CRITERIA FOR CONFIRMATION

Your entry to the Majja Run category will be confirmed based on the ‘confirmation criteria’ explained in detail below.

    I] Timing Criteria

    ‘Applicants’ please note –

    You must have participated in a distance running event which fulfils the following requirements –

    • The running event must have been conducted within the period of 24 months preceding TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2020 race day.
    • Timing of only Marathon (42.195 km), 25 km, Half Marathon (21.097 km), 10 km and 5 km distances will be considered for the Majja Run race category. Timing certificate of a recognized timed relay race, where an individual covers a distance of minimum 5 km, will be considered to qualify for Majja Run race category.
    • To be eligible for this confirmation under this criterion, your timing certificate needs to show your finish time as specified below:
    • DISTANCE PARTICIPATED IN FINISH TIME

      Marathon (42.195 km)

      06:54:00 or faster

      25 Km Run

      03:58:00 or faster

      Half Marathon (21.097 km)

      03:18:35 or faster

      10 Km

      01:30:00 or faster

      5 Km

      00:45:00 or faster

    • The timing certificate needs to be from a running event, where the course is measured either by an accredited IAAF-AIMS measurer using the calibrated bicycle method or by a local state athletic association representative using a GPS measurement device. Measurement by GPS device has been found to underestimate course length by approximately 50m over a 5 km distance so the target reading for a GPS device measured 5 km should be 1% more than the advertised distance, i.e. 5.05km. Equivalent GPS device target lengths for other race distances would be: 10km: 10.1km; half marathon: 21.31km; 25km: 25.25km; Marathon: 42.62km. The measurement report must be uploaded onto the official website of the event.
    • All runners are compulsorily timed using the RFID technology.
      • Timing tags must be pasted on to the bibs before handing over the running number bibs to the runners – timing tags must not be handed out loose to the runners.
      • The provisional timing results are displayed on the website within 12 hours of published close hour of the race.
      • Outside of running events promoted by Procam International (viz. the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, the Tata Mumbai Marathon and the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K), THE TCS WORLD 10K BENGALURU DOES NOT ENDORSE ANY RACE AS AN OFFICIAL QUALIFIER and no advantage may be sought by any participant claiming a finish time from any such race.

    Guidelines for race Promoters/Organizers of running events –

    Given below are guidelines for promoters/organizers of running events for the timing certificates of your races to be accepted as part fulfillment of confirmation criteria where submitted by an applicant.
    Please note where any of the guidelines are not followed by a promoter/organizer, or where there are any issues/complaints relating to timing, distance or facilities provided by race organizers on race day, Procam may at its sole discretion, not accept the timing certificates of such running events. Such decision of Procam’s shall be unequivocal and final.

    • The running event must have been conducted within the period of 24 months preceding TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2020 race day.
    • Please note your running event cannot use the term 'qualifier to TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES WORLD 10K BENGALURU' or 'official qualifier to TCS WORLD 10K BENGALURU' in full or part in any communication.
    • The course is measured either by an accredited IAAF-AIMS measurer using the calibrated bicycle method (refer to the event website for a note on calibrated bicycle method) or by a local state athletic association representative using a GPS measurement device. Measurement by GPS device has been found to underestimate course length by approximately 50m over a 5 km distance so the target reading for a GPS device-measured 5 km should be 1% more than the advertised distance, i.e. 5.05km. Equivalent GPS device target lengths for other race distances would be: 10km: 10.1km; Half Marathon: 21.31km; 25km: 25.25km; Marathon: 42.62km. The measurement report must be uploaded onto the official website of the event.
    • All runners are compulsorily timed using the RFID technology.
      • Timing tags must be pasted on to the bibs before handing over the running number bibs to the runners – timing tags must not be handed out loose to the runners.
      • In addition to the timing mats at the start and finish gates, the course should have the following minimum number of mats on the course (split points) –
        • For a full marathon course (42.195 km) – at least 3 split point timing mats
        • For a 25 km course – at least 2 split point timing mats
        • For a half marathon course (21.097 km) – at least 2 split point timing mats
        • For a 10 km & 5 Km course – at least 1 split timing mat
      • The provisional timing results are displayed on the website within 12 hours of published close hour of the race. Results and timing certificates should be available for verification by Procam on the website.
    • Adequate verifiable mechanisms are put in place to verify that the applicant for TCS WORLD 10K BENGALURU 2020 is the runner who registered and ran at the running event in concern.
    • An organizer/promoter to give a written declaration to Procam confirming the following –
      • The technical conduct of the race in question is being assisted by the local/state athletic federation.
      • Number of timing mats used (in addition to mats at start and finish gates) and the locations where mats are placed (indicating kilometre point).
      • The course has adequate verifiable anti-cheat mechanisms, including timings mats at split points, functional cameras at important junctions throughout the duration of the race with footage available for verification and officials present at crucial junctions.
    II] GENERAL CATEGORY:

