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Maldives Marathon 2023

The Maldives Long Run


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Destination: Malé and Maafushi, Maldives
Departure date: 05 December, 2023
Race date: 08 December, 2023
Return date: 16 December, 2023
Trip duration: 12 days, 9 nights


1650 €  - traveler package
1670 €  - 5k registration fee included
1670 €  - 10k registration fee included
1680 €  - half marathon registration fee included
1680 €  - marathon registration fee included


The travel arrangement includes

  • air transportation from Belgrade with all taxes covered and checked baggage up to 20kg
  • 2 nights with breakfast at the Beach Grand*** hotel in Malé in 1/2 and 1/2+1 rooms
  • 7 nights with breakfast at the Arena Beach**** hotel on Maafushi Island in 1/2 and 1/2+1 premium rooms, with a balcony and a seaside view
  • boat transfer from Malé to Maafushi and back to Malé
  • race registration (optional extra)
  • organizational costs
  • guided tour
  • Optional extras

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  • travel insurance (25 €)
  • sports insurance (75 €)
  • possibility to upgrade to half board for 7 nights at Arena Beach hotel (100 €)
  • About Maldives

    The Maldives are the ultimate #hashtag for a real-life paradise. They are the epitome of breathtaking beauty, often hailed as one of the most stunning destinations on the planet.When we talk about a paradise on Earth, we envision warm turquoise waters, endless summers, soft white sand caressing our feet, the soothing melody of ocean waves, and clear blue skies… It’s a synonym for pure indulgence and experiencing limitless bliss amidst awe-inspiring natural splendor, pristine beaches, and captivating exotic allure the moment you step foot on this heavenly archipelago.The Maldives, an Asian island nation scattered across the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean, consists of a cluster of around 1200 islands, mostly of volcanic origin. These magnificent islands were born from the fiery depths of volcanic activity, resulting in their unique formation. Situated southwest of India’s southern tip and 700 km away from Sri Lanka, they offer an idyllic escape.While you’re in the Maldives, there’s one experience you absolutely cannot miss: diving. It adds an extra touch of wonder to your journey. Whether you choose to swim alongside playful dolphins or have an up-close encounter with majestic sharks, the underwater realm will enchant you. Picture vibrant coral reefs, the remains of sunken ships, and a kaleidoscope of colorful fish, all enticing you to dive into the water and embark on a quest to find Nemo. For those who prefer staying above the water, the warm breeze and calm seas provide the perfect conditions for various water sports like surfing, sailing, and more.But if you’re in the mood for a laid-back summer tale, imagine finding solace in the shade of palm trees, sipping ice-cold coconut water, immersing yourself in crystal-clear turquoise seas, and letting the rhythmic sound of waves wash away all your worries. It’s an experience that nourishes your soul and brings you true peace and tranquility.Sounds like the embodiment of summer dreams, right?Prepare to set sail, hoist the anchors, and embark on a new adventure and journey that you’ll be eager to share with everyone you meet.

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    The Maldives Long Run

    The Maldives Marathon is a runner’s paradise amidst the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.Dive into the world of running in the Maldives, where islands blend with the endless horizon, creating the perfect backdrop for your running adventure. The Maldives Marathon offers an ultimate experience that will captivate you with the authenticity of this oceanic paradise.The race begins early in the morning, as the first rays of sunlight illuminate the infinite blue horizon. With the gentle sounds of waves lapping the shore, your running adventure starts from Hulhumale Park, surrounded by white sandy beaches and palm trees, creating your very own slice of running paradise.The course takes you through picturesque parts of the island and lagoons, where you’ll relish the view of coral reefs and crystal-clear waters reflecting vibrant exotic fish, offering moments of extraordinary inspiration as you conquer each kilometer step by step.The Maldives Marathon caters to different distances for all types of runners. Whether you opt for the full marathon, half marathon, 10K, or 5K, your running adventure will reach its peak.Once you cross the finish line and earn your well-deserved medal, take a moment to relax in the endless blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Immerse yourself in the ocean and wholeheartedly embrace that moment of happiness just for yourself. Savor refreshing coconut water and indulge in a beachside massage to rejuvenate and unwind your body.The route is predominantly flat, providing ideal conditions for you to relax and enjoy your run.If you’re ready, we’ll be waiting for you at the starting line!To learn more about the race, please visit the organizer’s website. The race starter kit includes:

