TCS World 10K Event Helpline No.: +91 80 4173 99 55 (Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm)

FAQs

  • Q. What are the various race categories & their distances?
    Race Category Distance
    World 10K 10 km
    Open 10K Run 10 km
    Majja Run 6 km
    Senior Citizens’ Run 4.2 km
    Champions with Disability 4.2 km
  • Q. Can I apply for the World 10K race category?

    Participation in the World 10K is open for only international and national elite athletes. To qualify in this race category, please enclose a photocopy of your latest official timing certificate (not earlier than 14th May 2014) along with the physical application form. Entry into this race category is subject to elite qualification criteria as set out by event promoters, Procam International. Where an applicant does not qualify for the World 10K, the said applicant shall be confirmed in the Open 10K Run race category, subject to event application rules and guidelines. You cannot apply for World 10K through online mode of registration.

  • Q. What will happen to my application if the finish timings mentioned in the certificate submitted by me do not qualify for the World 10K category?

    Your entry will be automatically confirmed for the Open 10K Run category, and you will be intimated accordingly.

  • Q. Is Open 10K Run race category a timed race? And if yes, what is the finish cut-off time of this race?

    Yes, it is a timed race. You will get your timing bib tag along with the running number bib at the Expo.

    The cut-off time to finish the Open 10K Run is 1 hours 30 mins.

  • Q. What is the last date to submit entries for each of the categories?
    Race Category Last date to submit entries
    Open 10K Thursday, 7th April 2016 or as soon as running places are filled
    Majja Run, Senior Citizens’ and Champions with Disability Run Friday,22nd April 2016 or as soon as running places are filled
  • Q. What are the various modes of entry fee payment?
    • Cheque (only local Bengaluru cheques will be accepted)
    • Demand Draft/Pay Order (payable at Bengaluru)
      Note: all cheques and demand drafts to be drawn in favour of “PROCAM INTERNATIONAL PVT.LTD.-W10K”. Also write your full name, the race category chosen and contact number on reverse of cheque/demand draft
    • Cash (only Indian Rupee currency will be accepted)
    • Credit Card, Net Banking and Debit cards (can be used only for online registration)
    • Scratch cards, available for purchase at our select Nike Outlets for individual registrations and Sree Kanteerava Stadium office for group registrations (can be used only for online registration)
  • Q. In whose name should the cheque or demand draft be made?

    All cheques/demand draft to be drawn in favour of “PROCAM INTERNATIONAL PVT. LTD.-W10K”

  • Q. How will my entry acceptance be intimated to me?

    Your application is subject to the confirmation criteria (if applying for Open 10K Run) and application rules and guidelines as set out by the Event Promoters from time to time. Every individual applicant is required to visit online http://tcsworld10k.procamrunning.in/registration/application-status/ and check application status for entry confirmation within 15 working days from the date of application,if you are unable to check it online, please contact our event helpline number +91 80 41739955 or email us at tcsworld10k@procam.in

  • Q. Can I register for more than one race?

    No. An individual can apply only for one race in the Event. An application form received with two options chosen, will be rejected. Multiple applications will entail all being rejected.

  • Q. Can I register on the day of the event?

    No. Requests for registration will not be entertained post closure of respective registrations dates.

  • Q. Is there any upper age limit for each race?

    No upper age limit.

  • Q. Is there any criteria for confirming my application for the Open 10K category?

    Your application for the Open 10K is confirmed based on the preference criteria given below –

    Your entry to the Open 10K Run category will be confirmed based on the ‘confirmation criteria’ explained in details below. Please do not apply for the Open 10K Run if you cannot complete the run in 1 hour 30 min. Applications received with a relevant timing certificate will get preference at the time of confirmation. You can also submit your latest timing certificate of the 10 Km, half marathon, 25 Km run or marathon race category. Timing certificate of Recognized timed relay race, where an individual covers a distance of minimum 10 km, will be considered to qualify for Open 10K Run race category.

    CONFIRMATION CRITERIA:

    Your application for Open 10K Run is confirmed basis on the preference criteria given below.

