Terms of Participation
Terms of Participation in the virtual challenges organized by Charity Run Malta
*** Updated and valid from 2 May 2022 until withdrawal ***
Registration for the virtual challenges is possible through completing the following steps:
Fill in the registration form on www.charityrunmalta.com.
Pay the registration fee through the website or based on the details we send you via email following your registration
After we receive your payment we send you a link to our race portal of the relevant challenge selected where you need to create an account (if you don't have one yet) and link your running watch/fitness tracker application. Once you've linked this, you don't have to do anything else, your activities will be automatically synced with our app.
For an entry to be valid, entrants must complete the registration form on the Charity Run Malta website and pay the entry fee prior to cut-off date of the event. Following this, it is the participant’s responsibility to visit the race portal and complete the linking of their watch/fitness tracker application with the application of the Challenge prior to starting any activity they wish to count against the target of the challenge.
Registering activities to complete the challenge
If you follow the steps above for registration, the activities from your fitness/sport tracker/watch will be synced automatically. Please note that only activities that you do AFTER linking your app with ours will be synced, we do not handle/track activities manually and we do not accept activities manually entered or GPX imported to tracking apps.
Breaking down/completing the challenge
Running, Walking, Cycling and even Swimming activities count. You can do as many activities as you like and cumulate your distance against the goal. The only limitation is to finish the challenge i.e. collect enough km by the cut-off date.
The opening dates of the various challenges:
- The Charity Run Malta 2021 100km "Treasures of Malta Challenge" opened on 1 September 2021
- The "219km Malta Circle Challenge" (2nd edition on MVM platform) opens on 9 November 2021
- The 120km "Year of the Tiger Challenge" opens on 1 January 2022
- The 110km "Gozo Challenge" opens on 2 May 2022
Participants who have linked their tracker with our race portal before the above dates for the given challenges will have their activities calculated against the race target from this date.
The cut-off dates for the various challenges:
- The Charity Run Malta 2021 100km Treasures of Malta Challenge is 8 weeks from starting the challenge.
- The"219km Malta Circle Challenge" (2nd edition on MVM platform) is 16 weeks from starting the challenge
- The 120km "Year of the Tiger Challenge" is 12 weeks from starting the challenge
- The 110km "Gozo Challenge" is 11 weeks from starting the challenge
Only activities completed AND synced with our race portal automatically count against your challenge target. Participants may change their individual target cut-off date on the race application within the limits allowed by the application.
Please note that only activities that you do AFTER linking your tracker app with ours will be counted against your challenge target, we do not handle/track activities manually and we do not accept activities manually entered or GPX imported to tracking apps.
As part of the registration participants get access to our race portal on which they can always track their progress vs the challenge target.
This is a Solo challenge, which means that each participant should complete the challenge alone.
Supported tracker applications
The up-to date list of supported trackers can be found on our race portal. At the time of closing this document, the following brands are supported: Apple Watch, Apple Health, Garmin, Fitbit, Adidas Running, Map My Run, Map My Ride, Map My Walk, Runkeeper, Strava. Please note that first you have to connect your app and we do not accept activities manually entered or GPX imported to tracking apps, including for indoor activities.
Cost of Participation / Entry Fees
Participants can select from the following 3 options:
1. Basic (EUR 15): No charity, just covering basic logistics costs. We keep nothing.
2. Kindhearted (EUR 25): Basic + EUR 10 charity. We keep nothing.
3. Generous (EUR 35): Basic + EUR 20 charity. We keep nothing.
Charity Run Malta reserves the right to introduce early bird or other promotions for entry fees which may be launched or withdrawn fully at the discretion of Charity Run Malta.
We encourage participants to take the Kindhearted or Generous package as we would like to give back to the community as well as to keep participants motivated in exercising.
Charity Run Malta confirm that entry is only valid for the details listed on the entry form and is non transferable. Entrants acknowledge that the entry fee is non-refundable.
Charity Run Malta operates passes on all charitable contributions to the Charity partner of the challenges it organizes. The Charity Partner of the various challenges are:
- The Charity Run Malta 2021 100km "Treasures of Malta Challenge: the Foodbank Lifeline Foundation
- The "219km Malta Circle Challenge" (2nd edition on MVM platform): the Inspire Foundation
- The 120km "Year of the Tiger Challenge": Richmond Foundation
- The 120km "Year of the Tiger Challenge": SOS Malta
The Basic contribution package covers only the cost of technology used, the cost of prizes and logistics only so we encourage to select the Kindhearted or Generous package options - with these all extra you give will be passed on to Charity. We do not keep anything.
Prizes: the Medal
Participants completing the challenge will get a medal to certify their achievement.
Participants applying prior to the following dates will get a customized medal with their name included.
- The Charity Run Malta 2021 100km "Treasures of Malta Challenge: 30 September 2021
- The "219km Malta Circle Challenge" (2nd edition on MVM platform): no medal customization is available, standard medal is provided
- The 120km "Year of the Tiger Challenge": 1 February 2022
- The 110km "Gozo Challenge": 20 May 2022
The number of applications may be limited and for those joining the challenge after the above dates medal customization is not available.
Participants in Malta can pick up their medal in person. Charity Run Malta notifies participants about the availability of medals through its facebook page (@charityrunmalta). Typically, medals are available 1 month after the cut-off date of applications for customized medals. The medals can be picked up at the Garmin Malta shop in Gzira. If someone wishes to participate from outside Malta we can post your medal to them, however this can be done at an extra cost. If the participant would like this, they should contact us before they start the registration so we can confirm the shipping costs before they register.
Entrants acknowledge that the entry fee for the space in the challenge and not to ‘purchase’ the challenge medal. The medal is a reward for all completing entrants in the allocated time.
If the distance is not completed within the given timescales, we are unable to store the medal, or send to participants who have not completed the distance within the given timescales.
By entering a challenge on the Charity Run Malta website, entrants declare they are physically fit and able to participate in this event and are able to complete the distance they have nominated. Entrants are not aware of any medical condition or impairment that will prevent participation in this event or will affect their health by participation.
Entrants acknowledge that this is a virtual event and that Charity Run Malta will not track or verify results or provide volunteers, marshals or medical personnel assistance to any entrant.
Entrants accept that participation in this event is at their own risk and they accept that participating in this event may involve real risk of injury or death.
Entrants acknowledge they will participate and complete their nominated distance in a manner chosen by them, at locations chosen by them and at their own risk.
Entrants consent to royalty-free use of their name, result, image, photographs, video and comments in any publications and marketing in relation to this event by Charity Run Malta.
By agreeing to these terms and conditions, entrants release Charity Run Malta from all claims connected with participation. Entrants indemnify Charity Run Malta, sponsors, volunteers, and employees involved in this event directly or indirectly against all liability for any and all injury, loss or damage connected with the entrant’s participation.