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Congratulations to all runners that took on and completed the third Bloomberg Square Mile Relay at the Dubai International Financial Centre - check out the full results here.


89 teams from the city’s biggest businesses took to the start line but it was Elevision Media that won the race, completing their 10 laps of the one-mile (1.6km) course in a time of 1:01:07 to lift the coveted trophy and become the ‘fastest firm in the city’!


Competing fiercely for top spot were Gardaworld and Emirates Steel, coming in just behind Elevision Media in a time of 1:01:21 and 1:03:25 respectively. Individually, the fastest runner, Mohamed Belal from team Emirates Steel, completed the one-mile route in an incredible time of 5:16. JLL were the winners of the Fastest Mixed Team award,  now in its second year, beating 34 other mixed teams with a time of 1:09:28.


Dubai was the first city of 2018 to host the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Global Race Series and the baton still needs to be taken up by 10 other cities including, Sydney, New York, Tokyo, Paris, San Francisco, London, Shanghai, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Hong Kong! The baton is now being handed to Sydney who race on 12th April, but challenge your international counterparts and see who can run their city the fastest!

We look forward to welcoming back all our runners in 2019 for another record-breaking year. 


Who competed?
  • 1. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Team
  • 2. EFG Hermes EFG Hermes - Team
  • 3. Knight Frank LLP Knight Frank LLP - Team
  • 4. K&L Gates K&L Gates - Team
  • 5. Winston & Strawn LLP Winston & Strawn LLP - Team
  • 6. Rasmala Investment Bank Limited Rasmala Investment Bank Limited - Team
  • 7. Safanad Safanad - Team
  • 8. MiX Telematics Middle East MiX Telematics Middle East - Team
  • 9. Dubai South Dubai South - Team
  • 10. BNY Mellon BNY Mellon - Team
All Companies
Proudly sponsored by:
Bloomberg Dubai

The Course

Set amidst the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), runners challenge each other for position as they navigate tight turns, sharp bends, and flights of stairs on this unique one mile (1.6km) route, synonymous with the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay. The stunning skyline provides a dramatic backdrop to the race course that challenges returning runners on the start line, but also offers a unique, fun and exciting race for first-time participants. Check out the running route map from the race in 2018.

Race Village Location

The Gate Building
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)

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The Schedule

  • 5:30 pmCaptains arrive to register and collect batons
  • 6:00 pmTeam members to have arrived
  • 6:10 pmOfficial Race Briefing
  • 6:30 pmFitness First warm-up
  • 6:45 pmTeams ready in race pens
  • 7:00 pmRace starts & hospitality opens
  • 8:45 pmRace finishes (approx.)
  • 9:00 pmAwards Ceremony
  • 9:15 pmOfficial After-Party @ Bazxar
  • 10:00 pmRace Village closes


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Emirates Red Crescent

Community Partner

The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay is proud to support the Emirates Red Crescent who are the Official Community Partner of the race. The Red Crescent in Dubai works to promote the spirit of solidarity and compassion within the community, and thanks to the support of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay, as well as many other benefactors, can continue its charitable programs and projects in the humanitarian field for those in need. The Red Crescent Branch in Dubai has become a centre for humanitarian and relief services, conducting 185 development projects in 13 countries around the world. Both locally and internationally, they coordinate awareness programs, first aid, and the protection and control of epidemics, as well as providing humanitarian assistance for vulnerable, needy people across a variety of causes and when disasters occur.