An exciting new challenge, brought to you by Agones Sfc. The rules are simple! Run, walk or crawl up the ‘Barrakka Lift Tower’ staircase as fast as possible. The fastest athlete to climb up the 20 storey tower is declared the winner.

The challenge will be divided into 2 main categories, ‘Free Run’ were the athlete runs up the 282 stairs without any additional weight and ‘Added Weight Run’ category, where the athlete has to carry a normal-sized car tyre provided by the organisers with him/her up the 58-meter high tower. There will also be special prizes for the different weight categories.

Athletes who opt to take part in the different weight categories will be weighed on the day prior to the start. Athletes who do not want to be weighed, can take part in an open category.

The race will take place in a time trial format, were an athlete leaves every minute. The starting line up will be determined according to the application entry (time and date).

The race will be electronically timed and the results with very accurate timings will be displayed real time during the race.

All participants will go home with a participation token. Overall winner and category winners in the male and female category will receive a trophy.

The event will be held on the 30th November 2018 starting at 7pm. Click here to apply and visit the Agones SFC website for more information. This event is endorsed by the Valletta 2018 Foundation.