Tata Consultancy Services Partners with City2Surf in Sydney, the Worlds Largest Fun Run

  • TCS delivers innuagural City2Surf mobile app
  • Indingenous Marathon Foundation expands partnership running with #TeamTCS

Sydney | Mumbai, August, 12 2018: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, today extended and expanded its running sponsorships in Australia as the Official App Partner to the Sun Herald City2Surf presented by Westpac. 

City2Surf is one of the world’s largest fun running events, with 80,000 plus runners expected to participate in the race on Sunday 12, August. 

The official 2018 City2Surf running app powered by TCS, provides everything runners need to run their best race including course maps, transportation, parking exclusive discounts and more. Download the official app for iPhone and Android.

TCS has also expanded its support of running in indigenous communities by bringing indigenous community running coaches from far North Queensland to Illawarra in NSW and their squads to City2Surf in Sydney. TCS will also bring indigenous youth runners to cheer on their coaches at the event.

The partnership with the Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF), backed by Australian distance running champion and two time City2Surf winner, Rob de Castella, supports running coaches and their squads from grassroots program known as Deadly Running Australia to participate in the 2018 City2Surf. 

Robert de Castella, Founder, Indigenous Running Foundation stated “The support from TCS is helping IMF to create community heroes and role models and inspire the next generation of children to be healthy and strong,” Mr de Castella said. 

“Technology is being used to benefit those even in remote communities, and give kids the opportunity to grow and learn through something as simple as running. The TCS developed mobile app brings an exciting new dimension to City2Surf, helping to further position it as a world-class event. At IMF, the recently introduced TCS IMF-DRC app is proving to be an outstanding enabler of our nation-wide program, helping bring our community closer via technology”

Anil Snehi, VP & Country Head, TCS Australia & New Zealand added: “TCS is excited to partner with City2Surf and deliver the first-ever mobile app to the event, expanding our commitment to digitally empowering running and wellbeing in Australia . We are also proud to further our support of the Indigenous Marathon Foundation and Robert de Castella, a wonderful partnership that is growing and delivering real results. Whether for City2Surf, Australian Running Festival, or the IMF Deadly Runners app – all “Powered by TCS” - we are committed to using digital technologies to better enable the world’s leading running events and to helping foster health and wellbeing for all.” 

TCS partners with many of the world’s largest and well-known mass running events, including TCS NYC Marathon, TCS Amsterdam Marathon, TCS Lidingolopet (the world’s largest cross-country run), TCS World 10k Bengaluru, TCS Clark Animo Run, Australian Running Festival, Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore, London Marathon, Chicago Marathon, Boston Marathon and others. More information about TCS running sponsorships here: https://www.tcs.com/sports-sponsorships

About Tata Consultancy Services
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for the last fifty years. TCS offers a consulting-led, Cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of IT, Business & Technology Services, and engineering. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development.

A part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has over 394,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $ 19.09 billion for year ended March 31, 2018 and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. TCS' proactive stance on climate change and award winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.

About the Indigenous Marathon Foundation
 The Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF) is a health promotion charity that uses running to celebrate Indigenous resilience and achievement, and create inspirational Indigenous leaders. The IMF was established in 2009 by world marathon champion Rob de Castella. In 2010 four Indigenous Australians created history as the first to run in the world’s biggest marathon – the New York City Marathon – as part of one of the IMF’s core programs; the Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP). Running and physical activity underpin all IMF programs. It is committed to providing social, inclusive, and fun environments for people to adopt active and healthy lifestyles. Visit www.imf.org.au

About TCS Australia
TCS has 30 years’ experience enabling Australian innovation. It provides IT services, consulting and business solutions to many of Australia’s top companies. TCS is a member of the Australian Government’s Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre that brings together expertise across Australia’s leading cyber security universities together with industry and government partners to increase Australia’s cyber resilience.