J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Singapore returned for its 16th edition on 28 March 2019, with the fastest female and male runners both from Deloitte & Touche, which brought the largest contingent of 500 employees for the race.
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. Among the women runners, Jasmine Teo (pictured in lead) broke the previous record to cross the finish line with a time of 22:29.
Teo said: "The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge race is really good. This is my fifth or sixth race. It brings all the corporates together for an evening of competition. Every year there’s someone faster so I’m just really glad that I came in first this time around."
This year saw 14,369 runners from 423 companies taking part, marking the highest number of firms to participate in the history of the 5.6 kilometre Singapore edition of the race.
Other companies with large contingents included SAP with 350 participants, BNP Paribas and Visa which both had 255 participants, Agency for Integrated Care (233), PwC Singapore (230), Amazon (204), Cisco Systems (185), and SATS (150).
The Human Resources team was represented by Michelle Fong, Naomi Cranswick, Priya Veeriah, Ren Torres, Ryan John Ciceron (pictured below, L-R), and Grace Grech:
Edmund Lee, Senior Country Officer for J.P. Morgan Singapore, said: "The strong attendance by companies and their employees is testament to the spirit of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge and its commitment to bring together the corporate community for an evening of healthy competition, camaraderie and teamwork."
The full list of winners is below:
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.
Lead photo / J.P. Morgan Team photo / Priya Veeriah