SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloomberg announced today that it is bringing the globally renowned Bloomberg Square Mile Relay to San Francisco on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Last year, more than 5,500 runners from 430 companies took part in the corporate relay that now takes place in eight major cities around the world.
The one-of-a-kind, immersive team building experience will feature more than 50 teams from the city's leading institutions who compete to win the coveted trophy and bragging rights as the 'fastest firm in the city.' Each team includes 10 runners, each of whom will run a unique one-mile course around Pier 27 along the Embarcadero. 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.
First launched in the heart of London in 2007, the unique race has become synonymous with the city's 'Square Mile.' Bloomberg has since expanded the race series to Dubai, Sydney, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, and, most recently, Tokyo.
"The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay is a unique sporting event which offers a perfect opportunity for the city's most competitive institutions to come together for a night of camaraderie, teamwork, celebration and networking. Our goal is to offer a platform for teams from local corporations to express 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 relay," said Nick Keller, Managing Director of event organizer Square Mile Sport.
Team entry fees for the relay will directly contribute to a donation for the race's community partner, who will receive a charity check on race night. Participation will also help fund a local revitalization project, allowing runners to volunteer with the local Bloomberg Square Mile Relay community and having a positive impact on San Francisco. The collective effort of over 7,500 runners across 10 cities will positively impact the global community of race cities, reinforcing Bloomberg's long-standing commitment to strengthening and improving lives in the communities where people live and work. For further information on the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay or to enter a team please visit:
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About Bloomberg Square Mile Relay San Francisco:
Registration for the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay is now live on the event website at www.squaremilerelay.com/san-francisco. General entry for a team of ten runners is $1,800. 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