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Do you have a Virtual Club App?

Yes we do! We've upgraded your entire race experience pre and post-race, so you can stay motivated for the iconic Bloomberg Square Mile Relay all year round.

For the first time, Live Relay events will now be part of the Virtual Club app. This means you can find out key information about when the relay hits your city, connect with teammates, and even set up a training group to motivate and encourage each other in the run-up to the race.

On race day, you’ll have all the event information at the tap of a finger, and most importantly of all, you’ll be able to check live race results and rankings during and after the event.

Download for Apple or Android now.

How do I earn points?

Points are earned through a wide range of activities, tracked through the app. If you complete a virtual challenge or race, bonus points will be available!

For more information about points please visit the help centre

What is a ‘virtual’ race or challenge?

A ‘virtual’ race or challenge enables you to participate in an event wherever you are in the world. Virtual walking, running or cycling works exactly the same as any other type of activity - you can do it in any location, at any pace, inside on stationery equipment or outside on the street, in a park, or even in another country! Once you are a member of the Virtual Club you will have access to all our ‘virtual’ races and challenges.

How can I access the Virtual Club?

As the app is new as of September 2022, you will need to head to the App Store and download the app for either Apple or Android. Once you have downloaded the app, you can sign up and create a new account.

Who can join the Virtual Club?

Anyone can join the Virtual Club as long as they are employed by a company, and register under their company’s name. You do not need to have participated in a Bloomberg Square Mile Relay race, but please note that any new companies will need to be verified.

What if I encounter an error during the login or registration process?

If you come across an error, or are directed to an error webpage, please re-start the login or registration process and try again. If you repeatedly face the problem, please take a screenshot of the issue you encounter and head to our support page here.

Any more questions?

Or if you would like to have any further information on the Virtual Club, please visit the Virtual Club website HERE.

Team Eligibility and Race Rules

Please note, the below eligibility and race rules are not relevant for the Tokyo event. For specific eligibility and race rules for the Tokyo event please refer to the Tokyo event FAQs. 

Team Captains are responsible for ensuring their teams adhere to all team eligibility and race rules.

TEAM ELIGIBILITY RULES

1. Each team should consist of 10 participants, but the minimum number of participants per team is 8 - in this situation, 2 participants must run another lap each in order for the team to complete all 10 laps. No participant is permitted to run more than 2 laps.

2. Participants are permitted to run in only one team at any given race and must be at least 18 years of age on the race date.

3. A minimum of 8 individual participants in each team must be employed by the corporation or be a member of the professional organisation or learned society entering the race – verification of eligibility must be provided upon request.

4. If a corporation has less than 20 employees or members, they are able to group together with one other corporation that also has less than 20 employees or members in order to form a team, but at least half of the participants in the team must be employees or members from the registered corporation.

5. There are 3 different team categories in the race: Overall, Mixed and Female. Team Eligibility Rules 1-4 apply to all 3 categories.

6. All teams will be eligible for the Overall category.

7. To be eligible for the Mixed category, a team will need to consist of at least 4 individual female participants, running a minimum of one lap each, and at least 1 male participant, running at least one lap – the rest of the team can be filled with either gender.

8. To be eligible for the Female category, a team will need to consist of female participants only.

9. The fastest 3 Overall teams, the fastest Mixed team and the fastest Female team will be awarded after the race has finished, but if the race needs to be stopped for any reason the awards will only be presented to teams that have completed at least 5 laps.

RACE RULES

1. Every team must complete 10 laps of the designated one-mile (1.6km) course.

2. There can only be one participant per team on the course at any given time.

3. Should any participant wish to walk instead of run during their lap, always keep to the side of the course to prevent blocking other participants.

4. Your race baton contains your timing chip. Participants can only pass the baton by hand to their own team members in the transition area opposite the race pens - throwing, rolling or kicking the baton is not allowed.

5. After handing the baton to their team member, the participant must immediately move into the Finish Area. The last participant must return their team baton to staff in the finish area.

