The Championship

The Championship

  • • Wednesday, July 1, 2020 
  •  TBD
  •  Battersea Park, London
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The Championship Race Details

Date

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Location

Battersea Park, London

Distance

3.5 miles (5.6km)

September 04, 2019

Frankfurt, Johannesburg, San Francisco Win Team Titles at Championship

The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Championship visited San Francisco for the second time, and four different cities stole the show. Frankfurt, Johannesburg and San Francisco won team titles, while an individual champion came from London. It was another true global celebration of excellence.

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Overview

The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Championship is an invitational event designed to celebrate the unique corporate culture of the worldwide Series. The 3.5-mile road race brings together the first-place men’s, women’s and mixed teams from each of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Series cities.

The Championship was held in New York for the first 26 years of its existence (1983–2008), primarily on the first Saturday in October on Park Avenue. After a year off in 2009, the Championship adopted an “Olympic rotation” style, visiting cities throughout the Corporate Challenge Series and integrating the Championship within the regularly-scheduled Corporate Challenge in each city.

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Rules

Rules & Eligibility

These Rules of Competition (“Championship Race Rules”) for the championship race (“Championship Race”) of the 2020 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Road Race Series (the “Series”) incorporate the Series’ rules of competition found here (“Series Rules”) which are hereby incorporated by reference. Capitalized terms not defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Series Rules.

Eligibility Rules

  • The Championship Race of the Series is an invitational event open to the overall winning male, female, and mixed corporate (or company) teams from each Series Race.
  • For the avoidance of doubt, companies that are within a fifty (50) mile radius of multiple Corporate Challenge cities cannot participate in more than one (1) Race in an effort to qualify for the Championship Race.
  • At least three (3) members of the qualifying team must be employed at an address (or addresses) in the greater metropolitan area (for U.S. events) or country (for international events) of the specific Series Race from which the qualifying team originates.
  • At the time of the Championship Race, all team members (original and substitute participants) must be actively employed by the company they are representing, working a minimum of twenty-five (25) hours per week from the date of their original qualifying Race through the date of the Championship Race. Temporary and/or casual employees, employees on leave or sabbatical, volunteers, club members, interns and sub-contractors are not eligible to participate in the Championship Race or any Series Races or events.
  • For the 2020 Championship Race, all participants and substitutes (if any) must register through the Series’ online registration system for the previous year’s Series Race. The online system provides the names of the eligible runners on the company’s original team. If a participant cannot find a specific runner in the company team list, please contact JPMorgan Chase & Co. (the “Series Owner”) at championship@corpchallenge.jpmorgan.com
  • Individual participants who participated in the Championship Race of the immediately preceding Series cannot participate the current Championship Race, without exception. Participants who qualified for the most recent Championship but did not attend are eligible to qualify for the following year. If a company participates in the Championship Race, it is eligible to participate the following year but the scoring team members may not be the same four (4) team members that participated in the prior Championship Race; all four (4) team members must be different.
  • Each participant must individually complete a Participant Entry Form through the Series’ online registration system (online) in order to be officially entered and eligible to participate in the Championship Race. By registering for the Championship Race, completing the form and agreeing to the waiver, participants certify represent and warrant that: (1) they are medically fit to participate in the Championship Race; and (2) they and fulfill the employment requirements listed above.

Specific Race Day Rules

  • All race day rules set forth within the Series Rules shall apply to the Championship Race.
  • Championship participants must wear a company team shirt. Any Championship Race participant wearing a shirt other than his/her team shirt may be subject to disqualification.

Scoring and Additional Rules

  • All scoring rules set forth within the Series Rules shall apply to the Championship Race.
  • Participants cannot be moved between teams after the date which is thirty (30) days prior to the Championship Race date.
  • Company team captains may receive additional information in their Championship Race packets, which will be considered part of these rules.
  • The Series Owner and the ERC reserve the right to consider and modify participant eligibility and qualification requirements for the Championship Race in their discretion.

