Congratulations to everyone who took on and completed the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay 2017, which saw Macquarie take the title in a time of 53:38, setting the city record and outrunning more than 50 other teams to lift the coveted trophy and become the ‘fastest firm in the city’!
Competing fiercely for top spot were last year's winners J.P.Morgan and Virgin Active finishing the 10 mile relay race in a time of 55:04 and 56:15 respectively. Individually, the fastest runner Jack Stapleton from iQ Group Global completed the one-mile route in an incredible time of 4:26.
Consolidated Press Holdings were the inaugural winners of the Fastest Mixed Team award, with a time of 1:00:58.
More than 500 runners from Sydney’s biggest businesses took part in the second annual Bloomberg Square Mile Relay racing through the city’s financial district. Check out the full results here.
The baton is now being handed to New York who race on 4th May, so challenge your international counterparts and see who can run their city the fastest!
Set amidst the unique urban setting of Darling Harbour runners will set off from Tumbalong Park and challenge each other for position as they twist and turn their way through the exciting, unique one-mile course that will take participants through buildings, along bridges, and into the surrounding pathways before returning back to the Race Village.
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.
In an effort to reinforce our commitment to giving back, we have evolved how we contribute to the communities we run in. Unlike past years where the winning team's nominated charity received a cheque donation, 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. Stay tuned for more details on the project in your city.
The McGrath Foundation raises money to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia as well as increasing breast awareness in young people. McGrath Breast Care Nurses help families in Australia experiencing breast cancer by providing invaluable physical, psychological and emotional support from the time of diagnosis and throughout treatment. This support is provided free of charge and can be accessed through self-referral. Since 2005, the McGrath Foundation has supported more than 40,000 families experiencing breast cancer. For more information visit: www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au