Since 1993, the Financial Centre Frankfurt has been a host city for the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, a 5.6 kilometer run through the city centre. The first year 527 participants from 57 companies took to the streets and began a great tradition in the Main Metropolis. In 2016, 68,119 runners from more than 2600 companies took part in what is now the largest run in Europe and one of the largest in the world.
To celebrate the 25th J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Frankfurt, winners from the global series will come to Frankfurt for the Championship race. On June 13, 2017, the world’s top runners will join nearly 70,000 participants representing Frankfurt’s businesses and organisations, ranging from international investment banks to the smallest FinTechs. The race aims to promote team spirit, communication, collegiality, fairness and health. Starting in the city centre, the course passes the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the old opera house before surrounding runners with the towering skyscrapers in the heart of the banking district. Along the course, colleagues and friends cheer on the runners on creating a festive atmosphere throughout the whole city. Following the race, runners join their colleagues for company parties along the Main river and all over the city. The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge does not just bring together employees but also the entire Financial Centre Frankfurt.