    PREFERNCE CRITERIA:

    • You must have participated in an AIMS ratified/recognised distance running event or a distance running event which was conducted under the aegis of a State/district athletic association or sports control board, conducted within the period of 24 months preceding race day, i.e. 15th January 2016.
    • Timings recorded in the running events mentioned on the Timing India website ( http://www.timingindia.com/calendar.php ) and from timed races mentioned on our website ( http://tcsworld10k.procamrunning.in/event/timed-races ) can also be considered by the organizers to qualify for the marathon race category.
    • Timing of only Marathon, 25 km, Half Marathon (21.097 km), and 10 km distances will be considered for Open 10K race category. Timing certificate of recognized timed relay race, where an individual covers a distance of minimum 10 km, will be considered to qualify for Open 10K Run race category.
    • Submit a photocopy of the timing certificate acquired by you at a running event (as mentioned above) along with your application form.
    • 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
        • WOMEN’S CRITERIA: There are a limited number of running places reserved for women applicants who cannot produce a timing certificate as mentioned above.
        • GENERAL CATEGORY: Where your application cannot be confirmed in or does not fall under either of the two criteria mentioned above for whatsoever reasons, with the exclusion of the application being rejected or is invalid, your application will be placed under the general category where limited applications are accepted. Applications under general category will be accepted on first come first served basis and Event Promoter will stop accepting applications as and when the limited running spaces kept aside for “General Category” are filled.
          Important: Preference will be given to applications falling within the Timing and Women criteria for entry confirmation.
        • CHARITY RUNNING PLACES: Limited charity running places for the Open 10K Run are available at a premium (over and above the applicable entry fee) with the Event’s official Philanthropy Partner, India Cares Foundation. The amount to be paid by the applicant will be at minimum of Rs 4000. After deducting applicable Event entry fee, the balance shall be remitted to the chosen CSO—Civil Society Organisation (erstwhile referred to as NGO) registered with the Philanthropy Partner for the Event chosen by the applicant. Charity running places can be availed by applicants on first come first served basis, until such running places are filled. 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 22nd April 2016 or as soon as running places are filled, whichever is earlier. You may get in touch with our philanthropy partner India Cares foundation at www.icfn.in

    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

  • Q. Under the Open 10K category, are there any cut-off timings for applying under the ‘timing preference’?

    Timing certificates showing finish of more than 1 hour 30 min for Open 10K will not be considered under the timing preference criteria.

  • Q. What are the advantages for me submitting a timing certificate I have received in the last one year?

    Confirmed applicants of Open 10K Run category will be eligible for priority line-up on race day within the line-up area, based on the finish times mentioned in the timing certificates submitted along with respective application form.

    Line-up Section* in Open 10K Run:
    Section Section Start Time [HR:MN] Section End Time [HR:MN]
    A Under 00:50
    B 00:50 Under 01:00
    C 01:00 Under 01:05
    D 01:05 Under 01:10
    E 01:10 Under 01:20
    F 01:20 or slower +charity running places

    *NOTE: Open 10K line-up sections above are indicative and may undergo a change which will be communicated on the website www.tcsworld10k.procamrunning.in post close of all registrations. On race day timing results and certificates will be generated only for runners who complete the 10 km distance within 1 hr and 30 min from the start time.
    Confirmed applicants improving their performance post submission of applicants can request for a change in the line-up section only till 18th April 2016. Valid timing certificate needs to be emailed along with the request on tcsworld10k@procam.in

  • Q. What will happen once I submit my Open 10K application under confirmation criteria ?

    Your application for the Open 10K will be confirmed based on the confirmation criteria mentioned above. Please note, confirmation is subject to –

    • Verification of documents, where applicable, submitted by you,
    • Verification of your application’s eligibility under each criterion,
    • Availability of running spaces under each criterion and
    • Entry Rules and Regulations.
  • Q. What will happen to my application if I am not able to apply or my application under the criteria ‘Timed Applicant’/’Women’s Quota’, in Open 10K race category, is not accepted?

    In this case, your will be placed under the general category, provided your application is not rejected or considered invalid, to be accepted on first come first served basis. 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.

  • Q. Are there any confirmation criteria in Majja Run / Sr. Citizens’ Run / Champions with Disability?

    Confirmation preference criteria do not apply to registration and confirmation process of the Majja Run/Sr. Citizens’ Run/Champions with Disability categories. Applications for these categories will be accepted on first-come-first-serve basis, until close date of registrations or until running places for each of the categories are filled, whichever is earlier.

  • Q. Can I and my group of friends/colleagues submit our applications together as a group?

