The SME 360 team getting all geared up for RACE 1 of the 2XU Triathlon Series in Elwood this Sunday. Head on over and like the 2XU Triathlon Serieson Series page to see it all happen live!
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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.
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Swimming Australia is excited to announce that in January 2018, Optus Swim Sydney Harbour will return to our shores, giving Aussies of all-ages and abilities the opportunity to take part in this once in a lifetime experience.
With the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge as back drops, you won’t want to miss out on your chance to take in the sights while you swim and soak up the atmosphere.
CEO and Founder of SME 360, Martin Jolly, today announced that, SME 360 has joined forces with Swimming Australia to re-launch the Optus Swim Sydney Harbour on January 20, 2018.
“We are excited to be partnering with the Governing body of the sport of swimming and to have Optus as our event-naming rights sponsor,” Jolly said.
“We encourage everyone to come along and to participate in this iconic event in the stunning venue of Sydney Harbour as we see this as the perfect lead into Australia Swims.”
Incorporating a range of distances suitable for all ages and abilities, plus a range of activities, food and entertainment, the Optus Swim Sydney Harbour is a great day out for families and friends.
Swimming legends past and present will also be part of the action, following in the footsteps of past ambassador, Olympian Daniel Kowalski who was joined by a host of VIPs including the likes of Geoff Huegill, Sally Fitzgibbon, Candice Warner (nee Falzon), Dave Warner, Michelle Bridges and Steve ‘Commando’ Willis.
This event has been made possible thanks to our Principle Partner Optus, who share our aspiration to see the sport and the pastime of swimming continue to grow.
Thanks to the ongoing support of Optus, next January will not only see Sydney Harbour come to life, but also pools and oceans across the country with Optus Swim Sydney Harbour is part of a bigger celebration, Australia Swims, that will see pools and oceans across the country come to life this summer.
Australia Swims is a nine-day festival of swimming created to encourage every Australian to reconnect with their love of swimming and Swimming Australia President John Bertrand AO encouraged everyone to get involved.
“Swimming is a unique sport with no age barriers, no gender barriers and no ability barriers – anyone can be a swimmer – it’s in our DNA.
This is about inspiring all Australians to be the swimmer they want to be, and as a nation surrounded by water, the 2017 Australia Swims celebration will give everybody the chance to get involved, share and celebrate our love for water activities. ” Bertrand said.
To register for the Optus Swim Sydney Harbour or for more information on the event, click here
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Founder & CEO of SME360, Martin Jolly, today announced the acquisition of the Audax Alpine Classic Cycling Event.
The Alpine Classic will celebrate its 32nd year in 2018. After starting from humble beginnings back in 1986, the 2018 event will see over 2000 riders tackle 8 courses across the event weekend, catering for everything from moderate to the extremely challenging rides!
“We are delighted to have added this historic event, considered the most difficult single cycle event in Australia, to our growing list of major events. The route commences in Bright and travels through some of the most breathtaking countryside including Mount Hotham, Dinner Plain, Falls Creek and Mount Beauty. We will continue to work with Audax Australia & the relevant High-Country Tourism Bodies to ensure the continued success and growth of the event.”
Dan Shannon, Audax Australia’s Ride Director for the event, said “while we’re sad to let this event go, we are excited to pass the torch over to SME360 and their management team who are committed to continue the culture and long term future of the Alpine Classic.”
The event will see over 2000 riders converge on the Victorian Alps for a weekend full of cycling, food and entertainment. When riders cross the line, a sense of celebration of personal achievement with family and friends is strongly encouraged. Alpine Classic is not a race, the event is strongly focused around endurance and self-reliance, therefore to complete is to win. In addition to the incredible ride distances on offer, a free food and music festival is available for all those early-finishers and the start/finish line in Howitt Park.
With over 8 distances on offer, the original distance, Alpine Classic includes 200km of challenging hills and incredibly scenery, with a massive 3,600m of climbing! 2018 will see the third year of the changed course which received a great response upon introduction at the 2016 event.
SME360 is incredibly excited to be working with Audax on this world class event.
Registrations are now open for the event: Click here to enter
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