Tata Consultancy Companies, 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 planet.
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 purple, and particular person runners in blue. The elapsed time and tempo will likely be accessible 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 working a marathon wherever on the planet. All different spectators monitoring the digital runners will see their location that matches the gap they’ve lined on the TCS New York Metropolis Marathon racecourse.
Particular person runners’ places and estimated end occasions will likely be calculated based mostly on coaching runs and former marathon efficiency. This elevated monitoring functionality will intention to create probably the most correct alternative for spectators to catch dwell runners on the course.
“As we return to the long-lasting TCS New York Metropolis Marathon racecourses in 5 boroughs throughout the town, we’re seeing a change within the working expertise,” stated TCS North America President Surya Kant.
“Our 2021 Marathon app is full of improvements that can assist make this yr’s occasion a very international expertise, bringing each particular person contributors in addition to digital runners all over the world collectively on one platform.”
Christine Burke, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Runner Merchandise, NYRR, stated, “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 will likely be a historic yr for the occasion in some ways, and as we start one other eight years with TCS, there isn’t any higher option to join them with our runners than via our most modern marathon app. Is.”
The TCS New York Metropolis Marathon app options extra enhancements to create a extra immersive expertise for digital runners.
- At a number of devoted mile markers within the digital marathon, the app will routinely play audio recordsdata with phrases of encouragement from previous marathoners and iconic sounds from in-person races.
- The app will permit digital runners to carry out a vast variety of 5K ‘apply runs’ previous to their marathon journey to make sure they’re snug 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 could have entry to a selfie filter with a digital certificates and an ‘AR Medal’, which might be shared on social media to rejoice their achievement.
Runners, spectators and followers also can view the TCS New York Metropolis Marathon course map in AR through Marathon Metropolis: 3D Map. The interactive map reveals the beginning village, elevation adjustments and factors of curiosity in and across the racecourse.’
Different key options of the app embody share monitoring, viewers information, cheer playing cards and leaderboards.
The TCS New York Metropolis Marathon app powered by Tata Consultancy Companies might be downloaded from the Apple App Retailer or Google Play Retailer.