The Malta Marathon Organizing Committee (MMOC) has announced that the 2022 Malta Marathon has been canceled.
“Following today’s meeting, Transport Malta reiterated that the Malta Marathon must adopt the proposed TM route instead of the Malta Marathon route, the same route that has long been authorized by the same authority for many years, including the latest edition. While fully respecting. Malta Transport Authority, we are unable to adopt a route that has been declared unacceptable by the Mater Dei Emergency Department, the Malta Red Cross and the Malta Traffic Police due to concerns about security, ”the organizing committee said on a Facebook post.
“Due to time constraints, the MMOC again requested TM to approve its route for the last time and undertook to discuss a new route for the following years. The MMOC also stated that the event will begin. one hour before to alleviate any traffic concerns that TM may have had.This request was rejected.The main objection to the MMOC route was the closure of arterial roads to traffic after 1030. in light of this, the MMOC today proposed a way for all participants to exit the arterial routes by 1030 while still using the MMOC route. However, this was also rejected. “
Another factor that forces the cancellation of the Malta Marathon is the Mandatory Standard for mass sporting events (Covid), which although updated last Friday, still precludes the holding of the Malta Marathon. Malta. As already stated, the application and transport fees paid to the MMOC will be refunded in due time and as soon as possible. “