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Do you have a Virtual Club App?

Yes, the quickest and simplest way for you to engage with the Virtual Club and your colleagues is through using the Virtual Club App. It is available for both Apple and Android

If you have already registered for the Virtual Club you can login to the app using your existing account details. If you are yet to register for the Virtual Club, you can do this on the Virtual Club app. 

Is the Virtual Club taking the place of my postponed race in 2020?

There will not be any live Bloomberg Square Mile Relay races for the remainder of 2020, so the Virtual Club gives our community the opportunity to still compete against colleagues and other companies locally or globally. All Virtual Club members will be able to take part in a series of local or global races and challenges, including a ‘virtual’ one-mile race, so make sure you sign up!

Where can I see how my company is performing?

When logged onto the Virtual Club, navigate to the ‘My City’ or ‘Championship’ pages to view your company’s position in your city or globally. Alternatively, click here to view a snapshot of the global standings last month.

How can I register my company?

If your company is not listed, please email your company name to [email protected] for verification. Once verified, we will let you know if you can complete the registration process.

How do I change company if I have already signed up to the Virtual Club?

Email your details and the name of your new company to [email protected] and we will transfer your account.

How do I earn points?

Points are earned through daily walking, running or cycling activities only, but bonus points are available if you complete any virtual races and challenges. For more information about points please visit the help centre

How am I contributing to The Extra Mile programme?

Every Virtual Club member is automatically signed up to The Extra Mile monthly challenge. In July, August and September, a US$90,000 donation is available to be unlocked (US$270,000 in total) which will be split evenly into US$10,000 each month for The Extra Mile charity in each city in the global series that is yet to receive any donations through The Extra Mile in 2020. Furthermore, the city with the highest average number of points per Virtual Club member through to the end of October will receive an additional US$30,000 for The Extra Mile charity partner. Visit the Virtual Club Events page for more information about what The Extra Mile challenge is this month.

 

What is a ‘virtual’ race or challenge?

A ‘virtual’ race or challenge enables you to participate in an event wherever you are in the world. Virtual walking, running or cycling works exactly the same as any other type of activity - you can do it in any location, at any pace, inside on stationery equipment or outside on the street, in a park, or even in another country! Once you are a member of the Virtual Club you will have access to all our ‘virtual’ races and challenges.

How can I access the Virtual Club?

You need to be a registered member of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay and the Virtual Club to access the platform. Visit squaremilerelay.com/virtual-club and click ‘sign up’ if you are a new member, or click ‘log in’ if you have already signed up.

Who can join the Virtual Club?

Anyone can join the Virtual Club as long as they are employed by a company, and register under their company’s name. You do not need to have participated in a Bloomberg Square Mile Relay race, but please note that any new companies will need to be verified.

What if I encounter an error during the login or registration process?

If you come across an error, or are directed to an error webpage, please re-start the login or registration process and try again. If you repeatedly face the problem, please take a screenshot of the issue you encounter and email it to [email protected] for assistance.

Which cycling activities contribute activity points?

All activities completed on a bike and tracked on your app or fitness tracker will be considered a ‘cycling activity’ and earn you and your company points. This could be road cycling, trail cycling, mountain biking, indoor cycling, spinning, etc.

I am not from one of the 12 race cities – can I still join and participate?

Yes absolutely. When you register you will be asked for several details, including ‘Your City’, if you are not from one of the 12 Race Cities you can select ‘New City?’ 🡪 Your country 🡪 your closest major city. Once on the platform and joining your company team, please choose your city as "Rest of the World" - this is how your company team will appear in all leaderboards and results.

If you are already registered and would like to change your race city you will need to email the team on [email protected].

Teamzulässigkeit und Rennvorschriften

Die Teamkapitäne sind dafür verantwortlich sicherzustellen, dass die Teams die Zulässigkeit und Veranstaltungsregeln einhalten.

Teamzulässigkeit

1. Jedes Team sollte aus 10 Personen bestehen. Die minimale Teilnehmerzahl pro Team beträgt 8 Personen – in diesem Fall müssen 2 Teilnehmer eine weitere Runde der Strecke laufen. Jedes Team muss insgesamt 10 Runden laufen. Kein Teilnehmer darf mehr als zwei Runden laufen.

