With the customary flag off at the Shree Kanteerava Stadium, this year’s run will look to attract the leading track and field road runners with its increased prize money and by being the fastest course on road that curves through some of the most iconic locations in the city, including the canopy of trees at Cubbon Park.
Runners will participate across five categories headlined by the Elite World 10K that attract the World's fastest athletes, the Open 10K for the committed amateurs, the 6 km Majja Run for the enthusiasts, the 4km Senior Citizens Run for participants above the age of 60 and the Champions with Disability run.
Registrations for the run open on 23rd March 2017 and will close on 13th April or till the availability of running slots for the Open 10K, while registrations for the other three categories close on the 28thof April 2017.
- Priority Line-Up for Open 10K
- Limited Quota for Women applicants without Timing Certificates
- Increased Prize money 2,05,059 USD
- Registration Fees:
- Open 10K: INR 1400
- Majja Run: INR 800
- Senior Citizens Run & Champions with Disability: INR 300
- For Registrations log on to: www.tcsworld10k.procamrunning.in
Commenting on the continued association with this run, Nagraj Ijari, Vice President & Head Tata Consultancy Services said, “We has always been a strong promoter of an active and healthy lifestyle for our employees and their families, our customers and the communities we live in. We are proud that our Fit for Life initiative, has seen more than 2.5 Million Fitness Hours Clocked this year in comparison to the 1.62 Millions hours clocked the previous year. TCS is also proudly associated with global marathons, including the Mumbai Marathon and the Bengaluru World 10K – a reflection of the culture within our organization to promote wellness and fitness.” Concluding, Mr, Ijari also shared, “As always, we are glad to be associated with the TCS World 10K as we have personally seen the inspiration it provides to the community to run.”
Re-affirming the State Governments commitment to the run, Pramodh Madhavaraj, Sports Minister, Government of Karnataka shared, “I on behalf of Karnataka appreciate the TCS Familiy’s contribution to the development of the fitness movement in the city and making Bengaluru proud of their commitment to being healthy, globally. I am happy that 24,000 people of all ages, across all categories will be participating in this year’s event. The contribution to charity has also been commendable and we complement the efforts of the people who have raised 26 crores in charity alone across the ten years, which shows that this run is not only about the sport, but also about giving. The Government of Karnataka will always extend its support to the run, this year and in the years to come.”
Encouraging the competitive spirit of the amateur runner, Procam International is continuing with a ‘priority line-up’ section in the Open 10K to allow participants to set new personal best times. Confirmed applicants will be eligible for a priority line-up on race day or be slotted in section A, if their timing certificate accompanying their application confirms a 10K finish in the last 24 months in under 00:50 minutes.Applicants can also request for a priority line-up based on their previous performances while submitting their application forms along with a valid timing certificate.
Section Start Time [HR:MN]
Section End Time [HR:MN]
|F||01:20 or Slower and charity running places without timing certificate||-|
Continuing their focus on the female runner this year, limited slots are available for women runners who do not have previous timing certificates.
Bengaluru’s homegrown superstar, Puneeth Rajkumar - who continues as the face of the event extended an open and cordial invitation to Bengaluru, to get on the streets and be part of the fastest growing fitness movement in the country. Urging the city to come together on the occasion of the run, the actor shared, “The TCS World 10 K has become synonymous with the city. It is a chance for all of us to experience the joy of running, no distance is too long and the challenge of running your first or your tenth run will always be memorable. I am proud to encourage the city to run again this year and add to your personal run stories, by contributing to your charitable organisation of choice, through the giving platforms of the event. Are we ready to BengaluRu[N]?”
Celebrating the tenth edition of the run, Vivek Singh, Joint Managing Director of Procam International, said "This year it is all about the city, the city that has committed itself to running. We are so delighted to be celebrating our tenth year of the run and we could not have found a better host city for the world’s premier 10K in the global racing calendar."Continuing on, Mr. Singh reiterated the warmth the people of Bengaluru always extend to this run, adding, “Focusing on Bengaluru, we will always be indebted to the continued support of all the city and state authorities, our sponsors, partners and the people of Bengaluru. The tenth year of a run calls for a celebration and what better way to celebrate this city than have all of you join us on the 21stof May.”
Increased Prize Money: For the tenth edition, the prize money for the prestigious 10K is USD 2,05,059 and the highest prize money for the champion at USD 26,000. An additional incentive for the elite runners breaking the course record has two attractive prize categories –Course Record Jackpot of USD 6,000 for the Elites and INR. 2,00,000 for the Indian winner for the top three finishers and a New Course Record Bonus: USD 1,000 for International Elite and INR 50,000 for the Indian Winners.
Largest Charity Platform in South India: With the TCS World 10K recognized as the highest fund-raising platform in South India, the charity drive associated with the event, is also poised for a quantum leap this year with Philanthropy Partner India Cares.For the last ten years, the TCS World 10K has raised over INR.26.33 Crore, supporting more than 300 NGOs - benefitting various causes.
Themed as the Bengaluru[N] in 2017, the TCS World 10K is all set to inspire Bengalureans to get fitter and come together as one.
Come on, BengaluRu[N]!