Global Run Val­letta chooses Put­tinu Cares for help­ing peo­ple cross the line

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Mal­tese gen­eros­ity is as leg­endary as their hospi­tal­ity and or­gan­is­ers of Global Run Val­letta 2016 are hop­ing that par­tic­i­pants bring this same spirit to the cause of Put­tinu Cares when Val­letta’s very own world-stan­dard race kicks off on Sun­day 30 Oc­to­ber, 2016.

Global Ports Hold­ing – the world’s largest cruise port op­er­a­tor and the ma­jor­ity share­holder in Val­letta Cruise Port – has se­lected Put­tinu Cares for its in­spir­ing work in sup­port­ing the needy, es­pe­cially those locked into a bat­tle with can­cer.

“As a pas­sion­ate run­ner my­self, I can say that noth­ing feels more alive than fin­ish­ing the line. Put­tinu Cares is a per­fect match for Global Run Val­letta for it is ded­i­cated to help peo­ple cross that im­por­tant line in life and keep their as­pi­ra­tions and hopes alive,” said Stephen Xuereb, Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer of Global Ports Hold­ing and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Val­letta Cruise Port.

The 10K and 5K races and a 5K walk are ex­pected to at­tract the at­ten­tion of avid run­ners and pro­fes­sional ath­letes both in Malta and from other coun­tries.

The fee to en­ter the 10K run is €10, and €5 for the 5K run and the 5K walk. The or­gan­is­ers an­nounced that all the fees col­lected will be do­nated to Put­tinu Cares.

“Global Run Val­letta is a remarkable new ef­fort to el­e­vate the pro­file of Val­letta, and thereby Malta, and Put­tinu Cares and its mis­sion stand to ben­e­fit from the in­ter­na­tional spot­light this event will bring on us. Be­ing the re­cip­i­ent char­ity is a great recog­ni­tion of the work of Put­tinu Cares. We think that the choice of Put­tinu Cares is a great fin­isher’s medal even be­fore the race has be­gun,” said Dr Vic­tor Cal­vagna, chair­man of Put­tinu Cares Foun­da­tion.

Global Run Val­letta will be a new race pro­mot­ing run­ning and ac­tive life­style, as well as po­si­tion­ing Malta on the map for in­ter­na­tional road races. Past Global Runs have been held in Ko­tor, Mon­tene­gro and Bo­drum, Turkey. This high-quality event will be held in ac­cor­dance with the reg­u­la­tions of the Malta Am­a­teur Ath­let­ics As­so­ci­a­tion and the In­ter­na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Ath­let­ics Fed­er­a­tion.

For de­tailed en­try in­for­ma­tion and reg­is­tra­tion one can visit www.glob­al­run­val­letta.com. The ex­cite­ment sur­round­ing Global Run Val­letta 2016 can be fol­lowed on face­book.com/glob­al­run­series and in­sta­gram.com/glob­al­run­series

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