The Malta Independent 13 November 2019, Wednesday

Cycling, Swimming and Running events to be hosted by Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club

Maria Vella--Galea Saturday, 15 June 2019, 09:23 Last update: about 6 months ago
Photo: Alex Turnbull
Photo: Alex Turnbull

Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club  has been entrusted by the Central Regional Committee to organise a number of sporting events, the objective of which is encourage the participation and enjoyment of sport by the general public.

The events will kick off on Sunday 16th June with a Cycling Criterium which will take place in Mrieħel - the Criterium is an exciting race  consisting of several laps around a closed circuit.  This event will be followed by a swim event in Għar id-Dud on Wednesday 24th July.  The event will consist of a number of distances which will be open to all capabilities.  On the same day a BMX Show, co-hosted by the Malta BMX will see a full action display of stunts on BMX bicycles. The final event being hosted by Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club will be its annual, traditional Fleur-de-lys 5k and 10k Races held on the 13th of December.


"The objective of these events are not to pit people against each other in a racing enviroment but to encourage people to actively participate in sports in a safe and controlled environment. Further more these events also provide entertaining action for those acting as spectators so it is a fun event throughout" explained Euchar Camilleri, Secretary General, Birkirkara St. Joseph. "This is the second year that we have worked with the Central Regional Committee who has included these events as part of its initiatives to promote sport for the general public.

Participation in these events is free and a t-shirt and medal will be given to all those taking part.  For more information please send an email to [email protected]

The Central Regional Committee is composed of the following Local Councils:  Ħ'Attard, Ħal Balzan, Birkirkara, il-Ġżira, L-Iklin, Ħal Lija, L-Imsida, Tal-Pietà, San Ġiljan, San Ġwann, Santa Venera, Tas-Sliema and Ta' Xbiex. 

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