FORMAT OF THE TCS WORLD 10K BANGALORE 2012
The World 10K Run for Elite Men and Women: The main draw of the day would be the 10K Run for Elite Men and Women, which also includes the Nations Challenge. With USD 170,000 as the total prize money, the event is expected to attract the cream of professional long distance runners and track & field stars from around the world.
Nation's Challenge: This is a race format within the World 10K race category, open for participation only for State athletic associations affiliated to the Athletic Federation of India and Sports Control Boards recognized by the Athletic Federation of India.
Each athletic association/sports control board can field only one team, comprising three of its best athletes - two men and one woman athlete. Participation in the Nation's Challenge will be confirmed basis the qualifying timings of the participating athletes and the finish positions of the teams will be based on the aggregate of the finish times of its respective team members. The team with the fastest aggregate finish time will be declared as the winning Nation's Challenge team and will stand to gain prize money of Rs 4.5 lakh. The second-placed team will win Rs 3.25 lakh, followed by Rs 2.15 lakh for the third teams and Rs 1.10 lakh for the fourth.
Individual winners of the separate prize fund for Indians will also be eligible for the prize money in the Nation's Challenge if they are part of the winning teams, thus increasing the quantum of their potential winnings.
Senior Citizens' Run and Wheelchair Event: These two events, meant for senior citizens and the physically challenged will be flagged off within a few minutes of each other and will cover a distance of 4 kms. Around 1500 Senior Citizens and 100 wheelchair participants, along with their escorts, are expected to take part in the two events.
The Open 10K Run: This run will be an open event for serious and amateur runners, fitness enthusiasts and sports lovers, the 10km route being the same used by the elite runners. Besides getting an opportunity to follow in their illustrious footsteps, the Open 10K Run participants will be wearing a timing chip during their run, which will give them their timing down to the split second, as well as a timing certificate recognized globally. 8,000 running places are on offer for this category.
The Corporate Challenge: To make the running experience more fulfilling and competitive for the serious corporate runner, for the first time this year there will be prize money for the top five finishers in the Corporate Challenge category. The winning team will take home Rs 65,000, with the runner-up team winning Rs 55,000.
The three-member team will need to have two men and one woman, with each member needing to complete the full distance of 10 km. The average of the net finish timings of all three runners will decide the finish positions in this category. To further enhance competition, the team which accomplishes an average finish time faster than 40 minutes will win a bonus prize of Rs 15,000.
The Majja Run: This run is targeted at every Banglorean who wants to come out on to the roads and express solidarity with the event that has put Bangalore on the world running map. Open to those above the age of 12, this run over 5.7 km encourages participants to raise money and support causes of their choice. The Majja Run has helped expose the simple joys of running to the uninitiated and inculcating a greater health & fitness awareness in the city. 14,000 running places are on offer for this category.
Partners to the Event:
Prasar Bharati - Broadcast Partner
Star Plus - Channel Partner
The Times of India - Print Partner
Standard Chartered - Financial Services Partner
BMW - Official Car
The ITC Windsor Bengaluru - Hospitality Partner
Kingfisher Premium - Good Times Partner
Nike - Running Partner
OMRON - Health Equipment Partner
TIMEX - Timing Partner
DHL- Logistics Partner
Gatorade - Sports Nutrition Partner
Radio Mirchi - Radio Partner
Fortis - Medical Partner
Harmony - Institution Partner
Bangalore Cares - Charity Partner
Registrations for the TCS World 10K Bangalore are on and will close on May 4, 2012 or until running places are filled, whichever is earlier. The official website for the TCS World 10K Bangalore is www.procamrunning.in through which online registrations can be done.
The website will also offer every participant an opportunity to purchase a personalized participation photograph through Marathon-Photos.com, the worldwide market leader in Event Photography & the Official Photographer to the Event. The website will also have a Volunteer Application Database - through which one can apply to volunteer for the Event. The website will evolve on a daily basis to include Blogs, Contests, Photos uploading etc.
The entry fee for participants living in India will be Rs 700 for the World 10K Elite Runs and the Open 10K Run and Rs 400 for the Majja Run. The entry fee for the Senior Citizens' Run will be Rs 300 and Rs 200 for the Wheelchair Event.
For international participants, the fee will be US $ 40 for the World 10K and the Open 10K Run, US $ 20 for the Majja Run and US $ 10 for the Senior Citizens' Run and Wheelchair Event. The World 10K and the Open 10K Run are compulsorily timed race categories and the entry fee will include the cost for the one-time use timing chip, which can be then retained as a memento. Entry fee for International participants also includes the cost of the chip.
The entry fee for the Corporate Challenge is Rs 3,000 per team.
Entry forms availability:
Entry forms can be downloaded from the event website www.procamrunning.in
Forms are also available at Easy Bill outlets in Bangalore, the ITC Windsor Bengaluru, Nike outlets, Bangalore Cares Office and the Sree Kanteerava Stadium.
One can apply for the Event using any one of the following modes:
Online through the event website www.procamrunning.in
Post filled entry form and requisite entry fee to P.O. Box No. 5022, Bengaluru GPO, Bengaluru-560 001.
Local Bangalore residents can also deposit their Entry Forms along with the requisite entry fees at the nearest Easy Bill outlet in Bangalore. To know the locations of Easy Bill outlets in Bangalore, please log on to www.procamrunning.in
Deposit entry forms along with requisite entry fees in the drop box located at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium at Room No. 2, Gate No. 3, Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru-560 001 (Timing: 10 am to 6 pm).
The Corporate Challenge (10 Km) application forms along with the covering letter and applicable fees need to be submitted at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Room No. 2, Gate no. 3, Bengaluru- 560 001 (timing: 10 am to 6 pm).
The Event Helpline is +91 80 41739955 and will be open from 10 am to 7 pm, Monday to Saturday.
Hugh Jones, the legendary figure in the world of marathons, winner of the London Marathon in 1982, will continue as the Race Director to the event, while Valson will be the Technical Delegate.
Following are the Go Green initiatives of the TCS World 10K Bangalore:
Online Emission Pledges to reduce the carbon footprint of TCS World 10K Bangalore 2011
Tie - Up with BMTC for dedicated bus services for the runners
Tie - Up with a Cab Service Provider for Taxi Pooling Services at Subsidized rates
Free parking for people coming by cycle to participate
TCS World 10k Bangalore Forest: A Tree in the name of every runner who supports the "Adopt a Tree Campaign"
Calculate your Footprint Kiosk will be there during the expo, wherein you come and know your own impact on the environment!
Separate bins for wet and dry waste - Request all participating to co-operate and consciously drop wet and dry waste in the respective bins
Composting of wet waste generated
Recycling of dry waste
Flex used in advertisement to be up cycled for souvenirs
It can be said with conviction that long distance running is here to stay, thanks to the stupendous success of events promoted by Procam International in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, which have transformed societies and brought in a culture of health, fitness and giving.
The city of Bangalore now wears another feather on its cap as the host city of the World's Premier 10K Run. With a strong sporting background to boast of, The TCS World 10K Bangalore will now reinforce and underscore its positioning as a sporting destination of repute.