The Championship
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Championship Race Details

Date

June 13, 2017

Location

Opernplatz

Distance

3.5 miles (5.6km)

2016 Winners

MEN’S: Sibanye Gold, Johnannesburg (1:03:56) — Coolboy Ngamole, Olebogeng Masire, Ntiti Konana, Sipho Mazi buko

WOMEN’S: Corning, Rochester (1:19:08) Ashley Nevol, Morgan Burrows, Ericka Hachmeister, Katherine Bellor

MIXED: Strava, San Francisco (1:14:16) — Crosby Freeman, Steven Garboden, Evelyn Cordner, Rayleen Hsu

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Overview

The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Championship is an invitational event designed to celebrate the unique corporate culture of the worldwide Series. The 3.5-mile road race brings together the first-place men’s, women’s and mixed teams from each of the 13 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Series cities — a total of 156 participants from 39 companies in 13 cities and seven countries.

The Championship was held in New York for the first 26 years of its existence (1983–2008), primarily on the first Saturday in October on Park Avenue. After a year off in 2009, the Championship adopted an “Olympic rotation” style, visiting cities throughout the Corporate Challenge Series and integrating the Championship within the regularly-scheduled Corporate Challenge in each city.

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Rules

Rules & Eligibility

Eligibility Rules

  • The Championship is an invitational event open to the top male, female, and mixed teams from each city.
  • Qualifying companies for The Championship must have a strong local presence in the Corporate Challenge city they are representing. For U.S. and Sydney events, your company is eligible if it is based in or has one or more offices in the greater metropolitan area of the city in which you are competing. For all other events, your company is eligible if your company is based in or has one or more offices in the country in which you are competing.
  • At least three members of the qualifying team must be employed at an address (or addresses) in the greater metropolitan area (for the U.S. and Sydney events) or country (for all other events) of the event in which they are competing.
  • Greater metropolitan area in the U.S. is defined as follows: In Boston, Chicago, New York City and San Francisco it is within 50 miles of the city center. In Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, it is within 100 miles of the city center. Upstate New York companies that are within 100 miles of multiple Corporate Challenge cities cannot participate in more than one race in an effort to qualify for The Championship. Greater metropolitan area in Sydney is defined as within 100 kilometers of the city center.
  • At the time of The Championship, all team members (original and substitute) must be actively employed by the company they are representing, working a minimum of 25 hours per week from the date of their original qualifying race through the date of The Championship race. Temporary/casual employees, employees on leave, interns and sub-contractors are not eligible.
  • For the 2017 Championship, all runners or substitutes must be listed on the original company team roster from your 2016 Series event. The online system provides the names of the eligible runners on your original company team. If you cannot find a specific runner in your team list, contact us at championship@jpmorganchasecc.com.
  • Individual runners who participate in the 2017 Championship cannot participate in the 2018 Championship, without exception. Runners who qualified for the most recent Championship but did not attend are eligible to qualify the following year.
  • Company teams representing retail stores that predominantly feature running shoes and apparel are not eligible for The Championship.
  • Companies must have at least ten participants registered for their local qualifying event in order to be eligible for The Championship.
  • Each participant must individually complete a Runner Entry Form (online) in order to be officially entered and eligible to run. By completing the form and agreeing to the waiver, runners certify that they are medically fit to run and fulfill the employment requirements listed above.

Specific Race Day Rules

  • All runners must complete the medical emergency information on the back of their race numbers.
  • All runners must wear their assigned race numbers, clearly visible on the front and back of their shirt during the race. Numbers must be displayed in full view, and may not be folded or cut in any way.
  • Championship participants must wear a company team shirt. Any Championship participant wearing a shirt other than his/her team shirt may be subject to disqualification.
  • All team members must participate unaided. Roller skates, skateboards, rollerblades, baby joggers, roller skis, bicycles, strollers, or animals are strictly prohibited anywhere along the race course. Their use will result in disqualification of the individual runner and possibly the entire company.

Scoring Rules

  • The official score for each team will be determined by combining the chip times of the eligible runners.
  • All runners must wear their assigned chips to be officially scored. Runners will be provided with chips and may not use their own chips.
  • Runners cannot be moved between teams after the Race Packet has been picked up.
  • To be eligible for awards, all team members must have a chip finish time.
  • Participants in the 2017 Championship in Frankfurt may not be included on a team scorecard in any division for any of the 2017 regular series races. These participants are eligible to be part of a corporate team roster and run in 2017 Corporate Challenge races, but they may not score.
  • Ties between two or more teams shall be resolved by determining which team wins the most one-on-one matchups among their four scoring members, comparing first to first, second to second, and so on.