2. Die Teilnehmer dürfen nur einem Team zugehören, bei jedweder Veranstaltung der Veranstaltungsserie. Am Veranstaltungstag müssen die Teilnehmer ein Mindestalter von 18 Jahren erreicht haben.

3. Jedes Team muss aus mindestens acht Teilnehmern bestehen, die in dem Unternehmen angestellt sind oder Mitglied des Berufsverbandes sind. Bei Nachfrage muss ein entsprechender Nachweis erbracht werden.

4. Wenn ein Unternehmen weniger als 20 Mitarbeiter hat, darf das Unternehmen sich mit einem anderen Unternehmen zusammenschließen, das auch weniger als 20 Mitarbeiter hat, um sicherzustellen, dass ein Team gebildet werden kann. Mindestens die Hälfte der Teammitglieder muss dem Unternehmen angehören, dass die Anmeldung durchführt.

5. Es gibt bei der Auswertung drei unterschiedliche Kategorien: Gesamt, Mixed und weiblich. Die Teamzulässigkeitsregeln 1-4 haben für alle drei Kategorien Gültigkeit.

6. Alle Teams werden in der Gesamtwertung gewertet.

7. Um in der Mixed Kategorie gewertet zu werden muss das Team mindestens vier weibliche Läuferinnen beinhalten, die jeweils mindestens eine Runde laufen. Zudem müssen die Mixed Team aus mindestens einem männlichen Läufer bestehen, der mindestens eine Runde läuft. Der Rest des Teams kann beliebig aufgefüllt werden.

8. Um in der weiblichen Kategorie gewertet zu werden muss das Team vollständig aus weiblichen Teilnehmerinnen bestehen.

9. Die drei schnellsten Gesamt-Teams, das schnellste Mixed-Team, die schnellste Frau und der schnellste Mann werden nach dem Ende des Rennens bei der Siegerehrung geehrt. Muss das Rennen aus irgendeinem Grund abgebrochen werden, dann erden nur die Teams gewertet, die mindestens fünf Runden vollständig absolviert haben.

Rennvorschriften

1. Jedes Team muss 10 Runden der vorgeschriebenen Strecke von 1er Meile (1,6km) absolvieren.

2. Es darf immer nur ein Teilnehmer pro Team zeitgleich auf der Strecke sein.

3. Sollte ein Teilnehmer, statt zu rennen lieber walken, dann bitten wir darum an der Seite zu walken, um eine Behinderung der anderen Teilnehmer zu vermeiden.

4. Dein Staffelstab enthält deinen Zeitmesschip. Der Staffelstab darf nur mit der Hand und lediglich in der Wechselzone an den nächsten Läufer übergeben werden. Es ist verboten den Staffelstab zu werfen, zu rollen oder zu treten.

5. Nachdem der Staffelstab übergeben wurde, muss der fertige Läufer direkt in den Nachzielbereich gehen. Der letzte Läufer des Teams gibt den Staffelstab an die Helfer im Zielbereich ab.

6. Jeder Teilnehmer ist dazu verpflichtet die Startnummer während des Rennens jederzeit sichtbar auf der Brust zu tragen.

Es sind keine Widersprüche gestattet. Die Entscheidung des Rennveranstalters ist stets endgültig.

Wie funktioniert die Veranstaltung?

Dies ist eine vollständig immersive Teambuilding Veranstaltung, welche einen kooperativen Mannschaftsstaffelwettbewerb, Bewirtung und eine After-Party vereint. Für den Lauf müssen sich zehn (10) Personen zu einer Mannschaft zusammenschließen, jeder von ihnen läuft eine (1) Runde mit einer (1) Meile, ganz im Sinne eines Staffellaufes. Die schnellste Mannschaft, die als erstes die zehn (10) Meilen gelaufen ist, gewinnt! Im Verlauf des Rennens erhalten alle Teilnehmer Bewirtung und Zutritt zu der After-Race Party in der Race-Village.

Kann ich jetzt eine Mannschaft anmelden und zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt Teilnehmer hinzufügen?

Zu Beginn muss nur eine Person der Veranstaltung beitreten und die Anmeldung der Mannschaft, sowie die Zahlung abschließen. Die komplette Anmeldung kann später durch die Eintragung der 10 Läufer der Mannschaft in der Kategorie “Mannschaftsprofil” in der Online Anmeldung auf der Webseite erfolgen.

Wer darf teilnehmen?

