- Clark Animo International Marathon 2020 will soon be held on March 8
- This year’s event will be sponsored by De La Salle Alumni Association and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
- It aims to raise funds to support its various community projects on the environment and education.
For its 11th anniversary, the much-awaited Clark Animo International Marathon 2020 will soon be held on March 8 by the De La Salle Alumni Association and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), which is now launching a new mobile application for the race.
This race is presented by Clark Global City, a UDENNA company, and a state-of-the-art central business district development in Mabalacat Pampanga.
The current year’s occasion will have energizing new highlights that will supplement the in Oiternationally certified courses and exceptional exercises. The TCS Clark Animo International Marathon 2020 features Boston Marathon qualifying IAAF-AIMS measured race routes, a 42.2-kilometer marathon, a half-marathon, as well as 10-kilometer, 5-kilometer, and 2.5-kilometer courses.
The courses in the Animo run will be given international certification by the International Association of Athletic Federations and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races.
“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.
The year of 2019 saw 10,000 runners participating in the De La Salle Alumni Association Pampanga (DLSAA-P) Chapter. The TCS Clark Animo International Marathon initially had 600 participants, with numbers increasing every year.
First held in 2009 as a fun run in Clark Field, the event aims to raise funds to support its various community projects on the environment and education.
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.
This year is TCS’ fifth year as the organizer. The organization is set to indeed have the biggest unforeseen of sprinters at the TCS Clark Animo International Marathon, with more than 1,000 workers, customer and accomplice sprinters joining the race. TCS is additionally arranging a first-time worldwide representative challenge, set to carry 10 sprinters to Clark from the organization’s areas around the globe.
The IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization of 450,000 employees worldwide has extensive operations in the Philippines, servicing global companies from Manila and Clark. TCS is also the world’s largest corporate sponsor of distance running events, including TCS New York City Marathon, TCS Amsterdam Marathon, Tata Mumbai Marathon, as well as partnerships in Boston, Chicago, London, Singapore, and multiple other marquee races.
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.
Made possible 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.
Registration in Metro Manila is set on February 14 to 16.