Additional Rules

  • Neither JPMorgan Chase & Co. (Series Owner) nor the Race Coordinator is responsible for lost or stolen valuables.
  • Company Captains will receive additional information in their race packets, which will be considered part of these rules.
  • The Series Owner reserves the right to delay, postpone, cancel, or not officially time any race in the event of adverse weather conditions. The determination of what constitutes adverse weather conditions is reserved solely to the Executive Race Committee.
  • All rules are subject to interpretation by the Race Coordinator and Executive Race Committee. All decisions of the Executive Race Committee are final.
  • The Series Owner reserves the right to reject or disqualify any runner or team whose conduct is inappropriate to the spirit of the race. It is expected that teams and team members will represent their companies in a sportsmanlike and professional manner.

Violation of any of the rules indicated herein, in the Race Packet and/or in the race day announcements, may result in disqualification of any runner, team, and/or entire company for this and/or future events. The decision of the Executive Race Committee is final.

If you have any questions on whether your team meets the local criteria for Championship eligibility, please contact us at championship@jpmorganchasecc.com before you finalize your team registration.

 

2017 Participating Companies

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Men's Teams

Company City Qualifying Time
RAYTHEON Boston 1:14:23
M&T BANK Buffalo 1:21:02
ACCENTURE Chicago 1:19:50
FRANKFURTER LAUFSHOP Frankfurt 1:13:41
INVESTEC Johannesburg 1:26:52
BP London 1:12:42
NEW YORK ROAD RUNNERS New York 1:07:15
NAVITAR, INC. Rochester 1:18:50
GOOGLE San Francisco 1:04:18
BANK OF COMMUNICATIONS Shanghai 1:21:21
BARCLAYS Singapore 1:21:42
COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA Sydney 1:15:25
LIVERPOOL CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT Syracuse 1:21:03

Women's Teams

Company City Qualifying Time
FIDELITY INVESTMENTS Boston 1:28:04
AMHERST CENTRAL SCHOOLS Buffalo 1:40:52
ATHLETICO PHYSICAL THERAPY Chicago 1:35:07
EUROPEN CENTRAL BANK Frankfurt 1:26:33
MULTICHOICE SA Johannesburg 2:12:45
HSBC London 1:31:56
MORGAN STANLEY New York 1:17:43
DUPONT Rochester 1:37:04
TRIAGE CONSULTING GROUP San Francisco 1:25:24
SHANGHAI DISNEY RESORT Shanghai 1:48:22
DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP Singapore 1:41:16
AMP Sydney 1:32:06
CROUSE HEALTH Syracuse 1:36:57

Mixed Teams

Company City Qualifying Time
ABT ASSOCIATES Boston 1:25:38
CLARENCE CENTRAL SCHOOLS Buffalo 1:33:13
ACCENTURE Chicago 1:25:48
DEUTSCHE LUFTHANSA AG Frankfurt 1:22:35
PASSENGER RAIL AGENCY OF SA Johannesburg 1:42:59
BEAZLEY London 1:27:39
MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING New York 1:13:32
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER Rochester 1:36:36
AIRBNB San Francisco 1:13:44
BANK OF COMMUNICATIONS Shanghai 1:36:36
MOHH Singapore 1:24:09
COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA Sydney 1:20:21
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY Syracuse 1:27:02

 

 

The Championship Leaderboard

 

2016 Men's Winner Women's Winner Men's Team Champions Women's Team Champions Mixed Team Champions
The Championship
(New York, 3.2 miles) 2016
Coolboy Ngamole
Sibanye Gold
Johannesburg
15:18
Sara Donahue
Abt Associates
Boston
18:01
Sibanye Gold
Johannesburg
1:03:56
Corning
Rochester
1:19:08
Strava
San Francisco
1:14:16

 

 

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The Championship History

To date, the rotation style has visited the following markets: Johannesburg (2010), Singapore (2011), Chicago (2012), Rochester, NY (2013), London (2014), San Francisco (2015), New York (2016) and Frankfurt (2017).


Year City/Country Venue
1983 E. Rutherford, NJ, USA The Meadowlands Race Track
1984 New York, NY, USA Wall Street
1985-2008 New York, NY, USA 270 Park Avenue, J.P. Morgan HQ
2010 Johannesburg, South Africa The Wanderers Club
2011 Singapore Marina Bay
2012 Chicago, IL, USA Grant Park
2013 Rochester, NY, USA Rochester Institute of Technology
2014 London, England Battersea Park
2015 San Francisco, CA, USA McCovey Cove, China Basin
2016 New York, NY, USA Central Park
2017 Frankfurt, Germany Opernplatz