Marathon enthusiast local and abroad will converge once again at the 11th TCS Clark Animo International Marathon at Clark Global City on March 8, 2020. This year’s competition will have exciting new features that will complement the internationally certified courses and special activities.
The organizer, De La Salle Alumni Association PamPanga Chapter (DLSAA-P) is anticipating to surpass the previous record of more than 10,000 runners. Just a bit of trivia, Pampanga doesn’t have any De La Salle school but they have the most active Alumni Association and they want to bring the marathon to other local key areas.
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 TCS Clark Animo International Marathon 2020 features Boston Marathon qualifying IAAF-AIMS measured race routes, a 42.2-kilometer, a half-marathon, as well as 10-kilometer, 5-kilometer, and 2.5-kilometer courses.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is launching a new mobile app for the race.
“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.”
Animo Run started in 2009 as a fun run in Clark Field with over 600 participants, with the number increased up to its current record of 10,000. The De La Salle Alumni Association PamPanga Chapter (DLSAA-P) aims to raise funds to support its various community projects on environment and education.
Cash prizes await for the winners of each category and a special award will also be given to the runner with the best costume.
This year is TCS’ fifth year as a title sponsor. The company is set to once again have the largest contingent of runners at the TCS Clark Animo International Marathon 2020 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 company’s locations around the world.
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 sponsor of distance running events, including TCS New York City Marathon, TCS Amsterdam Marathon, Tata Mumbai marathon, as well as partnership in Boston, Chicago, London, Singapore, and multiple other marquee races.
Gun start from the 42-kilometer distance will be at 2 am; 4:30 am for the 21-kilometer; 5:30 am for the 10-kilometer; 5:45 for the 2.5-kilometer. Runners are expected to be at the venue 30 minutes before their gun start.
TCS Clark Animo International Marathon 2020 is made possible by Tata Consultancy Services, Clark Global City, Clark Develpment 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.