• 25 May 2011
    Dhiraagu Broadband Road Race scheduled for 1st July 2011
    Dhiraagu’s Broadband Road Race (BBRR) 2011 is scheduled to take place on 1st July 2011 at ‘Raalhugandu’ area.

    This will be the 5th consecutive year that BBRR is taking place and this event is conducted in association with the Athletics Association of Maldives. BBRR has been an event officially listed in the athletics annul calendar.

    This has been marked as one of the biggest annual events of Dhiraagu and the Athletics Association of Maldives. This annual event will be accompanied by live music and children’s activities.

    Dhiraagu Broadband Road Race provides a unique outlet to promote healthy lifestyle in the community and in recent years this run has been dedicated for a specific theme to promote a social cause.

    In the press conference held in Nasandra Palace Hotel, Dhiraagu Head of Marketing, Ahmed Maumoon revealed that 2011’s run is dedicated to the theme ‘Prevent Child Abuse’ as this has currently been a pressing social issue in the Maldives.

    He also revealed that Dhiraagu BBRR will be used as mode to raise awareness on prevention of child abuse and allows runners to use this as platform to support NGOs working for such causes. Dhiraagu will be working with related institutes and active NGO’s focused in this area.

    With the growing participation from various segments, two new categories have been introduced this year; under-13 category and also the resort team category.

    Besides these categories, participants can register for the professional, amateur, school and team categories. Registration is open until 25th June 2011.

    A special web portal dedicated for BBRR was launched during the press conference by the President of Athletics Association of Maldives, Mr. Maizan Ali Manik. This portal provides information on the prizes, category details, registration procedure and, route map.

    More information on Dhiraagu Broadband Road Race will be available from the link www.dhiraagu.com.mv/BBRR.

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