Members of the Investec Property team pose for a photo as they arrive at The Wanderers Club in 2011. Registration has opened for the 2012 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge.
Registration opens for Johannesburg as
36th Corporate Challenge season to begin
JOHANNESBURG, 10 November, 2011 — Attracting capacity crowds the past seven years, the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® has become the most popular corporate fitness event in Johannesburg. And now is the time to make sure your company is a part of the ninth annual race in 2012.
Online registration has opened for the 5,6-kilometre team road race that will be held on Thursday, 8 March 2012 with an 18.30 race start at The Wanderers Club.
Last year, idyllic conditions and the enthusiastic support of South Africa's corporate community helped draw a capacity crowd of 12,395 entrants from 348 companies. After they all did something good for their physical fitness, they partied into the night in hundreds of hospitality marquees throughout the two cricket ovals at the Wanderers Club.
Among the sold-out crowd of companies were seven large corporations that fielded teams of 250 entrants or more, including KPMG (411 total participants); ABSA Capital (340); Liberty Life (321); Deloitte (266); Anglogold Ashanti (261); Rand Merchant Park (259); and Ernst & Young (250).
The annual night of corporate fitness, camaraderie and good times seems sure to sell out again, so begin to organize your team now and start your company's registration. All the necessary information and forms can be accessed on this website's Johannesburg Registration Page.
The entry fee for the 2012 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Johannesburg is R115 per entrant. All entries must be part of a corporate team with a minimum of four employees. There is no limit to the number of employees that can be on a company team, but registration will be closed once the entry limit is reached.
This is the first race of the 2012 JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge Series, launching the 36th consecutive year of operation for the world's largest corporate sporting/social event.
As in past years, the popular post-race concert — which has become a Corporate Challenge tradition — will be open to all. The concert this year will feature Loyiso.
And, for the first time, all participants will have chip-timing, eliminating the need for paper scorecards and helping improve the accuracy of results.
Also, the JPMorgan Chase Foundation once again will make a donation in support of the Corporate Challenge to a Johannesburg area beneficiary. This year's donation will go to The Make A Difference Foundation (MAD), a not-for-profit foundation focused on academically talented South African learners from less fortunate backgrounds. MAD supports their education and life skills development up until the point at which they are ready to enter the job market.
Last year's Johannesburg race was won by Catherine Skosana of Transnet Rail Engineering in 20:19 and Sibusiso Nzima of Bolt & Tool, who successfully defended his Johannesburg men's title, winning in 16:50. Three teams from Johannesburg will qualify for the 29th JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge at a location to be announced. Last year, two South African teams — Goldfields (Mixed team) and Bolt & Tool Africa (Male team) — continued the dominance of Johannesburg runners by winning the team championships at Singapore.
If you require assistance registering your teams or have any questions please email Johannesburg@jpmorganchasecc.com or call 0860 460 906.