Dubai chosen as first city to host the return of Bloomberg Square Mile Relay series with new race format
The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Dubai is back after a two-year absence and is set to take place on Wednesday, 9th February 2022 at the iconic Gate Building, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
The popular event has been operated by Square Mile Sport and Promoseven Sports Marketing hosted at one of the Emirate’s fastest growing and leading lifestyle destinations, DIFC, annually since 2016. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 2021 race couldn’t take place.
Next year’s race – in its sixth edition – will have an exciting new format in response to the pandemic and to ensure the highest levels of health and safety for participants. The race organisers will use a new time trial format for runners to clock their fastest 1-mile time individually. Each runner’s time will be aggregated with fellow participants from their respective firm to find out who is the ‘Fastest Firm in Dubai’.
The event will once again see the city’s business community come together for a team building relay race that also raises money for local causes, from its humble beginnings of just 500 participants making up 50 teams, the relay has doubled in size and stature.
The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Dubai has become an important event in the UAE’s calendar. In 2019 it was included in the top 10 of the Dubai Sports Council’s (DSC) Sports Events Ranking System with the likes of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens and the Dubai World Cup.