The World 10K, Open 10K Run and DHL Corporate Champions race categories are compulsory timed races at the Tata Consultancy Services World 10K Bengaluru 2016. The RFID Bib Tag will be used for timing purposes at the Event.
A ‘Bib Tag’ is a transponder, marked with a unique identification number. The ‘Bib Tag’ can be used under all weather conditions, wet and dry, cold and hot. The ‘Bib Tag’ starts to send its signal when it crosses various mats which are placed at the Start & Finish gates and at designated split points on the course. Your time at such points will be captured and duly recorded. This timing technology will be provided and managed by Timing Technologies India, the official distributor of the Mylaps Sports Timing System in India and Asia.
All confirmed runners of World 10K, Open 10K Run and DHL Corporate Champions will get their RFID Bib Tag which is attached to their respective running number bibs, from the Get Active Expo between 6th and 8th May 2016, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and at the outstation runners’ bib distribution on 14th May 2016 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Bengaluru.
It is necessary for every participant of the World 10K, Open 10K Run and DHL Corporate Champions categories to collect his/her running number bib (with bib tag) from the Get Active Expo in person. Why?
- Know how to wear your ‘Bib Tag’.
- Understand the do’s and don’ts of your race and timing
- Verify your information with us.
Please read the instructions given to you prior to using your bib and bib tag on race day. Each Bib Tag is specifically allocated to the running number of individual runners. DO NOT exchange your running number bib with another fellow runner nor try to remove the bib tag from your bib and hand it over to another fellow runner. Any interchange will amount to no timing and disqualification of your participation from the 2016 and 2017 editions of the Event.
Usage of multiple timing devices will not record your time and will amount to disqualification. Also please note you cannot use this ‘Bib Tag’ to time yourself at any other distance running event.
How does the ‘Bib Tag’ work?
On race day, just wear your running number with the ‘Bib Tag’. The Bib Tag is attached to the running bib number and sends out a unique signal. Detection mats are placed at the start and finish and intermediate time points. The mats serve as the system antennas and detect the signals sent out by the Bib Tags. Your time at such points is captured and duly recorded. Remember- you must wear your Bib which has been specifically allocated to you.
How to wear the ‘Bib Tag’?
- Wear the bib number horizontally and visibly on the chest, NOT on your back.
- Do not remove or cover the bib with anything including your jacket during your run. Always remember that the timing mat must see your bib when you are crossing it.
- The ‘Bib Tag’ is stuck on the backside of your bib.
- DO NOT fold or crumple your bib number or Bib Tag.
- Use a pin in each corner of the number bib – ensure you DO NOT pierce the Tag.
- DO NOT remove the foam spacer or tamper with the Bib Tag in any way.
- DO NOT separate or remove the bib tag from the bib.
- DO NOT let your bib come in contact with any kind of magnetic field (eg: television, music system, etc.).
Timing certificates will be issued within 21 working days after Race Day to those runners who fulfill the following criteria. The timing certificate certifies participation in the Event.
- To those World 10K runners whose bib tag timing has been captured across all timing mats on the World 10K course, including the start and finish mats, and who cross the finish line before the following times – elite men within 35 minutes from start time, and elite women within 42 minutes from start time (gun time).
- To those Open 10K Run participants whose timing has been captured across all timing mats on the 10K course, including the start and finish mats, and who cross the finish line within 90 minutes of the start time (gun time).
- To those DHL Corporate Champions runners whose timing has been captured across all timing mats on the 10K course, including the start and finish mats, and who cross the finish line within 90 minutes of the start time (gun time).
Timing certificates will be available for download from the event website www.tcsworld10k.procamrunning.in within 21 working days after the race. Physical timing certificates will not be posted to individual runners.