The Official Virgin Money London Marathon App powered by TCS
The Official Virgin Money London Marathon App powered by TCS will provide a unique way to experience the Virgin Money London Marathon for participants and spectators of both the mass and virtual events.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), which will become the official title partner of the London Marathon from 2022, has been the Official Technology Partner of the event since 2016.
This year is the sixth year that TCS has developed the official, free-to-download App, which last year provided the perfect companion for participants in the first-ever virtual Virgin Money London Marathon.
The 2021 edition will, for the first time, offer a platform for both mass and virtual participants, as well as spectators, all in the one App.
Some of the exciting features of Official App powered by TCS this year include:
- GPS tracking and verification that enables participants to confirm the official completion of their virtual Virgin Money London Marathon between 00:00 and 23:59:59 (BST) on Sunday 3 October
- Inspirational audio from BBC Sport commentators Steve Cram, Paula Radcliffe and Adele Roberts for virtual participants, with updates every half mile
- Supporters able to track participants in both the mass and virtual events. For the mass event supporters will be able to see updates every 5K while, in the virtual event, friends and family can compare a participant’s progress to what it would be on the actual Virgin Money London Marathon Course
- Additionally, virtual participants can grant two supporters permission to view their live location, meaning they can track their precise location wherever they are doing the event in the world
- Exclusive ‘donate’ button for participants fundraising on Virgin Money Giving, so people tracking their progress on the App can give a fundraising boost as they go
- Event information, charity and sponsor information plus tips and advice
- Online digital certificate and full results service, including split times, available at Finish for all participants
- Exclusive selfie screen activated at halfway point for virtual participants
- Live leaderboard for spectators tracking the elite races
- The Virgin Money London Marathon App powered by TCS also has a practice 5K run function, which enables participants to try it out before Event Day.
The Official App powered by TCS is available to download on both IOS and Android platforms.
For more information on the Official App powered by TCS, click here.