6. Each participant is required to display their bib number clearly throughout the race on the front of their t-shirt or vest.

No appeals are allowed. The Race Organiser's decision is final.

How does the event work?

This is a fully immersive team-building event combining a corporate team relay race, hospitality and after-party. For the race, there are ten runners on every team, each of whom run a one-mile lap, relay style. The fastest team to complete the full ten miles wins! Following the race all runners receive hospitality and access to the after-party in the race village.

Can I register a team now and recruit team members later?

Only one person needs to enter and complete payment for the team. Following your completed team entry you will be able to submit all 10 runners on your team in your team’s profile section of the website.

Who is allowed to participate?

Team registration is only open to corporations and professional organisations or learned societies. See team eligibility rules at the top of the page for full details. We invite and encourage all colleagues, friends and family to come and cheer you on and enjoy the celebrations.

What awards are available on the night?

There are 5 awards presented after each race. The fastest team will receive the winner’s trophy; there are also trophies for the second and third placed teams, the fastest mixed team and the fastest female team.

What if we don’t have enough people for a team?

Each team is required to have 10 runners to take part in the race. However, in exceptional circumstances (due to last minute illness or injury) the minimum number of people per team permitted is 8. In this situation we allow 2 members of the team to run twice. We would advise you to have reserves that would be willing to step in if you find yourself with last minute dropouts as refunds are not available. 

Please note that a minimum of 8 runners in each team must be employed by or be a member of the corporation entering a team in the race. However, if a corporation has less than 20 employees, they are able to group together with one other company that also has less than 20 employees or members in order to form a team, but at least 4 employees or members from the registered corporation must still participate in that team (see booking terms and conditions for further details). 

The Event Organizer has the right to refuse entry to any team at their sole discretion if this rule is not adhered to and/or disqualify them from the race following the event.

Does my team qualify for the Fastest Mixed Team category?

To qualify for the Mixed Team category, a team must comprise of at least one male runner and a minimum of four individual female runners, who each need to complete one lap of the one-mile course - the rest of the team can be filled with runners of either gender.

I’ve signed up, what happens now?

After completing the initial online registration form, you will be taken through to the payment process where you can pay for your team. Once your order has been processed, you will receive an email confirming your entry with log in details to your team profile and instructions on how to invite your colleagues to join your team, and complete the online Injury Waiver Form. Each Team Captain will need to complete the online Injury Waiver Form and ensure each team member accepts the waiver terms before the team will be able to race.

When will I receive my Race Pack?

Your digital race pack will be emailed out to you within 1 week of the event. Please ensure that the email address you provided in your online Team Profile section is correct. As the team captain, it is your responsibility to ensure each runner has their race number in the order that you enter your runners on the form online in your Team Profile section. 

What is included in the Race Pack?

Event Information, Route Map and Schedule are all included in the digital Race Pack. Race Bibs which display key information including; team number, race number, baggage drop voucher and food and drink vouchers will be collected by your Team Captain when they register on race day.

I haven’t received my Race Pack?

The digital race packs are emailed out the week before the race. If you haven’t received your race pack, please contact the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay team by email at [email protected] and we can re-send the email or give you the link to the online race pack.

I haven’t managed to get the whole team to sign the Injury Waiver Form – what should I do?

The Injury Waiver is a document that must be ‘accepted’ online by each runner in their profile section in order to participate in the race. The Team Captain must also send through the names of the runners in the correct running order. If you are missing any signatures we are able to accept them at the registration tent at event. Once we have all 10 we will be able to fully register your team and give you your race baton.

Race Packs, Runner Bibs and Batons

The race pack will be emailed out to all runners 1 week before the event. All race bibs will be collected by the Team Captain along with the team baton at Teams Captains Registration on race day.

What is included in the Digital Race Pack?

Event Information, Route Map and Schedule are all included in the digital Race Pack. Race Bibs (which include your team number, race number, baggage drop voucher and food and drink vouchers) will be collected by your Team Captain when they register on race day.

When and where is it taking place?

