Dhiraagu Maldives Road Race is back!

After a three-year break, Dhiraagu Maldives Road Race (DMRR) is back for its 14th edition, bigger and better!

This year, participants will get the chance to enjoy a brand-new route, a Half Marathon for the first-time ever in DMRR with even more exciting activities.


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, 27 October 2023 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

  • Categories

    Participants can register for either the Half Marathon, 10K or 5K OR either the:

    • Half Marathon and 5K runs
    • 10K and 5K runs

    Please note that due to the conflicting starting times, participants cannot register for both Half Marathon and 10K runs.

    Following are the age requirements and race categories for 2023. Participants must meet the age requirement for their respective category as of the race date, 27 October 2023.

    • Please note that the online registration form will automatically restrict entry based on the date of birth and selected race category.
    • Participants running in the ‘School Under 13’ categories must be between 7-12 years as of 27 October 2023 while those participating in the ‘School Above 13’ categories must be between 13-18 years as of 27 October 2023.

  • Registration Fee
    • A fee is applicable for each registration. This includes the runners kit: T-Shirt, Race Bib with Timing Chip, String Bag & Finisher Medal.
    • Registration fees are as follows:
    • Single Race: 5K - MVR 200
      Single Race: 10K - MVR 200
      Single Race:Half Marathon - MVR 300
      Dual Race: 10K and 5K - MVR 350
      Dual Race: Half Marathon and 5K - MVR 450

    • Dhiraagu will be donating MVR 100 from each registration in equal shares amongst the endorsed partner NGOs.
    • All payments made via DhiraaguPay will get a discount of MVR 100 for each registration.
  • Special BIB Number
    Each participant can purchase a bib number of their choice for MVR 500. All proceeds from special bib number sales will be donated in equal shares amongst the endorsed partner NGOs.
  • Race Kit
    The Race Kit will include the following items:

    • Race Bib with Timing Chip
    • Event T-Shirt
    • String Bag

  • T-shirt Size Chart
  • Prize Details
    Trophies, medals, and mementos will be awarded to the winners at the award ceremony held on the event day. Winners entitled for cash prizes will receive the prize money directly to their bank account. The organising committee will contact the winners to obtain their bank account details and ensure that the prize money is transferred to the winners’ bank account within 14 working days.

    All participants who successfully complete the 5K race within 45 minutes and 10K race within 90 minutes and Half Marathon race within 180 minutes will be awarded a finisher medal and an e-Certificate of Participation. The e-Certificate of participation can be printed from the website and will be made available at a later date up on request.

    Elite professional runners attending as exhibit runners will not be eligible for the prize money.

  • Timing System
    • Winners will be selected based on rankings from the timing system.
    • An internationally recognised electronic timing system which has a transponder tag attached to the bib will be used to calculate the race timings.
    • Participants will not receive a separate timing chip.
    • Please do not bend or fold the bib tag. The bib tag is disposable and does not need to be returned.
    • Bib tag times will be considered as the official running time of each participant and stated on the race completion certificate.
  • Race Day Readiness and Safety

    • On the race day

    • Participants must be in good health and be physically prepared to run or walk to complete the race.
    • All participants should report to the start point 15 minutes prior to the race start time to be able participate in the race.
    • Prior to the starting time, all participants must be positioned behind the START/FINISH line.
    • All registered participants will receive a bib number that must be worn on race day. If any participant is not wearing a bib during the race, he/she will be considered as an intruder and will be escorted off the course.
    • The bib must be visible and worn on the front and outside of all clothing during the entire race.
    • Please fill in the necessary medical and emergency contact information on the back of the bib number. Use a pen or waterproof marker.
    • Participants must stay on the official racecourse at all times. It is the responsibility of each participant to understand the route of the racecourse. Any participant who leaves the course will be automatically disqualified.
    • • Participants must not cut off another participant during the race – if slowing down or stopping, participants must gradually move to one side of the course.

    • Your Safety

    • Participants are strongly encouraged to go for a medical examination and/or consult their medical practitioner prior to registration and before race day.
    • The use of headphones is discouraged for the safety of all participants.
    • Dhiraagu will set up a medical aid post in the event area and first aid services will be available during the event day. Ambulances will follow participants on the route and ambulance services will be available in the event area in case of an emergency.

Get Involved

Dhiraagu Maldives Road Race is the largest race held in the country, bringing people and communities together from all over the country. The race acts as a significant platform for NGOs to create awareness and raise funds for the cause.

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 2023, 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

    Registrations are scheduled to be closed at 23:59hrs on 30 August 2023 (until further notice) or may be closed at an earlier date if the number of registrations reach the maximum limit of 4,000 participants.

    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.

    Any changes to the registration or cancellations will not be accepted after 30 August 2023.

    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.

  • 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 2023 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.

    Awards for the overall winners will be based on bib tag time generated by the timing system and not gun time (hence, all participants are required to be considerate and not push participants to the sound of the gun).

    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 31 October 2023.


    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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