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J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® Singapore: 14,264 Runners End A Workday with a Smile

by On Apr 24, 2015
J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® Singapore: 14,264 Runners End A Workday with a Smile

The Corporate Challenge, Singapore’s first and most popular road race geared exclusively to the workforce, has reached a full capacity of entrants in 11 of its 12 years. The 5.6km race began on the Esplanade Bridge and finished adjacent to the F1 Pit Building at Marina Bay on 23 April, in the evening after office hours.

J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® Singapore: 14,264 Runners End A Workday with a Smile

"The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge is a unique, special night. Taking place in the middle of the city at the end of the workday, the event enjoys tremendous support from the community and we are very proud of its success," said Edmund Lee, Senior Country Manager for J.P. Morgan.

Race Winners

Stuart Haynes of Morgan Stanley successfully defended the men’s individual title with a winning time of 17:59, breaking his record of 18:21 from last year.

"I'm tired, but I'm really happy. The race was hard. The adrenaline was kicking in at the start, so I went way too fast and I was on my own the whole way. But I knew competition was behind me, so I just kept pushing and didn't give up."

Shirley Zhang of Heidrick & Struggles wore the women’s crown, breaking the finish tape in 22:15.

“I was pleasantly surprised and happy when I came in first. It's a great, great race, with a great atmosphere. I love it. It's good for getting the company, Heidrick & Struggles, together and taking time off work. Everyone's been really excited – we designed a shirt and we've been psyching each other up – so the team camaraderie really got me excited.”

J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® Singapore: 14,264 Runners End A Workday with a Smile

J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Series

The 10 largest companies in terms of participation were: StarHub (639 entrants), Deloitte (500), PwC (500), ANZ (400), SAP (300), DBS Bank (262), Visa (255), BNP Paribas (200), Barclays (198), and SATS (180).

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J.P. Morgan made a donation on behalf of each entrant to The Smile Mission, and its the fourth consecutive year that the organisation has served as the beneficiary.

“The funds will be directed to Asia Student Leadership Camp,” said Dr. Vincent Yeow, Chairman, The Smile Mission Limited.

“The Camp will see over 200 participants, and is focused on exposing the next generation to Service, Leadership, Education and Volunteerism.”

Singapore is part of the worldwide J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Series, which in 2015 will feature 13 races in seven countries on five continents. The next stop in the Series is 21 May in Chicago.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of RunSociety.

Yuyi is pursuing her studies in communications and communities. Now she relishes in the blend of both entities: communicating ideas to this magazine's community. As the lead news writer, her passion lies in helping people find interesting and timely news through the writing she provides.

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