The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Dubai 2022 will take place on Wednesday, 9th February. The race starts and finishes in front of the Gate Building at Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC).

What are the changing facilities?

There are no changing rooms on-site so we recommend that runners arrive ready to run. There will be toilets with cubicles, and a baggage tent where you can leave your bags during the race should you need to.

What time do we need to be there on the night?

Team captains should expect to arrive at 5:00pm on the day to register and collect their team’s race bibs (please note that it is only the nominated team captain who can register the team). Team members will need to arrive by 6:00pm, to be ready for the important race briefing at 6.30pm, followed by the race start at 7:00pm.

Please click here to view the full schedule.

*Please note - times are subject to change

How do I get to the Race Village?

Bus: Emirates Towers MS Landside Bus Station: Service # 27, 29. Taxi: Drop-off point at DIFC Gate Building 5 entrance. Metro: Emirates Towers Metro Station, Exit 1, Sheikh Zayed Road (North). Parking: Public parking available in close proximity. Note: Access to the Race Village via The Gate Building is not possible.

What are the Team Eligibility and Race Rules for the Dubai race?

TEAM ELIGIBILITY RULES

  1. Each team should consist of 10 participants, but the minimum number of participants per team is 6 - in this situation, 4 participants must run another lap each in order for the team to complete all 10 laps. No participant is permitted to run more than 2 laps.
  2. If any runners need to do 2 laps, these can NOT be consecutive due to the separate start / finish area.
  3. Participants are permitted to run in only one team at any given race and must be at least 18 years of age on the race date.
  4. A minimum of 6 individual participants in each team must be employed by the corporation or be a member of the professional organisation or learned society entering the race – verification of eligibility must be provided upon request.
  5. If a corporation has less than 20 employees or members, they are able to group together with one other corporation that also has less than 20 employees or members in order to form a team, but at least half of the participants in the team must be employees or members from the registered corporation.
  6. There are 3 different team categories in the race: Overall, Mixed and Team Eligibility Rules 1-4 apply to all 3 categories.
  7. All teams will be eligible for the Overall
  8. To be eligible for the Mixed category, a team will need to consist of at least 4 individual female participants, running a minimum of one lap each, and at least 1 male participant, running at least one lap – the rest of the team can be filled with either gender.
  9. To be eligible for the Female category, a team will need to consist of female participants only.
  10. The fastest 3 Overall teams, the fastest Mixed team and the fastest Female team will be awarded after the race has finished, but if the race needs to be stopped for any reason the awards will only be presented to teams that have completed at least 5 laps.

 

RACE RULES

  1. Every team must complete 10 laps of the designated one-mile (1.6km) course.
  2. Participants are required to display their race bib clearly throughout the race on the front of their t-shirt or vest as it contains their race timing chip and will need to be scanned prior to crossing the start line.
  3. Participants must start the race in their correct start wave, as per the team’s running order (1-10) assigned by the Team Captain, to ensure correct personal and team timing.
  4. Should participants wish to walk instead of run during their lap, always keep to the side of the course to prevent blocking other participants.
  5. After finishing a lap, participants must immediately move into the Finish Area, put a mask back on, and not stop until they have exited the area.

What will the event format be?

For the health and safety of all our participants and staff, we will be employing a Time Trial event format this year to reduce contact between team members and other teams, so there will be no team batons or race pens.

Here are some key things to note:

  • Every participant will be given a race bib by their team captain with a built-in timing chip.
  • There will be a separate start and finish line, with participants setting off on the one mile (1.61km) route in 10 separate start waves, one for each runner in a team.
  • Each wave will start at a pre-allocated time and will be called forward in socially distanced lines, pulsed out from the start line at fixed intervals.
  • A team’s 10 individual lap times will be added together to give them a 10-lap (10-mile) team time that will be displayed on the race leaderboard.
  • Each team should consist of 10 participants, but the minimum number of participants per team is 6 - in this situation, 4 participants must run a second lap each for the team to complete all 10 laps (see ‘Team Eligibility & Race Rules’ FAQ for full details).

