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TCS World 10K

When does the run registrations for TCS World 10K 2018 starts?

Run Registrations for the TCS World 10k 2018 has started from 10th March 2018 at www.procamrunning.in

CSO registrations have started with us, the Philanthropy Partner, to start fundraising through this event.

What is the TCS World 10K Bangalore event?

The TCS World 10K Bangalore is the world's most prestigious 10km run. It is ratified by the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federation) & AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races. It is conducted in Bangalore under the aegis of the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) & the Karnataka Amateur Athletics Association (KAAA). The event presenters are Procam International - the same company organising the Mumbai Marathon and Delhi half-marathon every year.

When is the event held and what are the Race categories?

The event was launched in May 2008 and is an annual event, held in May every year. There are different Race Categories for individuals to Run and is one of the very few runs that are inclusive for every section of the Society. 

  • World 10K - a 10k for National and International Athletes with rpize money
  • Open 10K - 1 10km timed Race for any individual
  • Majja Run - a 5.6 km Run for groups and individuals
  • Senior Citizens Run - a 4km Run for Seniors
  • Champions With Disability( CWD) Run - a 4km Run for the differently abled

How is this event connected with Charity ?

Worldwide, distance running events have gained importance as fund raising platforms. An event like this is a wonderful trigger to do your bit for a chosen cause, since it symbolizes community spirit, melts all barriers and provides a unique platform for fund raising. Funds are raised for participating CSOs/ NGOs by: Individual runners through their social circle Corporate event participants through up front donation CSOs themselves through their volunteer and supporter base

What is the role of Official Philanthropy Partner India Cares Foundation?

As Official Philanthropy Partner, India Cares is responsible for:

  1. Registration of voluntary sector organisations to fund-raise through this event, by ensuring that required entry criteria are met by the organisations and necessary documentation is submitted
  2. Ensuring that information about registered organisations is available to the public both on this website, the official event website
  3. Liaising between the organisers Procam International and the CSO Participants
  4. Providing necessary administrative support to Care Champions, Corporate cares teams, iCare participants
  5. Providing necessary support to CSO Participants in their fund-raising efforts - especially in getting them to communicate their work in a manner that the public can understand
  6. Try and get many more people involved in the socials sector by promoting the work done by the participating CSOs.
  7. Collate the details of funds raised by the various causes in a systematic manner to be made public through a Philanthropy Docket - released to Public via a press conference 6-8 weeks post Race Day

Which CSOs/NGOs are eligible for fund-raising through this event ?

Only those CSOs registered with official event Philanthropy Partner, India Cares, are eligible for fund-raising through this event. The list of these  CSOs is published on the India Cares website, this is a cause neutral platform, thus any CSO with proper documentation can avail of this platform

What is Participating CSO?

A participating Civil Society Organisations - CSO/ NGO is a voluntary sector organisation (or Non profit) who has registered with India Cares to raise funds, increase visibility for their cause and involve all stakeholders through the platform of the World 10K Run by providing necessary documentation and completing the registration form. Only participating CSOs/ NGOs are eligible to receive funds / support through the iCare, Corporate Cares or Care Champion programs. A participating CSO is also referred to as a CSO Participant.

Who is a Care Participant?

A Care Participant registers to run in the TCS World 10K 2018 Run and at the same time raises money for a favorite participating CSO. A Care Participant can belong to one of the following categories, each category chooses their cause from the participating list of CSOs/ NGOs:

  • iCare Runner -  An individual runner raising any sum of money for a chosen cause
  • Care Champion - Silver: An individual runner committing to raise a minimum of Rs 1 lakh
  • Care Champion - Gold: An individual runner committing to raise a minimum of Rs 2.50 lakh
  • Care Champion - Diamond: An individual runner committing to raise a minimum of Rs 5 lakh
  • Care Champion - Platinum: An individual runner committing to raise a minimum of Rs 10 lakh
  • Corporate Cares Team 5 - A startup company contributing Rs 0.50 lakh and fielding a Team of 5 Runners
  • Corporate Cares Team 12 - A company contributing Rs 1.50 lakh and fielding a Team of 12 Runners
  • Corporate Cares Team 25 - A company contributing Rs 2.50 lakh and fielding a Team of 25 Runners
  • Corporate Cares Team 40 - A company contributing Rs 3.50 lakh and fielding a Team of 40 Runners

There are some benefits provided to every category of fund raisers - the details are given here

What are Pledges?

Pledges are donations made by friends, relatives, colleagues, employees, clients and other members of a Care Champion or fundraisers's social circle, to the CSO supported by the participant.

How does a Care Champion "raise" money?

A Care Champion raises money from his or her extended social circle - that of family, relatives, friends, class-mates, colleagues, clients, customers, community (both physical and virtual!), fan-base, etc. A Care Champion must be well-informed about the cause he or she is supporting and the specifics of the fund requirement of the CSO/ NGO, and be able to speak about it knowledgeably among people. This will result in a positive response and people will definitely contribute to the cause. The Care Champion collects contributions in the form of cheques / drafts (in the name of the CSO) or direct bank transfer. If it is cash, the Care Participant must submit an detailed sheet of the donors to the NGO and India Cares to ensure proper receipt is issued and to promote transparency. If the bank transfer is to the Care Champion's account, he or she must create an equivalent cheque. One week after the run, the Care Participant must fill the Funds Collection Sheet, Funds Submission Form and submit along with all the cheques to India Cares. India Cares forwards the cheques to the selected CSO/ NGO after due processing.

What is a Fundraising Kit?

A Fundraising Kit is the "Guide to Fundraising" which helps every runner, who wants to do a little extra to support a NGO/ CSO. The kit can be downloaded here.

What is "Jabong Run in Costume"? How can Civil Society Organisations - CSOs/ NGOs benefit?

Jabong, one of the partners in the TCS World 10K Run, gives cash prizes for innovative costumes worn by Majja Run participants. Contestants will be judged by renowned personalities. Prize categories include: Sakkath Bangalorean cash prizes for 3 individuals for their best/ creative costumes. Bombaat Brigade cash prizes for 2 groups dressed in costumes based on a theme Corporate Cares teams can wear costumes that reflect the cause of the NGO they are supporting. Teams fielded by CSOs themselves can also do the same and spread awareness about their cause in an innovative way.

Who gets the "Philanthropy Awards"?

Awards of recognition for Participating CSOs and Care Participants will be given at the post event Press Conference. The Awards categories for 2018 can be viewed here.

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