Running successfully into its ninth consecutive year in Singapore, the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge 2012 saw a record breaking 14,555 entrants from 377 companies this year, more than doubling the number of entrants since the inaugural race took place in 2004.
Starting at the Esplanade Bridge in two waves, the 5.6 km (3.5 mile) race, flagged off by J.P. Morgan CEO Philip Lee and Guest of Honor, Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, saw participants racing down the bay area of the Marina before finally reaching the finish line at the F1 Pit Building.
Welcoming 32 companies with 100 or more participants, the race held in Singapore was the fourth largest single night race in the 13-city JPMorgan Chase & Co. Corporate Challenge Series. Highly regarded as a platform to foster corporate bonding both internally and externally, participating companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and Starhub turned up for the race with a strong showing of 614 and 613 respectively for the race, making them the two biggest contingents. Many other participating companies such as Deloitte (446), BNP Paribas (327), Cisco Systems (244), Barclays (236), SAP Asia (197), HSBC (195) and Australia & New Zealand Banking Group (190) also turned up in the hundreds.
In addition, the JPMorgan Chase & Co. Corporate Challenge Series provides a visible platform to reinforce the firm’s philanthropic efforts. The JPMorgan Chase Foundation, in celebration of the Corporate Challenge in Singapore, made a donation to Operation Smile and MILK (Mainly I Love Kids).
Held across 13 cities around the world, the total participation for the 2012 JPMorgan Chase & Co. Corporate Challenge Series was 248,168 entrants from 8,173 companies, breaking the record for the Corporate Challenge Series participation record of 242,326 set in 2008.
1st Male: Foo Gen Lin, MOH Holdings 18 min 15 sec
1st Female: Vivian Tang, CIMB Securities, 20 min 21 sec