Join in the fun at the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Boston this June by entering now. Registration has opened for the June 25 race at Boston Common.
Registration opens for 26th running
of Boston J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge
BOSTON, April 1, 2009 — The sights have been part of the Boston corporate and athletic landscape for a quarter of a century: Large groups of t-shirt clad runners from area companies arrive at Boston Common via subway or after a walk from downtown offices, then proceed en masse to meeting places to mingle with their colleagues and await the start of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge.
You and your company can be part of the early summer scene this year, as online registration has opened for the 26th running of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® in Boston. The 3.5-mile team road race will be held on Thursday, June 25, with a 7:15 p.m. race start on Charles Street, between the Boston Common and Public Garden.
It is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some out-of-the-office camaraderie with colleagues, while taking part in a run or walk through downtown. But, based on long-standing history, the demand for spots in the corporate team race will almost certainly be high. The Corporate Challenge has reached its full capacity of 12,000 entrants the last 14 consecutive years, including last June’s gathering from 633 companies throughout New England.
So, don’t delay. Get the word out in your company and register now.
The entry fee for the 2009 Chase Corporate Challenge in Boston is $40 per entrant. All entries must be part of a corporate team, with each team needing to register a minimum of four employees. There is no limit to the number of employees that can be on a company team. Awards will be given to the fastest five men’s, women’s and mixed teams and the three most creative t-shirt designs. If you require assistance registering your company or have any questions please email Boston@jpmorganchasecc.com or call (888) 767-RACE.
Leading the sold-out crowd in the 2008 Corporate Challenge was Dan Mazzocco, a product tester for Reebok. He bested 31-year-old Ryan Carrara of Raytheon, a multi-time Boston champion, by 20 seconds to win the title.
Meanwhile, Catherine Regan of Environmental Resources Management, a former 800-meter specialist at Cornell, won the women’s title by 21 seconds.
Whether Mazzocco and Regan, as well as 2008 team champions Raytheon (Male), Genzyme Corporation (Female) and Saucony (Mixed), can defend their titles remains to be seen. But, now is the time to ensure your company is part of the fun by registering online.
As in 2008, Boston ’s Corporate Challenge will be “Teaming Up For a Greener Tomorrow” by utilizing best environmental practices in organizing and staging 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 was named by Runner’s World as one the Top 10 Green Road Races of 2008.
Additionally, the JPMorgan Chase Foundation will make a donation for each entry to a local worthy not-for-profit organization. Please check back to this web site for an announcement with full details as the race nears.
For now, reserve your spot in the annual celebration of corporate fitness and camaraderie by registering now.