~ Join world’s best elites -Geoffrey Kamworor, Andamlak Belihu, Tsehay Gemechu to Ace Your Race this year at Tata Consultancy Services World 10K ~
For the first time since its inception, Tata Consultancy Services World 10K will provide a unique opportunity for its participants to have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to compete against some of the world's best athletes, with the advantage of an established handicap.
True to its words –This Run Unites Us -- the TCS World 10K this year aims to unify people through different reasons; be it to unlock their best performance, challenge an ace who they have always admired or raise funds for a good cause or simply re-connect with friends.
Among the list of top international elite athletes signing up for the Ace Your Race With the world’s best athletes is Half Marathon World Record holder, who is also the Course record holder in the TCS World 10K, Geoffrey Kamworor and a three-time winner of Tata Consultancy Services World 10K. He will be joined by Ethiopia's Andamlak Belihu, TCS World 10K defending champion and Kenya's Tsehay Gemechu, two-time champion in the women's elite category at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon.
Being hosted in a digitally assisted avatar this year, participants from all over the globe can register and participate in the TCS App-enabled race between 20 to 27 December 2020. The 10K runners have the opportunity to choose their favourite athlete they wish to compete with.
What's even more exciting, is the exclusive access and insight the runners will get to experience first-hand about their favourite athlete. A chance to understand their training regime, diet plans, their success mantras and inspirational messages that will encourage runners to put their best foot forward and clock their personal best.
Expressing his excitement over being part of the TCS World 10K this year, Geoffrey Kamworor, a three-time half marathon world record holder and two-time cross country record holder said: "I think this is a very interesting concept introduced by the organisers of Tata Consultancy Services World 10K. This will help participants get an insight into how we work ahead of any race and the important points to remember while preparing for an event. Currently I am in a heavy block of strength-endurance training, but I am happy to build in a nice 10km training race to join those participating in the event.”
“I love the race and the city of Bengaluru and if my experience can help achieve their personal best, there is no greater feeling. I look forward to runners challenging me for a 10K dash and Good Luck to all."
He further stated, "During these times of pandemic, it is great that sport is still one of the mediums that is bringing the world together. This unique race provides an opportunity for anyone to participate from the location they are comfortable in."
Encouraging runners from across the globe to join the challenge, Vivek Singh, Jt. MD, Procam International said, “With the power of technology, there are so many unique things we can do in today’s world to come closer as a community. During these very challenging times, we wanted to keep up the spirit of running and at the same time provide a first-of-its-kind opportunity for participants to engage with their favourite long-distance stars. I am happy to have some of the best elite athletes take up this challenge and share their expertise with the participants. I am hopeful more and more participants are encouraged to register for the run and take up this unique challenge.”
Registrations for the TCS World 10K 2020 are already open at tcsworld10k.procam.in
from 30th November, 6:00pm IST till 25th December 2020.
Participants can choose to register in any of the four categories.
- Open 10Kand Open 5K is capped at Rs. 499 and for an overseas participant it is USD 30.
- Group Relay(10km - 4x2.5kms) or (10km – 2x5km) is 499 per person and USD 30 for an overseas participant.
- Group relay (5km- 2x2.5kms)is 499 per person and USD 30 per person for an overseas participant.
Registered participants will be rewarded with a personalised physical commemorative bib, a once-in-a-life-time limited edition personalised Unity medal, personalised e-bib, personalised e-medal and an e-certificate.