Dingli Ten Race Info
Since 1991, the Dingli Ten has become established as a tradition and one of the most prestigious races on the local running calendar. The Dingli Ten is known for its scenic beauty and the challenging route
Following the support and co-operation received from the Lisa Maria Foundation, this is the 4th year that the event is known as ‘The Lisa Maria Memorial Dingli Ten’. The Foundation is a non-government, non-profit organisation with its main objectives being to safeguard children and young people from harm.
For more information about the Lisa Maria Foundation please visit: www.lisamaria-foundation.o
The race will start near the cemetery (Bus Stop Turretta) and will finish near Gnien il-Haddiem in Triq il-Maddalena.
The route is a fairly tough and hilly loop. After an initial ‘flattish’ 1-mile loop around Savio College, runners proceed towards the Nigret area in Rabat. The course goes down to Fiddien valley (the 4 mile mark), and this is where the hills start. For three miles, runners follow various country roads, mostly going uphill, with occasional flat respites. The eighth and ninth miles start with a short and steep hill, followed by a downhill stretch towards the spectacular Dingli Cliffs, and further rises and falls along the Cliffs’ panoramic road, which sap the energy reserves of all but the very toughest!
The final mile is a fast dash back towards the Dingli village centre, finally downhill, for a well-deserved welcome applause from the spectators and a nice commemorative medal.
St. Patrick’s Athletic Club Malta
As per tradition, the Dingli Ten takes place on the 19th March, a public holiday (feast of St. Joseph) in Malta and just 2 days after the feast of St. Patrick. This year the race will be on Monday, 19th March 2018.
10 mile run – 08:30
10 mile walkathon – 08:30
Junior Race – 08:45
Meeting Place near the entrance of Gnien Il-Haddiem, Triq il-Maddalena, Dingli
Few Meters away from meeting place, near Bus Stop Turretta.
Ġnien il-Ħaddiem, Triq il-Maddalena, Dingli
15th March Thursday 2018
10 mile run – €20
10 mile walkathon – €20
2km Fun Run – €5
10 mile run and 10 mile walk for St. Patrick’s AC members – €12
Entrants can register online through the club’s website and pay via paypal. Athletes are to fill in their personal details through this link; http://www.stpatricksac.com/pay-races/ where you’ll be directed to the paypal website to log in and proceed with the payment.
Otherwise, one can register for the race by sending a printed entry form accompanied by a personal cheque to ‘St. Patrick’s A.C., P. O. Box 300, Head Office, Marsa, MRS 1000, Malta’. Personal cheques are to be made payable to the ‘St. Patrick’s Athletic Club’ and cheques may be written out for more than one application. Fees are non-refundable even in the unlikely event of the event being cancelled for whatever reason.
Race number and Goody bag are to be collected from Eurosport B’Kara
Saturday 10th March between 9.00-13.00
Race number and Goody bag are to be collected from Eurosport
Tuesday 13th March between 17.00-19.00
Race number and Goody bag are to be collected from Nutrition Empire, Zabbar
Wednesday 14th March between 17.00-19.30
A commemorative Dingli Ten medal will be presented at the finish to all participants who finish the 10 mile run, the walkathon and the 2km Fun Run.
Award ceremony will take place exactly after the race at 11:00 at the Finish area.
“To enable athletes of all levels of ability to achieve their own aspirations in their chosen athletic activity, exemplifying good moral and sporting values”