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The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge is big news in Germany, where 72,741 participated in the 2010 event in Frankfurt. Registration has opened for the 2011 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, scheduled for Wednesday, June 15.
Registration opens for 2011 edition
of one of world's largest races in Frankfurt
FRANKFURT, February 14, 2011 — Registration for the 19th annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® in Frankfurt is now available at our German language site, www.jpmccc.de. The countdown to one of the world’s largest races began tonight when over 700 company captains, media and other special guests gathered at an informational reception at the Hilton Frankfurt.
The 2011 race is scheduled Wednesday, June 15 at Opernplatz in Frankfurt.
The 2010 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Frankfurt attracted an astounding 72,741 participants from 2,752 companies. The total crowd was second only to Sydney’s Sun-Herald City2Surf race in August, 2010, which reported a total of approximately 80,000 entrants.
Many German companies enter a huge percentage of their total workforces in the Corporate Challenge. Among the largest in terms of total participation in 2010 were Commerzbank (1,936 entrants), Lufthansa (1,313), Deutsche Bank (1,240), Deutsche Bahn (1,089) and Santofi-Aventis (983).
Christophe Chayriguet and Jenny Schulz were the best of the best at the 2010 Frankfurt Corporate Challenge, winning the men’s and women’s divisions respectively. Chayriguet, running for Bongrain Deutschland, earned his second Corporate Challenge title, covering the 5.6km (3.5 miles) course in 16:34. Schulz, running for Deutsche Bundesbank, won for the third consecutive year, crossing in 19:48.
First-place teams were III. BPA Wurzburg (men), Allianz (women), and Frankfurt/Main Airport (mixed). Those three teams will be representing Frankfurt at the 2011 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Championship, to be held April 21 in Singapore.
An even bigger winner was German Sports Aid, which received a donation of €218,223 from J.P. Morgan on behalf of the Corporate Challenge. The funds were specifically directed to programs that support handicapped athletes.
“This is an extraordinary event,” said Michael Ilgner, CEO of German Sports Aid. “We benefit greatly from it, but so do the companies participating. Everybody wins.”
The Corporate Challenge will once again benefit German Sports Aid in 2011 and more details on this, and all aspects of the Frankfurt J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, can be found at www.jpmccc.de.