The Extra Mile
Your lap. Your cause. Your impact.
About the Extra Mile
The Extra Mile is the ongoing global charity programme created by the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay. It continues to have a hugely positive impact around the world and in the communities where we host our races, using an annual donation of USD$360,000 that is evenly divided amongst the 12 race cities.
We encourage everyone to Go The Extra Mile beyond their participation in the live races, and register for our free-to-access Bloomberg Square Mile Virtual Club, where every point earned through your activity will further contribute to making a lasting and tangible impact at a global level.
How it works
Join the Virtual Club
By registering for the free Virtual Club and connecting your tracking app or device you will automatically start earning points for your daily activity, walks, runs and other workouts.
Earn Your Points
1000 points on the platform will earn you 200 credits and the right to cast 1 vote for the cause of your choice. The more points you earn, the more credits you’ll receive, and therefore the more votes you can cast for your cause. By taking part in virtual races and challenges you will also earn bonus points, and in turn, bonus credits.
Cast Your Vote
Once you’ve earned 200 credits, these can be used to cast 1 vote for the cause that you want the charitable donation to address should it receive the most votes.
Make An Impact
US$25,000 will be donated to each of The Extra Mile charity partners our 12 race cities and will be invested in projects that will support the cause with the most votes at the end of the year.
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.
The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay takes place 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 our participants cross the finish line and our Virtual Club members complete their activity. Every point earned will contribute towards one of four global causes.
Go The Extra Mile in your city