Thomas Smith Group, in line with its Corporate Social Responsibility program to promote healthy living habits, is proud to once again support The Grid, – a local obstacle race which has gained considerable interest since its first run in May 2016. A second event was held earlier this year, reaching a participation level of 800 entries. The Grid organisers have now added a shorter obstacle race to their series – The Grid Sprint. Thomas Smith Group has supported the past two races and is happy to be backing up the event for this October’s Sprint. Maersk Line containers featured as giant obstacles in the past two races, and will once again be a highlight at the upcoming event.
The Grid Sprint shall be held on Saturday 14th October, at Golden Bay and Riviera grounds, involving a 6km course including obstacles such as hurdles, mud pits, rope climbs and sand crawls amongst others. Competitors taking part in the elite wave will this time be followed by a drone throughout the whole course, and streamed live for family and friends to follow from the comfort of their home.
The event has attracted over 830 participants, exceeding the target of 400 entries. Most contestants are naturally Maltese, however participation has enticed over 200 international registrants from UK, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Spain, and France, as well as from USA, South Africa, Australia, Jamaica, Venezuela and even New Zealand.
“When Thomas Smith Group sponsored the first event organised by The Grid in 2016, it had hoped that the event will be such a success that it becomes an annual one. The event has now reached a level of participation and interest that it has marked Malta’s annual calendar of events. We are thrilled with its evolution, and hope it continues to develop into a high-profile sport event, drawing an international spotlight onto Malta” said Mr. Gerada, Managing Director at Thomas Smith. “The event is great fun, and instils elements of personal development and team building – besides the obvious adrenaline rush!”
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