#DMRR2024 - Coming Soon!

The 15th edition of Dhiraagu Maldives Road Race (DMRR) will take place on Friday, 25 October 2024 at Hulhumale', Maldives. 

Runners can choose to participate in either the Half Marathon, 10K or 5K races OR dual races (Half Marathon - 5K / 10K - 5K).


Are you ready for the largest run in the Maldives?

Since 2007, DMRR has set the trend of running in the Maldives.

It is the first and only international run held in the Maldives, officially registered in AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) and listed in the AIMS World Running calendar.

As the largest annual run held in the country, DMRR brings together people and communities from all over the nation and abroad.

Every step counts.

Every year, DMRR is dedicated to raising funds for a social cause and this year’s run is once again, to help protect children. Proceeds from the registration will be distributed amongst NGOs working in the area of child protection.

Key Race Information

Dhiraagu Maldives Road Race will be held in Hulhumale’. The race will commence at Central Park and will START/FINISH at the same location.

The race will take place on Friday, 25 October 2024 as per the above schedule.

Race Route

  • Start/Finish line will be the same for 5K & 10K participants. 
  • There will be 1 loop for 5K and 2 loops for 10K on the route. (Be wary of the U-turn towards the end of the route).
  • Hydration stations will be placed at every 1KM distance.

  • The Half Marathon route consists of 4 loops. 
  • Start/Finish line remains the same for Half Marathon participants.
  • Hydration stations will be placed at every 1KM distance.

5K route Virtual run-through

10K route Virtual run-through

Dhiraagu Maldives Road Race General Rules

  • General Rules

    Dhiraagu Maldives Road Race (DMRR) is organised by Dhiraagu with the support of the Athletics Association of Maldives and is registered in AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) with a World Athletics certified route.

    By signing up for DMRR, the participant agrees that Dhiraagu can post their registration details upon registration and the full race results on the website after the race.

    Dhiraagu reserves the right to modify or substitute any of these rules and regulations of DMRR from time to time as they deem fit. If there is ambiguity in any of the provisions, Dhiraagu shall be the authority to interpret and in doing so, the company will take into account the interests of all the affected participants. Any updates on the rules and regulations of the event will be notified on the official website dmrr.mv and it is the responsibility of the affected participant to keep up with any changes.

    Any further information covered under ‘Race Info’ and registration under this website is considered as part of the General Rules.

  • The Registration Process

    Registration will be made on first come, first served basis.

    Completion of the online registration confirms the participant’s agreement to abide by all the relevant rules and regulations of Dhiraagu Maldives Road Race.

    By submitting your online registration, you agree to:
       (a) that the information you have provided is true and accurate and inform Dhiraagu promptly if there are any changes to the
    information you have provided.
       (b) pay applicable non-refundable registration fees published on the website.
       (c) comply with the terms and instructions provided by the officials during DMRR.

    Upon registration of the final details, each participant will receive a confirmation email and an SMS (to all Maldivian mobile numbers) with the assigned bib number. Participants must not alter this system-generated bib number.

    In consideration of the participant’s use of DMRR website, the participant agrees to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about themselves in any registration form (such as the ‘Registration Data’).

    Dhiraagu may contact the participant from time to time by email, SMS, or phone. Any notice sent to the email address registered with Dhiraagu shall be deemed as received by the participant. If the participant provides any information that is untrue, inaccurate, obsolete, or incomplete, or Dhiraagu has grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, obsolete, or incomplete, the participant’s registration may be suspended or terminated as Dhiraagu sees fit.

    Participants are required to provide valid identification (copy of Passport, National Identity Card, Work Permit or Driving License) to Dhiraagu upon request. Identification may or may not be considered during the prize awarding ceremony, at the discretion of Dhiraagu. However, if subsequently, a winning participant is unable to provide a valid identification, or if the identification is obsolete or outdated, the participant will be disqualified; and the participant(s) with the next best timings respectively, shall be considered the winners of the race, and entitled to the prize. Any physical prize or trophy, which was awarded to the disqualified participant, must be surrendered.

