Jenné Myers, Chief Executive Officer for Chicago Cares, is front and center at the 2018 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Grant Park, and Chicago Cares will be back as the beneficiary this May.

CHICAGO, April 11, 2019 – Time is running out to register your company for the 38th running of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Grant Park.

Registration will close on Thursday, April 18.  Act now to ensure that you will be among the more than 27,000 runners and walkers from 700 companies for Chicago’s largest after-work sporting and social event.  Race night is Thursday, May 23, with a 7 p.m. starting horn.

Your participation will not only be healthy and collegial for you and your colleagues, but it will make a tangible impact in the Chicagoland community.

For the second year in a row, J.P. Morgan is proud to be partnering with Chicago Cares, the city’s number one provider of volunteer opportunities.  J.P. Morgan will donate to Chicago Cares in celebration of all Corporate Challenge entrants. 

Chicago Cares’ 200 monthly volunteer projects and custom corporate programs are community-driven and impactful and help connect diverse Chicagoans with one another. We encourage you to keep the good going from the Corporate Challenge and sign up to volunteer in your community.  Learn.  Connect.  Volunteer! 

The 2018 crowd in Grant Park for the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge was a record-breaking 27,777 entrants from 692 companies.  That was the largest single-night gathering in J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Series history, dating back to the Series’ 1977 origin.

Only Frankfurt has hosted more Corporate Challenge participants on a single night than Chicago.  The German banking capital have the all-time mark of 73,719 entrants on June 11, 2008.

The huge crowd also makes for an amazing party.  Businesses have the option to host their employees at hospitality space in Grant Park.  With an impressive selection of tent sizes and catering options available, over 300 companies can be accommodated in this program. Reservations are first-come, first-serve.  Contact for any support with your registration or hospitality reservations.

The Corporate Challenge attracts large multinational companies, mid-size businesses and local entrepreneurial outfits.  Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois led the way in participation last year, bringing an amazing 1,134 employees to the Columbus Drive starting line.  Eight other companies registered 250 or more: CDW (374), United Airlines (370), TransUnion (351), Molex (292), Morningstar (275), Deloitte (271), Crate and Barrel (257) and Wintrust (250).

If you have questions or need support, please contact or (847) 779-7444.

Chicago is part of the 13-city, 7-country J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Series.  The 2019 Series is already underway with our Singapore and Johannesburg events both being conducted on March 28.