Arts & Culture
10:27 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Chase Corporate Challenge Draws Thousands

Credit J.P. Morgan Chase

It was a near-record crowd and near-perfect weather for the annual J.P. Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge on Tuesday night in Rochester.

A total of  10,921 runners and walkers  in teams representing 460 companies and other organizations competed in the three and a half mile race.

The weather started out muggy, but a cool breeze greeted the participants by race time at the RIT course, and then toward the end, thunderstorms drenched  whoever wasn’t  under the many tents set up at the campus.

The event is used as a team-building exercise, and organizers say that on a per-capita basis, Rochester is consistently one of the best-attended races among all of the events held by Chase around the world.

The individual winners were Chip O’Hara of First Niagara in the men’s division, with a winning time of 18:00 and Morgan Burrows of Corning in the women’s division, with a time of 19:32.

The event also raised money for the YMCA of Greater Rochester.