CONGRATULATIONS and thank you to everyone who took part in the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay on May 3. What a fantastic celebration of our third race in New York, and the third of the 2018 Global Race Series - we hope you had a great time!
Over 750 runners made their way around the unique and challenging one-mile (1.6km) route around Seaport District and Lower Manhattan, and the title of 'The Fastest Business in the City' went to Citi, with a winning time of 53:22. Coming in second place was Barclays, with a time of 55:01, very closely followed by Deutsche Bank in third with 55:03.
Also victorious on the night were The D.E. Shaw Group, who beat 25 other mixed teams to walk away as the winners of the 'Fastest Mixed Team' award with a time of 1:02:45 and Logan Yu from Citi claimed the 'Fastest Runner' trophy, sprinting the one-mile route in a rapid 4:42.
This year the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay will take place in eleven cities across the world, including, Dubai, Sydney, New York, Tokyo, Paris, San Francisco, London, Shanghai, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Hong Kong! Challenge your international counterparts and see who can run their city the fastest!
Runners will race each other for position as they navigate tight turns and sharp bends on a unique one-mile (1.6km) route, synonymous with the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay. The New York skyline will provide a dramatic backdrop to a route that will not only challenge returning runners on the start line, but also offers a unique, fun and exciting race for first-time participants.
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In New York, The Extra Mile teamed up with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum to harness the power of sport to engage local youth from across the city through a series of opportunities truly unique to NYC.
Ahead of race night, volunteers joined "Community Day", which was held at the finish line of the sixth annual 9/11 Memorial & Museum 5K. The Extra Mile special session took place in the heart of the Oculus at One World Trade, where kids and their families got a chance to take part in sporting activities and learn new ways to stay active using fun equipment and games. Kids could also try their hand in other activities nearby, including the NYPD Rock Wall and tackling the FDNY Obstacle Course.
Following race night, The Extra Mile will be working with 9/11 Memorial and Museum to provide kids in sport and social change programs across the city the opportunity to attend a special event that will showcase the museum's special exhibition on sports as well as a session of content highlighting the power sports has to trigger social change.
Volunteers are invited to take part in the summer's special event and are encouraged to participate in special offers around the 9/11 Memorial and Museum sports exhibition throughout the year.