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The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Series is a world-wide series of 3.5-mile (5.6-km) running events open to groups of full-time employees from organizations within the business and public sectors. Participants may register only as part of a company team - no individual entries are accepted. After the race, each organization groups its participants into an unlimited number of four(4)-person teams in order to determine the race's top teams. Awards are presented for individual and team performances.
Each company entered is led by a Company Captain, who creates the company team, recruits participants, and manages the team. Teams of competitive runners have a chance to qualify for the Series Championship, where they will compete against the champions from all the Series events for top honors in the corporate running community.
Participating companies use the event as a platform to promote health and fitness in the workplace, foster goodwill and camaraderie among their employees, and show their commitment to the community and best environmental practices. The Corporate Challenge strives to make a difference through a donation to a not-for-profit organization in each host city, and through our operations initiatives designed to make the Corporate Challenge the world's greenest road race.
|Date||Thursday, June 8, 2017|
|Entry Fee||$50.00 per person|
|Create Teams Starting||Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 10:00am|
|Entries Open||Tuesday, April 4, 2017|
|Entries Close||When capacity is reached or Thursday, April 20, 2017, whichever occurs first.|
If you are interested in becoming a Team Captain and your company has never registered for the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Boston, please signup for the Team Captain mailing list by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payments are accepted by credit card and company check or money order. There is no limit to the number of credit card payments per company entry, however, only one company check or money order will be accepted per company entry. The following payment combinations are acceptable:
c/o Conventures, Inc.
One Design Center Place
Boston, MA 02210
A credit card processing fee of $1.75 for individual payments and $25.00 for company captain payments will be charged.
By post or courier:
One Design Center Place
Boston, MA 02210
Race night provides the ideal opportunity for corporate entertainment and team building. Choose a company meeting place and inform your participants of this location. Team signs will make your meeting location much easier to find on race day. Please refer to the Boston Parks and Recreation Guidelines and the Alcohol Consumption Policy for important race night information about your gathering.
Team Captains or a designated person must pick up the entire team’s packets at the following location.
Boston Innovation Building (Formally Boston Design Center)
21 Drydock Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
June 5, 6 & 7
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Parking race night will be limited. Public transportation, Hubway and ride sharing companies are highly recommended. Parking under the Boston Common is available, however, there will be a delayed exit until 8:30 p.m.
The event starts and finishes on Charles Street between Boylston and Beacon Street. All roads immediately surrounding the course will be shut to traffic effectively as of 6:30 p.m. Boston Police Department will be re-routing all city traffic to open roadways.
Charles Street from Boylston Street to Beacon Street 6:30- 8:00pm
The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge will be taking place in Boston Commons.
Race Start Time: 7:15 p.m.
All runners must start the race on time.
The race start is on Charles Street between Beacon Street and Boylston Street. The Corporate Challenge offers a three (3) corral wave-start by color: elite competitors with red bibs, competitive times with green bibs and all other participants with blue bibs. Faster runners should line up in the front of each corral followed by joggers then walkers. Please note that all runners will start at the same time. Your bib color corresponds to the access you will have into a wave and corral.
The start line will be closed five (5) minutes after the last wave leaves the start. The official race time for each participant is based on chip time. This means official times will begin from the moment a participant crosses the start mat and ends when they cross the finish mat. There is no need to push forward in the start area. This self-seeding procedure will result in a quicker run and more enjoyable experience for all.
Walkers are strongly encouraged to permit runners and joggers to line up before them in the first two (2) blue corrals. Walkers should also be aware of faster people coming up from behind and stay to right side of the course, no more than three (3) abreast.
Strollers, pets and headphones are not permitted on the course
The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge will be scored using a chip scoring system. Each runner number will have a timing chip affixed to the back. Official timing for team scoring purposes begins when the participant crosses the start mat.
The Company Captain will determine the composition of the male, female and mixed teams representing his/her company AFTER the race. Teams must be organized online using Captain's Tools and in accordance with the scoring rules located here.
Participants will be automatically organized into 4-person male, female, and mixed teams based on the chip times. Each name will be assigned to only ONE (1) team. The score for each team is obtained by adding together the finish times for all four (4) members.
Complete teams are composed of:
Company captains must confirm their teams online the day after the race by using Captain's Tools. You may re-organize the automatically assigned teams at this time if desired or necessary.
Individual and special awards will be listed on this website following each race. Team results will be added as soon as they are verified.
Teams of competitive runners have a chance to qualify for the Series Championship, where they will compete against the champions from all the Series events for top honors in the corporate running community.
A scoring team is made up of either four (4) males, four (4) females, or two (2) males and two (2) females. These teams will be made up of the four (4) fastest runners in each scoring category. The team captain will be able to create and submit the scoring team using Captain's Tools.
Learn more about Scoring rules here.
|Notes||The team captain will confirm team scores online using Captain's Tools.|
J.P. Morgan, in celebration of the Corporate Challenge in Boston, will make a donation to a local not-for-profit organization. J.P. Morgan makes in each of the 13 Corporate Challenge events in seven countries on five continents.
Event Information FAQs
Violation of any of the rules indicated herein, in the Race Pack, and/or in the race day announcements, may result in disqualification of any participant, team, and/or entire company for this and/or future events. The decision of the Executive Race Committee is final.