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Some of the record 10,397 run in 2007. Be a part of the fun in 2008 by registering online for the 2008 race on Thursday, May 29 at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Registration opens for Rochester's
most popular corporate 'off-site'
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ROCHESTER, February 27, 2008 — After having participation top 10,000 for the first time in 2007, the 18th annual JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge in Rochester is set for even bigger and better things in 2008.

Registration is now open for this annual celebration of corporate fitness and camaraderie.

The 3.5-mile run/walk and post-race party — open only to members of the Rochester-area business community — will be held on Thursday, May 29 at the Rochester Institute of Technology, with a 7:00 p.m. race start. Last year's event drew a city record 10,397 participants from 411 companies.

The Corporate Challenge has been held annually in Rochester since 1991, growing from a modest 816 runners and walkers in the first event at Highland Park. It grew steadily to 8,799 in 2003, its last year at Highland Park.

Now housed on the beautiful, expansive campus of RIT, the event has ample room for all participants and fantastic post-race parties. Hundreds of companies take advantage of the setting to set up hospitality tents and hold one-of-a-kind “off-site” gatherings.

All entrants in 2008 and JPMorgan Chase & Co. will be Teaming Up For A Greener Tomorrow, with the Corporate Challenge executing best practices to reduce the event's impact on the environment. For example, registration for the event will be exclusively online, t-shirts will be printed using soy ink, and most of the materials used by race organizers on-site will be recyclable. Shuttle transportation to RIT from various locations throughout Rochester will also be offered.

Each participant will also be giving back to the community as the JPMorgan Chase Foundation will make a donation for each entry to a not-for-profit organization. Information on this beneficiary will be announced prior to race night.

In addition to the elements of camaraderie and philanthropy, there is also strong competition at the front of the pack and 15 companies will earn an invitation to the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge Championship in New York, to be held on October 4. The top five men's, women's and mixed teams will be invited. An eclectic group of companies and school districts earned invitations in 2007 including Greece Central Schools, Kodak, Monroe #1 BOCES, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, PAETEC, Pittsford Central Schools, Rochester City School District, University of Rochester, Webster Central Schools, and Xerox.

Entry fee for the 2008 JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge in Rochester is $28 per person. The minimum size for a company team is four, and there is no maximum. If you need support in your registration process, please call (585) 367-9307 or email rochester@jpmorganchasecc.com.

 

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