October 31, 2020
Island of Gozo Island of Gozo
A coast-hugging, 50km/21km/11km 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. The 21km trail is run over the last part of the course, finishing in Ghajnsielem. Those running the Gozo route for the first time, can opt for the 11K distance which was added this year.
The RUN events are a QUALIFIER for the XTERRA Trail Running World Championships to be held on the Hawaiian island of Oahu on December 6.
The 50k Ultra Distance is recognized for 2 ITRA points and a qualifier for international trail races.
This event is organized by Hellfire Events, the same organizers of XTERRA Malta, and is fast becoming an international attraction for the Island of Gozo, with over 20 countries participating. Whilst the field is small, the organization is top-notch, with volunteers manning rest & food stops along the route and full mobile Accident & Emergency crew throughout the race.
Your own bottle or hydration pack with 500ml water or isotonic minimum, carried between rest stops
4 rest stops in total across the 50k. 1 rest stop for the 21k
Trail shoes preferred, especially if wet
Hat and sunscreen on a sunny day
You must carry your Mobile phone, with full charge and credit to use in Malta/Gozo, with our Race Emergency Crew number on speed dial.
For XTERRA Gozo Trail Run race questions please contact:
Organizer: Hellfire Events Team
Email: nathan [at] maltaxterra.com
Note: Please do not contact xterraplanet.com for questions about this specific race. Use the email and/or number provided here.