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 collect the team’s race pack.
Team members need to arrive before 6pm in order to allow enough time to receive their race bib from their team captain.
At 6:30pm there will be a welcome on stage by the MC, then at 6:30pm there will be an official race briefing, followed by the warm-up at 6.45pm, prior to the race start at 7pm. Please note all times are subject to change.
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 18 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 or non-binary participant running at least one lap - the rest of the team can be filled with any gender.
8. If a participant selects ‘Prefer not to say’ as their gender, the team will only be eligible for the Overall category and Mixed Team category (providing there are at least four different females running one lap each and one other gendered runner (male or non binary) running at least one lap in the Mixed Team).
9. To be eligible for the Female category, a team will need to consist of female participants only.
10. The fastest 3 Open teams, the fastest Mixed team and the fastest Female team 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.
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.
When and where is it taking place?
The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Tokyo 2023 will take place on Thursday 18th May, starting and finishing in Marunouchi .
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 ([email protected])
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.
Tokyo Metro Yurakucho line Yurakucho Sta.
What awards are available on the night?
There are 5 awards presented after each race. The fastest team will receive the winner’s trophy; there are also trophies for the second and third placed teams, the fastest mixed team and the fastest female team.
Are there any changing facilities?
Please arrive ready to race as there are very limited changing facilities on site. We do have a complimentary bag drop for you to leave your valuables whilst you race. Your luggage tag is attached to your race bib.
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