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All you need to know about the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Sao Paulo 2019

20 August 2019 at 3:14PM

The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay will take over Sao Paulo for the third time on 22 August. With over 80 teams on the start-line, the race is sold-out race for the first time and we’ve put together this handy guide for everything you need to know about the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Sao Paulo 2019.

When is the race?

The race will start at Parque do Povo at 7:00pm local time on Thursday 22nd August, with the last runners expected to finish around 8:30pm local time.

How can I follow the race?

We will be posting live updates from Sao Paulo on our social media channels. Follow the action with live text updates in Portuguese on Twitter, go behind-the-scenes on Instagram or check our Facebook for the latest news from Sao Paulo.

Get live updates from Sao Paulo direct to your phone by downloading the official Bloomberg Square Mile Relay App for iOS and Google Play.

Results base will be logging results and times as they happen on their website.

Who is racing?

There will be a record 81 teams lining up on the start line for the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Sao Paulo 2019!

Last year’s winners Banco ABN Amro will be aiming for their second title in a row, taking on other businesses with multiple teams including Mastercard, BNP Paribas Cardif, Bradesco Asset Management and Itausa all represented with three or more teams.

But the accolade for the largest number of teams on the start line goes to Mastercard, who are making their presence felt with a fantastic 13 teams entered.

The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay also welcomes 14 new companies to the race with teams representing Banco Alfa, Bresco Investimentos and Lazard amongst others making their debuts in Sao Paulo.

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 at least 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 be working with Instituto Esporte & Educação as The Extra Mile Partner for the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Sao Paulo 2019.

Created by Ana Moser, former athlete and Olympic volleyball medallist, the Instituto Esporte & Educação is a Non-Governmental Organisation, whose objective is to increase access to physical activity and sports through educational methods in low income communities. The projects are guided by the principles of educational sport: inclusion of all, respect for diversity, collective construction, integral education and the course towards autonomy, developing the sports culture with the purpose of forming a critical, creative and protagonist citizen.

The three causes runners will choose to race for are:

  • Access & Inclusion: The Extra Mile grant will go towards providing opportunities for young people who don’t regularly have access to sports a chance to take part in an inclusive program that uses surfing and water sports activities.
  • Education: The Extra Mile grant will go towards helping kids in Sao Paulo learn the values of being positive citizens of the community through sport, games and physical activity.
  • Gender Equality: The Extra Mile grant will go towards helping young women learn how to be leaders in their community using the values and principles of volleyball.