The much-awaited TCS Clark Animo International Marathon is back! Registration in Metro Manila opens on February 14 to 16!
Now on its 11th year, runners are in for a treat they will be running on courses certified by the International Association of Athletic Federations and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races featuring Boston Marathon qualifying IAAF-AIMS measured race routes. Special activities and new features are also in the line-up!
The TCS Clark Animo International Marathon 2020 has partnered with Tata Consulting Services (TCS), a leading technology company, which will also be launching its new mobile app for the race. This TCS’ fifth year as title sponsor as the company is set to once again have the largest contingent of runners at the TCS Clark Animo International Marathon, with over 1,000 employees, client and partner runners joining the race. TCS is also staging a first-time global employee contest, set to bring 10 runners to Clark from the company’s locations around the world.
The race is presented by Clark Global City, a UDENNA company, and a state-of-the-art central business district development in Mabalacat Pampanga.
“Because we aim to give the best race experience to the participants, all races are IAAF-AIMS Certified Courses,” said Jumbo Tayag, race director. “This guarantees that participants run the correct distance, with a valid recorded time recognized internationally for qualifying and rankings purposes.”
Tayag likewise asserts that “Animo Run participants who aim to join international races such as the Boston Marathon will definitely have an advantage.”
Organized by the De La Salle Alumni Association Pampanga (DLSAA-P) DLSAA-P and TCS, the 11th TCS Clark Animo Marathon will be aiming to beat its record 10,000+ runners which joined last year’s edition. The race also offers a 42.2-kilometer marathon, a half-marathon, as well as 10-kilometer, 5-kilometer, and 2.5-kilometer distance.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third placers of the 5-kilometer, 10-kilometer, 21-kilometer, and 42-kilometer distances in the men’s and women’s categories. Likewise, one runner each from the Adult category (18 years old and above) and Kiddie category (17 years old and below) will receive cash incentives.
A special award will also be given to the runner with the best costume.
Gun start for the 42-kilometer distance will be at 2 a.m.; 4:30 a.m. for the 21-kilometer; 5:30 a.m. for the 10-kilometer; 5:45 a.m. for the 2.5-kilometer; and 6 a.m. for the 2.5 km. Runners are expected to be at the venue 30 minutes before their gun start.
This event is sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services, Clark Global City, Clark Development Corporation, CONVERGE, New Balance, SMART, Nepo Center, Pocari Sweat, Cherifer Premium, CMCS Inc, Kenny Rogers, and Genesis Transport, TCS Clark Animo International Marathon 2020’s other sponsors include Garmin, Alpha Aviation, Bale Capampangan, Inbox, Cenmidis, Ederm Centers, Public Figure Photography, Royce Hotel and Clark Water, with CLTV36 and UFM 105.5 as media partners.
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