What COVID-19 regulations do you have in place?

Although the Race Organiser can’t remove all risks associated with the virus due to the nature of the event, they have put measures in place and will be following enhanced procedures to reduce the risk as much as possible.

As COVID-19 regulations are frequently changing the Race Organiser will communicate details of the coronavirus mitigations closer to the event, however, as a minimum the Event will be in line with the Dubai's Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management updated precautionary measures for events, which includes mask wearing at all times unless engaged with a sports activity.

Other measures the Race Organisers are putting in place in addition to the Dubai's Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management updated precautionary measures include:

  • Maintaining appropriate social distancing whenever possible;
  • Providing hand sanitizer and masks around venue;
  • Health & Safety Officer approval of all preventive and precautious measures;
  • Creation of a Time Trial event format to reduce contact between team members and other team.

Will there be an After-Party?

After taking into consideration the health and safety of all our participants, guests, staff and stakeholders, we have made the decision not to host an ‘Official After Party’ this year that usually takes place in a third-party venue within the DIFC. However, participants will still be able to enjoy the ‘After-Party’ in the Race Village where there will be music and first-class hospitality for all participants, including a main meal, dessert and soft drinks as part of their entry package.

Can spectators come into the Race Village?

Spectators are not encouraged to attend in order to ensure all our participants can maintain social distancing where possible and there will be no hospitality packages (meals or soft drinks) available to purchase. However, everyone who needs to enter into the Race Village must adhere to our COVID-19 mitigation measures - See “What COVID-19 regulations do you have in place?” FAQ.

Will there be a race in Hong Kong in 2022?

Unfortunately, the race will not be returning to Hong Kong this year, but we would be excited to include the city as part of our Global Series once again in 2023. Keep an eye on our website for further updates and developments.

I was a Team Captain when the last race was postponed, what happens next?

All Team Captains that had an entry into the previous race before it was postponed have been emailed. Your entry will be automatically rolled over to the next race and there is no need to do anything further at this stage. We will be in touch with more details as plans develop for the return of the relay in Hong Kong next year.

 

​When and where is it taking place?

The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay London 2022 will take place on Thursday 22nd September. The race starts and finishes at Guildhall Yard, London, EC2V 7HH and is easily accessible by public transport. The nearest underground stations are Bank, Moorgate, Mansion House and St Paul’s.

​What are the changing facilities?

There are no changing rooms on-site so we recommend that runners arrive ready to run. There will be toilets with cubicles, and a baggage tent where you can leave your bags during the race should you need to.

What time do we need to be there on the night?

Team captains should arrive from 5.45pm on the day to register and collect their team’s baton. Please note that it is only the nominated team captain who can register the team. Team members need to arrive from 6:15pm

Further timings can be found on the schedule here.

*Please note - times are subject to change

​What roads will be closed?

A number of roads in the city will be closed for a limited period. Road closures will be implemented from 18:30 until 20:45. Street parking will also be suspended. Please refer to the course page and the following list of roads that will be affected: Gresham Street, Noble Street, Wood Street, Love Lane, Aldermanbury and Aldermanbury Square, as well as King Street and Milk Street. Vehicles and pedestrians will be facilitated across the route (not along the route) at specific crossing points prior to the race. Once the race has started vehicles will not be permitted to cross until the final runner has passed and pedestrians should cross at specific crossing points where possible.

Race Packs, Runner Bibs and Batons

The digital race pack will be emailed out to all runners two weeks before the event.
Race bibs are to be collected by the Team Captain along with the team baton at the Registration Desks at 5:45pm on race day.

Will there be an After-Party?

Participants will be able to enjoy the ‘After-Party’ in the Race Village where there will be music and first-class hospitality for all participants, including a main meal, dessert and drinks as part of their entry package.

Will there be a race in Mumbai in 2022?

Unfortunately, the race will not be returning to Mumbai this year, but we would be excited to include the city as part of our Global Series once again in 2023. Keep an eye on our website for further updates and developments.

