Leading Financial Institutions Competed in Charitable Race in NYC’s Financial District
Press Release – New York, NY – April 21, 2016: Tonight, teams from New York’s leading financial companies raced against each other in New York City’s first Bloomberg Square Mile Relay through the heart of the Financial District. Champions Wells Fargo took the coveted title and received a $10,000 check to donate to their chosen charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
Wells Fargo completed the ten laps of the one-mile (1.6KM) course in 1 hour 41 seconds; Bloomberg and Deutsche Bank came in close behind at 1 hour 2 minutes 20 seconds and 1 hour 2 minutes 49 seconds respectively. Individually, the fastest runner of the night, Carl Daucher from team Eris Exchange, completed the one-mile route in a time of 5 minutes 12 seconds, setting the gold standard for next year’s relay.
“It feels great to be representing Wells Fargo. Thank you so much to Bloomberg for putting on this great event. We’re happy we had this opportunity to make a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America,” said Brian Cutlip from the Wells Fargo team.
“Congratulations to the team from Wells Fargo for winning our first New York City relay, which benefited important causes,” said Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder Bloomberg L.P. “We had great participation from our clients, partners and friends, and we aim to make the race an annual fixture on the Wall Street events calendar.”
Thanks to the event’s Official Venue Partner, the Howard Hughes Corporation, runners from the city’s top financial organizations kicked off the competition at the Race Village within the Seaport District on the corner of Fulton Street and Water Street. They battled it out for lead position through an urban mile-long loop through Water Street and Wall Street before passing the baton to their teammate. The event culminated in an awards presentation for the top teams and a celebratory after-party at the finish line where runners and their friends were treated to a live DJ set and complimentary food and drinks.
In keeping with the commitment to give back to the local community, Bloomberg Square Mile Relay named the National September 11 Memorial & Museum as the official charity partner and made a donation of $10,000 to help support the non-profit organisation.
“We are grateful for the generous support the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay has shown by selecting us as its official charity partner for the inaugural event in New York. Partnerships such as these are critical to help ensure the Memorial and Museum is sustained, and that visitors from around the world, especially current and future generations, will be able to experience this world-class learning institution and living tribute for years to come,” said Cathy Blaney, 9/11 Memorial’s Executive Vice President of Institutional Advancement.
“The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay is a unique sporting event which offers a perfect opportunity for the city’s most competitive runners to come together for a night of camaraderie, teamwork, celebration and networking. Our goal is to offer a platform for teams from local corporations, like Wells Fargo and Deutsche Bank to express their sporting enthusiasm while bonding with fellow colleagues,” said Nick Keller, Managing Director of event organizer Square Mile Sport.
The New York relay ended the 2015-16 Season of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Global Series, but the baton will now pass to London to kick-start the 2016-17 calendar where participants will weave their way through the spectacular one-mile (1.6km) route around the City of London’s square mile. Seven cities across the world, including London, Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, Sydney and New York, are now hosting this annual global race series, with additional major financial cities to be announced later this year.