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Ooredoo Maldives concludes 'Color Run' 2019 weekend festivities

Ahmed Aiham
01 December 2019, MVT 14:56
A participant is engulfed in colour during the Ooredoo Color Run 2019 in reclaimed suburb Hulhumale'. PHOTO: OOREDOO MALDIVES
Ahmed Aiham
01 December 2019, MVT 14:56

Local telecommunications giant Ooredoo Maldives wrapped up a weekend of "fun-filled activities" as their renowned 'Color Run' 2019 came to an end on Saturday, in reclaimed suburb Hulhumale'.

Much like previous Color Runs, Ooredoo Maldives recorded thousands of participants. PHOTO: TWITTER

The Ooredoo Color Run is a five-kilometre run which is open solely for applicants over the age of six. For each kilometre during the run, participants will be rewarded with a burst of colour powder at the ‘Color station’.

As a non-timed event, runners may walk, jog or run to the finish line, where their efforts are celebrated with colour throws, finisher medals and a music show.

Up and coming DJ Yoosuf Shadheedh (DYD) kicked off the Ooredoo Color Run Music Festival. PHOTO: TWITTER

In addition, the run features awards for the ‘Most Entertaining Runner’ and the “Runner with the Best Costume’, along with special prizes for podium finishes.

Run partner 'iRunners' tweets regarding the 'Fun Awards' by Ooredoo Maldives. PHOTO: TWITTER

As a new entry into the Color Run activities, Ooredoo introduced ‘Moodhu Ufaa’ (which loosely translates to ‘Ocean Fun’), involving events such as tug rope, a sand art competition, a bucket relay and a marble hunt.

Similar to previous instalments, Ooredoo celebrated the weekend festivities with a kite festival ‘Gudi Mahaasama’, which involves a kite crafting workshop and a competitive ‘Bols Race’.

Ooredoo Maldives conducts its 'Gudi Mahaasamaa' kite festival. PHOTO: TWITTER

This was the second Ooredoo Color Run held in 2019, with the first one held in Addu City during June.