Sydney, 19 October 2017: The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay returns to the streets of Sydney for its third year on Thursday 12th April. The global race series prepares for another sell-out event with 100 teams from top businesses across the financial services sectors competing to be named the fastest company in Sydney.

Since its inception in London 2007, the phenomenally popular Bloomberg Square Mile Relay has grown to include 10 international cities with San Francisco, Sao Paulo and Tokyo joining the roster in 2017. With 29 races having taken place to date, Bloomberg Square Mile Relay runners have successfully completed nearly 27,000 miles – that’s further than running around the globe!

Having finished a close second to J.P Morgan in 2016, Macquarie Group won the 2017 Bloomberg Square Mile Relay in Sydney in a time of 53:38, beating their rivals by 1:44. The inaugural Fastest Mixed Team award was Consolidated Press Holdings in a time of 1:00:58.

Moving to a new venue set amidst a unique and reinvented urban setting, runners will set off from Barangaroo and challenge each other for position as they twist and turn their way through the exciting, unique one-mile course taking participants through the park, around the western waterfront of Sydney’s CBD and into the surrounding pathways before returning to the Race Village.

While all teams will be striving for victory, at the heart of the event lies camaraderie, teamwork and the desire to give back to local communities. The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay series is a unique platform where companies can network, bond and collaborate outside the office environment. Over 750 runners are expected to attend next year’s event as it continues to gain popularity since its first race in 2016.

James Hassett, Managing Director, Square Mile Sport said, “Team-bonding and corporate wellbeing are the core tenets of the event that make it much more than just a running race as local corporations can show their sporting enthusiasm, whilst 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 the race!”

Martin Jolly, Founder & CEO of SME360 said, ‘We are thrilled to have been appointed to manage the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay event in Sydney next April. This is a truly unique team building corporate event staged globally showcasing some of the world’s greatest cities.   With the spectacular back drop of Sydney harbour from Barangaroo, where the event will start and finish culminating in the post event after party.

Registration for the event is now open and all those taking part, including supporters will be invited to the popular post-race party in the Race Village, with food, drinks and live entertainment.

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, is the headline sponsor of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay, now entering its 12th year and taking place in Sydney, New York, Sao Paulo, San Francisco, Tokyo, London, Shanghai, São Paulo, Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai.

For further information on the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay or to enter a team please visit the website at www.squaremilerelay.com/sydney.