New York City

Team captains, circle February 14 for opening of New York City Corporate Challenge registration

NEW YORK, January 24, 2023 – Last year was a preview. This year, it’s back to business at full scale.

The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge New York City will enjoy its 44th running in Central Park on Wednesday, May 31 and Thursday, June 1, 2023, with 6:45 p.m. starting horns each night for the 3.5-mile team road race.

Registration is scheduled to open for team captains on Tuesday, February 14, and employees will be able to register on their company teams beginning on March 14. The entry fee is $59 per person, and each entrant must join a company team, with a minimum of four entrants per team, with no maximum.

And if history can be our guide, team captains should prepare for a full capacity event. Between 1988 and 2017, the Corporate Challenge in Central Park used 100% of its permitted spots. No other road race in New York City reached full capacity for 30 consecutive years, and the Corporate Challenge remains the longest-running team sporting event in the Manhattan, and the world.

Check back regularly to this website for information on hospitality reservations, which are scheduled to be available on February 14. Reserving space provides the best opportunity to guarantee your company’s entry.

The 2022 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Central Park was held on June 1-2, and drew a combined 20,148 entrants from 502 companies over the two nights. The 2023 Corporate Challenge will almost certainly attract crowds closer to the capacity figure set before the COVID-19 pandemic, when 30,000 participants were welcome.

The return of the Corporate Challenge in 2022 was embraced by some of the biggest businesses in New York, with American Express bringing 946 of its employees to the starting line and Morgan Stanley 606. Among the other large companies were Goldman Sachs (391 entrants), Bloomberg (370), Mizuho Americas (348), Citadel (263), HSBC (200), and Estee Lauder (200).

The re-opening of the Corporate Challenge’s Central Park race course also attracted some of the fittest, full-time working runners in the five boroughs. Google won the team championship in two categories (men’s and mixed) on Wednesday, with event owner and operator JPMorgan Chase earning the women’s crown. On Thursday, as the runners navigated heavy rains over an abbreviated 2.6-mile course, the team champs were Morgan Stanley (women’s and men’s) and Aon (mixed).

Rachel Radmitzer of JPMorgan Chase (Wednesday) and Cecilia Davis-Hayes from New York-Presbyterian (Thursday) earned the women’s individual titles, while the men breaking the tape were Christopher Thompson from Pretium (Wednesday) and American Express’ Kyle Merber (Thursday).

The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge proudly welcomes non-binary entrants, introducing that registration option for the first time in 2022. Those specific entrants are listed in the Series Leaderboard and once again in 2023 non-binary entrants will be eligible to score in their company’s mixed team results.

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. Details on the donation will be announced in the coming weeks.

New York will be the third U.S. stop of the 2023 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Series, following Chicago (May 18) and Rochester, NY (May 18). The Series is scheduled to visit 15 cities in eight countries on six continents and this will be 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.