JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge
The JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge is an annual series of 3.5-mile (5.63 km) road footraces owned and operated by JPMorgan Chase, with an intended focus on promoting "fitness in the workplace". Teams are organized by company or organization, and the JPMorgan Chase Foundation makes charitable donations proportional to the number of participants.
The Corporate Challenge was founded in 1977 by the New York Road Runners with a single race in New York City, with 200 runners from 50 companies. The top-finishing teams in all 12 cities will qualify to compete in the fifteenth, the Championship Race, held in October in New York City.
Not all participants race competitively; large percentages walk or jog the entire course, with the purpose being camaraderie within and among the corporate teams. The festival atmosphere during and after the race attracts non-runners as well.
A new and primary focus for this year’s event is the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge’s Teaming Up For A Greener Tomorrow initiative. JPMorgan Chase aims to implement the greenest road race in each city that the Corporate Challenge is held. To date, the Series has saved more than six tons of paper (through online registration and paper-free marketing practices), recycled on-site more than 10 tons of plastic and glass, and saved more than 5,000 gallons of crude oil (through alternate modes of transportation by participants). That’s more than 900 million BTUs, or enough energy to light a home for nearly 10 years.
The 25th annual JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge Championship was held on October 6, 2007, with Enos Matalane of Transnet Rail Engineering (Johannesburg) and Claire Martin of Royal Mail Letters (London) earning the men's and women's individual titles. Transnet, Polizei Hessen (Frankfurt) and Royal Mail Letters earned the men's, women's and mixed team titles, respectively.
|Johannesburg, South Africa||6 March||10,000||272||1 March||10,338||288|
|Singapore||26 April||12,748||351||3 May||11,856||343|
|Chicago, Illinois||22 May||23,603||632||24 May||22,766 *||578 *|
|Rochester, New York||29 May||11,135||442||31 May||10,397 *||411 *|
|Buffalo, New York||5 June||12,399||421||7 June||11,563||372|
|Frankfurt, Germany||11 June||73,719||2,589||13 June||67,270||2,446|
|New York City||18 June||18,281||299||20 June||17,500||329|
|New York City||19 June||18,215||346||21 June||17,500||544|
|Syracuse, New York||24 June||6,698||256||26 June||6,153||268|
|Boston, Massachusetts||26 June||13,863||633||28 June||12,887||556|
|London, England||9 July||13,653||268||11 July||12,969||329|
|London, England||10 July||13,043||277||12 July||13,031||307|
|San Francisco, California||17 September||19 September||5,320||232|
|Championship (New York City)||4 October||7 October|
|Sydney, Australia||12 November||14 November||6,921||306|
* unofficial results
Bold indicates current records
The 2014 London event saw 29,478 runners from 733 companies run on the 9th and 10th July in Battersea Park.
- "2007 marks 31st annual running of JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge". Official Corporate Challenge web site. Retrieved 2007-06-01.
- "JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge". New York Sports Commission. Archived from the original on 2007-04-14. Retrieved 2007-06-01.