The globally-renowned corporate race series, the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay, has confirmed its return to Dubai for the fifth time on Wednesday, 12th February, 2020. The race will once again be hosted at the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC).
The announcement follows this year’s record-breaking, sold out, event on 13th February, which saw 1,030 runners from Dubai’s biggest firms race against each other around a one-mile route by the iconic DIFC Gate Building. They raised over US$33,000 through The Extra Mile program which was donated to Emirates Red Crescent, who are now helping to renovate and maintain school buildings for low income families throughout the U.A.E.
James Hassett, Managing Director of the event organiser Square Mile Sport, said: “We are excited to be announcing the launch of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Dubai 2020 so soon after a fantastic 2019 series opener at the DIFC in February where we saw Barclays become the inaugural winners of the Fastest Female Team award. The event creates a real buzz in the city and we’re looking forward to welcoming new teams and old friends, such as our official race partner Invisalign, to the start line next year for Dubai’s fifth anniversary of the race.”
Headline sponsor Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, has supported the event since it began in the heart of London’s business district in 2007. This year the global series will grow to 12 cities worldwide, with Mumbai and Paris joining the race roster. Every race sees a large number of companies in each city network, bond and collaborate outside their working environment, not only racing together as a team, but also celebrating together at the popular post-event party with complimentary music, food, beverages and entertainment.