    • bib number with chip
    • finisher medal
    • event t-shirt
    • goodie bag
    • photo service
    • medical assistance
    • drink stations / nutrition stations
    • gifts from the sponsors

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    Beach Grand Spa hotel***The Beach Grand Spa Hotel*** is located in Malé, on Hulhumale Beach. Accommodation in this hotel is reserved for only two nights, and after the race, we will be staying on Maafushi Island in the premium rooms of Arena Beach Hotel****.The location of Beach Grand Spa Hotel is an excellent starting point for many popular places and activities such as diving, snorkeling, or windsurfing.All rooms are clean and tidy, and our service includes bed and breakfast in 1/2 and 1/2+1 rooms.To learn more about the hotel, please click here.

    Arena Beach hotel****The luxurious Arena Beach Hotel**** is located right on the beach of Maafushi Island, known for its powdery white sand, crystal-clear water, and breathtaking sunsets. It has everything you need for the vacation you’ve always dreamed of.The location of this hotel is an excellent starting point for many popular places and activities such as diving, snorkeling, or windsurfing.All rooms are modern and elegantly decorated, and our service includes 7 nights with breakfast in premium 1/2 and 1/2+1 rooms with a sea view and balcony.What you will particularly enjoy is the hotel’s beachfront restaurant, as well as loungers with a pool and a rooftop whirlpool.You can read more about the hotel here.


    Travel itinerary and program

    Tuesday, 05 December 2023

    Day 1: Belgrade – Maldives

    Group meeting at Nikola Tesla Airport two hours before the flight.
    Check-in and completion of customs and passport formalities.
    13:15h – Departure to the Maldives on Flydubai airline (flight number FZ1746/FZ1025).
    Transit in Dubai.

    Wednesday, 06 December 2023

    Day 2: Maldives

    7:15h – Arrival in Malé in the morning.
    Transfer to Beach Grand Hotel*** and check-in.
    The rest of the day is free to enjoy the tropical paradise.

    Thursday, 07 December 2023

    Day 3: Maldives

    We are enjoying the beauty of the Maldives, the warm turquoise sea, swimming with dolphins, riding in glass-bottom boats, and sipping cold coconut water on the most beautiful beaches in the world.
    We are getting acquainted with the rich culture of this island and learning all about the relaxed way of life of the local people.

    Picking up race kits at the Expo Center. 

    Friday, 08 December 2023

    Day 4: Maldives The Long Run

    Group departure to the starting zone.
    01:30h – Marathon start
    04:30h – Half marathon start
    05:30h – 10K race start
    06:30h – 5K race start

    During the day, a boat transfer will be organized from Malé to Maafushi Island, where our hotel, Arena Beach 4****, is located.
    Check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay.

    Saturday 09 December to Friday 15 December 2023

    Days 5 to 11: Maldives!

    We continue to explore Maldives.
    We anticipate a lot of rest and relaxation on Maafushi Island and at the hotel beach. 
    Optional tours or excursions which will be organized on site. 
    On Day 11, transfer to the Malé airport in the evening.
    11:30 PM: departure from Maldives (flight number FZ1570/FZ1745 with transit in Dubai)

    Saturday, 16 December 2023

    Day 12: Belgrade

    12:15 PM – expected arrival time in Belgrade. End of program. 

    Important note: this is a tentative itinerary/plan and exact times of flights are subject to change. All changes will be posted on our website in a timely manner. 

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    Important notes

    • this trip is being organized by Rapsody Travel (Licence number:OTP 124/2021 A), so please make sure to familiarize yourself with their terms and conditions here.
    • we accept payments only in RSD (dinars), and all our prices are converted to RSD by using the middle exchange rate of the National Bank of Serbia, by following the instructions you will receive after applying for the trip
    • you can split your payment into installments, with first payment having to be a minimum of 60,000 RSD, while the remaining payments must be completed no later than 05 November 2023
    • the reservation is considered successful only after the first payment and until that time the prices are subject to change
    • if you do not specify any preferences regarding people you will be sharing a room with, we will put you in a room with person(s) we determine would be most appropriate, taking into account gender, age, city, club, company, but we are obligated to note that it can be a person of any gender if there are no other solutions
    • the race and the trip itself are both subject to Covid 19 regulations and decisions and conditions made by the authorities with jurisdiction on each element of the trip.
    • before your trip, please familiarize yourself with the current government Covid guidelines by visiting this website.



    Optional extras
    T-shirt size*