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The Extra Mile

Your lap. Your cause. Your impact.

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About The Extra Mile

The Extra Mile helps participants of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay contribute to their city in a bigger, better way.

When you run in the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay, you take part in The Extra Mile simply by running for a cause you care about. The faster you run, the better the chance your cause has of receiving the donation.

Each cause in The Extra Mile is selected with a local organisation that is using the power of sport and physical activity to address social challenges in the race city. 25% of your race fee goes to this partner, which will deliver solutions around the winning cause over a year-long program.

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How it works


Choose your cause

When you complete your personal profile before the race, choose from one of three causes to run for.

You needn’t choose the same cause as the rest of your team – this cause is yours.


Run for it

Simply by participating in the race, 25% of your team’s race fee will be donated to invest in projects that use the power of sport and physical activity to support the winning cause over the next year. 

On race night, your lap in the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay won’t just be for your team, but for your Extra Mile cause too. 

The cause with the quickest average time will win a minimum donation of US$20,000.


Improve your city

The Extra Mile partner – a local organization that uses sport to address issues in your city – uses the donation to invest in addressing the winning cause.

Opportunities to get further involved through service and volunteering are available over the year for all race participants.


Increase the impact

On race night you will have the opportunity to compete in an additional challenge, where you will compete with other cities in the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Global Series to try and win your city more funds.

At the end of the year the city with the most points will win a further US$10,000 to go towards their winning cause.

Why take part

54% of the world’s population lives in cities, and this is expected to increase to 66% by 2050. As our cities grow, so do their challenges.

In 2019, The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay will run in 12 of the most vibrant urban centres in the world, creating an immersive, collaborative and competitive experience for corporate communities in the heart of each city.

The Extra Mile harnesses the power of that experience, making a tangible social difference to the cities, which will last long after the teams cross the finish line. By choosing and running for a cause, you are contributing to something that benefits your city.

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