Congratulations to everyone who took on and completed the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay 2016, which saw Macquarie take the coveted title in a time of 54:04, outrunning more than 130 other teams to win a prize of S$10,000 to donate their nominated charity, Home.
Competing fiercely for first place were Saxo Capital Markets and Standard Chartered Bank coming in just behind Macquarie in a time of 55:42 and 56:31 respectively. Individually, the fastest runner Ned Needham, from Pagegroup, completed the 1.6km route in an incredible time of 4:55. Sportcares Foundation were the inaugural winners of the Fastest Mixed Team award, with a time of 1:05:41.
More than 1,300 runners took part in the fourth annual Bloomberg Square Mile Relay, racing through to the Lion City's financial district.. Check out the full results here!
The route for this year’s event has been completely revamped to take full advantage of Singapore’s stunning skyline as runners navigate tight turns, sharp bends and flights of stairs. The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay course is set to not only challenge the returning runners on the start line, but also offer a unique, fun and exciting route for first-time participants. Set amidst the dramatic setting of The Promontory @ Marina Bay, runners will not only take on each-other, but also tackle the unique one-mile course amongst the buildings of the financial district.
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The Promontory @ Marina Bay,
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We have evolved the charity element of the race to reinforce our commitment to giving back to the communities that we run in. Runners’ participation in the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay will help fund a local project in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Singapore. Runners can also volunteer with the local Square Mile Relay community to participate in the project.
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 uses sport as a force for social good by empowering people in need. Targeting youths and young adults at risk, SportCares uses the power of sport to engage, educate and inspire local Singaporeans to a better life. Through this partnership, SportCares and the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay will develop and build two annual running programmes for both youths and adults to improve their lives through sport.
SportCares is at the heart of a growing national movement to use sport for social good. In partnership with corporates and community groups, SportCares has organised 200 programmes, clinics and activities that have touched the lives of more than 9,000 children, youth and adults. While each programme has its unique characteristics, SportCares’ mission has never varied: to activate sport for social inclusion, personal empowerment and community bridging.
SportCares accepts donations made through www.simplygiving.com/nonprofit/SportCares or www.giving.sg/sportcares.