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Ooredoo Color Run slated for Nov 30 with exciting festivities

Fathmath Shaahunaz
16 October 2019, MVT 12:14
Children participate in the annual Ooredoo Color Run. PHOTO/OOREDOO MALDIVES
Fathmath Shaahunaz
16 October 2019, MVT 12:14

Ooredoo Maldives on Wednesday announced the exciting festivities to be held in its annual Color Run weekend, rescheduled for November 30, in the reclaimed suburb of Hulhumale'.

The telecom giant shared new updates for the run, outlining the weekend’s programmes and timings:

Ooredoo Moodhu Majaa

'Moodhu Majaa' is a new entry to the Ooredoo Color Run weekend, which entails a fun morning at the beach, with beach activities and exciting water sports. Ooredoo is partnering with cafes which will provide breakfast, and local favourites such as 'ambu majaa' and 'maskaashi' typically enjoyed by Maldivians at the beach.

November 29, 2019, from 0800 - 1000 hrs

Ooredoo Gudi Mahaasama

The kite festival will include fun displays, a kite workshop, a kite flying competition and an exciting bols race. Ooredoo stated that the aim of 'Gudi Mahaasama' is to revive the Maldivian tradition of flying kites with family and friends. Participants are not required to pre-register for the kite festival.

November 29, 2019, from 1600 - 1800 hrs

Ooredoo Color Run

Ooredoo's popular 5K aims to promote running as a fun way to achieve a healthy and active lifestyle, where runners are rewarded with a burst of colour powder at each kilometre mark. Similar to previous 5Ks, the Ooredoo Color Run is not timed, and thus "participants can choose to walk, jog, run or dance to the finish line", where they receive colour throws and finisher medals while local musicians hype up the crowds.

Ooredoo further highlighted that while only pre-registered participants will receive medals, interested runners can also join the run in white t-shirts to take part in the fun experience.

November 30, 2019, from 1530 - 1800 hrs

Ooredoo Music Festival

Following the Color Run, Ooredoo will round off the weekend with a music show, featuring fan-favourites from the Maldivian music industry including Habeys Boduberu, Mooshan, Zakittey and more.

November 30, 2019, from 2030 - 2330 hrs

Ooredoo Maldives' annual Color Run is highly popular among the public, with hundreds of people taking part in the 5K. The company also held another Color Run event in Addu earlier this year, which saw runners from the southernmost atoll as well as across the archipelago.