About Us

We are an enthusiast group of volunteers with one common goal, that of delivering, with success, the Gozo Half Marathon. Furthermore, apart from this primary goal, we also strive to promote a healthy lifestyle, create a unique experience for all the participants and celebrate all that is Gozitan.

Our Story

The first edition of the Gozo Half Marathon took place on the 6th of February 1977, placing it as the first ever road race to be held on the Maltese islands. Inspirational to the start of this annual event, was Fr. Anton Refalo, who had derived this idea from similar activities he had taken part in when living in Rome, Italy.

In 1977, the Gozo Half Marathon was organised for 35 participants. 40 years later, we could boast a participation of over a thousand athletes. Sheer commitment and will has seen this event grow from a local initiative into one which caters for athletes from all over the world.

Presently, the Gozo Half Marathon has evolved into one of the main sporting events in Gozo and one of the most craved marathons in the Maltese Islands. It is successfully coordinated by a group of youths coming from the Xaghra Youth Centre, each having their own responsibility within the organizing committee. Very recent accomplishments include the three-star Certification award from ‘European Athletics’, which eventually resulted in the exclusive invite to participate in the first ever European Running Business Conference, which took place in Frankfurt, Germany. We have also been awarded the 5-Star Certification for our 10K race, another first for the running scene of the Maltese Islands.

Our Group

The following, is a diverse team of young professionals who focus on cultivating and sustaining this event, which is crucial for our vision of the continued growth of this unique experience in Gozo.

Fr. Joseph Bajada
Fr. Joseph Bajada
Director
Mark Bonnici
Mark Bonnici
President
Lorna Camilleri
Lorna Camilleri
Vice-President
Francienne Muscat
Francienne Muscat
Secretary
Joseph Galea
Joseph Galea
Race Director
Anthony Cordina
Anthony Cordina
Finance Director
Karl Sultana
Karl Sultana
Partnership Director
Renée Formosa
Renée Formosa
Administrative Support
James Bonnici
James Bonnici
IT Director
Paul Cutajar
Paul Cutajar
IT
Andrew Sultana
Andrew Sultana
Logistics Director
Miriam Xerri
Miriam Xerri
Logistics
Marvic Bajada
Marvic Bajada
Logistics
Maribel Bajada
Maribel Bajada
Logistics
Therese Galea
Therese Galea
Marketing Director
Helena Teuma
Helena Teuma
Marketing
Alfred Tabone
Alfred Tabone
Marketing
Maureen Xerri
Maureen Xerri
Marketing
Joshua Gauci
Joshua Gauci
Marketing

Members of Subcommittees

Neil Vella
Neil Vella
IT
David Bonello
David Bonello
IT
Luke Attard
Luke Attard
Logistics
Daniel Joseph Bajada
Daniel Joseph Bajada
Logistics
Leanne Micallef
Leanne Micallef
Logistics
Johan Camilleri
Johan Camilleri
Logistics
Reuben Galea
Reuben Galea
Logistics
Elvin Borg
Elvin Borg
Logistics
Jessica Attard
Jessica Attard
Marketing
Silvan Bonello
Silvan Bonello
Marketing
Heather Galea
Heather Galea
Marketing
Mattea Bigeni
Mattea Bigeni
Marketing

Let's run.

Respect the training. Honour the Commitment. Cherish the result.

I'm Ready