A multi-year extension of the technology consulting partnership between the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and TCS is also signed
CHICAGO – The Bank of America Chicago Marathon and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, launched the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Mobile App, powered by TCS, for the Sunday, October 9 event. The app is a cornerstone of a longstanding partnership between the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and TCS, which has been extended through 2025.
The 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon app provides a range of valuable, race-specific features for marathon runners and spectators. Timing mats strategically placed around the course combined with cutting-edge TCS technology empower the Bank of America Chicago Marathon app to deliver accurate runner tracking and finish-line predictions. This year, a new version of the mobile app also allows fans to:
Track an unlimited number of runners
Experience the course through interactive maps
Easily access the schedule of events
Receive important event communications and alerts
Find information about elite athletes
Create digital cheer cards that will be displayed at mile 24, spurring runners on to the finish line.
The mobile app for the 2022 event is available now for iPhone and Android devices on the App Store and Google Play, respectively.
“We are pleased to continue working with TCS to provide Bank of America Chicago Marathon participants, spectators and fans access to premium technology solutions,” said Bank of America Chicago Marathon Executive Race Director Carey Pinkowski. “The Mobile App makes engaging in the race weekend experience easy and convenient, and we look forward to partnering with TCS to continue enhancing the app in the coming years.”
TCS began a strategic partnership with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in 2010 with a commitment to making the marathon one of the most technologically advanced races in the world. The partnership grew in 2012 with the introduction of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon mobile app, powered by TCS. In 2021, more than 175,000 people downloaded the mobile app and created 52,000 digital cheer cards to encourage the thousands of runners on the streets of Chicago.
“We believe that running transforms lives and communities just like technology transforms businesses,” said Suresh Muthuswami, Chairman, TCS North America. “Extending our partnership with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon means the same technology consulting expertise we use to help our customers achieve their goals, will continue enhancing the race weekend experience for runners and spectators.”
For the first time, TCS brings its Team TCS Teachers program to the 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Ten inspirational teachers who are agents of change in the communities where they live and serve have been awarded free race entry, a VIP race day experience, and access to TCS STEM education resources. TCS is proud to support educators as they encourage students to be healthy and equipped for 21st-century careers.
About the Bank of America Chicago Marathon
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon welcomes thousands of participants from more than 100 countries and all 50 states, including a world-class elite field, top regional and Masters runners, race veterans, debut marathoners and charity participants. The race’s iconic course takes participants through 29 vibrant neighborhoods on an architectural and cultural tour of Chicago. The 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, a member of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, will start and finish in Grant Park beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 9. In advance of the race, a three-day Abbott Health & Fitness Expo will be held at McCormick Place Convention Center Thursday, October 6 through Saturday, October 8. For more information about the event and how to get involved, go to chicagomarathon.com.
About Tata Consultancy Services
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for over 50 years. TCS offers a consulting-led, cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of business, technology and engineering services and solutions. 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 606,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 55 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $25.7 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, 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 MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. For more information, visit www.tcs.com.