Registration for 2013 Dhiraagu Maldives Road Race to close June 9

Registration for the seventh annual Dhiraagu Maldives Road Race is to close on Sunday (June 9), with participants and NGOs being encouraged to use the event as a platform for fund raising.

The race, which will see participants running a single lap of the outskirts of Male’, is scheduled to start at 4:00pm on June 28 from the Raalhugandu area in the capital.

Organisers have said that runners will also compete for cash prizes during this years event, which is once again dedicated to raising awareness about child abuse prevention.

Other awards will be presented to the most successful school teams on the day, while special accolades will also be given for the fastest participants aged 45 and over.

An estimated 2,500 participants took part in last year’s race.

Participants can either register in person by submitting their registration form at Dhiraagu customer front offices or online at the event’s official website.


Artificial beach to host World Cancer Day awareness event Friday

The Cancer Society of Maldives will be hosting a number of awareness programmes and events in the capital tomorrow (February 1) to mark the occasion of World Cancer Day.

Starting from 4:00PM at the artificial beach area of Male’ with a run/walk around the capital, the non-profit organisation will also be hosting simultaneous entertainment and awareness programmes for participants of varying fitness levels throughout the evening.

The events, which will run between 4:30pm until 6:00pm, include special exercise programmes tailored for children, yoga sessions for the public and question and answer sessions on issues surrounding cancer, according to the Cancer Society of Maldives. The event will also be attended by local performing artist Unoosha, while healthy snacks and drink stalls will also be provided from stalls operating in the area.

The evening will conclude with a three hour music show starting from 9:00pm, organisers have said.