26th Annual JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge in San Francisco

For 5th consecutive year, PSE participates in JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge

(from the JPMorgan Chase & Co. Corporate Challenge website)

The crowd of 6,732 runners and walkers from 257 San Francisco companies was 25 percent larger than last year’s, and was the largest Corporate Challenge crowd in the Bay Area since 1990.

On a chilly evening in a city famous for its “winter-like” weather in the summer, the runners and walkers spilled out from the pier, took an immediate left turn and headed on a 3.5-mile jaunt that would reward them with beautiful views of AT&T Park, China Basin, the Bay Bridge, and Mission Bay. The race was moved from Crissy Field, where it had been held from 2002-2009, because of the Doyle Drive construction project near the Golden Gate Bridge. The move marked a return to the roots of San Francisco’s Corporate Challenge, which from 1983-1990, was conducted on the Embarcadero.

The JPMorgan Chase Foundation will acknowledge the efforts of the participants by making a donation to the YMCA of San Francisco’s Kids to Camp Fund. The Corporate Challenge donation will give kids who might otherwise be left on their own after school and during the summer the chance to participate in engaging activities that will help them make successful transitions to adulthood.