Part of the capacity crowd at the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Shanghai warms up in 2012.
Welcome to the 2013
J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge
Dear Company Captains and all Participants,
Welcome to the 2013 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® Series, our 37th consecutive year of owning and operating this global celebration of corporate teamwork, camaraderie and community giving.
A quick recap of 2012 shows how impressive your support is:
- We attracted 253,041 total participants from 8,024 companies in 2012, an all-time Corporate Challenge record.
- Our races in Johannesburg, Singapore, Chicago, Frankfurt, New York, Boston, London, San Francisco, and Shanghai reached full capacity.
- Several races set records for participation, including San Francisco, Sydney, and Shanghai. San Francisco had its largest crowd in 28 years, while Shanghai increased entries 58 percent in its second year.
All of us at J.P. Morgan extend a heartfelt thank you to you and all your colleagues for making the time and commitment to run or walk in our 3.5-mile races. You are not only doing something smart and healthful for yourself, but you are also giving back to your community. The JPMorgan Chase Foundation, on behalf of the Corporate Challenge, donated more than $600,000 to not-for-profit organizations in each city.
The fastest companies in the Series join us annually for the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Championship, with the next edition scheduled to be held May 21, 2013 in Rochester, N.Y. The first-place men’s, women’s and mixed teams at all 2013 Corporate Challenge events will earn an equally exciting trip to the Championship during calendar year 2014. We will be making the announcement on the site and date of the Championship later this year.
As you all know, the Corporate Challenge is distinct from other road races in that there is no individual entry. You must register as part of a corporate team. We're all about creating an environment where companies can come together, engage in healthy competition, and feel pride in their place of work and their community.
Thank you for considering the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Series for you and your colleagues. We look forward to hosting your company at any of our 13 worldwide events in 2013.
With kind regards,
J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Series