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Buenos Aires doubles its size in 2nd Series appearance

BUENOS AIRES, November 8, 2023 – It was worth the wait for an enthusiastic Argentinian audience.

The second edition of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Buenos Aires was postponed for six days due to inclement weather. But when the starting horn went off at Vicente López, a fantastic crowd of 4,398 entrants from 103 companies was on hand. This represents a sensational increase of 102% in the total number of entries and a 54% increase in the number of participating companies from the Buenos Aires debut in 2022 for the 3.5-mile (5.6km) team road race.

The successful turnout continued a global trend for resurgent 2023 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Series. Total attendance in 2023 represents 190,312 entrants through 14 events, compared to 111,269 from the same events in 2022. That’s a 71% rise and the Series has easily exceeded its total 2022 attendance of 111,269 registered entrants. It also has surpassed the total number of registered companies (6,172 to date compared to 3,956 through the entire 2022 Series).

Event owner and operator J.P. Morgan led the charge, bringing 1,833 of its employes to the Buenos Aires starting line. Other large businesses included Bayer (215 entrants), PwC (131), Blue Star Group (75), Gador (70), MetroGAS (70), Roemmers (66), Exxon Mobil (61), Grupo Kalpa (59), and Raízen Argentina (58).

"The success of the 2022 edition set the bar very high, and we are very happy to have been able to not only achieve but exceed expectations," said Facundo Gómez Minujín, Senior Country Officer for J.P. Morgan Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia. “The Corporate Challenge is an opportunity to give back and share a space with our collaborators, customers, partners, suppliers and others in the business and business world. Being the only city in Latin America where it is carried out, we are very happy to see how it continues to grow and generate a space for well-being in the business community."

The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge is a unifying experience that brings together workforces and businesses to cultivate team spirit, foster meaningful connections, and champion fitness of all types. And the runners in the first starting wave are generally some of the best in each global location.

It was no different on this night. Lucas Herga, representing YPF, was the first male finisher, breaking the finish line tape in 19:06 (5:27 mile pace). Agustina Prats from CGC earned the female crown in 22:07 (6:19 mile pace).

All 103 companies will see their efforts commemorated as the JPMorgan Chase Foundation will donate in celebration of the Corporate Challenge to Cooperadora del Hospital de Ninos, a not-for-profit organization founded over 60 years ago to collaborate exclusively with Hospital de Niños Ricardo Gutierrez. The organization is guided by the same values that have given rise to it: vocation for serving children and families, transparency and, above all, commitment to health and childhood.

Buenos Aires was the penultimate stop in the 2023 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Series, the 14th location of the year on the sixth continent. The 47th year of the Series concludes with a return trip to Asia for the Shanghai event on Thursday, November 16.  Buenos Aires is the only South American event in the Corporate Challenge Series, which dates back to 1977. 

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