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The Scotiabank Charity Challenge

We believe in the infinite potential of young people in our communities, and we’re committed to helping them thrive. The Scotiabank Charity Challenge lets you raise money for the cause that matters most to you.

Register for any distance in one of our six Scotiabank-sponsored running events. During the process you’ll be given the option to sign up for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge to fundraise for a local community charity. As Scotiabank covers all the fees associated with online fundraising, 100% of the funds you raise will go directly to your chosen charity.


Congratulations on helping surpass $78 Million

In 2019 alone, Scotiabank and the Scotiabank Charity Challenge has raised over $8.6 million for over 550 community charities across the country through our six sponsored marathons. Over 103,000 people participated in the various race distances, with thousands of friends and family attending to cheer them on. Since the Scotiabank Charity Challenge began in 2003, we have raised over $78 million for local charities across Canada.

*Scotiabank pays for online transaction fees when fundraisers use the Race Roster fundraising platform


Scotiabank Charity Challenge SCENE Offer

Scotiabank Charity Challenge Scene Offer



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Marathon program and events you don't want to miss

Banque Scotia 21k de Montréal et 5k

May 25 - August 31, 2020 | Montréal , QC
A virtual race is completed at a time and place of your choosing! You can run or walk the 21K, 10K or 5K and you can do the full distance at once or break it into smaller increments over several days. Once you've completed your run, visit Sportstats to download your race time. Your participation medal and t-shirt will be mailed to you!

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Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon

November 6 – 8, 2020 | Halifax, NS
The largest running event in Eastern Canada--all level runners and walkers are welcome to join! Run and raise funds for local charities, as part of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.

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Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon
The Tamarack Ottawa Virtual Race 

May 15 – September 7, 2020 | Ottawa, ON
Run your race at your pace while adhering to the physical distancing guidelines provided by your local public health agencies! Tamarack Ottawa Virtual Race Weekend 2020 participants will receive all the amenities of a live, in-person event: a customizable race bib, commemorative finisher medal & t-shirt, option to upload finish times to the Sportstats results platform plus a few surprises from our event partners! All 2020 participants will also receive 50% off for Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend 2021! We will help you create a fulfilling and memorable race experience — every step of the way!

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Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Virtual Event

May 31 – September 27, 2020 | Calgary, AB
We may not be able to run together in traditional ways but we can still set goals, get outside to move and connect digitally, which keeps us motivated, inspired and celebrating one another’s achievements.

Running together, apart.

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Scotiabank Vancouver Virtual Half Marathon & 5k

June 29 – September 18, 2020 | Vancouver, BC
A virtual race is completed at the place and at the time of your choice. You will run or walk the distance of 21K or 5K and once done, visit Sportstats to download your race time. Your participation medal and t-shirt will be mailed to you. Participants in the children's race will also be able to enjoy their own virtual race; a medal will also be mailed to them. It will not be necessary, however, to download their race time on Sportstats.

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Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon & 5k
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

October 1 – 31, 2020 | Toronto, ON
As runners, we’re constantly moving forward. Pushing through. Persevering. Setting our sights on the finish. And while this year’s event will look different, that feeling of momentum and accomplishment lives on. Join us this October to either run or walk the distance of your choice; 42K | 21K | 10K | 5K | Marathon Relay. Once complete, visit Race Roster to input your race time!

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