Returning for its 15th edition, J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Singapore flagged off on St. Andrew’s Road in the historic Civic District. Grace Fu, Minister of Culture, Community and Youth was the Guest of Honour at the race, which saw a crowd of 14,256 participants from 387 companies run the picturesque 5.6km route from the National Gallery Singapore to the F1 Pit Building.
Senior Country Officer for J.P. Morgan Singapore, Edmund Lee said,
The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge is an incredible commitment to the corporate community in Singapore that brings thousands of executives and colleagues together for an evening of teamwork and fun. It’s great that we flagged off the race in the Civic District – the birthplace of modern Singapore – for the second year in a row. This is the fifteenth year we have held the Corporate Challenge in Singapore and it was another successful and enjoyable night.
Winners of J.P. Morgan Singapore
Gen Lin Foo, 35, and Joshua Li, 31, were the joint winners for J.P. Morgan Singapore. They were both from MOH Holdings, crossing the finishing line with a time of 19:15.
Suzy Walsham, 44, from Symantec was the fastest women to cross the finish line with a time of 19:45. Walsham talked about how happy she was with the race and event.
It’s pretty hard, I’m pretty tired but super happy to have won. It’s such a great event; there is a lot of work camaraderie and it’s fantastic to work with my colleagues as a team.
J.P. Morgan charity donation
Keeping with tradition, J.P. Morgan will be making a charitable donation on behalf of all the participants. Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) is this year’s beneficiary. MINDS caters to the needs of people with intellectual disabilities (PWIDs) and had a number of runners that participated.
J.P. Morgan corporate participants
J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge is the largest corporate running event in Singapore by the number of participants. The largest participating contingents are: Starhub (602 entrants), Deloitte & Touche (501), SAP (325), Visa (250), Cisco Systems (225), Standard Chartered (204), PWC (200), Oracle (199), Microsoft (169) and BNP Paribas (164).
The race is a part of a global series that began on July 13, 1977 in New York’s Central Park and it is the longest-running corporate sporting event in the world. The second stop of J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Series 2018 was Singapore. The next series after Singapore would be Rochester, New York on May 22nd, Tuesday.
J.P.Morgan Corporate Challenge Results
|1||Gen Lin Foo||MOH Holdings||19:15|
|2||Joshua Li||MOH Holdings||19:15|
|3||Steffen Pfeifer||J.P. Morgan||19:24|
|2||Baoying Lim||MOH Holdings||21:58|
|3||Jasmine Teo||Bloomberg LP||22:19|
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