All you need to know about the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Singapore 2019
16 October 2019 in 7:38AM
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The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay will take over The Promontory @ Marina Bay, Singapore for the 7th time on Thursday, 17 October, with the biggest event in the global series. 150 teams will again take their places on the start line and we’ve put together this handy guide for everything you need to know about the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Singapore 2019.
When is the race?
The race will start at The Promontory @ Marina Bay at 7:00pm local time on Thursday, 17 October, with the last runners expected to finish around 8:45pm local time. The awards and presentation and after-party follows soon after, until the Race Village closes at 10.30pm.
How can I follow the race?
We will be posting live updates from Singapore on our social media channels. Follow the action with live text updates on Twitter, go behind-the-scenes on Instagram or check out Facebook for the latest news from Singapore.
Results Base will be logging results and times as they happen on their website.
Macquarie have reigned supreme at the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Singapore
Who is racing?
There will be 150 teams lining up on the start line for the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Singapore 2019!
Macquarie will once again be the team to beat. They are dominant in The Lion City having won the event outright every year since the race debuted in Singapore in 2013. Jump Trading recently broke Barclays’ supremacy in London last month, could someone upset the form book in Singapore as well? Reigning Mixed Team champions Gic Pte Ltd have consistently featured in the top five in recent years in the overall fastest category.
Teams representing Macquarie, Credit Agricole CIB, Bloomberg, ACI Singapore and Deutsche Bank will contest the first ever Fastest Female Team title in Singapore after the category was added to the race earlier this year.
Strong team representation comes from Credit Agricole CIB (5 teams), Mastercard (4 teams) and Engie, Mitsubishi Corporation RTM International, ING, Ingenico Group and WorldQuant (Singapore) (all 3 teams).
Kerk Kim Por from SportCares speaking to the runners at last year’s race.
What are the causes they are racing for?
The Extra Mile helps participants of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay contribute to their city in a bigger, better way, with 25% of all team entries going to fund projects in the local community throughout the year. On the night, runners get the chance to run for a cause they are passionate about and we are delighted to once again with SportCares as The Extra Mile Partner for the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Singapore 2019.
The philanthropic arm of Sport Singapore, SportCares leverages on sport experiences to bring about long-term change to the lives of the vulnerable and underserved in Singapore. As a force for social good, SportCares designs and delivers sport-based development programmes to engage the community. Programmes for children & youth at-risk include football, rugby, swimming, athletics and floorball while programmes for persons with disabilities & special needs include Play-Ability and YES! I Can. Working alongside like-minded partners from the government, corporates and social service sectors, SportCares brings individuals together in a spirit of empathy and empowers people for a more inclusive community.
The three causes runners will choose to race for are:
- Access & Inclusion: The Extra Mile grant will go toward funding a high-energy, fun and engaging community-run sport programme that imbibe values, skills and confidence that enable low-income and at-risk children and teenagers to identify and embrace positive opportunities in their lives.
- Girls’ Empowerment: The Extra Mile grant will go toward helping young women learn to be leaders in their own right using the positive values of sport.
- Service: The Extra Mile grant will go toward funding efforts to help train and build a core group of locale-based sport mentors and befrienders who will positively impact the vulnerable and under-served in Singapore through pro social programmes.