I was a Team Captain when the last race was postponed, what happens next?

All Team Captains that had an entry into the previous race before it was postponed have been emailed. Your entry will be automatically rolled over to the next race and there is no need to do anything further at this stage. We will be in touch with more details as plans develop for the return of the relay in Mumbai next year.

 

When will the next race take place in New York?

We are delighted to announce the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay will be returning to New York on Wednesday 15th June!

The race will be exclusively for Bloomberg clients.

What are the Team Eligibility and Race Rules for the New York race?

TEAM ELIGIBILITY RULES

  1. Each team should consist of 10 participants, but the minimum number of participants per team is 8 - in this situation, 2 participants must run another lap each in order for the team to complete all 10 laps. No participant is permitted to run more than 2 laps.
  2. Participants are permitted to run in only one team at any given race and must be at least 18 years of age on the race date.
  3. A minimum of 8 individual participants in each team must be employed by the corporation or be a member of the professional organisation or learned society entering the race – verification of eligibility must be provided upon request.
  4. If a corporation has less than 20 employees or members, they are able to group together with one other corporation that also has less than 20 employees or members in order to form a team, but at least half of the participants in the team must be employees or members from the registered corporation.
  5. There are 3 different team categories in the race: Overall, Mixed and Team Eligibility Rules 1-4 apply to all 3 categories.
  6. All teams will be eligible for the Overall
  7. To be eligible for the Mixed category, a team will need to consist of at least 4 individual female participants, running a minimum of one lap each, and at least 1 male participant, running at least one lap – the rest of the team can be filled with any gender.
  8. To be eligible for the Female category, a team will need to consist of female participants only.
  9. The fastest 3 Overall teams, the fastest Mixed team, the fastest Female team and the fastest Runner will be awarded after the race has finished, but if the race needs to be stopped for any reason the awards will only be presented to teams that have completed at least 5 laps.

RACE RULES

  1. Every team must complete 10 laps of the designated one-mile (1.6km) course.
  2. There can only be one participant per team on the course at any given time.
  3. Should any participant wish to walk instead of run during their lap, always keep to the side of the course to prevent blocking other participants.
  4. Your race baton contains your timing chip. Participants can only pass the baton by hand to their own team members, in the transition area, opposite the race pens - throwing, rolling or kicking the baton is not allowed.
  5. After handing the baton to their team member, the participant must immediately move into the Finish Area. The last participant must return their team baton to staff in the finish area.
  6. Each participant is required to display their bib number clearly throughout the race on the front of their t-shirt or vest.

No appeals are allowed. The Race Organiser’s decision is final.

Can spectators come into the Race Village?

Spectators are welcome, but please ensure you are not displaying any COVID-19 symptoms and are following government advice.

Will there be an After-Party?

Participants will be able to enjoy the ‘After-Party’ in the Race Village where there will be music and first-class hospitality for all participants, including a main meal, dessert and drinks as part of their entry package.

What time do we need to be there on the night?

Team captains should arrive from 5.30pm on the day to register and collect their team’s race pack which includes all runner bibs. Please note that it is only the nominated team captain who can register the team. Team members need to arrive from 6pm.

The full schedule can be viewed here

When and where is it taking place?

The 2022 Bloomberg Square Mile Relay in New York will be taking place on 15th June 2022 at The Seaport District. Further details will follow shortly.

What are the changing facilities?

There are no changing rooms on-site so we recommend that runners arrive ready to run. There will be toilets with cubicles, and a baggage tent where you can leave your bags during the race should you need to.

Will there be a race in San Francisco in 2022?

Unfortunately, the race will not be returning to San Francisco this year, but we would be excited to include the city as part of our Global Series once again in 2023. Keep an eye on our website for further updates and developments.

I was a Team Captain when the last race was postponed, what happens next?

All Team Captains that had an entry into the previous race before it was postponed have been emailed. Your entry will be automatically rolled over to the next race and there is no need to do anything further at this stage. We will be in touch with more details as plans develop for the return of the relay in San Francisco next year.

