The Extra Mile
Your lap. Your cause. Your impact.
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About the Extra Mile
The Extra Mile helps participants of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay contribute to their city in a bigger, better way.
When you run in the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay, you take part in The Extra Mile simply by running for a cause you care about. The faster you run, the better the chance your cause has of receiving the donation.
Each cause in The Extra Mile is selected with a local organisation that is using the power of sport and physical activity to address social challenges in the race city. 25% of your race fee goes to this partner, which will deliver solutions around the winning cause over a year-long program.
How it works
Choose your cause
When you complete your personal profile before the race, choose from one of three causes you want to run for. You don’t have to choose the same cause as the rest of your team – this cause is yours.
Run for it
On race night, your lap in Bloomberg Square Mile Relay won’t just be for your team but for your Extra Mile cause, too. The cause with the quickest average time will win a minimum donation of US$20,000.
Improve your city
Simply by participating in the race, 25% of your team’s race entry fee will be donated to invest in projects that use the power of sport and physical activity to support the winning cause over the next year.
Increase the impact
On race night, you will have the opportunity to win an additional $10,000 for your city’s winning cause by competing in a Global Challenge. The city with the top score at the end of 2019 will score this additional funding.
Why take part
54% of the world’s population lives in cities, and this is expected to increase to 66% by 2050. As our cities grow, so do their challenges.
In 2019, The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay will run in 12 of the most vibrant urban centres in the world, creating an immersive, collaborative and competitive experience for corporate communities in the heart of each city.
The Extra Mile harnesses the power of that experience, making a tangible social difference to the cities, which will last long after the teams cross the finish line. By choosing and running for a cause, you are contributing to something that benefits your city.
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