The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay returns to London this year on 17 September, in an event where suits are swapped for tracksuits as more than 1,100 runners battle it out to be the fastest company in the capital.
Barclays currently hold the record as the company that has secured the sought-after title four times since the race began in 2007. In 2014, Nicholas Torry of Commerzbank took home the title of the City of London’s fastest runner after completing the one-mile route in a remarkable 4mins 58secs 9.
Teams are made up of ten of each company’s fiercest competitors with every participant taking on the one-mile route before handing over the baton to the next colleague in-line to compete.
More than 100 teams will compete for the coveted winners’ trophy, along with a £5,000 cheque to donate to charity, which will be presented at the renowned after party in the Race Village at London’s Guildhall Yard.
Four-time Olympic gold medal winner and 400m world record holder Michael Johnson, who started the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay London in 2014, commented on the event: “The unique layout certainly makes it a different challenge from anything I’ve ever experienced. I’m not sure I’d back myself on this course!
“It was great to see the competitive edge that the City of London has to offer translated onto the track, if you can win this event you’ve certainly earned that right.”
The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay first started in London in 2007 and has expanded into a global race series, with events taking place in Singapore and Hong Kong since 2013 and 2014 respectively.
The early bird team entries are now open at www.squaremilerelay.com