Ooredoo Maldives, on Friday, successfully hosted its color run in Addu City with over 2,000 participants.
Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment Ahmed Mahloof and Addu City Mayor Abdulla Sodiq inaugurated the event at 1600 hrs from Hithadhoo Stage Area.
Ooredoo's Assistant Manager of Public Relations Noora Ibrahim Zahir stated that the event received an exceptional response from the people of Addu.
Despite initially estimating that 1,000 runners would participate, Noora revealed that several individuals hoping to participate in the Color Run reached out even after applications closed. As a result, the rules were later altered to allow anyone wearing a white T-shirt to participate.
The Ooredoo Color Run is a five-kilometre run open solely for applicants over the age of six. Each kilometre covered during the run was rewarded with a burst of colour powder at the colour station. As the run was not a timed event, participants were free to walk, jog or run to the finish line, where their efforts were celebrated with colour throws, finisher medals and a music show.
A 'Gudi Mahaasamaa' (Kite Festival) was also held on Friday morning from 0800 hrs to 1000. The event involved several activities such as kite flying, kite making workshops, children's games and a special display by Maldives Police Services.
Ooredoo Color Run in Addu was supported by a team of partners which included Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment, Unix Sporting, Addu City Council, Maldives Police Service, Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF), Maldives Ports Limited (MPL), Island Aviation, Equator Village, Addu Medicity, HK Rentals, Note Cosmetics, eHUB, One Degree, Buruzu Catering, WAMCO Addu, Fenaka Corporation Limited and Addu Live.
The previous two editions of Ooredoo Color run were hosted in the reclaimed suburb of Hulhumale'.