Die Anmeldung steht nur Unternehmen und professionellen Organisationen offen. Jede Mannschaft muss zehn (10) Läufer für die Teilnahme an der Veranstaltung gewinnen. Wie auch immer, wir laden alle Mitarbeiter, Freunde und Familienmitglieder ein an den Veranstaltungsort zu kommen und die Läufer anzufeuern oder die Festlichkeiten zu genießen.

Welche Ehrungen finden an dem Abend statt?

Es gibt 5 Ehrungen bei jedem Rennen. Die schnellste Mannschaft erhält die Siegertrophäe; es gibt weiterhin Trophäen für die zweite und dritte Mannschaft, das schnellste Mixed Team und die schnellste weibliche Mannschaft.

Was, wenn wir nicht genug Personen für eine Mannschaft haben?

Jedes Team muss aus 10 Läufern bestehen. Jedoch, wenn aus besonderen Gründen nicht anders möglich (z.B.: kurzfristige Krankheitsfälle oder Verletzungen), liegt die minimale Teilnehmerzahl einer Mannschaft aus 8 Personen. In diesem Fall können zwei Läufer der Mannschaft die Runde zwei Mal laufen. Wir raten euch jedoch, ein paar Reserve-Läufer zu haben, die notfalls einspringen können, da keine Rückerstattungen erfolgen.

Bitte bemerke, dass mindestens 8 Läufer einer Mannschaft in dem Unternehmen angestellt sein müssen. Falls ein Unternehmen weniger als 20 Mitarbeiter hat, ist es erlaubt dass sich das Unternehmen mit einem anderen Unternehmen, das ebenfalls weniger als 20 Mitarbeiter hat, zusammenschließt um eine Mannschaft zu bilden. Jedoch müssen wenigstens 4 Läufer aus dem Unternehmen, das die Anmeldung durchführt, stammen (für weitere Details siehe dir die Teilnahmebedingungen an).

Der Veranstalter hat das Recht, nach eigenem Ermessen einer Mannschaft die Teilnahme zu verweigern, wenn diese Regel nicht eingehalten werden und / oder die Mannschaft nach der Veranstaltung auszuschließen.

Nimmt meine Mannschaft an der Wertung “Mixed Team” teil?

Um sich für die Mixed Team-Kategorie zu qualifizieren, muss eine Mannschaft aus mindestens einem männlichen Läufer und mindestens vier weiblichen Läuferinnen bestehen, die jeweils eine Runde des 1-Meilen-Kurses absolvieren müssen. Der Rest der Mannschaft kann beliebig mit Läufern beiderlei Geschlechter aufgefüllt werden.

Ich habe mich angemeldet, was nun?

Nachdem die Online Anmeldung ausgefüllt wurde, wird man zum Zahlungsvorgang weitergeleitet. Sobald die Bestellung bearbeitet wurde, wird eine E-Mail mit den Anmeldedaten zu dem Mannschaftsprofil und Anweisungen, wie Kollegen zu der Mannschaft eingeladen werden können und das Online-Formular für die Verzichtserklärung ausfüllen können. Jeder Mannschaftskapitän muss das Online-Formular für die Verzichtserklärung ausfüllen und sicherstellen, dass jedes Mannschaftsmitglied die Ausnahmebedingungen akzeptiert, bevor die Mannschaft am Rennen teilnehmen kann.

Wann erhalte ich meine Startunterlagen?

Deine digitalen Veranstaltungsinformationen werden per Email eine (1) Woche vor der Veranstaltung verschickt. Bitte stelle sicher, dass die Email-Adresse korrekt angegeben wurde. Als Mannschaftskapitän ist es deine Aufgabe sicherzustellen, dass jeder Teilnehmer seine richtige Startnummer hat. Die Startreihenfolge hast du bei der Anmeldung der Mannschaft festgelegt.

Was ist in den Startunterlagen inkludiert?

Alle Veranstaltungsinformationen, die Streckenkarte und den Zeitplan findest du in den digitalen Startunterlagen. Die Startnummern, welche elementare Informationen zu der Mannschaft enthält, wie die Mannschaftsnummer, die Rennnummer, den Coupon für die Kleiderbeutelabgabe und Gutscheine für Essen und Trinken, werden vom Teamkapitän am Veranstaltungstag abgeholt.

Ich habe meine Startunterlagen nicht erhalten?

