J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® Shanghai attracts more than 6,000 runners
Shanghai – The seventh J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® in Shanghai was held this afternoon with more than 6,000 runners from close to 190 companies taking a break from work to join their colleagues and peers in the annual 5.6km run at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center (SOSC). The race in Shanghai also marked an end to the 2017 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® Series. The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® is in its 41st consecutive year of operation and remains the largest corporate team sports event in the world with races in 13 cities in seven countries on five continents.
David Li, Chairman and CEO of J.P. Morgan China, commented, “We are very appreciative of the Shanghai business community who have come together again to support the cause of a healthy work-life balance. Not only is this a great opportunity for us to foster camaraderie and teamwork spirit, through our partnership and donation to the Ai You Foundation, we hope the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge ® also encourages all participants to be more aware of what they can do to help develop the local community.”
J.P. Morgan made a donation on behalf of each entrant to the Ai You Foundation for the fourth consecutive year. This year, the funds will go towards a pilot program that will focus on the healthcare sector, driving curriculum development, training delivery, practice and encouraging employment that are practical and demand driven.
Flagging off at an earlier start time of 15:30, the cool autumn breeze provided the perfect setting for the Shanghai business community to come together to enjoy an evening of fun and fitness.
The cool temperatures saw Wei Wenzhong from Bank of Communications finishing the race in 19:28 minutes. He said, “This is my first time taking part in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge and I had a very good race. I led the pack from 200m till the end. This is a great event and I’m very happy to be part of the race.”
Dai Qian from Tiffany and Co. led the charge for the female runners, with the winning time of 24:02. She said, “I’m really happy, this is my third time participating, the first two times I only managed to get Second and Third respectively, thus did not expect to be able to win this time. The Corporate Challenge is really good, it allows us to participate with colleagues and it’s a great event for team-building.”
After the race, all participants were able to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the signature post-event village, where runners were able to network and mingle with their peers, building connections between companies and colleagues.
The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® Shanghai is one of three runs organized in Asia Pacific. In its 41st consecutive year of operation, the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® Series attracts close to 250,000 entrants from over 7,300 companies in 2017. For more information on the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® Series, please visit https://www.jpmorganchasecc.com.
J.P. Morgan in China
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J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge®
The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge®, owned and operated by J.P. Morgan, is in its 41stconsecutive year of operation. It promotes corporate fitness, teamwork and camaraderie by conducting 3.5-mile (5.6km) running events in 13 cities in seven countries, and celebrates each entry with a donation to charity. Entry is only available to employees of businesses and corporations, and more than 7,300 companies and close to 250,000 total entrants took part in 2017.