Registration opens for 38th edition of Boston’s longest-running after-work event
BOSTON, March 16, 2023 – Shared experiences mean even more in a city steeped in history like Boston.
A trip to Fenway Park, a walk along the Freedom Trail, and a Fall drive into the country to enjoy the foliage are all things that seamlessly move from generation to generation.
The same came be said in workplaces throughout Greater Boston for the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge.
Registration is now open for the 38th edition of the longest-running road race held entirely within the Boston city limits. It will be held on Thursday, June 22, with a 7:15 p.m. starting horn at the traditional start line on Charles Street between the Boston Common and Public Garden.
“We’re proud of our traditions in Boston and couldn’t be prouder here at JPMorgan Chase to own and operate the Corporate Challenge on an annual basis,” said Daniel J. Curtin, Managing Director, Market Manager of J.P. Morgan Private Bank in New England. “It is the one night of the year when we can all be out together with our clients, competitors, colleagues and friends doing something healthy and memorable and connecting to our past.”
The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge has been held regularly in Boston since 1984, always starting on Charles Street, with a staging area within the Common. It has been held annually – most regularly in June – with the exception of 2020 and 2021 when it took two sensible years off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year, a crowd of over 5,000 employees is expected and companies may begin their registration now for the 3.5-mile run/walk, with an entry fee of $59 per person. There is a cap of 200 runners per company to have as many businesses as possible have a presence at the event.
An all-inclusive event open to all ages, job titles, and skill levels, the Corporate Challenge features racers, joggers and walkers and its leaderboard also offers official results in specific categories for athletes with disabilities and non-binary entrants.
Last year’s J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Boston was held on June 23 with attendance from 2,812 entrants from 182 companies. The individual champions were Paul Gennaro of Raytheon, who earned the men’s title with a time of 17:37, and Rebecca Snelson of General Dynamics, who broke the tape as the first woman in 20:30. The fleetest four-person teams proved to be from Raytheon (both men’s and women’s teams) and Liberty Mutual (mixed).
The Boston record for Corporate Challenge attendance was 14,609 runners and walkers from 610 businesses in 1999.
All entrants in the 2023 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge will also have their efforts commemorated by a charitable donation by event owner and operator J.P. Morgan. The recipient of the donation will be announced in the coming weeks. Last year’s event benefitted Cristo Rey Boston.
Boston is of one of 15 stops globally in the 2023 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Series. The Series will run through November and ultimately visit 15 cities in eight countries on six continents. This is the 47th consecutive year of operation for the Series dating back to 1977, with 45 years of in-person racing and two years of Virtual participation during COVID.