5-Star Race Certification awarded to the Gozo Half Marathon 10K
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European Athletics, the governing body for athletics in Europe. has awarded the Gozo Half Marathon 10K race the 5-Star Race Certification – the highest possible quality award, the Organising Committee said.
President of the Committee Mark Bonnici said “this is a testament that hard work and volunteering can reap great results not only for ourselves as a team, but also for the island of Gozo, which we all love so much. This certification is another commitment for higher standards of our races to ensure better athletes’ experience.”
It was assessed 10k on a total of 54 categories that cover Administration and Finance, Course, Environmental and Social Responsibilities, Measurement, Medical, Results, Safety, Services and Timing.
Bonnici explained that, to ensure that impartiality and fairness during the review process, European Athletics consulted the team (as organisers), various runners, the European Athletics Member Federations and competition and medical experts, to ensure that the entire race is up to the required high standards.
In 2017, the Teamsport Gozo Half Marathon was awarded the 3-Star Certification by European Athletics. Bonnici said that back then, the half marathon was the first road race in the Maltese Islands to be awarded this prestigious award.
Registrations for the Teamsport Gozo Half Marathon, 10k, Walks, Kids and Family fun runs are open until the 25th of April, on www.gozomarathon.org