Thomas Smith Group sup­ports The Grid Sprint

The Malta Business Weekly - - FRONT PAGE -

Thomas Smith Group, in line with its Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity pro­gramme to pro­mote healthy liv­ing habits, is proud to once again sup­port The Grid – a lo­cal ob­sta­cle race, which has gained con­sid­er­able in­ter­est since its first run in May last year. A sec­ond event was held ear­lier this year, reach­ing a par­tic­i­pa­tion level of 800 en­tries. The Grid or­gan­is­ers have now added a shorter ob­sta­cle race to their se­ries – The Grid Sprint.

Thomas Smith Group has sup­ported the past two races and is happy to be back­ing up the event for this Oc­to­ber’s Sprint. Maersk Line con­tain­ers fea­tured as gi­ant ob­sta­cles in the past two races and will once again be a high­light at the up­com­ing event.

The Grid Sprint will be held on Satur­day, 14 Oc­to­ber at Golden Bay and Riviera grounds, in­volv­ing a 6km course in­clud­ing ob­sta­cles such as hur­dles, mud pits, rope climbs and sand crawls, among oth­ers. Com­peti­tors tak­ing part in the elite wave will this time be fol­lowed by a drone through­out the whole course and streamed live.

The event has at­tracted over 830 par­tic­i­pants, ex­ceed­ing the tar­get of 400 en­tries. Most con­tes­tants are nat­u­rally Mal­tese, how­ever, par­tic­i­pa­tion has en­ticed over 200 in­ter­na­tional reg­is­trants from the UK, Italy, Swe­den, Nor­way, Ger­many, Spain and France, as well as from the USA, South Africa, Aus­tralia, Ja­maica, Venezuela and even New Zealand.

“When Thomas Smith Group spon­sored the first event or­gan­ised by The Grid in 2016, it had hoped that the event will be such a suc­cess that it be­comes an an­nual one. The event has now reached a level of par­tic­i­pa­tion and in­ter­est that it has marked Malta’s an­nual calendar of events. We are thrilled with its evo­lu­tion and hope it con­tin­ues to de­velop into a high-pro­file sport event, draw­ing an in­ter­na­tional spot­light onto Malta,” said Joseph Ger­ada, manag­ing direc­tor at Thomas Smith. “The event is great fun and in­stils el­e­ments of per­sonal devel­op­ment and team-build­ing – be­sides the ob­vi­ous adren­a­line rush!”

Thomas Smith is a group of com­pa­nies of­fer­ing a di­ver­si­fied port­fo­lio of ser­vices in in­ter­na­tional ship­ping and lo­gis­tics and in­surance.

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