It’s Race Week for Tokyo’s third Bloomberg Square Mile Relay taking place on Naka-Dori Street in Marunouchi on Thursday evening.
Team captains will need to arrive in the Race Village at 5:30pm, with the rest of the team to be changed and ready for the race welcome by 6:15pm. At 6:45pm a warm-up will take place, led by Tipness, before the race starts at 7:00pm. For the full event schedule please scroll down.
All runners should check out the online TEAM RACE PACK.
Changing and bag storage facilities are available in the Mitsubishi Building which will be signposted, but we suggest that you arrive at the race village already changed and ready to run to save time. If you would like to use the changing or bag storage facilities you will need to collect your race bib from your Team Captain which has a bag tag attached to it. Race bibs will be available to collect by Team Captain’s from Team Captain Registration in The Maru Cube at 5:30pm. Please ensure that all runners are ready and changed in the race village by 6:15pm for the race welcome.
The race culminates in the famous celebratory after-party where runners and supporters will enjoy food, drinks and music throughout the evening in the Race Village. Hospitality will be open to everyone in the Race Village – runners will receive a meal, dessert and three alcoholic or soft drinks as part of their team entry, but additional food and drink will also be available for supporters to purchase either online at a discounted price, or on event day, so your colleagues and friends can also join in the fun – this is an evening not to be missed!
If you have any queries please contact us on 03-6894-3211 or email [email protected]
See you on the start line!
SOLD OUT. We are delighted to announce that for the fourth time this year we have sold out one of our races. We will have 70 teams on the start line for the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Tokyo on Thursday, 23 May.
We are now operating a waiting list in case there are any late withdrawals. Click here to join the waiting list.
YOUR LAP. YOUR CAUSE. YOUR IMPACT.
We are committed to making a difference beyond the finish line by contributing to a cause that’s important in your city. Through The Extra Mile, you can choose which cause our partner charity will support, using the power of sport to address social challenges in your city. The faster you run, the better the chance your cause has of receiving the donation.
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 Tokyo 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.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION – every runner must complete two mini laps of the course to have run 1 complete full lap. There is a clear split point indicated on the course where runners should either continue with their second mini lap if they have only run one mini lap, or proceed to the finish line if they have run two mini laps. Failure for a runner to complete two mini laps (1 complete full lap) will result in an incomplete full lap and an automatic 10 minute penalty will be added to the runner's existing time e.g. if a runner only completes one mini lap in 3 minutes and fails to complete their second mini lap, their total complete full lap time will be 13 minutes.
The Extra Mile helps participants of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay contribute to their city in a bigger, better way. We are delighted to be working with Special Olympics as The Extra Mile Partner in 2019.
Special Olympics is a global inclusion movement using sport, health, education and leadership programs every day around the world to end discrimination against and empower people with intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1968, and celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 5.5 million athletes and Unified partners in more than 170 countries. With the support of more than 1 million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers 32 Olympic-type sports and over 108,000 games and competitions throughout the year. Special Olympics is supported by individuals, foundations and partners, including the Christmas Records Trust, the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics, The Coca-Cola Company, United Airlines, The Walt Disney Company and ESPN, Lions Clubs International, Bank of America, Essilor Vision Foundation, the Golisano Foundation, Safilo Group, and TOYOTA.
Simply by participating in the race, 25% of your team’s race fee will be donated to invest in projects delivered by Special Olympics in Tokyo. The best part is, you get to help choose where those funds go by choosing a cause you care about, and running for it. When you complete your personal profile on our website you will choose a cause to run for. Then, on race night, your lap in the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay won't just be for your team, but for your Extra Mile cause too.
The cause with the quickest average time will win a minimum donation of US$20,000. Funds will be used to address the winning cause.