Registration opens for 2010 London
Tom Nguyen (11909) and Diana Lee (11906) of Pimco Europe, LTD., race to the finish with smiles at the 2009 London J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. Online registration has opened for this year's races.
J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge races
London, March 17, 2010 — Registration has opened for one of the most popular events on the worldwide Corporate Challenge circuit — the 2010 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® in London.
Now in its 24th year, London's Corporate Challenge attracted a sold-out crowd of 25,196 runners from 623 companies in 2009. Another capacity crowd is expected this year for the two days of corporate team racing over a 5.6 kilometer course in Battersea Park, so now is the time to organise your team and enter online.
The first night of the Corporate Challenge will be held on either Tuesday July 6 or Wednesday, July 7, depending on England's performance in the World Cup. A final determination will be made after Wednesday, June 23, when it will be known if England has advanced to the semi-finals of the World Cup, which could be played on either July 6 or 7 in South Africa. The second night of the Corporate Challenge is confirmed for Thursday, July 8.
The entry fee is £22 per person including the race timing chip. Race nights will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis so please register early — once the race is full additional runner applications will not be accepted. Please note, a company can sign up for one race night only. Awards will be given to the fastest five men's, women's and mixed teams and the two most creative t-shirt designs.
In addition to great racing, London's Corporate Challenge has come to be known as a superb opportunity for out-of-the-office camaraderie. Hospitality packages are also now available for the event. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so early booking is advised via the online hospitality form on this website.
Several innovations are planned for this year's event, beginning with the introduction of a pulsed start system, which will allow more space on the course and an improved runner experience. The system will be based upon predicted finish times as indicated by the individual runner on registration.
Also new this year are:
First-place teams in the men's, women's and mixed categories will earn a trip to the 2011 JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge Championship (location and date: TBD). Qualifying companies must have a strong London presence, with the company having a locally-based address (or addresses). At least three of the employees on the qualifying team must be employed at the address (or addresses). Individual runners who participated in the 2010 Championship in Johannesburg are not eligible to qualify for the 2011 Championship.
On March 4, London's three team representatives -— Bank of America Merrill Lynch (Men's champion), and Deloitte's Women's and Mixed teams -— competed against 33 team champions from the Series' other cities in 2010 Championship in Johannesburg. Deloitte's Mixed team came within 1 minute, 8 seconds of bringing a Series title back to London, while its Women's team finished a competitive fifth and BofA was sixth. Your team could win a trip to the next Series Championship, but only if you register for the London race.
The t-shirt contest will now choose two t-shirt winners, with each receiving $1,000 to donate to the charity of their choice.
The Most Senior Executive category has been eliminated so the event can more appropriately focus on team accomplishments over individual.
As always, the 2010 London J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge will benefit a local charity. This year's beneficiary will be Help A London Child.
This remarkable charity works with some of the most disadvantaged children and young people in London. Help A London Child will be running a specific fundraising campaign entitled “Run London for London” (run 5K and raise £50 in the lead up to the 2010 Corporate Challenge). Funds raised will go to support their work helping young people under 18 who live in poverty or are experiencing abuse, neglect, homelessness, violence or crime. More information is available at the Help A London Child website.
Also again this year, the London Corporate Challenge will be part of the “Teaming Up For a Greener Tomorrow” campaign, which uses best environmental practices in the organization of the event. Thanks in part to your responsible choices last June - registering online, recycling waste and taking alternative transportation to race site - the Corporate Challenge has been recognized for its efforts and the Series has made a significant, positive impact on the environment.
So, enter early and guarantee your company's spot in this year's London Corporate Challenge. Should you require any help entering your team or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Team on 0845 680 1475.