The annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge will once again bring to life Birdhaven, Melrose and Illovo streets this Thursday as the racers put on their boots for the challenge.
A highlight on the Johannesburg calendar, a sold-out crowd of 13,796 runners, joggers and walkers from 237 companies will gather for corporate camaraderie and world-class entertainment – all for a good cause.
J.P. Morgan will make a donation on behalf of all participants for the third consecutive year to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, in particular the Youth Empowerment through Sport (YES) programme.
To ensure the safety of all participants, the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department has approved temporary road restrictions during the race between 4:45 pm to 8:00 pm.
Race route description and detail
From the runners and joggers start line:
Start in Venus Street, close to corner of (c/o) Greenacres Drive, run down Venus Street (north to south), away from The Wanderers Club, and turn left into Tyrwhitt Avenue, right into Melrose Street.
From the walkers start line:
Start in Wingfield Avenue corner of (c/o) Greenacres Drive, turn left into Greenacres Avenue, right around park, continue with Greenacres Drive and turn right into Melrose Street. The two starting groups merge 200m before the 1km mark. From here the route is the same for all.
Merged race route:
Runners and walkers make their way up Melrose Street, right into Cecil Avenue, left into Tyrwhitt Avenue, right into Tottenham Avenue, right into Jellicoe Avenue, right into Jameson Avenue, left into Tyrwhitt Avenue, left into Reform Avenue, left into Jellicoe Avenue, right into Jameson Avenue, right into St Andrew Street, right into Reform Avenue, left into Jellicoe Avenue, left into Victoria Avenue, right into St Andrews Street, right into Bute Avenue and left into Venus Street and onto Finish line in The Wanderers Club.