January 2019 | 205 words | Read in less than a minute
On October 20, 2019, 45,000 runners from around the world will descend in Amsterdam to participate in the 44th TCS Amsterdam Marathon. Since assuming its position as title sponsor in 2011, TCS has transformed the Amsterdam Marathon into the Netherlands’ fastest marathon, and the world’s sixth fastest city.
Given Amsterdam’s popularity with tourists, it’s no surprise that a large proportion of participants are international runners. People of over a 100 different nationalities take their positions at the starting line, to run a course that follows the Olympic route along the Amstel River, past stately homes, a few windmills, and iconic sites like the Olympic Stadium, Rijksmuseum and Vondelpark. Runners also experience some beautiful rural scenery (including the Arena) and get a glimpse of the huge amount of daily business that takes place on the Amstel.
The running events scheduled for the day include the TCS Marathon, the Mizuno Half Marathon, the TCS 8K run, the Kids Run and the Mini Marathon.
TCS is also the official technology partner for the Amsterdam Marathon, and powers the official app for the event. Get a glimpse of unique stories of triumph of volunteers, supporters, and runners as part of the ‘TCS Superheroes’ campaign in the video above.