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TfG announces marathon for women – Raninrun

Wellness centre TfG (Total Fitness Group) has announced plans to organize a marathon, Raninrun, to promote exercise and healthy lifestyle among women.

Raninrun is scheduled to be held on March 1.

The title sponsor of the event is Care Society – the first time for an NGO to be assigned title sponsor of such an event reports TfG.

Speaking during the launching ceremony of Raninrun last Saturday night, CEO of TfG, Hussain Zinan stressed the importance of financial contributions to NGO’s such as Care Society.

He announced 20 per cent of the registration fee, as well as 26 per cent of the contributions from the sale of t-shirts for the event, will go directly to Care Society.

  • Registration fee: MVR 154
  • T-shirt: MVR 150

CEO of TfG, Hussain Zinan speaks during the launching ceremony of TfG’s Care Society Raninrun 2019 on February 2, 2019. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Zinan noted that despite being the largest NGO in the Maldives and its valuable contribution to promoting the rights of people with disabilities, women and children in the Maldives, Care Society remains dangerously underfunded.

He pledged the assistance of TfG to Care Society.

“We are committed to doing everything in our power to have the name of Care Society heard and recognized by the public,” said Zinan.

Chairman of Care Society, Thoha Saleem expressed appreciation for being selected as title sponsor of Raninrun.

He thanked TfG on behalf of Care Society and the people it provides assistance to for the organization’s decision to select Care Society as title sponsor instead of a commercial business.

Thoha, too, stressed the challenges the NGO faces in providing its services in face of dire financial constraints.

RANINRUN – EVERYTHING WOMEN

Launching ceremony of TfG’s Care Society Raninrun 2019 on February 2, 2019. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

‘Ranin’ is a highly regarded form of address for women.

Everything about the marathon – from organization to participation and everything in between – will be carried out by women, reports Head Running Coach of TfG, Shazna Mohamed.

Shazna said the 7 km marathon is designed to promote health and wellness among women.

Head Running Coach of TfG, Shazna Mohamed speaks during the launching ceremony of TfG’s Care Society Raninrun 2019 on February 2, 2019. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

TfG is offering training for all participants of the marathon in preparation of the event.

Shazna has asked participants who wish to receive training to contact the TfG headquarters.

Award-winning TT player and Master Trainer at TfG, Mueena Mohamed, too, spoke of the importance of health and fitness for women.

Mueena noted the habit of women using motorcycles to travel from one place to another in the small city of Male’, and urged woman to opt for walking or riding bicycles instead.

CFO of Sun Media Group, Aishath Rageeba (L) signs agreement as online media partner during launching ceremony of TfG’s Care Society Raninrun 2019 on February 2, 2019. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Raninrun will be held on March 1 in Hulhumale’. Registration is now open for total 1,000 participants. Further information regarding the marathon is available from TfG’s website.

Sun Online is the official online media partner of Raninrun.

Full details are available at the link below:

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