STATEMENT BY THE MINISTRY FOR GOZO: The 44th edition of the Gozo Half Marathon

The Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana launched the 44th edition of the Gozo Half Marathon Teamsport. This annual marathon will be held on Sunday 28 April 2019.

The Minister Caruana said that the marathon is increasingly going to increase the number of participants and this is in itself confirmation that the Gozo marathon is a success story. In fact, for this edition will be involved about 2,000 athletes where a good number of them are going to be foreign athletes. The Minister said as even through the sports field, Gozo name continues to spread worldwide.

The Minister Caruana remarked how the sports aspect is given the importance it deserves by the Ministry for Gozo. She explained how work began on the Gozo Aquatic Center will include among others the swimming pool and also details what way it work on walking , jogging and cycling trackf’Ulysses Grove and it- tennis and multi – purpose courts Kercem. The Minister Caruana praised the commitment of the organizers of this marathon though doing so voluntarily, showing commitment and professionalism in carrying out this oldest marathon in Malta.

The President of the Gozo Half Marathon Mark Bonnici account various changes and innovations in law, Race Expo, which will be introduced this year to continue to raise the level of this marathon. He thanked the Ministry for Gozo, the continued support for this marathon continues to strengthen as the voluntary union after this event benefited both from the Ministry for Gozo NGO Assistance Scheme and the Ministry for Gozo Promotion of Sports Initiatives and facilities.

Also present were Jonathan Darmanin, the Teamsport company director, as well Nicolene Sagona by Heritage Malta.

Source: Government of Malta