Die digitalen Startunterlagen werden eine (1) Woche vor der Veranstaltung per Email verschickt. Falls du die Startunterlagen nicht erhalten hast, kontaktiere bitte das Team der Bloomberg Square Mile Relay per Email an [email protected] und wir senden die entsprechende Email  mit den Startunterlagen erneut zu.

Ich habe nicht alle Mannschaftsmitglieder dazu bekommen die Verzichtserklärung zu unterschreiben, was nun?

Die Verzichtserklärung muss online durch jeden Teilnehmer in der Profilkategorie akzeptiert werden um an der Veranstaltung teilnehmen zu dürfen. Der Teamkapitän muss die Namen der Teilnehmer in korrekter Reihenfolge übermitteln. Falls irgendwelche Unterschriften fehlen, können diese am Veranstaltungstag im Registrationszelt nachgezeigt werden. Sobald die Unterschriften aller 10 Teilnehmer vorliegen, kann die Anmeldung finalisiert werden und die Startnummern sowie der Staffelstab werden ausgehändigt.

Startunterlagen, Startnummer und Staffelstab

Die Startunterlagen werden per Email an alle Läufer eine (1) Woche vor der Veranstaltung gesendet. Die Startnummer und der Staffelstab werden am Veranstaltungstag vom Mannschaftskapitän im Registrationszelt abgeholt.

When and where is it taking place?

The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay will take place on Wednesday, 12th February 2020, at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

What are the changing facilities?

There will be toilets and baggage storage on site, but it is recommended that runners arrive ready to run!

What time do we need to be there on the night?

Team captains should arrive from 5.30pm on the day to register and collect their team’s baton. Please note that it is only the nominated team captain who can register the team. Team members need to arrive from 6pm.

Please click here to view the full schedule.

*Please note - times are subject to change

How do I get to the Race Village?

Bus: Emirates Towers MS Landside Bus Station: Service # 27, 29. Taxi: Drop-off point at DIFC Gate Building 5 entrance. Metro: Emirates Towers Metro Station, Exit 1, Sheikh Zayed Road (North). Parking: Public parking available in close proximity. Note: Access to the Race Village via The Gate Building is not possible.

When and where is it taking place?

The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay 2019 in Hong Kong will take place on Thursday 7th November at 7:00pm. The Race Village will be located at Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong. Details of the exact course for 2019 will be announced soon.

What time do we need to be there on the night?

Team captains should arrive from 5.30pm on the day to register and collect their team’s baton. Please note that it is only the nominated team captain who can register the team. Team members need to arrive from 6pm.

The full schedule can be viewed here

What are the changing facilities?

There will be toilets and baggage storage on site, but it is recommended that runners arrive ready to run!

​When and where is it taking place?

The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay London 2019 will take place on Thursday 26th September. The race starts and finishes at Guildhall Yard, London, EC2V 7HH and is easily accessible by public transport. The nearest underground stations are Bank, Moorgate, Mansion House and St Paul’s.

​What are the changing facilities?

There are changing rooms onsite, and a cloakroom to leave your bags, but please note there are no showers available. We recommend that runners arrive ready to run!

What time do we need to be there on the night?

Team captains should arrive from 5.15pm on the day to register and collect their team’s baton. Please note that it is only the nominated team captain who can register the team. Team members need to arrive from 5:45pm.

Further timings can be found on the schedule here.

*Please note - times are subject to change

​What roads will be closed?

A number of roads in the city will be closed for a limited period. Road closures will be implemented from 18:30 until 20:30. Street parking is also suspended. Please refer to the course page and the following list of roads that will be affected: Gresham Street, Noble Street, Wood Street, Aldermanbury, Aldermanbury Square, Basinghall Street, Love Lane. Vehicles and pedestrians will be facilitated across the route at specific crossing points (not to travel along the route). Crossing points will remain closed until the final runner has passed.

When and where is it taking place?

The 2020 Bloomberg Square Mile Relay in Mumbai will be taking place on 6th March 2020 at Jio Gardens. Further details will follow shortly.

What time do we need to be there on the night?

Timings for the 2020 event can be viewed here.

Team captains should arrive from 5:00pm to check-in and collect their team’s baton. Please note: it is only the nominated team captain who can register the team. We will take whoever registered the team as the captain unless we are told otherwise. Team members need to arrive at 5:30pm. At 6:10pm an Official Race Warm-up will take place.

What are the changing facilities?

