Coca-Cola has been named the title sponsor of “RuninAddu” marathon organized by the Total Fitness Group (TFG). In an Event held last Saturday both the parties signed an agreement making the Coca-Cola company the main sponsor of the “RuninAddu” event. The national airline – Maldivian, Maldives Ports Limited, Gan International airport, Sonee Sports and Print lab are also signed partners of the RuninAddu event
TFG officials said that this event is the largest event hosted by TFG out of Male’. “RuninAddu” marathon is planned in a way that marathoners kick off their run in front of the Convention Centre, in Hithadhoo the capital island of Addu city. They will run through four inhabited islands including Hithadhoo, Maradhoo, Maradhoo-Feydhoo, Feydhoo and finally the island of Gan (the former British naval base), where they will take a U-turn back towards the finishing point, the Convention Centre in Hithadhoo.
‘RuninAddu” marathon is scheduled to be held on 16th September 2017 with a total of 300 participants. A special campaign on reducing the number of accidents occurring in the Addu link road will also take place during the event. The slogan of the marathon has also been set as “Break your speed” in reference to the campaign mentioned earlier.
CEO of TFG, Zinaan, says that this is one of the largest marathons held in Maldives in history and that the participants will run an approximate distance of 42 kilometers. Zinaan also mentioned that several events will take place throughout the marathon which will showcase the beautiful nature and culture of Addu city.
Many other activities are also planned along with this event. TFG officials highlighted that an Expo is scheduled to commence on 15th September regarding the marathon and a Special ‘walk” for the elderly and a Kids’ Run are also events that come along with the “RuninAddu” event.