Corporate Challenge Largest in History

June 7, 2013 Updated Jun 7, 2013 at 12:26 AM EDT

By Kendra Eaglin

June 7, 2013 Updated Jun 7, 2013 at 12:26 AM EDT

Buffalo, NY

The 32nd annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge continued in the rain.

"It's horrible! Rainy. But who cares, it'll still be fun, " said Trisha Lembke a runner in the race.

Even though the sloshy conditions made setting up the post-run party tents inside Delaware Park a mess it wasn't enough to stop the show.

"The only thing that we would cancel for is lightning," said Dan Loncto, the race coordinator.

Race organizers also tightened security after the Boston marathon bombings bringing in the Buffalo Police sky tower, bomb sniffing dogs, and sheriff deputies on horseback.

If there were any concerns about security they weren't visible this year was the largest turn out in the race's history with 431 companies and 12,701runners who signed up in teams for the 3.5 mile race along Delaware Avenue raising money for summer day camp programs at the YMCA of Buffalo Niagara.

The individual winners were Vasilis Kariolis of Dopkins & Company in the men's division with a winning time of 17:27 and seven-time corporate challenge champion Allison Carr of Office for People with Developmental Disabilities in the women's division with a time of 20:35.