Hope runs within
Over the past 13 years, Bengaluru has played host to the World’s Premier 10K Race. The event receives international acclaim for its elite field and mass participation. The TCS World 10K also holds the distinction of being the only World Athletics Road Race Gold Label 10K in Asia and amongst only 5 WA Road Race Gold Label 10Ks in the world. This sporting event has created a phenomenal impact in terms of social change and has established itself as one of the largest philanthropy platforms in India with over INR 45 Cr raised, benefiting 100+ NGOs.
When you participate at the TCS World 10K Bengaluru, you feel the pride of putting running for a cause at the forefront; for giving back to the city – with the Cubbon park, Madiwalla Lake Urban Forest initiative; the pride of being a welcoming city; the pride of creating a healthy spirit of competition that inspires thousands to get fitter; the pride of being part of the World’s Premier 10K run.
The #HopeRunsWithin campaign witnessed the TCS W10K & running community coming together to celebrate and support our COVID heroes by dedicating heartbeats. Where a challenge or action by each person resulted in heartbeats.
We Worked Out and came out 5 Million Stronger.
The #HopeRunsWithin campaign (12th-17th May 2020) showcased a cumulative raised total of 5,152,900 heartbeats dedicated as the entire community came together to acknowledge and show their gratitude for our Covid heroes running a significant race for mankind.
A specially curated fundraising #HopeRunsWithin WishTree was hosted by India Cares, the official philanthropy partner of TCSW10K Bengaluru, on their platform to where people could contribute towards essential items (PPE kits, sanitation kits, meals for migrant families and more) to help support the Covid affected.
The TCS W10K is not just a one-day event, but a celebration of the human spirit that culminates in a grand spectacle on the streets of Bengaluru. Staying true to this spirit, each and every member of the TCS W10K community stood in support of the Heroes fighting the Covid-19 pandemic at the frontline.
About WishTree & India Cares:
The Wishtree is powered by India Cares Foundation, the Philanthropy Partner of the TCSW10K. You can contribute by donating funds or arrange for items that fulfill actual needs of the Civil Society Organisations – CSOs/ NGOs.
India Cares is a non-profit organisation, which believes in the Civil Society Organisations -CSOs (NGOs) and serves as a friend to them. The activities are centered on resource mobilisation, donor relations and leadership involvement through collaborations with individuals and organisations.