SYRACUSE, March 7, 2019 – Businesses in Central New York can now register for the 37th running of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge at Onondaga Lake Park.

The popular 3.5-mile road race – which is open only to employees of local businesses and corporations – will begin at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21.  A total of 6,754 runners and walkers registered from 260 companies in 2018.

Registration opened today with an entry fee of $37 per employee.  Businesses may enter a minimum of four with no maximum.  Entries will remain open until Wednesday, May 1.

Companies also have the opportunity to take advantage of an expanded variety of hospitality offerings for pre- and post-race celebrations on-site.

May 21 is the earliest event date in Syracuse Corporate Challenge history.  The event historically has been held in either June or August.  The 2018 race date was Wednesday, June 6.

The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge history in Syracuse dates to the event’s first running in 1982, with a tidy crowd of 600 entrants.  It has been held at Onondaga Lake Park ever since, with regular modifications to keep the event safe, enjoyable and conducive to team building on the race course and at post-race hospitality.

Wegmans (259 entrants), Crouse Health (192) and Upstate Medical University (189) were the three largest companies in 2018 in terms of company participation.  Liverpool Central School District (men), Lockheed Martin (women) and Syracuse University (mixed) had the fastest four-person teams in each respective division and will represent Syracuse at the 2019 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Championship, location and date to be determined.

Syracuse is part of the 13-city, seven-country, five-continent J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Series.  Celebrating its 43rd consecutive year of operation in 2019, the Series is the largest corporate sporting event in the world, with 253,191 entrants from 7,661 companies participating in 2018.

There are two other scheduled J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenges in Upstate New York this year – Rochester on Tuesday, June 4 and Buffalo on Thursday, June 13.