Last night was the final event in the worldwide JP Morgan Corporate Challenge series for 2012 – and it was run and won right here in Centennial Park! This is the 12th running of the event in the Park, and we saw over 8,000 participants enjoy a challenging course in cool conditions.
Martin Dent, Olympian and City-to-Surf 2008 winner, representing the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education, took out the men’s race, while Kirsten Molloy from Allianz Australia won the women’s race. Three-time Paralympic gold medalist Kurt Fearnley was part of a special pre-event wheelchair exhibition race (first time as part of the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge).
Now to some pics of the event
You can read all about the event on the JP Morgan website.
A space for the whole community
Centennial Parklands is a space for the whole community. Last year we had 35 licensed events held here, from music to sport to arts and culture. Over 140,000 patrons attended these events, helping to raise vital funds for park maintenance and upgrade, and more than $550,000 in funds raised for other charitable causes.
This is the benefit of having, and maintaining, a great public space like this for the community. The Parklands is a vibrant and connected part of our community. It is far more than grass, trees and a place to walk a dog. It plays an active role in the health and lifestyle of our city, helping to make our global city one of the most liveable in the world. The mark of a world-class public parklands is to what extent it plays a vital role in the life of its community.
Events coming up
We have a busy events calendar over coming months that we hope you will come and enjoy:
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream is mid-season for those wanting to take in some Shakespeare in the Park
- Sydney Trapeze School has now set up and will run through to February next year
- Polo in the City is on this Saturday
- Moonlight Cinema starts up again in early December
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Did you run in the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge last night? How did you go?