Congratulations to all 700 runners that took on and completed the third edition of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay in Tokyo - check out the full results here.
By taking part in the race, our runners went The Extra Mile for our charity partner, Special Olympics Nippon. JPY 2,200,000 has been donated to help fund a year-round project based on the winning cause – Education.
70 teams from Tokyo’s biggest businesses took to the start line in the sold out-event but it was Barclays that took the title, completing their laps of the one-mile course in a time of 51:30 to lift the coveted trophy and become the ‘fastest firm in the city’!
Competing fiercely for top spot were ABeam Impulse and Nomura Asset Management coming in just behind Barclays in a time of 52:46 and 52:55 respectively.
The winners of the inaugural 'Fastest Female Team' award in Tokyo was Anan in a time of 1:16:45.
Also victorious on the night was Bloomberg, Faster Than Your Internet, who beat 26 other mixed teams to walk away as the winners of the 'Fastest Mixed Team' award with a time of 57:52 and individually, the fastest runner on the night was Yoshinori Mera from adidias Japan, completing the one-mile route in an incredible time of 4:35.
Make sure you register your interest if you would like to take part in the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Tokyo 2020.
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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.
Captains arrive to register and collect baton
Team members to have arrived
Official race warm-up
Teams ready in race pens
Race finishes (approx)
The Extra Mile & Awards Ceremony
Race Village closes
Race Village closes
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When you run with purpose, you run The Extra Mile – our unique program that makes a tangible social difference to your city, which will last long after the teams cross the finish line.
Simply by participating in the race, a percentage of your team’s race fee will be donated to The Extra Mile program in Tokyo, which will support and promote projects over the next year using the power of sport and physical activity. The best part is, you get to help decide where 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 one of three cause to run for. Then, on race night, your lap in the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay won’t just be for your team, but also for The Extra Mile cause you selected.
The cause with the quickest average time from all our runners will win the donation, a minimum of US$20,000, which our partner charity will use to address the winning cause across a year-long project. In 2019 Special Olympics Nippon received a donation of US$20,000 to deliver a year-long programme on the issue of Education. More information on the charity partner and the chosen causes for 2020 will be announced shortly.