Violation of any of the rules indicated herein, in the Series Rules, in the Race registration packet, pre-Race electronic communications, and/or in Race announcements, may result in disqualification of any participant, team, and/or the entire company for the Championship Race. The decision of the ERC and the Series Owner is final.

If a participant has any questions on whether his/her team meets the local criteria for Championship Race eligibility, he/she is encouraged to contact the Series Owner via email at championship@corpchallenge.jpmorgan.com before the finalization of his/her team registration.

 

Event Sponsors

2019 Participating Companies

CITY TEAM COMPANY QUALIFYING TIME
Boston Men's Raytheon 1:13:19
Women's Fidelity 1:28:43
Mixed Puma 1:22:38
Buffalo Men's M&T Bank 1:19:27
Women's Amherst Central Schools 1:38:54
Mixed Clarence Central School District 1:30:26
Chicago Men's Blue Cross
Blue Shield Illinois
1:17:25
Women's JPMorgan Chase
& Co.
1:34:34
Mixed Accenture 1:24:05
Frankfurt Men's DZ Bank AG 1:12:27
Women's Allianz Global Investors GmbH 1:25:31
Mixed Deutsche Lufthansa 1:21:31
Johannesburg Men's Implats 1:11:24
Women's Sibanye Stillwater 1:52:57
Mixed Investec 1:38:04
London Men's BP PLC 1:12:13
Women's J.P. Morgan 1:31:06
Mixed Natwest Markets PLC 1:21:24
New York City Men's New York Road Runners 1:12:00
Women's Morgan Stanley 1:31:16
Mixed J.P. Morgan 1:21:00
Rochester Men's Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield 1:19:03
Women's DuPont 1:37:44
Mixed University of Rochester 1:27:02
San Francisco Men's Google LLC 1:12:06
Women's Facebook Inc. 1:29:06
Mixed UC San Francisco 1:15:14
Shanghai Men's Bank of Communications 1:22:12
Women's China Merchants Bank 1:46:47
Mixed China Merchants Bank 1:29:14
Singapore Men's Moh Holdings 1:21:53
Women's Deloitte and Touche LLP 1:44:57
Mixed Bloomberg LP 1:30:44
Sydney Men's Arup 1:14:19
Women's Commonwealth Bank of Australia 1:30:25
Mixed Allens 1:17:58
Syracuse Men's Liverpool Central School District 1:23:12
Women's Lockheed Martin 1:39:40
Mixed Syracuse University 1:24:11

 

 

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The Championship History

To date, the rotation style has visited the following markets: Johannesburg (2010), Singapore (2011), Chicago (2012), Rochester, NY (2013), London (2014), San Francisco (2015), New York (2016), Frankfurt (2017) and Boston (2018).

1983
E. Rutherford, NJ, USA
The Meadowlands Race Track
1984
New York, NY, USA
Wall Street
1985-2008
New York, NY, USA
270 Park Avenue, J.P. Morgan HQ
2010
Johannesburg, South Africa
The Wanderers Club
2011
Singapore
Marina Bay
2012
Chicago, IL, USA
Grant Park
2013
Rochester, NY, USA
Rochester Institute of Technology
2014
London, England
Battersea Park
2015
San Francisco, CA, USA
McCovey Cove, China Basin
2016
New York, NY, USA
Central Park
2017
Frankfurt, Germany
Opernplatz
Year City/Country Venue
1983 E. Rutherford, NJ, USA The Meadowlands Race Track
1984 New York, NY, USA Wall Street
1985-2008 New York, NY, USA 270 Park Avenue, J.P. Morgan HQ
2010 Johannesburg, South Africa The Wanderers Club
2011 Singapore Marina Bay
2012 Chicago, IL, USA Grant Park
2013 Rochester, NY, USA Rochester Institute of Technology
2014 London, England Battersea Park
2015 San Francisco, CA, USA McCovey Cove, China Basin
2016 New York, NY, USA Central Park
2017 Frankfurt, Germany Opernplatz
2018 Boston, MA, USA Boston Common