CONGRATULATIONS and thank you to everyone who took part in the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay on the April 12. What a fantastic celebration of our third race in Sydney, and the second of the 2018 Global Race Series - we hope you had a great time!
Check out the race results
Nearly 1,000 runners made their way around the unique and challenging one-mile (1.6km) route at Barangaroo Reserve, and the title of 'The Fastest Business in the City' went to defending champions Macquarie, with a winning time of 55:44. Coming in second place was Virgin Active, with a time of 57:28, followed by J.P. Morgan in third with 59:13.
Also victorious on the night were Bank of America Merrill Lynch, who beat 35 other mixed teams to walk away as the winners of the 'Fastest Mixed Team' award with a time of 1:05:46 and Jack Stapleton from iQ Group Global claimed the 'Fastest Runner' trophy, sprinting the one-mile route in a rapid 4:53.
This year the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay will take place in eleven cities across the world, including, Dubai, Sydney, New York, Tokyo, Paris, San Francisco, London, Shanghai, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Hong Kong! The baton is now being handed to New York who race on May 3, so challenge your international counterparts and see who can run their city the fastest!
Set amidst a unique and reinvented urban setting, runners will set off from Barangaroo Reserve and challenge each other for position as they twist and turn their way through the exciting, unique one-mile course taking participants through the park, around the western waterfront of Sydney’s CBD and into the surrounding pathways before returning back to the Race Village.
New South Wales 2000,
This year, we are proud to introduce The Extra Mile: a chance to make an impact way beyond the finish line and contribute to philanthropy in a bigger, better way.
The Extra Mile is a community-led initiative by Bloomberg Square Mile Relay, which addresses a unique social challenge in each city. It gives runners and spectators alike the opportunity to make a meaningful and actionable difference to public health, education, arts or the environment of their communities, all through using the power of sport.
Not only do we run these cities - we care about them, too.
In Sydney, we asked the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay race community to vote on the social issue that they felt most needed to be addressed in the city. The winner: EDUCATION.
So The Extra Mile teamed up with renowned sport-for-development charity Coaches Across Continents to provide marginalised youth with programming that will lead to better education and positive opportunities through sports.
The program kicked off with a volunteer day ahead of the Relay race night, where we hosted 150 young people from immigrant and indigenous backgrounds, local police officers, and a number of volunteers. They took part in fun and interactive education sessions, football tournaments, and an outdoor BBQ, followed by an evening at the Allianz Stadium watching a Sydney FC match.
Throughout the year, The Extra Mile will support programs that will provide young people with positive opportunities in education through sports. The program will be run in schools across Sydney and involve multiple interactive and exciting events. Please join us and go the extra mile yourself by participating in one of the volunteer days, it will be an experience you’ll never forget!
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