New date is November 27, 2021.
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 in Hawaii.
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.
4pm - 7pm - Race Pack Pickup from Intersport Piazzetta Sliema
(International Visitors can make arrangements to pick up theirs on the day)
27th November 2021
6am - Late Race Packet Pickup for International Visitors
All participants must present a recognised COVID Vaccination Certificate at HQ in Ghansielem before proceeding to the start of their race.
6.30am - Check-In for the Gozo Ultra Trail
7am - Start of Ultra Trail Run from Ghajnsielem
10am - Start of 21K Route from Xwejni
Check-in Ghajnsielem by 8am - Transport to start @ 8:30
11am - Start of 11K Route from Dahlet Qorrot
Check-in Ghajnsielem by 9am - Transport to start @ 9:30
15:00 - Award Ceremony at the Finish in Ghajnsielem
17:00 - Cut Off Time for All Events
*Timings may change. Please check your emails and visit our Facebook page for up-to-date information.
Gozo Ultra is a trail run around the perimeter of the island of Gozo. The full distance is 50km+ with 1500m total elevation. Cut-off times are relaxed to encourage beginners, and those wishing to enjoy the trail, rather than race it. The 21km trail is run over the last half of the course, while the 11K Trail starts at the end of the full route.
The Garmin route can be found here.
The course is available here.
Please check travel restrictions and information from the official authorities before you travel.
There are various hotels and apartments in the surroundings of the race venues to suit all budgets!
The XTERRA Malta race experience is enhanced by our amazing team of volunteers, most of whom are athletes themselves, are closely related to one or who simply love sport! Our volunteers love being part of a community and making the athlete experience an amazing one by cheering them along the way, ensuring they take the right direction and keeping them hydrated and safe! Our volunteers also get a free race entry to a next XTERRA Malta event so we are constantly looking out for Sunshine Stars to join the team! If you’re interested reach out to us. :)
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.