On Thursday, June 23, 2016, 12,488 runners and walkers from 383 Greater Buffalo companies will set out to compete in the 36th Annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. The run is a 3.5-mile road race that starts at Delaware Park at 6:45pm. The event is considered a high energy, super social team building exercise that brings co-workers together to celebrate their love for running, friendly competition and post-race festivities.
“The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge is the unofficial kick-off of summer for the Buffalo business community, and we’re proud to have another tremendous crowd scheduled to be with us in Delaware Park,” said Bob McArdle, Market Executive for Upstate New York, Chase Commercial Banking. “As a firm, we’ve owned and operated the Corporate Challenge Series for 40 years, and this is our 36th year in Buffalo. The Series also stops in London, Johannesburg, Singapore, Sydney and other major cities around the world. As a native Buffalonian, I’m personally proud that Buffalo is among the list of international host cities.”
Buffalo’s is the second oldest race in the series – NYC comes in as the oldest at 40 years. 2016 marks Buffalo’s 5th largest race of all time, which is probably due to the city-wide enthusiasm that is underway. This year, donations will be made to Say Yes Buffalo and Classroom Champions.
The companies with the largest number of entrants are: Wegmans (627), Tops Markets (509), Ingram Micro (469), Kaleida Health (330), HSBC (240), Erie County Medical Center (235), Fidelis Care (212), Elderwood (198), Citi Group (152) and M&T Bank (139).
36th Annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge
Thursday, June 23, 2016; Race Start: 6:45pm
Delaware Park – Exit from Route 198 at Parkside Avenue to reach the race site.
Photos: The Women’s winner was Mary Giza from LANCASTER CSD. The Men’s winner from last year was Patrick Moran from PRAXAIR.