Congratulations to everyone who took on and completed the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay 2016, which saw ESF take the coveted title in a time of 55:57, outrunning more than 120 other teams to win a prize of HK$80,000 to donate their nominated charity, IndoChina Starfish Foundation.
In an extremely competitive race Macqurie Group and Bank of America Merrill Lynch trailed only seconds behind in a time of 56:10 and 59:06 respectively. Individually, the fastest runner Sam Fletcher, from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, completed the 1.6km route in an incredible time of 4:56. ESF Mixed Team were the inaugural winners of the Fastest Mixed Team award, with a time of 1:05:47.
More than 1,200 runners took part in the fourth annual Bloomberg Square Mile Relay, racing through the heart of Central.. Check out the full results here!
The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay course was 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 skyscrapers and Victoria Harbour in Central, runners compete along a unique, one-mile course taking participants around Edinburgh Place before passing the baton to their teammate. More details and a map of the 2017 one-mile course will be available soon, but here is a race map from 2016 so you know the type of course you will be running.
Edinburgh Place, Central
The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay “Extra Mile” programme launched in 2017 and was a new initiative to help fund local projects in each city where the race is held and to create a volunteering day for all race participants and Bloomberg employees. This programme reinforces Bloomberg Square Mile Relay's commitment to giving back to the communities where each race takes place, and fulfils the desire to leave a legacy in each city.
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 strengthening and improving lives in the communities were we live and work.
Through inclusion training and the home-based working opportunities, Unleash Foundation aims to demonstrate the potential and capability of youths with physical disabilities. Unleash Foundation also facilitates collaboration among business, social and governmental sectors to achieve valuable social capitals.