Runners at the 2018 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Singapore running past the Marina Bay Sands hotel.
The final days of registration for the 16th running of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Singapore have arrived.
In order to compete in the 5.6km team road race in this sunny city-state, you must register by this Friday, 1 March. Organizers are expecting to fill all 14,500 spots.
The Corporate Challenge is scheduled for Thursday, 28 March, with a 5 p.m. starting horn in front of the National Gallery Singapore at St. Andrew’s Road, one of the city’s most iconic and historic districts. That is the first time this event has been held in March and it is the earliest start time.
Hospitality registration also remains open and reserving space near the F1 Pit Building in Marina Bay presents an ideal opportunity to turn your company’s run into a full outing and employee engagement event. The deadline for booking and payment is 15 March.
For further details, please contact Singapore@jpmorganchasecc.com or + 65 6248 5499.
The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge is owned and operated by J.P. Morgan, which is also one of the largest participating companies with 542 employees registered in 2018.
Marc Elliott is J.P. Morgan’s team captain, and this will mark his 17th consecutive year on a Corporate Challenge starting line.
Elliott first competed in a Corporate Challenge in London’s Battersea Park in 2003. He ran alongside the River Thames every year through 2010 and, since moving to Singapore in 2011, he’s clears his calendar annually in order to be on the starting line with his J.P. Morgan colleagues.
“Even when I spent two years in Hong Kong for a work assignment,” Elliott said. “I would come back especially for the race.”
The Corporate Challenge is more than a one-night event for Elliott. He rebooted his entire lifestyle because of it.
“I gave up smoking and used running as the main catalyst to get healthier,” he said. “I began to actively participate in the firm’s health and wellness programs while continuing to take part in the Singapore Corporate Challenge every year.”
And that commitment helps Elliott at home, as well.
“Being a new father of a four-month-old baby girl and an older parent, it’s important for me to keep investing in my fitness,” he said. “I am up by 6:00 a.m. every morning to give her a feed and then head off for a swim or run before coming into work.”
Singapore is the debut event in the 2019 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Series, just a few hours before the Johannesburg, South Africa race, also on 28 March. The Series is marking its 43rd consecutive year of operation and debuted in Singapore in 2004.