More than 14,000 take to the roads for 13th edition of J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge

More than 14,000 employees from 337 companies took part in the 13th edition of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Singapore on April 28, 2016,
More than 14,000 employees from 337 companies took part in the 13th edition of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Singapore on April 28, 2016, PHOTO: J.P. MORGAN COPORATE CHALLENGE
Overseas Family School teacher Mr Jason Lawrence reclaimed the men's title at the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Singapore, which he won three years ago, on April 28, 2016.
Overseas Family School teacher Mr Jason Lawrence reclaimed the men's title at the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Singapore, which he won three years ago, on April 28, 2016. PHOTO: J.P. MORGAN COPORATE CHALLENGE
Ms Aileen Tan from the Ministry of Health Holdings won the women's event at the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Singapore on April 28, 2016.
Ms Aileen Tan from the Ministry of Health Holdings won the women's event at the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Singapore on April 28, 2016. PHOTO: J.P. MORGAN COPORATE CHALLENGE

SINGAPORE - More than 14,000 employees from 337 companies spent Thursday afternoon away from their desks and on the roads of the business district, as they took part in the 13th edition of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Singapore.

Jason Lawrence from the Overseas Family School reclaimed the men's title he won three years ago, finishing the 5.6km route in 17min 27sec. Aileen Tan of MOH Holdings won the women's event on her debut, finishing in 22:01.

Said Lawrence, 34: "It's always nice to come in first. I haven't been training and racing seriously in a long time, but this win indicates that I'm on the way back and on to even better things. I'm so happy to be on the comeback."

Tan, 29, said: "Our company runs together all the time and I really enjoy running. The race was fun and fast. It was my first time participating so it was really shocking, surprising and unexpected to come in first."

The event, which aims to encourage work-life balance, also saw participation from Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu, and MCCY Parliamentary Secretary Baey Yam Keng.

Said Ms Fu: "What I particularly like about the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge is the companies coming together in a very jovial and relaxed atmosphere. It's a fantastic way to spend an evening with your colleagues."

The Singapore leg is the second stop of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge series this year. It moves on to Rochester, New York, next month.