For the first time running, Żejt iż-Żejtun will be hosting a half marathon today, Sunday 18th September in appreciation of the grand olive trees our country so proudly hosts. The Żejt iż-Żejtun Marathon forms part of the FOOT: Fit On Olive Trails project and is one out of a series of four taking place in Italy, Greece, Slovenia and Malta respectively. They all form part of HOST: The Heritage of Olive Tree for Sustainable Tourism.
These marathons aim to shed light on the cultivation of olives and the production of olive oil in aid of a more sustainable economy; they also aim to promote the protection of our cultural and natural heritage. In fact, the marathon routes are all planned in a way that allows runners to visit various areas where olives are usually cultivated.
Fruitland Company is sponsoring the marathon by providing boxes of their exclusive branded fruit: GIOIA bananas and Mela Valentina apples to all participants taking part in the event. Fruitland Company is a leading distributor within the fruit importantion and distribution business. Their high quality fruit comes from thriving regions of America, South Africa and Europe. For more information visit our office in Pitkali Road Attard, call on (+356) 7933 2425 or send an e-mail to info@Fruitland.Company.