About the event
Marathons are back in Australia with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) as the proud Presenting and Official App Partner for the Canberra Times Marathon Festival (CTMF) for the fourth consecutive year. Leveraging innovative technology, TCS is providing more than just the typical running experience, both for runners and their supporters. #TeamTCS will be running in person, in Canberra, on Sunday 11 April 2021. With six iconic running routes to choose from, the possibilities are infinite - whether you run alone, with friends and family, for fitness, fun, or a good cause– we welcome everyone to come and join #ThisRun!
TCS’ continual commitment to leveraging the latest technology means that marathons can remain certain in uncertain circumstances, providing a consistent running experience, no matter the situation. This flexibility enables TCS to connect more people and communities together, digitally empowering the wider Australian community. As we continue to expand TCS’ global running sponsorship program across Australia, we invite you to join us in person for the 2021 CTMF to support TCS’ initiatives and support #TeamTCS.
The Canberra Times Marathon Festival Mobile App, Powered by TCS
TCS has seamlessly powered the Canberra Times Marathon Festival Mobile App as the perfect virtual companion for your race. The official free app includes everything you will need in the palm of your hands to be part of a one-of-a-kind running and cultural experience. With the latest technology, TCS has transformed the way people are involved in marathons, providing flexibility to supporters and runners in times of uncertainty and celebrating Australia’s indigenous culture.
Exciting features for runners and supporters include:
Interactive map: TCS is proud to be once again running alongside the Indigenous Marathon Foundation. This year, keep an eye out for some indigenous landmarks marked on your map as you go along your chosen running track.
Track your favorite runners: Search for a runner by their name or bib number and add them to your tracking list. You will be able to track their real-time progress throughout the race and receive notifications as they reach key milestones.
Selfie frames: Click a photo of yourself and your supporters using various fun selfie filters and easily share them on social media for your friends and family to see.
Victory click with race results: Share your victory with a selfie at the finish line that indicates your race results. Share with friends and family live, around the world.
Race information: Both runners and supporters can find detailed race information regarding race times, distances, and how to use particular features of the app. Commonly asked questions and answers can also be found in the Canberra Times Marathon Festival mobile app.