Go The Extra Mile in your city
12 February 2020
Simply by participating in the race, 25% of your team’s race fee will be donated to invest in a project, delivered by our local partner, that uses the power of sport and physical activity to address an issue in your city.
The best part is, you get to help decide where funds go by choosing a cause you care about, and running for it. When you complete your personal profile on our website you will choose one of two cause to run for. Then, on race night, your lap in the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay won’t just be for your team, but also for The Extra Mile cause you selected.
The cause with the quickest average time from all our runners will win the donation, a minimum of US$20,000, which Emirates Red Crescent will use to address the winning cause across a year-long project.
Choose this cause and The Extra Mile grant will go toward local projects that renovate, maintain and build schools for low income nationals throughout the UAE.
Choose this cause and The Extra Mile grant will go toward countries affected by floods, earthquakes, drought and desertification, as well as supporting humanitarian issues for the most vulnerable groups.
The Local Partner
The Extra Mile helps participants of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay contribute to their city in a bigger, better way. We are delighted to be working with Emirates Red Crescent as The Extra Mile Partner in 2020.
The Red Crescent in Dubai works to promote the spirit of solidarity and compassion within the community, and thanks to the support of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay, as well as many other benefactors, can continue its charitable programs and projects in the humanitarian field for those in need. The Red Crescent Branch in Dubai has become a centre for humanitarian and relief services, conducting 185 development projects in 13 countries around the world. Both locally and internationally, they coordinate awareness programs, first aid, and the protection and control of epidemics, as well as providing humanitarian assistance for vulnerable, needy people across a variety of causes and when disasters occur.
For the 2019 Dubai relay, US$33,489 was donated to Red Crescent. These funds were used to create a programme based around the winning cause, Education.
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