2019 Corporate Challenge: New Start Time, Road Closures and More

June 11, 2019

Runners from a previous  J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. (Harry Scull Jr./News file photo)
Runners from a previous J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge.

The 39th annual JP Morgan Corporate Challenge is set for Thursday.

A total of 13,869 full-time employees from 427 Western New York businesses are expected.

New start time

The biggest change in the race this year is the start time. The race begins at 6:25 p.m. – 20 minutes earlier than in previous years.

Road closures

The earlier start requires the roads around Delaware Park to close earlier. Here’s what you need to know if you’re going to the race, or just trying to navigate around the Delaware Park area:

  • The Parkside Avenue exit from Route 198 will be heavily traveled from 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Traffic will also be heavy around SUNY Buffalo State from 4 to 6 p.m. and from 8 to 10 p.m.
  • Amherst Street, from Colvin Avenue to Nottingham Terrace will be closed from 5 to 8:15 p.m.
  • The primary race course on Delaware Avenue, affecting Amherst to West Ferry Street and parts of Nottingham and Middlesex Road, will be closed from 6:10 to 8:15 p.m.
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