Due to overwhelming response, applications for Open 10K are now closed.

Your entry to the Open 10K Run category will be confirmed based on the ‘confirmation criteria’ explained in details 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 2017 race day, i.e. 21st May 2017.

  • Timing of only Marathon (42.195 km), 25 km, Half Marathon (21.097 km), and 10 km distances will be considered for the Open 10K race category. Timing certificate of a recognized timed relay race, where an individual covers a distance of minimum 10 km, will be considered to qualify for Open 10K 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 3:58:00 or faster
    Half Marathon (21.097 km) 3:18:35 or faster
    10 Km 1:30:00 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 (refer to the event website for a note on calibrated bicycle method) or by a local state athletic association representative using a Garmin GPS measurement. Measurement by Garmin has been found to underestimate course length by approximately 200m over a half marathon distance so the target reading for a Garmin-measured half marathon should be 1% more than the advertised distance, i.e. 21.31km. Equivalent Garmin target lengths for other race distances would be: 10km: 10.1km; 20km: 20.2km; 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.

  • THE TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES WORLD 10K BENGALURU DOES NOT ENDORSE ANY RACE AS A 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 W10K 2017 race day, i.e. 21st May 2017.

  • Please note your running event cannot use the term 'qualifier to TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES WORLD 10K BENGALURU' or 'official qualifier to TCS W10K 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 Garmin GPS measurement. Measurement by Garmin has been found to underestimate course length by approximately 200m over a half marathon distance so the target reading for a Garmin-measured half marathon should be 1% more than the advertised distance, i.e. 21.31km. Equivalent Garmin target lengths for other race distances would be: 10km: 10.1km; 20km: 20.2km; 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 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 WORLD10K 2017 is the runner who registered and ran at the running event in concern.

  • A 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] WOMEN’S CRITERIA:

There are a limited number of running places reserved for women applicants who cannot produce a timing certificate as mentioned above.

III] GENERAL CATEGORY:

Where your application cannot be confirmed in or does not fall under either of the two criteria mentioned above 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.

IV] CHARITY RUNNING PLACES:

Limited charity running places for the Open 10K 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 minimum of Rs. 3000. 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 21st April 2017 or as soon as running places are filled, whichever is earlier. You may contact India Cares on 080-22222571 (Mon-Fri, 10 am-6 pm) or email at tcsworld10k@icfn.in for more details.

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:

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 and charity running places without timing certificate

*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 20th April 2017. Valid timing certificate needs to be emailed along with the request on tcsworld10k@procam.in