Maldives Half Marathon 2023 concludes with great success

Maldives, 11th March 2023

The Maldives Half Marathon, powered by HDC, took place on 11th March 2023 at Hulhumalé Running Track, Maldives.

"As a runner and a human being, I feel it's my responsibility to not only continuously challenge myself but also to protect the environment from human impact as much as i can. Running in the Maldives Half marathon 2023 is not just about an amazing experience and achieving a personal milestone, but also about raising awareness and funds to protect the beautiful reefs of Maldives and the world. Let us always run for a cause and make a difference!" Milind Soman, International Event Ambassador. 

The event witnessed the participation of over 1500 runners, wheelchair participants, and in-line skaters, making it a great success. For the first time in the Maldives, a separate race category was made for 20 wheelchair participants, with the help of the Human Rights Commission of Maldives (HRCM) and the Maldives Association for Persons with Disabilities (MAPD). The in-line skating race participation doubled this year, with over 150 participants from all skating clubs in the Maldives. The Half Marathon, Tough Ten, and Fifteen K categories had over 400 finishers, making it a great achievement for the participants. The Fun Run and KidsMile had over 600 finishers, with participation from all running clubs in the Maldives. The event witnessed a huge crowd of supporters, cheering and encouraging the participants and making the atmosphere fun and lively. The 5K Fun Run was graced by the High Commissioner of India to the Maldives His Excellency Munu Mahawar and the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to the Maldives His Excellency Rear Admiral S. M. Abul Kalam Azad. 

"The 2nd Edition of the Maldives Half Marathon saw runners from 24 countries participate, making it one of the biggest international events that we have organized so far. I am excited and encouraged by the involvement and support of foreign diplomatic Missions in the Maldives, and I personally congratulate High Commissioner of India H.E. Munu Mahawar and High Commissioner of Bangladesh H.E. Rear Admiral S. M. Abul Kalam Azad for finishing the 5K Fun Run. I would like to thank all the sponsors, partners and participants for the support to make this event a huge success." Race Director Hussain Shujau. 

The event was powered by Housing Development Corporation as the main sponsor, along with Silver Sponsors - STELCO and AFCONS, Banking Partner - Maldives Islamic Bank, Nutrition Partner - Yoga Bar, Consulting Partner - Alitho Investments, International Timing Partner - Run Buddies, Official Travel Partner - 26 Atolls, Entertainment Partner - Vaancho Entertainment, Photography Partner - Wink A Pic, Hydration Partner - Taza, Official DJ - DJ Thothy, Coffee Partner - Family Room Coffee, Community Partner - Ghiyasuddin International School, NCD Partner - Diabetes Society of Maldives, Charity Partners - Save The Beach and Maldives Whale Shark Research Program, Volunteer Partner - JCI Maldives, Running Partner - irunners, Inclusion Partners - Human Rights Commission of Maldives and MAPD, NCD Partner Diabetes Society of Maldives. 

The event was organized by Move Maldives and supported by the High Commission of India, Athletics Association of Maldives, Shawarma, Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Health Protection Agency, and Maldives Police Service.

The organizers expressed their gratitude towards all the sponsors and partners who have supported this event and made it possible. The event was a great success and has set a new benchmark for similar events in the Maldives.

For more information about the event and the organizers, please email Move Maldives.

Hussain Shujau, 
Move Maldives, 

Last updated Tue, 14 Mar 23 11:06:02 +0500
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