Register now for the 21st J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Sydney

SYDNEY, 17 July, 2023 – On 25 October, thousands of participants are expected to gather for the 21st running of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Sydney. This event has become a unique and entertaining part of the Australian business landscape.

The 2023 edition of the 5.6km run/walk will kick off on Wednesday, 25 October with a 6:30 p.m. race horn at Centennial Park. All Sydney businesses are welcome to take part in the race, with companies required to register a minimum of four employees, with no maximum.

Registration is open through 29 September with an entry fee of $66 per employee (inclusive of GST).

“We are thrilled to celebrate the 21st running of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Sydney,” said Robert Bedwell, Chief Executive Officer, Australia and New Zealand, J.P. Morgan. “This event is a fantastic opportunity to get together with colleagues across the Australian business community for an evening of teamwork, camaraderie and healthy competition. We are honoured that hundreds of companies choose to take part in the event, year-after-year, and we look forward to another successful race this year.”

Sydney originally joined the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Series in 2000 and attracted 2,180 participants from 146 businesses. Immediately before the pandemic the event hit its stride, drawing the four largest crowds in its history consecutively between 2016-19 with over 10,000 participants in 2019.

Looking to get Sydney back near the five-figure participation level are companies who had the largest gatherings in 2022: Ernst & Young (183 entrants), Australian Securities Exchange (155), Westpac (126), PwC (110), MA Financial Group (109), HSBC (104), TAL Services (99), KPMG (93), Allens (85), and Mercer (79).

Those companies and all others will be invited to reserve hospitality space within Centennial Park for the first time since 2019.

Hospitality reservations will open on Tuesday, 15 August and there will be a wide range of options to accommodate companies of all sizes.

The post-race party in the hospitality village will be the perfect spot to celebrate your achievement on the race course. And you will likely be pulled along by some of the fastest runners in the entire Corporate Challenge Series.

The best in 2022 were Jack Hillier of the Reserve Bank of Australia and Westpac’s Lexi Gilmour. Hillier broke the men’s finish line tape with a time of 18:03 (5:09 mile pace) with Gilmour winning the women’s race in 19:37 (5:36 pace).

Gilmour ran the third fastest female time in the entire 2022 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Series. Her 19:37 only trailed Lucy Reid of J.P. Morgan, who clocked an 18:39 in London, and the 18:55 effort of Svenja Ojstersek of Scholarbook in Frankfurt.

Due in large part to Gilmour’s time and motivation, Westpac won both the female and mixed team titles in Sydney last year. KPMG proved to be the fastest men’s team.

Sydney is 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.