Congratulations to all 720 runners that took on and completed the second edition of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay in New York - check out the full results here.
Over 70 teams from New York’s biggest businesses took to the start line but Wells Fargo retained their title, completing their 10 laps of the one-mile route in a time of 55:06, smashing the course record to lift the coveted trophy and become the ‘fastest firm in the city’!
Competing fiercely for top spot were Barclays Credit only 10 seconds behind in 55:16 and Hudson River Trading closely following in third with a time of 56:49. Individually, the fastest runner Peter Bartlett completed the one-mile route in an incredible time of 4:49. Citi 1 were the inaugural winners of the Fastest Mixed Team award, with a time of 57:02, and also finishing in fourth place!
Make sure you register your interest if you would like to take part in the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay New York 2018, and challenge your colleagues in San Francisco to see if they can beat your time on 3rd August!
This is a race unlike any other in New York - synonymous with the Square Mile Relay, runners will be taken on a unique one-mile route around the heart of the city's Financial District, including Water Street and Wall Street.
Long straights mean you can stretch those legs and get up to full speed, but the sharp turns will require quick feet in order to post a good time for your team. Returning runners will see the course is the same as last year, so can try to better their time!
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In association with The Friends of Governors Island, on Sunday May 21st 2017, Square Mile Relay participants joined Bloomberg in building a new legacy for water management on Governors Island by conducting the following high-impact projects:
1. Completing the New Rain Garden / Bio Swale installation. The Rain Garden is a 500 sq ft garden created to improve drainage across 5,000+ sq ft within the urban farm area. 120 diverse perennial plants, flowers, shrubs and ground coverings were planted in the area further assisting with drainage.
2. Digging and outfitting 24 new test wells to measure groundwater levels and improve plant health in the hedge row maze.
3. Clearing 500 linear feet of forest trails of invasive species.
4. Laying 300 ft of irrigation hose to water plants in the outdoor nursery.
5. Constructing 3 vertical gardens on the sides of sheds to cool interiors, recycle rainwater and grow herbs and flowers.
6. Creating 15 hand-painted signs to label and organize the tool sheds.
7. Clearing and planting the vegetable garden at the Harbor School.
8. Cleaning the interior of Castle Williams.
Thank you to all those that joined the Service Day and 'gave back' to their Community - 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 strengthening and improving lives in the communities where we live and work.
The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay was delighted to once again support the 9/11 Memorial & Museum as the event's official Community Partner. Every company's participation in the race helps contribute to this charitable cause. It is partnerships such as this that help to ensure the Memorial and Museum is sustained, and that visitors from around the world, especially current and future generations, will be able to experience the world-class learning institution and living tribute for years to come. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum received a charitable check for $10,000 on the night of the race.