The J.P Morgan Corporate Challenge®, held on Thursday March 26, has become an institution on the annual racing calendar which for the 12th consecutive year saw sold-out entries.
Swapping their corporate wear for running gear 13,000 runners and joggers from 227 companies participated in the world’s premier corporate fitness event, which was held in and around Melrose in Johannesburg.
The main aim of the race is to cultivate friendships, wellness and camaraderie among the corporate community, and proceeds will be donated to the Laureus Sport for Good for Foundation South Africa. The Foundation uses the power of sport to address social challenges and initiate social change and currently supports 15 sports-based community initiatives nationwide.
Each team had to consist of at least four employees from all types of companies, big and small, however runners could not enter as individuals. The 10 largest companies, which participated in this year’s event, were: Deloitte (404), Dimension Data (298), Investec (500), KPMG (546), Liberty (454), Nedbank (550), Rand Water (425), Standard Bank (685).
The race also attracted South African sporting and entertainment celebrities such as Natalie du Toit (Olympic & Paralympian), Pat Symcox (Former Protea), Armand du Plessis (Mr. South Africa 2014), Damon Kalvari (Cliff Central Producer), DJ Fix (5FM), Hayley Watters – Nee Owen (Actress), Jonathan Boynton-Lee (Top Billing Presenter), Kerry McGregor (Model), Maps Maponyane (Model/Actor), Roxy Louw (Model/Surfer), Tamarin Jardine (Miss Earth SA 2012), Tumisho Masha (Actor) and Zanele Mdodana (SA Netball player), who supported the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.
Samuel Segoaba, representing Transnet Engineering claimed first place as he crossed the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® finish line in a time of 17:36.
Representing Transnet Engineering, Annah Moeketsi was the first women to finish the race with a time of 21:49.
Participants were treated to an exclusive post-match performance by South African rock legends, The Parlotones while DJ Vin Deyzel kept the party going.
WINNING RESULTS FOR JOHANNESBURG – J.P. MORGAN CORPORATE CHALLENGE 2015
MEN’S TEAM RESULTS
1. SAMUEL SEGOABA TRANSNET ENGINEERING 17:36
2. LUCAS JANI TRANSNET ENGINEERING 17:43
3. ALEXANDER MOTSAMAI TRANSNET ENGINEERING 17:59
4. BHEKINKOSI SIBIYA SIBANYE GOLD
5. PAUL TYAOANE SIBANYE GOLD
WOMEN’S TEAM RESULTS
1. ANNAH MOEKETSI
2. VIOLET RASEBOYA TRANSNET ENGINEERING 22:43
3. GLORIA BAEBA
4. JESSICA JOHNSON INVESTEC
5. SEHLULE NDEBELE BDO