Record numbers expected for J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • May 16, 2013 @ 10:04am
It’s easy to find the allure of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge—mainly because there are several levels of appeal—and Buffalo business folk are surging in record numbers to participate.
The annual race will be held at 6:45 p.m. June 6 at Delaware Park, and interested companies can register here. The race benefits the YMCA of Buffalo Niagara, specifically the ‘Send a Kid to Camp’ program that offers an outlet for low-income children.
According to 360 PR, the race’s promoters, registration is on pace to reach the capacity of 14,000 participants before the May 21 deadline.
The momentum has been sustained after 2012 attracted 12,677 runners, the third-highest in race history, and the present pace for 2013 suggests almost 17,000 people would be active if the race wasn’t capped.
The previous record for turnout was 13,963 in 2000—Buffalonians celebrated the passing of Y2K by running, apparently.
Tops Markets, Ingram Micro and Moog Inc. are the three leaders in registration so far—all with over 200 participants, while some of 2012’s top finishing teams were as follows:
1 M&T BANK
2 DOPKINS & COMPANY, LLP
3 WEST SENECA TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
1 AMHERST CENTRAL SCHOOLS
2 BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF WESTERN NEW YORK
3 ORCHARD PARK CSD
1 UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO
2 MOOG INC
3 M&T BANK
(Photos courtesy of Don Nieman from last year’s Corporate Challenge—see the full gallery here).