There are no changing facilities on-site, but there is a place where you can store a small bag during the race.

Race Postponement – Why was the New York race postponed?

The health of our participants, spectators, volunteers, contractors and event staff is our top priority so considering the recent developments with regards to the Coronavirus and the measures the authorities are taking, together with the advice from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the continued uncertainty of the outbreak in the city over the coming months, it is with great regret that we have made the decision to postpone the New York relay on May 7. However, we are still working closely with all our stakeholders and local authorities to try and bring the race to life later this year.

Race Postponement – When will the next race take place in New York?

We are now working closely with all our stakeholders and local authorities to try and bring the next edition of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay New York to life later this year. We will be in contact with all Team Captains and runners who had signed up for the May 7 race as soon as we have any further information.

Race Postponement – What happens to my company’s race fee?

All team entries from the May 7 race will be automatically rolled over to the next race in New York so Team Captains do not need to take any action at this time, and we will be in touch directly with further information in due course.

Race Postponement – Will I automatically be signed up for the next race in New York?

All team entries will be automatically rolled over to the next race in New York once confirmed and we will be in touch directly with Team Captain’s in due course with further instructions including how to add runners.

Race Postponement – Will I get notified when the New York race is back on sale?

All Team Captains and runners who had already signed up for the May 7 race will be notified as soon as further information on the next race is confirmed, ahead of a wider public announcement. However, as the 2020 race as already sold out, if you would like to add your company to the waiting list, then please register your interest so we can contact you if any team places become available.

Race postponement – Why was the San Francisco race postponed?

The health of our participants, spectators, volunteers, contractors and event staff is our top priority so considering the continued uncertainty of the Coronavirus outbreak in the city over the coming monthstogether with the advice from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department for Public Health (CDPH)it is with great regret that we have made the decision to postpone this year’s race until 2021. We appreciate this may come as disappointing news but we are sure everyone will understand and we very much look forward to welcoming our runners back to the race next year. 

Race postponement – What happens to my company’s race fees?

All team entries from the June 11 race will be automatically rolled over to the next race in San Francisco. Team Captains do not need to take any action at this time, and we will be in touch directly with further information in due course. 

Race Postponement – When will the next race take place in San Francisco?

The next edition of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay San Francisco will go ahead in 2021. We will be in contact with all Team Captains and runners who had signed up for the 2020 edition of the race as soon as we can announce a confirmed date. 

Race Postponement – Will I automatically be signed up for the next race in San Francisco?

All team entries will be automatically rolled over to the next race in San Francisco in 2021 once confirmed and we will be in touch directly with Team Captain’s in due course with further instructions including how to add runners.  

Race Postponement – Will I get notified when the San Francisco race is back on sale?

All Team Captains and runners who had signed up for the 2020 race will be notified as soon as a date is confirmed, ahead of a wider public announcement, should they want to purchase additional teams. If you are new to the San Francisco race, please make sure you register your interest so we can contact you when any remaining team places go on sale

When and where is it taking place?

The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay 2019 will take place on Thursday 22nd August at Parque do Povo. Further details will follow shortly.

What time do we need to be there on the night?

Team captains should arrive from 5:30pm on the day to register and collect their team’s race pack, which includes team baton, race bibs and The Extra Mile wristbands.

Please note that it is only the nominated team captain who can register the team. We will take whoever registered the team as the captain unless we are told otherwise.

Team members need to arrive by 6pm. At 6:30pm a warm-up will take place with the race starting at 7pm. Please note all times are subject to change.

What are the changing facilities?

There are no changing facilities on-site, but there is a place where you can store a small bag during the race.

Why was the Sao Paulo race postponed?

The decision has been made after careful consultation between all the key stakeholders after monitoring and assessing the lasting impact of COVID-19 globally and after taking into consideration the health and safety of all employees, staff, clients, sponsors and stakeholders during these unprecedented times.

Whilst this was not the news we had hoped to deliver we believe it is the right decision under the circumstances and we look forward to hosting the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay back in Brazil next year, at a time when we feel that the races will be more important than ever in getting teams of employees back together and improving their health and wellbeing, whilst still supporting the local communities and delivering lasting impact through The Extra Mile programme.

When will the next race take place in Sao Paulo?

The next edition of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Sao Paulo is due to take place in 2021. We will be in contact with all Team Captains and runners as soon as we can announce a confirmed race date.

