Pandemic forced postponement of race: Organisers
The TCS World 10K Bengaluru run has been rescheduled for November 22. The race, the lone Gold Label event in Asia, was earlier scheduled to be held on the third Sunday of May but had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Online registrations for the rescheduled event will commence on September 8. For runners who have already applied, their registrations will be automatically transferred to the new race date.
“Safety and precaution are paramount for the event. This re-scheduling of the Tata Consultancy Services World 10K was imminent to regain some form of normalcy, especially for the travel and participation of our international stakeholders,” said Vivek Singh, Joint MD of Procam International, the organisers of the run, on Saturday.
Race Director Hugh Jones said, “Postponing an event of this magnitude is never easy. We are fortunate that all stakeholders were on board with this new date and they too are of the belief that runner’s safety comes first. We are positive this will be over soon, and we can once again etch inspiring stories from India, for the world.”