    Yes, but ONLY if you are wanting to participate in the Majja Run or Sr Citizen’s Run or Champions with Disability. No group applications will be accepted for the Open 10K race category. Also, please do not club Open 10K with group applications of Majja Run, Sr Citizen’s Run and Champions with Disability – such applications will be disqualified.

  • Q. What are the things to be remembered while submitting application forms as a GROUP?

    Group entries: (applicable only for Majja Run, Sr. Citizens’ Run and Champions With Disability race categories)

    • Online group registration using scratch card (Only applicable for Majja Run)
      • Where 20 or more individuals submit their entries online using only the scratch card as the payment mode, this will constitute a group entry. All members of a group have to register individually
      • Payment for online group entries will be made via scratch cards that are available for purchase in bulk from our registration office at Sree Kanteerava Stadium at Room No. 93, Gate No. 3, Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru–560 001 (timing: 10 am to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday).
      • Each group deciding to register online must purchase the scratch cards in advance and distribute them to its members. At the time of purchasing scratch cards, the group needs to provide a covering letter to on an official letterhead issued by the company/NGO/ any other entity stating –
        – Total number of entries to be submitted
        – Details of payment made to purchase scratch cards in bulk i.e. cheque/DD number, date, amount and bank name of cheque/DD submitted,
        – Name, contact number and email id of one common point of contact for the group;
        – Covering letter needs to be on a company/NGO/ any other entity’s official letter head, duly signed and stamped by the authorized signatory of the entity.
        – Only one cheque/DD will be accepted for purchasing scratch cards. This cheque/DD should be of the consolidated value of application fees applicable for each individual group member. The cheque/DD should be drawn in favour of “PROCAM INTERNATIONAL PVT. LTD.-W10K”.
      • Purchasing scratch cards does not guarantee entry to the event and the members of the group need to register online on www.tcsworld10k.procamrunning using scratch cards before the registration end date or till the running spaces are available. Event promoters will close registrations as and when the running spaces are filled.
      • Once scratch cards are purchased, it can only be used online for TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2016 edition and till the time registrations are open or running spaces are available. Unused scratch cards cannot be returned or cancelled and the amount paid for purchasing unused scratch cards will not be refunded.
      • Online entries using any other payment mode other than scratch cards will not be treated as a group entry.
      • All requisites to register online by an individual needs to be fulfilled to complete online registration.
    • Physical Forms (Applicable for Majja Run, Seniors’ citizen and Champions with Disability)
      • Where 20 or more individuals submit their entries together, this will constitute a group entry. All members of a group have to fill and sign individual entry forms. Under ‘Application Type’ in the entry form, applicants need to choose ‘Group’, mentioning the group name and size of the group.
      • Each group must submit their entries together one time, in a single envelope under a covering letter, on an official letterhead issued by the company/NGO/ any other entity stating –
        – Total number of entries enclosed in each race category,
        – Number, date, amount and bank name of cheque/DD submitted,
        – Name and contact details of one common point of contact for the group;
        – Covering letter needs to be on a company/NGO/ any other entity’s official letter head, duly signed and stamped by the authorized signatory of the entity;
        – Only one cheque/DD will be accepted for group entries. This cheque/DD should be of the consolidated value of application fees applicable for each individual group member. The cheque/DD should be drawn in favour of “PROCAM INTERNATIONAL PVT. LTD.-W10K”.
      • Deposit application forms along with requisite application fees and covering letter at our Registration office, Sree Kanteerava Stadium at Room No. 93, Gate No. 3, Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru–560 001 (timing: 10 am to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday).
  • Q. Can I fill a single application form on behalf of all the members of the group participating in the event?

    NO, each member/ runner needs to fill individual application form with all the mandatory fields duly filled and necessary documents attached.

  • Q. Can a representative submit applications on behalf of individual runners (less than 20)?

    Yes, however, a representative can submit individual applications of not more than 10 people.

  • Q. Is attaching passport sized photograph with the application form/online application form compulsory?

    Yes, it has to be provided with each application form at the time of submission of application. Online applicants need to attach their photograph whilst submitting application; the photograph size should not exceed 2 MB in .jpeg, .gif and .png format.

  • Q. Is attaching a Govt. issued photo ID proof with my application (including online) compulsory?

