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Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Returns To New York City

More Than 70 Companies to Race in Exclusive Global Relay through Wall Street on May 4, supporting the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Press Release – April 27, 2017, New York – The globally renowned Bloomberg Square Mile Relay is returning to the streets of NYC’s Financial District on May 4th. The corporate relay now takes place in ten major cities around the world – last year more than 5,500 runners from 430 companies took part in this global series.

The one-of-a-kind, immersive team building experience will feature more than 70 teams from the city’s leading institutions who compete to win the coveted trophy and bragging rights as the ‘fastest firm in the city’, in support of the race’s Community Partner – the National September 11 Memorial & Museum – who will receive a charity check on race night:

“We are grateful to the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay for selecting us as its official community partner for a second year. Partnerships such as these are critical to help ensure the Memorial and Museum is sustained, and that visitors from around the world will be able to experience this world-class learning institution and living tribute for years to come,” said Cathy Blaney, 9/11 Memorial’s Executive Vice President of Institutional Advancement.

First launched in the heart of London in 2007, the internationally-renowned race has become synonymous with the city’s financial district – the ‘Square Mile’. Bloomberg has since expanded the race series to Dubai, Sydney, New York, Tokyo, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong.

The event places strong emphasis on teamwork and employee interaction, making it a compelling attraction for New York’s corporates and financial institutions such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, MasterCard, Standard Chartered, Wells Fargo and many others who will be on the start line next week.

Each team includes 10 runners, each of whom will run a unique one-mile course that traverses Water Street and Wall Street. The race culminates with a celebratory ‘After-Party,’ where runners and supporters will be treated to a live DJ set and complimentary food and drinks in the Race Village throughout the evening.

“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.

Participation will also help fund a local revitalization project, allowing runners to volunteer with the local Bloomberg Square Mile Relay community and have a positive impact on New York City. The collective effort of over 7,500 runners across 10 cites 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:

Website: www.squaremilerelay.com/city/new-york
Facebook: Bloomberg Square Mile Relay
Twitter: @SquareMileNYC
Instagram: BloombergSquareMileRelay
Official hashtag: #WeRunThisCity

About Bloomberg Square Mile Relay New York:

Registration for the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay is now live on the event website ­ visit https://squaremilerelay.com/city/new-york. 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 a main meal, dessert and three soft or alcoholic drinks. Additional hospitality packages will be available to purchase online at a later date for supporters.

About Bloomberg:

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company’s strength – delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately – is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service. Bloomberg’s enterprise solutions build on the company’s core strength: leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. For more information, visit www.bloomberg.com or request a demo.

About The National September 11 Memorial & Museum:

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is the nonprofit organization that oversees operations for the 9/11 Memorial and 9/11 Memorial Museum. Located on eight of the 16 acres of the World Trade Center site, the Memorial and Museum remember and honor the 2,983 people who were killed in the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. For more information or to reserve a ticket to the 9/11 Memorial Museum, please visit 911memorial.org.

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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