Participants run on the Inner Loop in Downtown Rochester during the 2018 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge.
Company registration is now available for the 29th running of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, scheduled for Tuesday, June 4 in Downtown Rochester with pre- and post-race hospitality at Frontier Field.
The popular 3.5-mile road race – which is open only to employees of local businesses and corporations – attracted 8,771 runners and walkers registered from 361 companies in 2018, an 18-percent increase from 2017.
Online registration information is available here. Entry fee is $38 per employee and businesses may enter a minimum of four with no maximum. Support is available to team captains and interested new participating companies at firstname.lastname@example.org or (585) 295-8551.
J.P. Morgan will donate in celebration of all Corporate Challenge participants to The United Way of Greater Rochester and will raise awareness of the United Way’s local programs and timely initiatives throughout the registration period and on race night.
The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge history in Rochester dates to 1991, when the first race was held at Highland Park as the Manufacturers Hanover Corporate Challenge. It was conducted at Highland Park through 2003 before moving to the Rochester Institute of Technology from 2004-16. The increase in participation in 2018 was due largely to an enthusiastic reaction to the new Downtown race course and the hospitality options at Frontier Field.
Wegmans (862 entrants), Paychex (410) and Rochester Regional Health (364) were the three largest companies in 2018 in terms of company participation. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (men), DuPont (women) and University of Rochester (mixed) had the fastest four-person teams in each respective division and will represent Rochester at the 2019 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Championship, location and date to be determined.
Rochester 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.