    No registrations will take place on the day of the event.

    Dhiraagu will not entertain nor be in any way responsible for any disputes arising from incomplete or inaccurate entry details in the registration form.

    Dhiraagu reserves the right to cancel and/or add any race category without prior notice to the participants.

    Participants are strictly not allowed to transfer their race entries to another party or change race categories after their registrations are confirmed.

    Every participant is strictly required to wear their personal registered bib provided by Dhiraagu to each participant. If any participant had been using a bib other than his or her own registered bib, the participant will be disqualified.

    Race entries and registered bibs are not interchangeable, and cannot be assigned, transferred, or sold.

    All registered participants must collect their bib number with built-in timing device from Dhiraagu during the collection period informed by Dhiraagu. Dhiraagu will not be liable for any losses arising from the participant’s failure to collect the bib during the collection period.

    All participants are strongly advised to check their registration details from the ‘Registration Checker’ to ensure the accuracy of registration details such as name, ID and race category.

    Office/Resort Category T&Cs
    You can register for either the Open category or Office/Resort category. You cannot register for both.
    To compete in the Office/Resort category, participants must be a current employee of the office/resort that you are representing.

    You are required to enter the registered business name when applying for the Office/Resort category.

    Each team must have a total number of four (4) runners to be eligible to compete in this category. The team can be represented by only males, only females or a combination of male and female participants.

    Each runner will get a DMRR running kit which consists of a runner t-shirt, official BIB with timing chip, string bag and finisher medal.

    Multiple teams from an office/resort can register for the Office/Resort category.

    Winning teams will be chosen based on the collective race finish time of all the four (4) team members who complete within the time limit of 45 minutes.

    Route course: 5K

    Registration Fee: MVR 1,000 per team (MVR 200 discount when paid via DhiraaguPay)

    Winning Team 1st Prize: MVR 10,000
    2nd Prize: MVR 8,000
    3rd Prize: MVR 6,000

  • Event Readiness and Safety

    At all times during the event, you must follow to all instructions given by event officials.

    You acknowledge and agree that:
       (a) your participation in DMRR is voluntary.
       (b) you should only undertake the categories which is suitable for your fitness level.
       (c) you must monitor your physical condition prior to and during the Event.
       (d) you will not do anything which may cause injury to you or any third party during the event.
       (e) you will not cause harassment or carryout any illegal activities during the event.

    Dhiraagu reserves the right to refuse entry to the Event or ask you to cease the participation if:
       (a) if you fail to comply with the instruction given by event officials and/or the terms
       (b) you attempted to participate or acting in a manner that Dhiraagu reasonably believes that you may cause harm to you or other participants or may damage or harm the properties or is likely to cause offence.
       (c) you are unfit to participate in the event.
       (d) if you have been using another participant bib or if you have provided false information to Dhiraagu.
       (e) DMRR is a single use plastic free event. All participants are advised to bring their reusable water bottles. Hydration stations will be placed at every 1Km distance at the race date.

  • Winner Selection and Awarding of Prizes & Certificates

    From the participants who complete the run in compliance with the terms, prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers from each category. A participant may get two (2) prizes, if they win from two (2) categories.

    The sole responsibility of knowing and following the route and racecourse rests with each participant. No adjustments in times or results shall be made for participants who fail to follow the proper route or racecourse for any reason.

    Dhiraagu is not responsible for lost bibs.

    Runners are required to line up according to their bib colours which are based on their season’s personal best timings selected during DMRR registration.

    Awards for Open category & School Above 13 category winners will be based on gun time to comply with the World Athletics Technical Rule 19.24 & 19.25. It is the responsibility of the participant to ensure that they are at the line up according to their bib colours.

    Awards for School Under 13 category winners will be based on bib tag time. Hence, participants of the School Under 13 category are not required to line up at the front.

    The announced winners must report to the judges’ zone with their bib and may need to present a valid identification (such as valid Passport, National Identity Card, Work Permit or Driving License) for verification purposes.

