Bengaluru, 12 July 2023: Tata Consultancy Services World 10K Bengaluru continues to serve as a testament to the power of sport, community and philanthropy. The landmark 15th edition on 21st May surpassed expectations as Bengaluru’s streets pulsated with vibrant energy to #ComeAlive with 27,000 participants, the fastest elite field and a lasting social impact.

Central to the success of the philanthropic endeavour was the invaluable partnership with aidbees, the philanthropy partner that empowered 80 NGOs, corporates, individuals and runners to raise INR 2.72 crores for a multitude of causes. TCS World 10K Bengaluru has united the community in a common goal that benefits over 1 lakh less fortunate people every year.  Strengthening the legacy as South India’s largest Sporting Platform, the event has now collectively raised INR 51.88 crore since the inception of the race in 2008.

Dinesh Gundu Rao-Hon’ble Minister, Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Karnataka, said “It gives me great pleasure to be a part of this wonderful event which has become a landmark race in Bengaluru. Bengaluru is known for many things and the TCS World 10k has also played its part in putting Bengaluru on the world map. As the Health Minister I appreciate the importance of good health and physical activity is a very important  part of that. This event brings people together to think about a fit and active lifestyle. Furthermore to use the event, as a philanthropic platform is a great initiative. I am personally thinking about taking part in the race next year.”

Sunil Deshpande, Region Head, TCS Bengaluru, said “This year’s TCS World 10K Bengaluru was a truly remarkable experience, with a record 27,000+ participants gathering to showcase their indomitable spirit and enthusiasm for the race. We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who participated and contributed to making the event such a resounding success. The TCS World 10K embodies TCS’ values of excellence, resilience, and togetherness, and is an endeavor to inspire people to believe in themselves and thrive to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Furthermore, the TCS World 10K is driven by a strong commitment to championing important social causes. TCS as an organization is dedicated to creating a lasting and positive change in the community through collaborative efforts with our partners. Headstreams continued to be our charity partner this year and we wish them all the success. Moving forward, we remain resolute in our goal to continue uniting the community whilst creating a positive impact through sports, and look forward to creating a new record at the TCS World 10K Bengaluru next year.”

In this edition, 80 NGOs benefitted in support of Child Welfare, Community Development, Disability, Education, Environment & Animal Welfare, Girl Child & Women Welfare & Empowerment, Health, and Human Rights, Mobility Aids for the Disabled, Water conservation and Support for the Elderly among other causes.

Rashmie Kumar, Founder Director, aidbees, said “This was our debut year of association with the World’s Premier 10K as the Philanthropy Partner. I’m ecstatic that we touched dream numbers in the form of 100+ participating individuals, 80+ NGOs and 29+ Corporates. We at aidbees hope that this milestone, becomes the stepping stone for a long-lasting association for larger social good and the funds raised impact many more people in need!”

Naarayan TV, CMO, IDFC FIRST Bank, said “Marathons have gained popularity over the years as a celebration of a city. IDFC FIRST Bank’s association with TCS World 10K resonates with one of the Bank’s core pillars – Social Good. IDFC FIRST Bank has partnered with programs across education, health & sanitization and entrepreneurship & livelihood.  IDFC FIRST Bank’s theme for the marathons across major cities is the #JourneyToTheStart, which hopes to inspire people to start their fitness, financial and philanthropic journeys. Marathons act as a platform to bring both people and NGOs on one platform, touching lives of the people positively.”

Major General Ravi Murugan, AVSM-GOC Karnataka, Kerala and Sub Area, Indian Army, said “It is a great privilege for me to be here as part of a cause that is so worthy. I am from Bengaluru and I have been associated with the run for a very long time. One thing that has remained constant in long distance running is the commitment to fitness. Furthermore it epitomises commitment to self discipline and self belief. The presence of so many people at the TCS World 10K is testament to the spirit of giving and the strength of community. Kudos to all the partners who have made this event possible over the years.”


  • 7 NGOs have raised INR 10+ lakhs each.
  • In the Kindness Ambassadors category, four individuals raised over INR 5 lakhs each for 4 different NGOs.
  • Amongst the top corporate contributors, Atkins (member of SNC- Lavalin Group) has contributed INR 18 lakhs for Right To Live- Kote Foundation and Informatica Business Solutions contributed INR 13.90 lakhs for Smile Foundation, with the total contributed by Companies being INR 1,00,37,500/-
  • 8 Young Leaders have cumulatively raised INR 11,98,919.

Vivek Singh, Joint Managing Director, Procam International, said, “My brother Anil and I could not have envisaged for a better 15th edition of the TCS World 10K Bengaluru.  With the unwavering support of all our partners, government authorities, athletic bodies and our runners -, the event stands for everything good! Kudos to the efforts put in by all our fundraisers and the team at aidbees. We are privileged that the event has instilled a remarkable sense of community and created a positive impact through giving.”



  1. Right To Live – Kote Foundation – INR 27,63,569
  2. Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care– INR 18,45,351
  3. Each One Educate One Foundation- INR 15,92,868


  1. Atkins (Member of SNC Lavalin Group) – INR 18,00,000
  2. Informatica Business Solution Pvt. Ltd. – INR 13,90,000
  3. Karma Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd – INR 7,27,500

Highest Corporate Fundraiser- Balasubramaniam M (Cisco India) – 2,56,890.24


  • Highest Fundraiser & Kindness Champion (Raising a minimum of INR 10 Lakhs)
    • Gautham CB for Neonates Foundation of India at INR 10,07,480
  • 2nd Highest Fundraiser & Kindness Ambassador (Raising a minimum of INR 5 lakhs)
    • Usha Baliga for Bangalore Kidney Foundation at INR 7,07,402
  • 3rd Highest Fundraiser Sudhir Shetty for VEER RATNA FOUNDATION at INR 709436
  • 4th Highest Fundraiser MANISHA KHOSLA for Bhumi at 680680.42
  • 5th Highest Fundraiser Patrick Pitchappa for Odisha Rising Foundation at 518534.44

YOUNG LEADERS (individuals below the age of 18 years)

  1. Ishaan Gwalani aged 9 years raised INR 2,00,961 for Shrimad Rajchandra Love & Care
  2. PV Sricharan, 6 years old raised INR 1,77,384 for Each One Educate One
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