Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Preparations are underway across Dubai’s financial centre as firms limber up for the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay 2022. The unique one-mile (1.6km) relay race is back after an almost two-year hiatus due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and will be hosted by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) – the official venue partner – on Thursday, 9 February 2022.
The globally renowned team building corporate relay race, part of a global series of events that take place across major financial cities around the world, has played an important role in the health and wellbeing of Dubai’s business community since its inaugural race in 2016.
Incorporating a new time trial format to optimise the health and safety of all participants, teams of 10 runners will battle it out for the fastest cumulative time for 10 one-mile (1.6km) laps of the course, which weaves around the majestic and iconic DIFC Gate building.
James Hassett, Managing Director of Square Mile Sport, said: “Given the challenging past few years, we couldn’t be more enthusiastic about bringing this event back to life in the heart of Dubai’s financial district.
“Employee wellbeing is more important than ever, and this event truly has it all – it’s such a good opportunity to reconnect with your colleagues, get motivated, improve health and wellbeing, but more importantly, just have fun. It’s an evening to remember, and right now, we all need a mental and physical boost.”
Top spots are up for grabs for the fastest overall team, female and mixed teams to be crowned champions and of course, win bragging rights as the fastest firms in the city.
Will reigning champions Emirates Steel reclaim the title of Fastest Firm in the City for the third year-in-a-row? Who can usurp JLL‘s title as the fastest Mixed Team? And can Petrofac retain their All-Female Team crown? Only time will tell.
Registration for a team of 10 runners includes race entry, event t-shirt and medal for each runner, plus admission to the after-party with live music and exceptional hospitality.
For further information on the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay or to enter a team please visit the website at www.squaremilerelay.com/dubai
About Bloomberg Square Mile Relay
The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay is a one-of-a-kind, immersive team building experience, which uniquely takes place in the heart of financial districts in 12 cities around the world. You and nine co-workers take it in turn to run an unconventional and exciting one-mile lap, helping raise a minimum of US$20,000 for The Extra Mile Program, which supports projects in local communities.
After you’ve taken on your business rivals and earned your bragging rights for the year, your team can kick back and enjoy complimentary hospitality in the Race Village and celebrate together post race. Your lap. Your cause. Your impact.
About Square Mile Sport
Square Mile Sport is the event owner and delivery agency of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay – a unique event series designed exclusively to provide businessmen and women with an outlet for their sporting passion. Established in 2007 in London, Square Mile Sport plans to replicate the event in cities across the world. It is also the owner and operator of the Bloomberg Square Mile Virtual Club, an innovative digital platform that brings corporate professionals from across the world together through shared activity and wellbeing.
Square Mile Sport is wholly owned by Benchmark Sport, which operates leading international brands including the Sport Industry Group and Beyond Sport. www.squaremilerelay.com
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