    All participants who successfully complete the 5K race within 45 minutes, 10K race within 90 minutes and 21K within 180 minutes will be awarded a race completion medal at the finish line and an e-Certificate of Participation. The e-Certificate of Participation can be printed from the website and will be made available on a date soon after the race (which will be announced later). The e-Certificate of Participation is not entitled to participants who, are unable to complete the race before the cut-off time, are disqualified, do not complete the race, or otherwise do not comply with the rules.

    Any disputes and appeals with regard to winner selection must be made within two hours after results are published on dmrr.mv or immediately after the award ceremony to the ‘Appeals Tent’ placed at the event location, whichever is earlier, failing which Dhiraagu reserves the right not to entertain any disputes or appeals thereafter.

    Any disputes or appeals regarding all other matters concerning the race must be submitted in writing (including electronic mail), addressed to the following address within 4 days after the event day. Dhiraagu reserves the right not to entertain any dispute or appeal after the set date, which will be announced once registrations are open for DMRR 2024. 


    Attention of Race Director, Dhiraagu Maldives Road Race
    Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun Plc, Ameenee Magu,
    P.O Box 2802, Male’ Maldives

    Email Address

    [email protected]

  • Display Advertisements

    Participants can display advertisements or brands that support a social cause on their race attire. Such social causes should be compliant with socially acceptable standards, customs, laws, and regulations of the Maldives.

    When fixing advertisements on t-shirts, participants must ensure that the bib number is clearly visible.

    Advertisements must not include those representing or promoting any companies who are in competition with Dhiraagu or any of their products and services.

    It is strictly forbidden at the event to express or disseminate any insulting, racist, xenophobic, sexist, religious, political, or other illegal/ prohibited messages or otherwise be in possession of any such materials.

  • Other Terms

    Dhiraagu reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the event at any time without prior notice to the participant, in which case the Dhiraagu will make an effort to inform the participant prior to the date of the event. If the event has to be cancelled, Dhiraagu shall not be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

    You acknowledge and agree that Dhiraagu may use any information provided by you for the following purposes:
       (a) For processing your registrations
       (b) For tracking your progress in the event;
       (c) To publish information relating to your participation in the event, including your timings;
       (d) To comply with the applicable laws;
       (e) To provide you medical assistance during the Event.

    Dhiraagu reserves the right to limit and/or refuse entry to the event and/or other programme(s), event(s), talk(s), demonstration(s) or any other activities involving the company and the event sponsors without giving any reason and/or notice.

    To obtain endorsement by DMRR, all NGOs and charitable organisations must seek the approval of Dhiraagu to take part in any fund- raising project or awareness campaigns (on the event theme ‘Child Protection’), and in using DMRR as a platform. Please contact Dhiraagu for further details and refer to information under the ‘Get Involved’ section.

    Dhiraagu will not be responsible for any loss and/or damage, personal or otherwise, to the belongings of participants.

    While every reasonable precaution will be taken by the Dhiraagu to ensure the safety of participants, participants run solely at their own risk and Dhiraagu will not be responsible or held liable for any injury or death howsoever arising from training for, during, or after participation in the Event.

    A participant must retire from the race immediately, if required to do so by any member of the official medical staff, judges, and/or security officers.

    Dhiraagu reserves the right to disqualify any participant who acts in violation to the terms.

    DHIRAAGU shall not have any liability to you, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss of profit, loss of business, or for any special, indirect, or consequential loss arising under or in connection with the terms.

    DHIRAAGU’s aggregate liability under the terms shall in no event exceed the applicable registration fees paid by you.

    If any provision in this terms shall be held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, in whole or in part, the provision shall apply with whatever deletion or modification is necessary so that the provision is legal, valid and enforceable and gives effect to the commercial intention of the Parties; and to the extent it is not possible to delete or modify the provision, in whole or in part, under this clause then such provision or part of it shall, to the extent that it is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, be deemed not to form part of this terms and the legality, validity and enforceability of the remainder of this terms shall, subject to any deletion or modification made under this clause not be affected.

    The terms are governed by the laws of Maldives. the Parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Maldivian Courts.

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