NEW YORK and SÃO PAULO, June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Mile Sport, in conjunction with Bloomberg, today announced the launch of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay São Paulo, the 10th city globally to participate in the corporate relay series. The São Paulo race will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.
The one-of-a-kind, immersive team building experience is set to feature more than 50 teams from the city's leading business and financial institutions who will compete to win the coveted trophies and bragging rights as the fastest business in the city. Each team will be made up of 10 co-workers, each of whom will run a unique one-mile course around Parque do Povo in central São Paulo. The race culminates with a celebratory 'After-Party' where runners will be treated to a live DJ set and complimentary food and drinks in the Race Village.
Promoting team building, a healthy work-life balance, and a sense of camaraderie among colleagues, the annual sporting event started in the City of London in 2007. It has expanded to Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Dubai, Sydney, New York, San Francisco and Tokyo, with more than 100 teams consisting of 1,000 runners entering the relay race at each location every year.
"The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay is an unparalleled sporting event that offers the city's leading institutions to come together for a night of camaraderie, competition, teamwork, celebration and networking. Local corporations can show their sporting enthusiasm, while bonding with fellow colleagues. The event is open to all levels of experience – whether you are an elite or leisure runner – we want everyone to enjoy this event experience," said James Hassett, Managing Director of event organizer Square Mile Sport.
Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, has been the headline sponsor of the Square Mile Relay race from the beginning.
Geraldo Coelho, Bloomberg São Paulo Head of Business Development, said: "Bloomberg São Paulo is excited to join this global effort. This race is fun, brings the business and financial community together, and is a great way to give back to the local community. Funds raised will benefit Ibirapuera Park."
Ibirapuera Park is São Paulo's largest urban park, receiving approximately 220,000 visitors a week. Parque Ibirapuera Conservação is the non-profit organization dedicated to conserving and protecting it to ensure it is clean, safe, beautiful and accessible to everyone.
The organization will be presented with a donation at the end of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay event. The runners also will be invited to join Bloomberg employees, friends and family to participate in a special Bloomberg Square Mile Relay conservation service project in the park.
Giving back is an important element of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay globally, as over 7,500 runners across 10 cites have made a positive impact, reinforcing Bloomberg's long-standing commitment to strengthening and improving lives in the communities where people live and work.
São Paulo will be the eighth stop in the 10 races of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay annual Global Series, which is celebrating its 11th year.
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About Bloomberg Square Mile Relay São Paulo:
Registration for the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay is now live on the event website at www.squaremilerelay.com/sao-paulo. Early Bird entry for a team of ten runners is R$3,350+tax. Only one representative from the participating corporation will need to register and pay on behalf of the team. Rates include entry to the after-race party that includes hospitality with food, drinks and entertainment for all runners. Additional hospitality packages will be available to purchase online at a later date for supporters.
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About Square Mile Sport
Square Mile Sport is the event owner and delivery agency of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay – a unique event series designed exclusively to provide businessmen and women with an outlet for their sporting passion. Established in 2007 in London, Square Mile Sport plans to replicate the event in cities across the world. Square Mile Sport is wholly owned by Benchmark Sport, which operates leading international brands including the Sport Industry Group and Beyond Sport. www.squaremilerelay.com
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