Tata Consultancy Providers, the title sponsor of the TCS New York Metropolis Marathon and New York Highway Runners (NYRR), has launched the official 2021 TCS New York Metropolis Marathon app.
For the primary time ever, the brand new model of the app permits followers to concurrently monitor racecourses in addition to runners competing from wherever on the earth.
The fiftieth race of the TCS New York Metropolis Marathon will happen on November 7 and the digital marathon will run from October 23 to November 7.
The 2021 TCS New York Metropolis Marathon App is a ‘true hybrid platform’ that allows in-person and digital runners, together with their supporters and spectators, to share the marathon expertise.
Digital runners will seem on the marathon course map in pink, and particular person runners in blue. The elapsed time and tempo can be out there to all runners at every 5K of their respective race.
‘As well as, a brand new Marathon Metropolis: 3D Map characteristic makes use of Augmented Actuality (AR) expertise so that everybody can expertise the Marathon Course Map.’
Digital runners can share their GPS location with as much as two spectators, to allow them to be tracked wherever they’re operating a marathon wherever on the earth. All different spectators monitoring the digital runners will see their location that matches the space they’ve coated on the TCS New York Metropolis Marathon racecourse.
Particular person runners’ areas and estimated end occasions can be calculated primarily based on coaching runs and former marathon efficiency. This elevated monitoring functionality will goal to create probably the most correct alternative for spectators to catch stay runners on the course.
“As we return to the enduring TCS New York Metropolis Marathon racecourses in 5 boroughs throughout the town, we’re seeing a change within the operating expertise,” mentioned TCS North America President Surya Kant.
“Our 2021 Marathon app is filled with improvements that may assist make this 12 months’s occasion a very world expertise, bringing each particular person contributors in addition to digital runners around the globe collectively on one platform.”
Christine Burke, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Runner Merchandise, NYRR, mentioned, “Along with our title companion TCS, we’re wanting ahead to creating the fiftieth run of the TCS New York Metropolis Marathon probably the most technologically superior marathon in historical past.
“This can be a historic 12 months for the occasion in some ways, and as we start one other eight years with TCS, there isn’t a higher approach to join them with our runners than by way of our most modern marathon app. Is.”
The TCS New York Metropolis Marathon app options further enhancements to create a extra immersive expertise for digital runners.
- At a number of devoted mile markers within the digital marathon, the app will mechanically play audio recordsdata with phrases of encouragement from previous marathoners and iconic sounds from in-person races.
- The app will enable digital runners to carry out a vast variety of 5K ‘observe runs’ previous to their marathon journey to make sure they’re comfy utilizing the app on race day.
- On race day, digital runners can restart or pause a vast variety of occasions, however they’ve 24 hours to finish the 26.2-mile run.
- On the end line, digital runners may have entry to a selfie filter with a digital certificates and an ‘AR Medal’, which might be shared on social media to have a good time their achievement.
Runners, spectators and followers also can view the TCS New York Metropolis Marathon course map in AR by way of Marathon Metropolis: 3D Map. The interactive map exhibits the beginning village, elevation adjustments and factors of curiosity in and across the racecourse.’
Different key options of the app embrace share monitoring, viewers information, cheer playing cards and leaderboards.
The TCS New York Metropolis Marathon app powered by Tata Consultancy Providers might be downloaded from the Apple App Retailer or Google Play Retailer.