The participation of over 7,000 women set a new record in Maldives with Women in Management COCO Chic “Run with Us 2019” event.
The Chief Guests at the event were the Minister of Gender, Family and Social Services Shidhatha Shareef as well as the Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage, Yumna Maumoon.
Last year's “Run with Us 2018” celebrating International Women’s Day, organized by Women in Management (WIM) was an obstacle run that also broke records with more than 5000 participants.
This year’s run was also an obstacle run organized under this year’s International Women’s Day theme, “Balance for Better”. Whole the length of the run was 3.75 Kilometers, there was an obstacle at every kilometer.
Women of all ages participated in the all-women “Run with Us 2019” with the youngest participant at 2 months old and the eldest participant at 67 years old.
Various Ministries and organizations contributed to the run this year. As such, the Ministry of Gender, Family and Social Services, Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation as well as the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment endorsed the run.
The Platinum sponsor of WIM’s “Run with Us 2019” was Coco Chic. Gold sponsors of the run include VB Brothers and the Silver sponsors this year were Life Support, Alia Investments, Kumarika Hair products and FSM. NOTE cosmetics was chosen as the official Style Partner while Kellogg's was the official Nutrition Partner.
While the hosting partner of “Run with Us 2019” was the Housing Development Corporation (HDC), Medical Partner was ADK Hospital. Wellness Center by Nishy was chosen as the official Wellness Partner of this year’s run. Additionally, Print Lab is the printing partner. The Photography partner was Half Court Maldives while Beverage Partner was Minute Maid.
The Maldives Girl Guide Association as well as Unima Grand has been chosen as supporting partners for the “Run with Us 2019” event. Women in Management took note of the support from Maldives Police Service as well as Maldives National Defense Force in matters of the event, and thanked the institutions.
Women in Management have expressed that they hope that next year’s “Run with Us 2020” will see even more participants. The organization has assured that efforts will be taken to ensure that the run will take place even better in 2020.
Women in Management Maldives has noted that the participation of this many women in the run shows the power of women and their call for equality.
President of the Maldivian chapter of Women in Management Minha Faiz noted that the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is “Balance for Better 2019”. She said that the value of equality for a stable and enriched life is significant. Minha noted that the participation this many women in the run sends a strong message in the call for equality for women. She further thanked every single participant for their contribution to the run, and in generating this resounding message.
The online media partner of WIM COCO Chic “Run with Us 2019” is One Online.