Sun-splashed runners make their way through Centennial Park at the 2009 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Sydney. Registration has opened for this year's race.
Chip timing, 'pulse' start
will speed things up in Sydney
SYDNEY, August 30, 2010 – Registration has opened for the 2010 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Sydney, which will celebrate its 10th running with a pair of popular new race features.
For the first time in Sydney, chip timing will be used. This will allow for accurate timing for all participants and ease the post-race workload for company captains. The chip timing has been tested successfully in several other Corporate Challenge markets and has been enthusiastically received by companies.
And, in an effort to give each participant a chance to run a better time, a colour-coded “pulse start” will be used. This will allow for a smoother start and should clear more running room on the race course. Each runner will receive a colour-coded bib based on their self-projected time.
This year's race is scheduled for 10th November 2010 at Centennial Park. All the information and online forms you will need to register your team are available online now.
As it has since its first running in 2000, the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge will attract teams from hundreds of Australia's leading companies to a 5.6km (3.5 mile) course that winds through beautiful Centennial Park.
Last year, the team-oriented event drew more than 6,800 participants from 326 companies. The event is open to all area businesses and corporations. If you work for a small company, you can enter with a minimum of four employees. If you work for a large corporation, there is no limit to the number of your colleagues that can take part.
Like the Series' other events on five continents, Sydney's Corporate Challenge is more than just a running/walking race. With talented runners such as defending champions Ben St Lawrence of ING and Andrea Ilakovac of KPMG, who won in 2009 with blistering times of 16:04 and 19:28 respectively, the race features a high level of competition in the front of the pack. But, the team aspect of the race encourages newcomers and relatively inexperienced runners and walkers to join in with their colleagues for a night that features out-of-the-office team-building and camaraderie.
In fact, you can turn your Corporate Challenge race night into a true company outing by reserving a hospitality package. Taking hospitality allows your company to have a priority, reserved location within Centennial Park in close proximity to the start and finish lines. This is the perfect choice for companies looking to have a camaraderie-filled post-party with colleagues and business partners.
And, as always, the race will make a community impact by benefitting a local non-profit organization, which will be announced as the race date approaches. Please check back for news about the charity your entries will benefit through a donation from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.
So, now is the time to get your company up and running for the 2010 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. If you require help entering your team, or would like ideas about how to promote the race to your colleagues, please contact us at Sydney@jpmorganchasecc.com or 1300 619 409.