With 8,125 participants, the 2013 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge had its largest crowd in history, and the people2people team returned for yet another year of sunshine in Centennial Park. Eighteen of people2people’s members turned out on 13th November to participate in the 5.6 km run/walk and raise money for the Financial Markets Foundation for Children. people2people has participated in the annual challenge since 2006 . This year, the men’s team, comprised of consultants Sam Palmer, Jordan Greville, Mark Green and Paul Crook, broke our record with a four man total time of 1:43:34.
Our top female competitor, Christina Sclavos, finished with a time of 29:21. Molly Barrowclift-Mahon, Shannon Flynn, and Elizabeth Punshon came in close behind. This year also marked the first J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge for nine of our members, including people2people's Social Media & Marketing Specialist, Kirstie Jeffries. "Being new to people2people, the race gave me a great opportunity to bond with my new colleagues and enjoy some of Sydney's beauty," she commented. "It's a fun evening that caters to all ages and fitness levels and allows all staff to compete," explained Lisa Johnson, Shared Services Manager.
The Financial Markets Foundation for Children aims to promote the "health and welfare of children of Australia," a cause people2people was thrilled to support. From seasoned runners to casual newbies, whether running, jogging or walking, the entire team had a fantastic time on a beautiful Sydney evening, proudly sporting the people2people ‘techie shirts’ and making us proud. Congratulations to the entire people2people team for completing the race in the name of a great cause!