Procam International announces readiness for TCS W10K
Procam International announces readiness for TCS World 10K Bangalore 2013
Stage set for 22,817 participants
Bangalore, May 15, 2013
Procam International, promoters of the TCS World 10K Bangalore 2013, today announced their preparedness to host the 6th edition of the World's Premier 10K Run in the TCS World 10K Media Centre at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium.
Jt. MD, Procam International, Vivek B Singh, Race Director Hugh Jones, Medical Director Dr. Vivek Jawali of Fortis Hospitals and AFI Technical Delegate David Premnath announced the various measures and facilities put into place to facilitate the smooth conduct of the event and give the participants a satisfying running experience.
To ensure that all participants run in the best weather conditions possible, the start times of all races have brought forward by around 40 minutes for this edition.
The first race of the day will be the World 10K Elite race for foreign and Indian men and will be flagged off from inside Kanteerava Stadium at 6.30 am. The 4.3 km Senior Citizens Run, with 712 participants, will then follow at 6.40 am, with the World 10K Elite Race for foreign and Indian women being flagged off at 7.15 am.
The 10K Challenge, which includes the Nike College Face-off and the DHL Corporate Challenge will be flagged off at 7.18 am, followed by the Open 10K for 10,652 participants at 7.20 am. 28 colleges will feature in the College Face-off and 88 teams will compete in the Corporate Challenge.
The 4.3 km event for the Champions With Disability, with 555 participants, will be flagged off at 8.10 am, with the 10,458 Majja Run participants being set off at 8.40 am. In between, at 8.20 am, 11 corporate head honchos will participate in the 400m CEO's Dash on the synthetic track.
Other than the World 10K for Elite Men & Women and the CEO's Dash, all other events will finish on road outside the stadium through Gate 1.
Medical Partner Fortis Hospitals will ensure that every participant has a safe and healthy run and have made elaborate arrangements for the same. There will be two base medical stations inside the Kanteerava Stadium complex and three medical stations along the route. Six fully equipped ambulances will be pressed into service and manning all these will be a total of 150 medical personnel including doctors, physiotherapists and nurses. There will also be doctors patrolling the race route.
There will be one Base Camp at the Finish of the World 10K, which will have around 5 beds, 750 litres of water, 100 kgs of ice in cube form, Enerzal, 5 tables with drapes, first aid kits, medicines, relief sprays etc.
The second base camp will be at the Finish of the other races and will have around 30 beds with increase quantities of all of the above.
Each of the three medical stations along the route will have 500 litres of water, 150kgs of ice, Enerzal, 2 tables with drapes, first aid kits, relief sprays etc.
To keep all participants sufficiently hydrated there will be 8 water stations along the route, from where around 60,000 litres of water will be distributed. There will also be two Energy Drink stations, which will distribute around 12,000 tetra packs of Enerzal to the participants. There will also be two orange stations from where oranges will be distributed, besides two cool sponge stations.
Besides these arrangements, there would be nearly sufficient Law & Order and Traffic Police on Race Day to prevent any untoward incidents. Their efforts would be supplemented by 500 private security guards and around 1000 volunteers.
Procam International has always ensured that thorough cleanup drives are conducted immediately after the event to restore the roads to the condition they were in prior to the event.
There will be a deferred live telecast of the event between 7.00 am and 10.00 am on Star Plus and Doordarshan Sport.