The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay is heading to Tokyo for the first time on Friday 26th May 2017!
The corporate team event series already includes sell-out races in Dubai, Sydney, New York, Shanghai, London, Singapore and Hong Kong and will take place on Naka-Dori Street in Marunouchi, right in the heart of Tokyo’s financial district.
The internationally-renowned annual event will provide the perfect opportunity for Tokyo’s top businesses to come together on Premium Friday as teams of ten employees each take it in turn to run the unique one-mile (1.6km) route, all in a bid to be crowned the fastest company in Tokyo.
The race culminates in the famous celebratory after-party where runners and supporters will enjoy food, drinks and live entertainment throughout the evening in the Race Village. A fantastic opportunity for organisations to create and build team spirit, boost employee engagement and to promote an active lifestyle in the workplace, this really is an event not to be missed!
Team places are limited, so sign-up quickly to confirm your place in the inaugural Tokyo event.
One Team - Ten Runners - One Mile Each.
How fast can #WeRunThisCity?
The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay course is set to offer a unique, fun and exciting route for our first-time participants. Set amidst the dramatic setting of the skyscrapers in Marunouchi, runners will compete along a one-mile (1.6km) course taking participants around the financial district before returning back to the Race Village.
The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay is delighted to support the Japanese Association for Refugees (JAR) as the event's official Community Partner for our inaugural race in Tokyo. Every company's team entry in the race will help contribute towards a 2,000,000 JPY donation to the charity. Your participation will help to ensure JAR can continue its great work of refugee protection experts providing comprehensive assistance for individual refugees, from the critical stage immediately following their arrival until they can lead a self-supporting life. In addition to directly supporting refugees in need, JAR actively works on advocacy and networking to promote institutional reform, as well as public relations campaigns. JAR will be presented with a charitable cheque on behalf of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay on the night of the race.
In an effort to reinforce our commitment to giving back, we have evolved how we contribute to the communities we run in. Every team's participation will help fund a local revitalisation project that will allow runners to volunteer with the local Square Mile Relay community and have a positive impact on the 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 where we live and work.
The race does not end here! On Saturday, Sep 2, the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay community, in partnership with Playground of Hope, will undertake a large-scale volunteer project.
Bring your friends and partners to build a fun, safe playground for children living at a care home in Oiso, Kanagawa. Join the celebration barbecue after the build with the children. Stay tuned for more info.