Congratulations to all 510 runners that took on and completed the very first Bloomberg Square Mile Relay in Tokyo - check out the full results here.
Over 50 teams from Tokyo’s biggest business took to the start line but it was Bloomberg Speed Team that took the title, completing their 10 laps of the one-mile course in a time of 58:49 to lift the coveted trophy and become the ‘fastest firm in the city’!
Competing fiercely for top spot were Goldman Sachs Blaze just ten seconds behind the winners with 58:59 and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in a time of 1:00:00. Adidas Japan were the inaugural winners of the Fastest Mixed Team award, with a time of 1:02:13.
Make sure you register your interest if you would like to take part in the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Tokyo 2018.
The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay course is set to offer a unique, fun and exciting route for our first-time participants. Set amidst the dramatic setting of the skyscrapers in Marunouchi, runners will compete along a one-mile (1.6km) course taking participants around the financial district before returning back to the Race Village.
The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay is delighted to support the Japanese Association for Refugees (JAR) as the event's official Community Partner for our inaugural race in Tokyo. Every company's team entry in the race will help contribute towards a 2,000,000 JPY donation to the charity. Your participation will help to ensure JAR can continue its great work of refugee protection experts providing comprehensive assistance for individual refugees, from the critical stage immediately following their arrival until they can lead a self-supporting life. In addition to directly supporting refugees in need, JAR actively works on advocacy and networking to promote institutional reform, as well as public relations campaigns. JAR will be presented with a charitable cheque on behalf of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay on the night of the race.
In an effort to reinforce our commitment to giving back, we have evolved how we contribute to the communities we run in. Every team's participation will help fund 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. 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 race does not end here! On Saturday, Sep 2, the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay community, in partnership with Playground of Hope, will undertake a large-scale volunteer project.
Bring your friends and partners to build a fun, safe playground for children living at a care home in Oiso, Kanagawa. Join the celebration barbecue after the build with the children. Stay tuned for more info.