 

When and where is it taking place?

The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay 2022 will take place on Thursday 18th August at Parque do Povo. Further details will follow shortly.

What time do we need to be there on the night?

Team captains should arrive from 5:30pm on the day to register and collect their team’s race pack, which includes team baton and race bibs.

Please note that it is only the nominated team captain who can register the team. We will take whoever registered the team as the captain unless we are told otherwise.  

Team members need to arrive by 6pm. At 6:30pm a warm-up will take place with the race starting at 7pm. Please note all times are subject to change.

What are the changing facilities?

There are no changing facilities on-site, but there is a place where you can store a small bag during the race.

​Can spectators buy food and drinks on the night?

Spectators are encouraged to come along to cheer on runners in the race and enjoy the atmosphere in the Race Village.

Hospitality packages will be available to purchase on the website shortly.

Race Packs, Runner Bibs and Batons

The digital race pack will be emailed out to all runners two weeks before the event.
Race bibs are to be collected by the Team Captain along with the team baton at the Registration Desks at 5:45pm on race day.

What is included in the Digital Race Pack?

Event Information, Route Map and Schedule are all included in the digital Race Pack. Race Bibs (which include your team number, race number, baggage drop voucher and food and drink vouchers) will be collected by your Team Captain when they register on race day.

​When and where is it taking place?

The 2022 Bloomberg Square Mile Relay in Singapore will be taking place on Thursday 13th October at The Promontory, 11 Marina Blvd.

What are the changing facilities?

There will be toilets and baggage storage on site, but it is recommended that runners arrive ready to run! Please check the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothing for the weather.

What time do we need to be there on the night?

Team Captains may be expected to arrive from 5.00pm on the day to register and collect their team’s baton. Please note, it is only the nominated team captain who can register the team. We will take whoever registered the team as the captain unless we are told otherwise. Team members need to arrive from 6.00pm. A warm-up will take place before the race is due to start at 7.00pm.

Further timing details can be found here.

​Can spectators buy food and drinks on the night?

Spectators are encouraged to come along to cheer on runners in the race and enjoy the atmosphere in the Race Village. Food and drink will be available for all colleagues, friends and family to purchase in advance on the website, or from the hospitality voucher booth on race day.

If you would like to purchase additional hospitality in advance, this is available on our website now.

What are the Team Eligibility and Race Rules for the Singapore race?

TEAM ELIGIBILITY RULES

  1. Each team should consist of 10 participants, but the minimum number of participants per team is 8 - in this situation, 2 participants must run another lap each in order for the team to complete all 10 laps. No participant is permitted to run more than 2 laps.
  2. Participants are permitted to run in only one team at any given race and must be at least 18 years of age on the race date.
  3. A minimum of 8 individual participants in each team must be employed by the corporation or be a member of the professional organisation or learned society entering the race – verification of eligibility must be provided upon request.
  4. If a corporation has less than 20 employees or members, they are able to group together with one other corporation that also has less than 20 employees or members in order to form a team, but at least half of the participants in the team must be employees or members from the registered corporation.
  5. There are 3 different team categories in the race: Overall, Mixed and Team Eligibility Rules 1-4 apply to all 3 categories.
  6. All teams will be eligible for the Overall
  7. To be eligible for the Mixed category, a team will need to consist of at least 4 individual female participants, running a minimum of one lap each, and at least 1 male participant, running at least one lap – the rest of the team can be filled with any gender.
  8. To be eligible for the Female category, a team will need to consist of female participants only.
  9. The fastest 3 Overall teams, the fastest Mixed team and the fastest Female team will be awarded after the race has finished, but if the race needs to be stopped for any reason the awards will only be presented to teams that have completed at least 5 laps.