    Yes, it has to be provided with each application form at the time of submission of application. Online applicants need to attach their Govt. issued photo ID proof whilst submitting application; the photograph size should not exceed 2 MB in .jpeg, .gif and .png format.

    Govt. issued photo ID proof will include documents like Passport, Driving License, PAN Card, Election Card, Aadhaar Card, etc.

  • Q. I am a student and do not possess any of the above ID proofs. What do I submit along with my application?

    We will accept valid school / college identity cards for students below the age of 18 years.

  • Q. On what grounds can my entry be rejected or declared invalid?

    Your entry can be rejected on any of the grounds listed below. A regret email will be sent to the email address mentioned in the form spelling out the reason for not accepting your entry.

    • Incomplete form submitted,
    • Waiver not signed,
    • Applicant is underage for the race chosen,
    • Mutilated form/cheque/demand draft/currency notes submitted,
    • More than one entry form received from the same applicant,
    • Short receipt or non-receipt of entry fee,
    • Local Bengaluru cheque not submitted,
    • Required documents not attached/submitted,
    • Cheque or demand draft submitted not cleared by the Bank,
    • Running places are full,
    • Disqualified from participation in previous edition
    • Any other reason.
  • Q. What options do I have in case my application gets rejected?

    Unsuccessful applicants can approach participating NGO’s for available Charity running numbers. Such charity running spaces will be available at a premium, the proceeds going for the benefit of the chosen NGO. List of participating NGO’s offering charity running numbers is uploaded on the event website: http://tcsworld10k.procamrunning.in/charity/listed-csos/

  • Q. Can I transfer my application/registration in favour of another person?

    Registrations are NOT TRANSFERABLE.

  • Q. Can I run with somebody else’s running BIB on race day?

    No. Race day images will be screened visually after the race and if any participant is found wearing a running number bib not allotted to him/her, the participant registered for that bib will be disqualified from the race and the subsequent edition of the event in 2016. Further, Procam International reserves the right to take necessary legal action against the registered participant and the person who has used the running number bib on race day, for impersonification.

  • Q. Once applied can I cancel my entry and get refund?

    Once you have applied, request for cancellation and refund will not be entertained.

  • Q. Can I change my race category once I have applied/my entry is confirmed?

    Once you have applied for a particular race category, you cannot change your race category.

  • Q. Will I get a refund of my entry fees on my entry not having been accepted?

    Your entry fees will be refunded vide a NEFT transfer to you by 30th June 2016. You will be contacted on your email asking for your NEFT / Bank account details. An amount of Rs 100 will be deducted as processing charges.

  • Q. When, how and from where do I collect my Running Number Bib?

    Running number bib collection:

    • All confirmed participants/their authorized representatives are required to come to the Get Active Expo Bengaluru scheduled from 6th May 2016 to 8th May 2016 in order to collect their running number bibs. No running number will be posted to individual mailing addresses nor distributed on race day, i.e. 15th May 2016.
    • It is mandatory for an Open 10K Run participant to collect his/her running number personally from the Expo. In case of unavoidable circumstances, such runner can send his/her authorised representative to collect running number bib on his/her behalf. Please note, a representative will not be allowed to collect running number bib on behalf of more than ONE Open 10K Run participant.
    • Authorised representative must carry with him/her (a) the website confirmation downloaded from application status on http://tcsworld10k.procamrunning.in/registration/application-status/, (b) photocopy of photo-identity proof (Aadhar card, PAN card or passport) of the representative and the confirmed participant.
    • Outstation and overseas participants can collect their running number on Saturday, 14th May 2016 at Bengaluru.
  • Q. To whom will Finisher Medals be given after completion of the race?

    Finisher Medals will be given to all World 10K, Open 10K Run and Champions with Disability participants. Please note, medals must be collected by the participants after completing the distance on race day. Finisher Medals will NOT be posted to individual participants.

  • Q. I have registered in Open 10K. If I cannot make it on race day, can I give my running number bib and timing tag to someone else?

    Your entry is not transferable. Any transfer of bib/timing tag, whatever may be the reasons, will lead to disqualification of your entry for this edition and you will not be able to apply for the 2016 edition of the TCS World 10K. Further, Procam International reserves the right to take necessary legal action against the registered participant and the person who has used the running number bib on race day, for impersonification.

  • Q. Will I get a goodie bag / runner’s kit?

    Goodie bag / runner’s kit will not be given in this edition.