Runners race through Delaware Park before joining colleagues in post-race festivities. The 29th Chase Corporate Challenge in Buffalo is scheduled for the first Thursday in June and you can register online now.
Registration opens for June 4th
Buffalo Chase Corporate Challenge
BUFFALO, N.Y., March 3, 2009 — Buffalo 's business gathering of the year — the Chase Corporate Challenge® — is scheduled for June 4, and you can ensure your company's spot in the 29th annual celebration of fitness and camaraderie by registering online now.
Online registration has opened, and all the details and forms are available here for your company to be part of the festivities on the green of Delaware Park. The 3.5-mile team road race will begin at 6:45 p.m. on the first Thursday in June, with plenty of company fun before and long after the start.
As last year's Corporate Challenge in Buffalo indicated, the event is healthier than ever. The 2008 crowd of 12,399 was the largest in Delaware Park since 2000. A sea of tents from many of the 421 companies entered filled the park. And, with an estimated additional 15,000 party-goers on hand — including Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Erie County Executive Chris Collins — the event was the most attended of any in Western New York this side of a Bills football game.
The entry fee for the 2009 Chase Corporate Challenge in Buffalo is $30 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 Buffalo@jpmorganchasecc.com or call (716) 332-3504.
Chris Muldoon, running for Crowley Webb and Associates, was the individual men's champion last June, covering the 3.5-mile Delaware Park course in 17:22. Jackie Kralisz of the Frontier Central School District won her Corporate Challenge record eighth women's title in 21:03. Team champions were Moog, Inc. (men), Roswell Park Cancer Institute (women) and Newfane Central School District (mixed).
As in 2008, Buffalo 's Corporate Challenge will be “Teaming Up For a Greener Tomorrow” by utilizing best environmental practices in putting on the event. Thanks in part to your responsible choices last June — registering online, recycling waste and taking alternative transportation to the race site — the Corporate Challenge was named by Runner's World as one the Top 10 Green Road Races of 2008.
The JPMorgan Chase Foundation will also make a donation for each entry to a worthy not-for-profit organization in the Buffalo area that will be announced prior to event night. Please check back to this web site for details about the 2009 beneficiary as the race date approaches.
For now, mark June 4 on your calendar, get your team organized, and enter the 2009 Chase Corporate Challenge in Buffalo online.