Congratulations to all 450 runners that took on and completed the second edition of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay in San Francisco - check out the full results here.
Over 45 teams from San Francisco’s biggest businesses took to the start line but it was Strava that took the title, completing their 10 laps of the one-mile route in a time of 52:51 to lift the coveted trophy and become the ‘fastest firm in the city’!
Competing fiercely for top spot were last year’s winners Dodge & Cox and Bank of America Merrill Lynch coming in just behind Strava in a time of 55:22 and 57:45 respectively. Individually, the fastest runner Trevor Reinhart from Dodge & Cox completed the 1.6km route in an incredible time of 4:29. Silicon Valley Bank were the winners of the Fastest Mixed Team award, with a time of 58:03.
This year the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay will take place in 11 cities across the world, including, Dubai, Sydney, New York, Tokyo, Paris, San Francisco, London, Shanghai, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Hong Kong! The baton is now handed to Sao Paulo on August 23rd, so make sure you challenge your colleagues!
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 San Francisco 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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The Extra Mile teamed up with sport-for-development organisation America Scores to provide programming that will increase academic confidence and bridge the gap for low-income youth, especially English language learners, through a combination of team-based poetry, soccer and service learning programs.
The program kicked off with a volunteer day ahead of the Relay race night, where we hosted 55 young people from diverse backgrounds and from disadvantaged communities, as well as 30 volunteers. They took part in fun sports games and drills that allowed the participants to discuss and explore issues of inclusion, cooperation and communication through sport.
Throughout the year, The Extra Mile will support programs providing Bay Area school children with literacy and healthy lifestyle education. The relay community will now have a chance to volunteer in interactive and exciting activities that addresses this winning challenge and kicks off the yearlong support of The Extra Mile in San Francisco. Please join us and go the extra mile yourself by participating in one of the volunteer days, it will be an experience you’ll never forget!
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