"The 25th edition of the Dingli-10 road race organised by the St Patrick's Athletic Club and sponsored for the fifth consecutive time by Nestlé Fitness will be held on Thursday, 19 March. This year the organisers are expecting a record number of 400 athletes in the different categories."
This was announced by Stephen Spiteri, president of St Patrick's Athletic Club and race director of the Nestlé Fitness Dingli-10 during a press conference held at Nestlé Malta premises.
The media conference was also attended by Alfred J. Borg, Marketing Group & Corporate Communications manager Nestlé Malta and Melania Pellicano, Group Product manager, Nestlé Malta.
Mr Spiteri added: "Today the Dingli-10 has established itself as the oldest and one of the most popular road races in the local calendar of events. Besides the main race, a series of other activities including the walkathon and a junior race for the Under-17 will be held. The activities will start at 8.30am from Francis Ebejer square in Dingli."
The Dingli-10 road race, which has one of the most picturesque routes around the Dingli countryside, starts from Dingli centre and after an initial one-mile loop, runners proceed towards the Nigret area in Rabat. The course then goes down to the Fiddien Valley and proceeds uphill through various country roads. From there the runners and walkers will proceed to Dingli Cliffs and back to Francis Ebejer square.
Addressing the media conference Ms Pellicano said: "Nestlé Fitness's sponsorship for the Dingli-10 forms part of our commitment to promote sporting activities as part of a healthy lifestyle. However, we all know that a healthy diet must be supplemented with physical exercise and that's why we are joining forces with the St Patrick's Athletic Club."
In his address Mr Borg said: "Fresh from the recent collaboration with the Nestlé Fitness Malta International Challenge and the Vodafone Malta Marathon 2015,Nestle' Malta is proud to be associated once again with one of the most prestigious road races in Malta. We are supporting this event because we feel it is in line with Nestlé' Malta's policy which is aimed at promoting healthy lifestyle initiatives taking place in the community where we operate, and actively sending messages to our local consumers on our Good Food, Good Life commitment."
The prize for the first male and female will consist of a €120 Mochika voucher and a trophy. The second and third runners will receive a €80 and a €40 voucher and a trophy, respectively. There will also be prizes for the junior race and the over 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 and 70. Registrations close tomorrow, 13 March.
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