Ooredoo Maldives announced on Monday that 'Atholhu Run', the first virtual run held in Maldives, would be hosted across all twenty atolls on August 28.
Intended to promote a sense of unity through sport while simultaneously maintaining social distancing measures, 'Atolhu Run' will be held as part of Ooredoo's celebrations to mark fifteen successful years of operation in the country.
Twenty runners chosen to represent their atolls during the event will update social media with live photos and videos of their progress along the designated route within their respective atoll.
The run is also expected to serve as an opportunity to showcase the beautiful and varied running trails of Maldives.
"Since day one, Ooredoo Maldives has aimed to connect all communities through our nationwide network and this run also symbolises our commitment and leading role in ensuring inclusive and quality services for all", stated Acting Chief Commercial Officer of Ooredoo Maldives, Hussain Niyaz.
"While we will miss the fun crowds of Ooredoo Color Run this year, we're excited for this unique relay that will bring together runners from all corners of the Maldives".
Ooredoo Maldives also urged the general public to participate in the festivities and support runners representing their resident atoll, provided that mandatory safety regulations and social distancing measures were followed.