8 Jul

Record Numbers For Corporate Race

Corporate Challenge participants

Nearly 30,000 workers will take to Battersea Park this week for the 2014 JP Morgan Corporate Challenge. The record entry from 741 companies will take part over two nights on Wednesday 9 July and Thursday 10 July.

It is the 28th running of the event which covers a 5.6k course. The first night will be part of the international JP Morgan Corporate Challenge Championship, which features the first-place men’s, women’s and mixed teams from the series’ 13 cities and seven countries.

The Corporate Challenge began modestly in New York in 1977 when 200 runners from 50 companies gathered in Central Park for its inaugural running.

Now, 38 years later, the Corporate Challenge has become a global series with events on five continents that are projected to attract more than 270,000 participants this year, a new record total.