On May 21st, a capacity crowd of over 25,000 runners and walkers from nearly 600 companies will compete in the 34th annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois.
The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Series is a world-wide series of 3.5-mile (5.6-km) running events open to groups of full-time employees from organizations within the business and public sectors. Teams of competitive runners have a chance to qualify for the Series Championship, where they will compete against the champions from all the Series events for top honors in the corporate running community.
Participating companies use the event as a platform to promote health and fitness in the workplace, foster goodwill and camaraderie among their employees, and show their commitment to the community and best environmental practices. The Corporate Challenge strives to make a difference through a donation to a not-for-profit organization in each host city, and through our operations initiatives designed to make the Corporate Challenge the world's greenest road race.The 2015 event in Chicago will be a tremendous awareness builder for beneficiary Get IN Chicago.
Get IN Chicago’s mission is to identify, fund and rigorously evaluate evidence-based programs that lead to a sustainable reduction in violence for individuals and communities most affected by violence and poverty.The organization has three responsibilities:
- Identify and support the expansion of proven programs to reduce violence and make the city safer.
- Coordinate and align these programs with existing public and community-based efforts.
- Monitor program implementation and measure actual performance to ensure improvements are sustainable.
30+ Freedman Seating employees will compete in this year's challenge. This will be the company's fifth consecutive year enterting the challenge. In 2014, Daniel Keil (Engineering) led Freedman on the men's side with a time of 24:35. On the women's side, Jessica Mendoza (Customer Service) with a time of 28:53.
2014 Chase Corporate Challenge - Freedman Seating Company