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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, May 24, 2018|
|Entries Opens||Thursday, February 22, 2018|
|Entries Close||Thursday, April 19, 2018 or until race capacity has been reached.|
If you are interested in becoming a Team Captain and your company has never registered for the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Chicago, please signup for the Team Captain mailing list by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge provides the ideal opportunity for corporate entertainment and team building. Entertain your company’s team and other colleagues after the event on race night in our Hospitality Village. Click this link to visit our Hospitality page.
Lakeshore Athletic Services
By post or courier:
J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge
c/o Lake Shore Athletic Services
7555 N. Linder Avenue
Skokie, IL 60077
Team Captains (or designated person) are asked to collect all runner bibs on May 22nd or May 23rd from Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile (Mississippi River Room) from 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Team Captains may request to have all runner bibs sent to their office location prior to race day. There will not be Packet Pick Up on race day. All Team Captains must pick up their team’s bibs prior to race day.
Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
Mississippi River Room
511 North Columbus Drive
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. To learn more about Scoring rules go to our Event Details page.
|Deadline||6:00PM, May 29, 2018|
|Notes||The Team Captain will confirm team scores online using Captain's Tools.|
Red Corral: 2 Entrances:
Green Corral: 2 Entrances:
Blue Corrals: 3 Entrances:
The event starts and finishes near Columbus Drive and Balbo Drive. The course utilizes Columbus Drive, Balbo Drive, Intermediate Wacker Drive and Lower Randolph Street.
There will be street closures in effect before, during and after the event to accommodate event operations. Please make your travel plans accordingly.
Balbo Dr. between Columbus Dr. and Lake Shore Dr. 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Balbo Dr. between Columbus Dr. and Michigan Av. 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Columbus Dr. between Roosevelt Rd. and Balbo Dr. 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Columbus Dr. between Balbo Dr. and Jackson Dr. 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monroe St. between Michigan Av. And Columbus Dr. 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
List of Streets that will remain open:
Lake Shore Drive, Michigan Avenue, Roosevelt Road & Grand Avenue
Questions, Additional Information, Maps & Alternative Routes:
Go to website: www.jpmorgancc.com
J.P. Morgan, in celebration of the Corporate Challenge in Chicago, will make a donation to a Chicago Cares. J.P. Morgan makes locally-designated donations in each of the 13 Corporate Challenge events in seven countries on five continents.
Event information FAQs
Code of Conduct for All Participants
At the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, all participants must follow the Rules of Competition and conduct themselves in a courteous manner, showing respect for all fellow participants, volunteers, Event Staff, and members of the community. Proper race etiquette is required at all times, including being aware of surroundings/announcements and following instructions from event officials. Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated.
Runners must arrive early enough to enter their corrals on schedule. They must remain respectfully quiet during pre-race announcements and the playing of the national anthem (in the U.S. only).
The use of headphones or earbuds is strongly discouraged. If runners must wear headphones, they must ensure they can hear all announcements/ instructions and remain aware of their surroundings, including other participants
In accordance with city ordinances, participants may only urinate in provided toilet facilities. They must be considerate in Porta Potty lines (never cutting ahead of others). Public urination in any part of the race venue, course, village or otherwise could result in disqualification and a police summons.
Male participants are strongly discouraged from racing without shirts and/or removing their shirts during the Corporate Challenge. Runners must wear their bibs on the front of their torsos, where they can be visible at all times.
Series events are conducted in public parks and streets. Participants must deposit all trash in provided receptacles, including at Water Stations, where they must take care to avoid hitting other participants with discarded cups. Recycling and compost bins should be used whenever possible.
If any participant encounters a runner in distress, they should offer assistance and/or report the situation to the nearest Aid Station. If possible, they should also call 911 (U.S. races) or the local emergency medical number.
The following items are prohibited from all J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge events and race venues:
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.