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This is that time of the year when Namma Bengaluru gets their running shoes out of the closet and start practicing everyday for the Bengaluru’s most awaiting run of the year, TCS world 10K run.  This year its happening on 18th of May and the city is filled up with enthusiasm. I have many of my friends participating in this run. While i won’t be running this time as I will not be in city but I will certainly miss the zeal of the event. Other than open 10K, there is world 10K, mazza run, corporate champion, senior citizen run and champion with disability for the differently able people.

Here is the link to  the event’s official website. All the best to all the runners. Run for a cause, run for your health or just simply run and experience the euphoria of the Namma Bengaluru run.


Last Sunday I got the chance to run for TCS World Open 10K run. It would had been a long time since I last woke up early at 5:30. Got ready and reached the office to catch the cab (my office arranged for the cabs to the venue for all participants 🙂 ). When we reached the venue, run had already started. I hurried up to the baggage counter to have my bag deposited and started the run after 15 minutes of scheduled time. 2013-05-19_07-29-19_93



It was an whole together different atmosphere with Radio Mirchi RJs cheering on mics and whole crowd ( > 20K people) shouting and running. It was all colorful around. Along the track, people were standing and clapping for the runners. Volunteers were providing the water bottles and energy drinks.


Cheerleaders, loud music, runners shouting and cheering for each other, drums and dhols, DJs.


View at the finish line was watchable as people running with open arms. Once you reach past the finish line, refreshments were waiting along with a medal. A nike stall was also there where people could jump on jumping platform. It was a good experience to have and if got the chance, would like to make a run again.