. One of the most beautiful venues for a race is in springtime, in the Mediterranean, and the island of Gozo is the perfect mix of beach, cliff-edge, lush valleys and small villages.
The race cut-off times are relaxed to encourage beginners to take part, and those wishing to enjoy the trail, rather than race it. We also host a 21km trail run over the last part of the course, finishing in Ghajnsielem. Avid cyclists are encouraged to participate in the Mountain Bike Challenge that follows the run route.
This event is organised by Hellfire Events, the same organisers of Xterra Malta, and is fast becoming an international attraction for the Island of Gozo, with over 20 countries participating in 2016. Whilst the field is small, the organisation is top-notch, with volunteers manning rest & food stops along the route and full mobile Accident & Emergency crew throughout the race.
There are plenty of affordable hotels and B&Bs in the vicinity of Marsalforn, where the organisers arrange for a shuttle bus to the start of the race. Check out the photo gallery here!