The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay returned to the streets of Singapore for the Fifth time in 2017. Over 1350 runners took on and completed the 1-mile course - check out the full results here.
Over 135 teams from the city’s biggest business took to the start line but it was reigning champions Macquarie that took the title for the fifth time running, completing their 10 laps of the one-mile course in a time of 54:58 to lift the coveted trophy and become the ‘fastest firm in the city’!
Competing fiercely for top spot were Standard Chartered Bank and GIC coming in just behind Macquarie in a time of 55:21 and 56:31 respectively. Individually, the fastest runner, Ashley Miles completed the one-mile route in an incredible time of 4:52. Bloomberg Dream Team were the winners of the Fastest Mixed Team award, beating over 60 other mixed teams with a time of 1:01:39.
This year our runners went THE EXTRA MILE and took part in a Volunteer Day with Habitat for Humanity Singapore. All Bloomberg Square Mile Relay participants had the opportunity to revitalize shared living spaces for thousands of residents through a home cleaning and litter picking programme.
The unique one-mile (1.6km) route for the race in Singapore is synonymous with the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay – starting from the Promontory @ Marina Bay, runners will have to navigate tight turns and sharp bends on a challenging course that takes full advantage of Singapore’s stunning skyline, right in the heart of the Lion City’s financial district.
The Promontory @ Marina Bay
11 Marina Blvd
In an effort to reinforce our commitment to giving back, we have evolved how we contribute to the communities we run in. Unlike past years where the winning team's nominated charity received a cheque donation, every team's participation will help fund the Extra Mile programme - 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.
In Singapore, the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay helped to fund a local project in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Singapore on Saturday 25th November with our Extra Mile Partner Habitat for Humanity Singapore.
The volunteers spent the day improving the living conditions of the vulnerable and elderly in Toa Payoh, by clearing up litter in the area and revitalising the shared living space for residents.
Thanks to all their hard work, 10 homes were cleaned, renovated, updated and new furniture and bedding provided which will help improve the health and well-being of the elderly residents.
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 strengthen and improve lives in the communities where we live and work.
SportCares is at the heart of a growing national movement to use sport for social good. Through innovative collaborations with like-minded partners, SportCares delivers sustainable sport-based solutions that empower the vulnerable communities in Singapore.
SportCares is privileged to partner Bloomberg Square Mile Relay for CareRunners, a values-centric programme that aims to better the lives of low-income and at-risk youth through running. Formally launched in 2013, CareRunners has grown from strength-to-strength where youth train under the tutelage of professional running coaches. CareRunners currently reaches out to as many as 80 youth from different communities. https://www.sportsingapore.gov.sg/about-us/sportcares