The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay 2017 in Hong Kong saw Macquarie take the title in a time of 56:56, outrunning more than 120 other teams to lift the coveted trophy and become the 'fastest firm in the city'!
Competing fiercely for top spot were Bank of America Merrill Lynch and HSBC Team 1 coming in just behind Macquarie in a time of 57:20 and 57:25 respectively.
Individually, the fastest runner Sam Fletcher completed the one-mile route in an incredible time of 5:01. Prudential Corporation Asia Team 3 were the winners of the Fastest Mixed Team award, now in its second year, with a time of 1:04:43.
More than 1240 runners from Hong Kong's biggest businesses took part in the second annual Bloomberg Square Mile Relay, Check out the full results here.
The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay course is set to not only challenge the returning runners on the start line, but also to offer a unique, fun and exciting route for first-time participants. Set amidst the dramatic setting of the skyscrapers and Victoria Harbour in Central, runners compete along unique, one-mile course taking participants around Edinburgh Place before passing the baton to their teammate. The route is subject to change so please keep checking back for updates.
Edinburgh Place, Central
In an effort to reinforce our commitment to giving back, we have evolved how we contribute to the communities we run in. Unlike past years where the winning team's nominated charity received a cheque donation, every team's participation will help fund the Extra Mile programme - a local revitalisation project that will allow runners to volunteer with the local Square Mile Relay community and have a positive impact on the city.
In Hong Kong, the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay will help fund a local project in partnership with Clean Air Network (CAN).
CAN is an independent NGO that encourages the public to speak out about the health impacts of air pollution. Through community engagements, CAN aims to create a cleaner air environment for the next generation by fostering community cohesiveness and raising awareness regarding the impact of air quality on public health in Hong Kong.
Runners will be able to take part in the project - The AirMazing Race - with local students, on Thursday 7th December. This competition and scavenger hunt will allow teams to work through assigned challenges throughout the city and learn about various air pollution issues facing Hong Kong. REGISTER NOW!
The collective effort of 7500+ runners across 10 cites will positively impact our global community of race cities, reinforcing Bloomberg’s long-standing commitment to strengthen and improve lives in the communities where we live and work.
Through inclusion training and the home-based working opportunities, Unleash Foundation aims to demonstrate the potential and capability of youths with physical disabilities. Unleash Foundation also facilitates collaboration among business, social and governmental sectors to achieve valuable social capitals.