CONGRATULATIONS and thank you to everyone who took part in the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay on the April 12. What a fantastic celebration of our third race in Sydney, and the second of the 2018 Global Race Series - we hope you had a great time!
Check out the race results
Nearly 1,000 runners made their way around the unique and challenging one-mile (1.6km) route at Barangaroo Reserve, and the title of 'The Fastest Business in the City' went to defending champions Macquarie, with a winning time of 55:44. Coming in second place was Virgin Active, with a time of 57:28, followed by J.P. Morgan in third with 59:13.
Also victorious on the night were Bank of America Merrill Lynch, who beat 35 other mixed teams to walk away as the winners of the 'Fastest Mixed Team' award with a time of 1:05:46 and Jack Stapleton from iQ Group Global claimed the 'Fastest Runner' trophy, sprinting the one-mile route in a rapid 4:53.
This year the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay will take place in eleven cities across the world, including, Dubai, Sydney, New York, Tokyo, Paris, San Francisco, London, Shanghai, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Hong Kong! The baton is now being handed to New York who race on May 3, so challenge your international counterparts and see who can run their city the fastest!
Set amidst a unique and reinvented urban setting, runners will set off from Barangaroo Reserve and challenge each other for position as they twist and turn their way through the exciting, unique one-mile course taking participants through the park, around the western waterfront of Sydney’s CBD and into the surrounding pathways before returning back to the Race Village.
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The Extra Mile is a community-led initiative by Bloomberg Square Mile Relay, which addresses a unique social challenge in each city where the race is run. The Extra Mile gives runners and spectators alike the opportunity to make a meaningful and actionable difference to public health, education, arts or the environment of their communities, all through using the power of sport.
Not only do we run these cities - we care about them, too.
In Sydney, The Extra Mile teamed up with Coaches Across Continents to harness the power of sport to engage local youth from across the city through a series of opportunities truly unique to Sydney.
The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay race community have chosen The Extra Mile program for Sydney. All of the votes have now been counted, and the winner is… EDUCATION!
For the next year, through funding and days of service, The Extra Mile will provide police officers with the tools to promote sport on an ongoing basis as a means of connecting with youth in a positive, inclusive, and fun environment to facilitate stronger and more effective communication between youth and police.