    Where your application cannot be confirmed in or does not fall under the above mentioned criteria for whatsoever reason, with the exclusion of the application being rejected or is invalid, your application will be under general category where limited applications are accepted. Applications under general category will be accepted on first come first served basis and event promoters will stop accepting applications as and when the limited running spaces kept aside for "General Category" are filled.

    III] CHARITY RUNNING PLACES:

    Limited charity running places for the Majja Run are available at a premium (over and above the applicable registration fee) with the Event's official Philanthropy Partner, India Cares Foundation. The amount to be paid by the applicant will be a minimum of INR 1500. After deducting applicable event entry fee, the balance shall be disbursed to the chosen CSO- Civil Society Organisation - CSO/ NGO, registered with the Philanthropy Partner for the Event chosen by the applicant. The application form for charity running places will be available with India Cares Foundation- use only such form to apply for charity running places. Please note, charity running places will not be available after 19th April 2020 or as soon as running places are filled, whichever is earlier.

    Note: Confirmation is subject to verification of your documents submitted, eligibility of your application under the given criteria, availability of running spaces and of course the Entry Rules & Guidelines.

    PRIORITY LINE-UP ON RACE DAY

    Timing certificate is not mandatory to apply in Majja Run race category. Confirmed applicants of Majja Run race categories who provide timing certificates along with their application forms, will get priority in line-up on race day. Line-up sections will be allocated basis the finish time mentioned on the timing certificates submitted at the time of application.

    Timing certificate of Marathon (42.195 km), 25K Run, Half Marathon (21.097 km), 10 km and 5 km distances will be considered for priority line up under Majja Run. Timing certificate of a recognized timed relay race, where an individual covers minimum 5 km distance, will also be considered a priority in line-up on race day.

    Priority Line Up on Race day:

    Where submitting finish time of Marathon (42.195 KM) distance:

    Section Criteria

    A

    Timing under 06:54:00

    B

    Participants registering under General Criteria, Charity Running Places without timing certificate and Group participants.

    Where submitting finish time of the 25 K Run (25 KM) distance:

    Section Criteria

    A

    Timing under 03:58:00

    B

    Participants registering under General Criteria, Charity Running Places without timing certificate and Group participants.

    Where submitting finish time of the Half Marathon Run (21.097 KM) distance:

    Section Criteria

    A

    Timing under 03:18:35

    B

    Participants registering under General Criteria, Charity Running Places without timing certificate and Group participants.

    Where submitting finish time of the 10 KM distance:

    Section Criteria

    A

    Timing under 1:30:00

    B

    Participants registering under General Criteria, Charity Running Places without timing certificate and Group participants.

    Where submitting finish time of the 5 KM distance:

    Section Criteria

    A

    Timing under 45 mins of 5 Km

    B

    Participants registering under General Criteria, Charity Running Places without timing certificate and Group participants.

*The line-up sections given above are indicative and may undergo a change which will be communicated here post closure of all registrations. On race day timing results and certificates will be generated only for runners who complete the 5 km distance within 45 min from the start time.

Note: Confirmed applicants improving their performance post submission of applicants can request for a change in the line-up section only till 24th April 2020. Valid timing certificate needs to be emailed along with the request on tcsworld10k@procam.in.