Will I get notified when the 2021 race is on sale?

All Team Captains and runners who have previously participated in the race will be notified as soon as a date is confirmed and when team entries are available to purchase. If you are new to the race, please make sure you register your interest so we can also contact you when teams go on sale.

​When and where is it taking place?

The 2019 Bloomberg Square Mile Relay in Singapore will be taking place on Thursday 17th October at The Promontory, 11 Marina Blvd.

What are the changing facilities?

There will be toilets and baggage storage on site, but it is recommended that runners arrive ready to run! Please check the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothing for the weather.

What time do we need to be there on the night?

Team Captains may be expected to arrive from 5.00pm on the day to register and collect their team’s baton. Please note, it is only the nominated team captain who can register the team. We will take whoever registered the team as the captain unless we are told otherwise. Team members need to arrive from 6.00pm. At 6.30pm a warm-up will take place with the race due to start at 7.00pm.

Further timing details can be found here.

​Can spectators buy food and drinks on the night?

Spectators are encouraged to come along to cheer on runners in the race and enjoy the atmosphere in the Race Village. Food and drink will be available for all colleagues, friends and family to purchase in advance on the website, or from the hospitality voucher booth on race day.

If you would like to purchase additional hospitality in advance, this is available on our website now.

Race Postponement – Why was the Sydney race postponed?

The health of our participants, spectators, volunteers, contractors and event staff is our top priority, so in light of the uncertainty regarding the coronavirus outbreak in the lead up to our race on 26th March it is with great regret that we made the decision to postpone the event until next year. We appreciate this may come as disappointing news but we are sure everyone will understand and we very much look forward to welcoming our runners back to the race next year.

Race Postponement – What happens to my company’s race fee?

All team entries from the 2020 race will be automatically rolled over to the next Bloomberg Square Mile Relay in Sydney in 2021.

Race Postponement – Will I automatically be signed up for the next race in Sydney?

All team entries will be automatically rolled over to the next Bloomberg Square Mile Relay in Sydney in 2021. We will be in touch with Team Captain’s in due course with further instructions including how to add runners.

Race Postponement – Will I get notified when the 2021 race is on sale?

All Team Captains and runners who had signed up for the 2020 race will be notified as soon as a date is confirmed, ahead of a wider public announcement, should they want to purchase additional teams. If you are new to the Sydney race, please make sure you register your interest so we can contact you when any remaining team places go on sale.

Why was the Tokyo race postponed?

The decision was made after careful consultation between all the key stakeholders after monitoring and assessing the lasting impact of COVID-19 globally and after taking into consideration the health and safety of all employees, staff, clients, sponsors and stakeholders during these unprecedented times.

Whilst this was not the news we had hoped to deliver we believe it is the right decision under the circumstances and we look forward to hosting the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay back in Japan next year, at a time when we feel that the races will be more important than ever in getting teams of employees back together and improving their health and wellbeing, whilst still supporting the local communities and delivering lasting impact through The Extra Mile programme.

When will the next race take place in Tokyo?

The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Tokyo usually takes place annually in the month of May, and we are working with all stakeholders to host the next race in Tokyo’s Marunouchi district in 2021.

Will I get notified when the 2021 race is on sale?

All Team Captains and runners who have previously participated in the race will be notified as soon as a date is confirmed and when team entries are available to purchase.

If you are new to the Tokyo race, please make sure you register your interest so we can also contact you when teams go on sale. There are only 70 team places available so you will need to sign up quickly to confirm your company’s place on the start line before the race sells out.

Tokyo Team Eligibility & Race Rules

TEAM ELIGIBILITY RULES

Team Captains are responsible for ensuring their teams adhere to all team eligibility and race rules.

1. Each team should consist of 10 participants, but the minimum number of participants per team is 8 - in this situation, 2 participants must run another complete full lap (2 mini laps = 1 complete full lap) each in order for the team to complete all 10 full laps. No participant is permitted to run more than 2 complete full laps (4 mini laps).

2. Participants are permitted to run in only one team at any given race and must be at least 20 years of age on the race date.

3. A minimum of 8 individual participants in each team must be employed by or be a member of the corporation or University entering the race. Please ensure you register with your work email address, verification of eligibility must be provided upon request.

4. If a corporation or University has less than 20 employees or members, they are able to group together with one other corporation or University that also has less than 20 employees or members in order to form a team, but at least half of the participants in the team must be employees or members from the registered corporation or University.