RACE RULES

  1. Every team must complete 10 laps of the designated one-mile (1.6km) course.
  2. There can only be one participant per team on the course at any given time.
  3. Should any participant wish to walk instead of run during their lap, always keep to the side of the course to prevent blocking other participants.
  4. Your race baton contains your timing chip. Participants can only pass the baton by hand to their own team members, in the transition area, opposite the race pens - throwing, rolling or kicking the baton is not allowed.
  5. After handing the baton to their team member, the participant must immediately move into the Finish Area. The last participant must return their team baton to staff in the finish area.
  6. Each participant is required to display their bib number clearly throughout the race on the front of their t-shirt or vest.

No appeals are allowed. The Race Organiser’s decision is final.

What are the Team Eligibility and Race Rules for the Sydney race?

TEAM ELIGIBILITY RULES

  1. Each team should consist of 10 participants, but the minimum number of participants per team is 8 - in this situation, 2 participants must run another lap each in order for the team to complete all 10 laps. No participant is permitted to run more than 2 laps.
  2. Participants are permitted to run in only one team at any given race and must be at least 18 years of age on the race date.
  3. A minimum of 8 individual participants in each team must be employed by the corporation or be a member of the professional organisation or learned society entering the race – verification of eligibility must be provided upon request.
  4. If a corporation has less than 20 employees or members, they are able to group together with one other corporation that also has less than 20 employees or members in order to form a team, but at least half of the participants in the team must be employees or members from the registered corporation.
  5. There are 3 different team categories in the race: Overall, Mixed and Team Eligibility Rules 1-4 apply to all 3 categories.
  6. All teams will be eligible for the Overall
  7. To be eligible for the Mixed category, a team will need to consist of at least 4 individual female participants, running a minimum of one lap each, and at least 1 male participant, running at least one lap – the rest of the team can be filled with any gender.
  8. To be eligible for the Female category, a team will need to consist of female participants only.
  9. The fastest 3 Overall teams, the fastest Mixed team, the fastest Female team and the fastest Runner will be awarded after the race has finished, but if the race needs to be stopped for any reason the awards will only be presented to teams that have completed at least 5 laps.

RACE RULES

  1. Every team must complete 10 laps of the designated one-mile (1.6km) course.
  2. There can only be one participant per team on the course at any given time.
  3. Should any participant wish to walk instead of run during their lap, always keep to the side of the course to prevent blocking other participants.
  4. Your race baton contains your timing chip. Participants can only pass the baton by hand to their own team members, in the transition area, opposite the race pens - throwing, rolling or kicking the baton is not allowed.
  5. After handing the baton to their team member, the participant must immediately move into the Finish Area. The last participant must return their team baton to staff in the finish area.
  6. Each participant is required to display their bib number clearly throughout the race on the front of their t-shirt or vest.

No appeals are allowed. The Race Organiser’s decision is final.

Will there be an After-Party?

After the awards presentation in the Event Village, participants are invited to head to the Official After-Party at the The Argyle, only a short walk away!

​When and where is it taking place?

The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Sydney 2022 will take place on Thursday 10th November. The race starts and finishes at Barangaroo Reserve.

What time do we need to be there on the night?

Team captains should arrive from 5.00pm on the day to register and collect their team’s baton. Please note that it is only the nominated team captain who can register the team. Team members need to arrive from 6pm.

The full schedule can be viewed here

What are the changing facilities?

There are no changing facilities on-site, so we recommend arriving ready to run.  There is a secure baggage drop where you can leave a small bag during the race.

Can spectators come into the Race Village?

Spectators are welcome, but please ensure you are not displaying any COVID-19 symptoms and are following government advice.

Race Packs, Runner Bibs and Batons

The digital race pack will be emailed out to all runners two weeks before the event.
Race bibs are to be collected by the Team Captain along with the team baton at the Registration Desks at 5:00pm on race day.

When will the next race take place in Tokyo?

The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Tokyo usually takes place annually in the month of May, and we are working with all stakeholders to host the next race in Tokyo’s Marunouchi district in 2023.

Will there be a race in Tokyo in 2022?

Unfortunately, the race will not be returning to Tokyo this year, but we would be excited to include the city as part of our Global Series once again in 2023. Keep an eye on our website for further updates and developments.