Local telecommunications giant Ooredoo Maldives, on Thursday, annouced the opening of its online registrations for the 'Ooredoo Atholhu Dhuvun'
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.
In order to encourage as many people to join the first of its kind nationwide 5KM run, Ooredoo has kept registrations free of charge, with an opportunity for individuals to upgrade their 'Virutal Finisher's Medla' to a physical one, with nationwide delivery.
Participants may opt to join the virtual run from their homes or from wherever they are to complete the run throughout the weekend of August 28 and 29th.
Registered runners will receive a digital BIB number and are required to upload a screenshot of the completed run route from a digital tracking application on a mobile device.
Interested participants can register for the event through the following link - http://atholhudhuvun.mv/registration
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.
"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".
The run is also expected to serve as an opportunity to showcase the beautiful and varied running trails of 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.