5. There are 3 different team categories in the race: Open, Mixed and Female. Team Eligibility Rules 1-4 apply to all 3 categories.

6. All teams will be eligible for the Open category.

7. To be eligible for the Mixed category, a team will need to consist of at least 4 individual female participants, running a minimum of one lap each, and at least 1 male participant, running at least one lap – the rest of the team can be filled with either gender.

8. To be eligible for the Female category, a team will need to consist of female participants only.

9. The fastest 3 Open teams, the fastest Mixed team, the fastest Female team and the fastest Runner will be awarded after the race has finished, but if the race needs to be stopped for any reason the awards will only be presented to teams that have completed at least 5 laps.

RACE RULES

1. Every team must run 10 complete full laps (20 mini laps) of the designated one-mile (1.6km) course.

2. 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 runners 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.

3. There can only be one participant per team on the course at any given time.

4. Should any participant wish to walk instead of run during their laps, always keep to the side of the course to prevent blocking other participants.

5. Your race baton contains your timing chip. Participants can only pass the baton by hand to their own team members, in the transition area, opposite the race pens - throwing, rolling or kicking the baton is not allowed.

6. After handing the baton to their team member, the participant must immediately move into the Finish Area. The last participant must return their team baton to staff in the finish area.

7. Each participant is required to display their bib number clearly throughout the race on the front of their t-shirt or vest.

No appeals are allowed. The Race Organiser's decision is final.

What are the changing facilities?

Changing and bag storage facilities are available but we suggest that you arrive at the race village already changed and ready to run to save time.

The male and female changing rooms are located within the Asics Run Tokyo Marunouchi store that is located opposite the Race Village on Marunouchi 2nd Street – view the race route map for location details or see directions here.

The bag storage facility is located in Conference Square M+ room on the 10th floor of the Mitsubishi Building.  If you would like to use the bag storage facilities you will need to collect your race bib from your Team Captain which has a bag tag attached to it. Please allow 10-15 minutes to drop your bag off due to the journey time from the Race Village to the 10th floor of the Mitsubishi building.

All runners need to be in front of the stage and ready to race by 6:15pm for the race welcome.

What time do we need to be there on the night?

Team captains should arrive from 5:30pm on the day to register and collect their team’s baton. Please note that it is only the nominated team captain who can register the team. We will take whoever registered the team as the captain unless we are told otherwise.

Team members need to arrive before 6pm in order to allow enough time to receive their race bib from their team captain, change in the Asics Run Tokyo Marunouchi store opposite the Race Village [location here] and then go up to 10th floor in the Mitsubishi Building to the Conference Square M+ room [directions here] to drop off their bags.

At 6:15pm there will be a welcome on stage by the MC, then at 6:30pm there will be an official race briefing, followed by the Asics warm-up at 6.45pm, prior to the race start at 7pm. Please note all times are subject to change.

What time will the event finish?

We expect the last runners to finish by 8.30pm at the latest. This is followed by The Extra Mile presentation and the official awards ceremony. The evening will end at around 10:00pm.

What roads will be closed?

Some roads will be closed for the race on the event day. For further information please contact the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Tokyo Office.

How to get there?

Car: The closest highway toll gate is Marunouchi Exit of Tosihn Kanjyo Line

Train: Below stations are convenient:

1 minute walk from JR Tokyo Sta. Marunouchi South Exit

Direct access from Tokyo metro Marunouchi Line Tokyo Sta. and Chiyoda line Futaebashimae Sta.

3 minutes walk from JR Mita line Otemachi Sta.

4 minutes walk from JR Keiyo line Tokyo Sta.

8 minutes walk from Tokyo metro Yurakucho line Yurakucho Sta.

JR Yurakucho line Yurakucho Sta.

Where is the nearest car park?

The nearest parking is Maru building parking.

Can spectators buy food and drinks on the night?

Spectators are encouraged to come along to cheer on runners in the race and enjoy the atmosphere in the Race Village. Food and drink is available for all colleagues, friends and family to purchase in the Race Village on event day but they are strongly encouraged to buy hospitality packages in advance on the website

What does the entry fee include?

Your entry fee is per team of ten runners – and includes your race entry fee, three drinks per person, dinner, dessert, an event t-shirt, medal, and personalised race photos.

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