The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Singapore returned for its 16th edition on 28 March 2019, Thuesday, attracting employees from 423 companies, marking the highest number of firms to participate in the history of the Singapore race.
A total of 14,369 runners were flagged off at St. Andrew’s Road in front of the National Gallery in the historic Civic District for the 5.6 kilometer race. Deloitte & Touche brought the largest contingent with 500 employees running, followed by SAP with 350 participants and BNP Paribas and Visa which both had 255 participants. Other companies with sizeable contingents included Agency for Integrated Care (233), PwC Singapore (230), Amazon (204), Cisco Systems (185), and SATS (150).
The fastest male and female were both from Deloitte & Touche. First to cross the finish line at the F1 Pit Building in the Marina Bay district was Melvin Wong, with a time of 18:24.
Jasmine Teo was the first woman to cross the finish line with a time of 22:29.
|1||Melvin Wong||Deloitte & Touche||18:24|
|2||Guillaume Rondy||IHS Markit Asia||18:31|
|3||Jason Lawrence||Oversea Family School||18:50|
|1||Jasmine Teo||Deloitte & Touche||22:29|
|3||Heather De Freitas||Tricor Singapore||22:55|
Keeping with tradition, J.P. Morgan will make a donation on behalf of all participants to the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS), which has been the race’s beneficiary for a third consecutive year. As one of the oldest and largest non-governmental organizations in Singapore, MINDS caters to the needs of persons with intellectual disabilities (PWIDs). A contingent of around 40 PWIDs represented MINDs to participate in this year’s race, successfully completing a shortened race route.
The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge is a global series that began on July 13, 1977 in New York’s Central Park and is the longest-running corporate sporting event in the world. The race takes place annually in 13 cities across seven countries on five continents. Singapore is the first stop of the series this year, flagging off just six hours before the next race in Johannesburg on the same date.