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Record number of WNYers to take part in Corporate Challenge Thursday

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - - Every year, huge numbers of Western New Yorkers walk or run in the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge in Buffalo.

This year, we're expecting to see a record number of entrants.

14,145 participants from 391 companies will gather in Delaware Park for a night of healthy competition and workplace camaraderie.

This year’s crowd size is 13-percent larger than the 2017 gathering of 12,508 entrants, and breaks the previous record of crowd size, 13,963, set in 2000.

Because of the huge numbers of people coming together for this year's race, which begins at 6:45, there are some traffic advisories you should know about.

Amherst Street, from Colvin to Nottingham, will be closed between 5 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.

The primary race course, including parts of Delaware, Amherst to W. Ferry, Nottingham and Middlesex, will be closed between 6:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.

MORE | Click here to see the race route map.

It is strongly recommended that all entrants and spectators use the off-site parking and the free shuttle service from Buffalo State College.

Parking is available at Buffalo State College, Lots G20 - G22.

Free shuttle service from Buffalo State College will run between the race site and parking lots on the following schedule:

* Pre-race: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Priority goes to entrants.)

* Post-race: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

No parking is permitted in the grass areas in and around Delaware Park. No parking is permitted at Medaille College. Illegally parked cars will be ticketed and towed.

 


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