Murphy Goes Off the Beaten Track

Murphy's biggest challenge yet where he'll be taking on a trail running league to raise funds for Hospice Malta.

Malta University Sports & Leisure Philanthropic Cause January 11, 2019 at 10:30 am
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What’s the deal behind Murphy?

If you are in some way involved in the local running scene then by now you have no doubt bumped into the Mysterious Murphy, dressed from Head to Toe in Pink.

Over the past 3 years, Murphy has run the Malta Half Marathon to help raise funds for Hospice Malta.
Last year he also ran a full marathon in Budapest – just to give you an idea that’s over 3 hours of running dressed from head to toe in pink!

This year he’s taking things one step further as he hopes to raise his biggest amount yet. Murphy will be taking on the ‘Eurosport Trail Running League’ being organised by Agones Sports Club – that’s 4 races being held over different dates between January and April all being held off road. And in case you wondered – yes he’ll be wearing his pink morph suit!

There is just no stopping our favourite guy in pink!

Running For Hospice Malta

Murphy runs for Hospice Malta because he knows how important Hospice services are. These services help families cope with the difficult and distressing issues that arise in the face of serious illness. Your donation will ensure the continuation of Hospice services and will allow Hospice Malta to continue helping more and more families each year.

Murphy put on his running shoes for the first time ever in 2016 and took on the Vodafone Malta Half Marathon to raise funds for Hospice Malta. A year later Murphy managed to smash his Personal Best on the same course by over 13 minutes. Last October he went on to run double the distance. He then went on to run the Malta Half Marathon and was able to raise his biggest amount yet for such a worthy cause.

Running on trails is no joke – let alone being dressed from head to toe in pink. Things are bound to get extremely muddy!

Your donation will make Murphy’s challenging runs a little bit easier and fully worthwhile.

The BRND WGN & University Ring Road Races

Apart from taking up a challenge each year in aid of Hospice Malta, Murphy is also a huge part of the BRND WGN & University Ring Road Races, an event that has been organised for quite a few years now with the scope of bringing people together through running whilst raising funds for Hospice Malta.

Be sure to follow his challenge online as he takes on 4 races but you will also meet him in the flesh at the 8th edition of the BRND WGN & University Ring Road Races on Sunday 10th March 2019. Once again the team from BRND WGN will be joining forces with Malta University Sports and Leisure to help take the event to a whole new level and to help raise even more funds for Hospice Malta.

Last year we were able to raise a whopping €4500 – can you help make this another record-breaking year?!

A little bit about Hospice Malta

Hospice Malta is a voluntary organisation, founded in 1989 which promotes and provides the highest standards of palliative care in a holistic manner for persons reaching end of life with cancer, motor neuron disease, cardiac, respiratory and renal diseases.

Presently Hospice receives an average of 60 new referrals each month. Visits by the professional team to patients and families amount to over 7,000 per year. They really need all the support they can get!

This year awareness and donations are even more appreciated since Hospice Malta is now working on the new project of St Michael’s Hospice which will evolve into an inpatient hospice unit in Santa Venera.