Bengaluru, 17th May 2023: Procam International, promoters of the Tata Consultancy Services World 10K Bengaluru, highlighted arrangements in place for the landmark 15th edition that will witness 27,000+ participants #ComeAlive on the Boomerang-shaped route on Sunday, 21st May 2023.
Race Director Hugh Jones spoke about the route to the media on Wednesday “Bengaluru is always a compact race. This city is always changing, and the run is unique because of the gradient that allows runners to make ground in the first 8 kilometers of the race, however the last 2 kilometers is where the winners will be determined. The road segment is often the most eventful segment of the run, and I am looking forward to seeing who emerges victorious.”
Dr Priya Shreedharan, Director, Medical Operations, Fortis Hospitals Bengaluru, outlined the medical facilities available for the participants. “We have left no stone unturned to ensure that we are prepared for the event. We will have a robust team present, including doctors, physiotherapists and paramedics. We will also have medical stations strategically placed across the course and an intensive care unit as well.”
Vivek Singh, Jt MD, Procam International, also spoke on the occasion. He expressed his excitement on being back in Bengaluru for yet another edition of the TCS World 10K. “This event has woven itself into the fabric of not just Bengaluru but across India. We have come such a long way from when we started. The most inspiring thing is the coming together of stakeholders across the board, whether it’s the Government of Karnataka, Bengaluru Police, Karnataka Athletic Association, Fortis or any of our numerous partners, to make this run a tremendous experience for the participants,” he said.
Also present during the event were, A Rajavelu, Honorary Secretary, Karnataka Athletic Association, Mandar Pandya, Vice President and Head of Operations, Procam International and P.N. Sankaran, Director of Operations, Procam International.
The 15th edition of the TCS World 10K Bengaluru start and finish lines across categories:
|Race Category||Start Time||Start Location||Finish Location|
|Open 10K||5:30am||Inside Stadium||Outside Stadium|
|World 10K Women||7:10am||Inside Stadium||Inside Stadium|
|World 10K Men||8:00am||Inside Stadium||Inside Stadium|
Champions with Disability &
Sr. Citizen Run (4.2k)
|8:05am||Inside Stadium||Outside Stadium|
|Majja Run (5k)||8:50am||Inside Stadium|
A record 27,000+ runners:
|TCS WORLD 10K 2023|
|World 10KM Elite||57||41||98|
|Senior Citizens Run (SCR)||760||321||1081|
|Champions With Disability (CWD)||369||246||615|
Runners who have birthdays on race day
55 men and 21 women share their birthday on race day
RACE DAY ARRANGEMENTS
Procam constantly strives to make the event both enjoyable and memorable for the runners.
ARRANGEMENTS BY MEDICAL SERVICES PARTNER FORTIS
- 1 base camp with 30 beds at the finish; 1 mini basecamp inside the stadium
- 4 medical stations on the route
- 7 ambulances and 2 mini ambulances
- Medical personnel present at the finish equipped with stretchers and wheelchairs
- 8 medics on motorcycles along the race route to ensure help is available at all times
- 230 medical personnel to be present on the race day, including anesthetists, orthopedics, cardiologists, general physicians, and physiotherapists
- 100 nurses well-trained in basic and advanced life support to be present
FACILITIES FOR THE RUNNERS
For the convenience of the participants, the following facilities are available along the route and at the start/finish.
- Bisleri, Hydration Partner – 6 water stations along the route and one at the finish
- FAST&UP, Energy Drink Partner – 2 stations on the route and one at the finish
- FAST&UP, Energy Drink Partner – 2 Gel stations on the route, one at the 5.5 km mark and the other at 6.5km
- Cadbury Fuse, Snacking Partner – 2 stations on the route, one at the 5.4km mark and the other at 6.4km
- 12 chemical toilets on the route for men
- 3 AC toilets for women
- 8 portable toilets for women
- 3 public toilets for women and men
- Volunteers: around 500
- Policemen on duty: around 700
- Private security: around 300
- Asics Warm-Up Zone
- Hyperice Recovery Zone
- Refreshments & Medals
100% Waste-Managed Race
Committed to putting the environment first, the event has successfully undertaken projects such as the Madiwala Lake Urban Forest and Cubbon Park Water Rejuvenation. Over the last few years, the event has also proactively been implementing sustainable measures to mitigate waste generation in a mass participation event.
These initiatives primarily focus on the reduction of plastic, waste segregation & management and distribution of excess food in partnership with the BBMP and Hasiru Dala Innovations, a social enterprise focused on creating better livelihoods for waste pickers. They will spearhead and advise on different eco-friendly alternatives to ensure efficient waste management and oversee last-mile waste disposal and consequent recycling plans.
Some of the green initiatives for the 2023 edition include:
- Ensuring Zero Waste to Landfill
- Fast Track last-mile waste disposal
- Reduced paper consumption
- Reusable cloth bags for holding Bibs and personal items
- Participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottles that can be refilled at water stations
- Majja Run medals made from recycled metal
- Excess food post-event to be distributed to the needy through NGO Swabhimaan
- Waste paper and cardboard to be recycled into paper, files, craft paper etc.
- Pet bottles to be recycled and converted into buttons which will be used in apparel
- Waste segregation at source
- Organic waste to be collected and converted to bio CNG at HDI’s biogas plant
- All branding will be on cloth. NGO Swabhimaan will collect all the branding and make them into dry garbage collection bags which will be used back in the next event
Race Day proceedings will be live on Sony Sports1, Sony Sports1 HD, and Sony Liv from 6:30 am onwards