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Every step helps young people and our community
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 $70 Million
In 2018 alone, Scotiabank and the Scotiabank Charity Challenge has raised over $8 million for 560 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 $70 million for local charities across Canada.
*Scotiabank pays for online transaction fees when fundraisers use the Frontstream (Artez) fundraising platform
Raising More than Your Heart Rate
Scotiabank Charity Challenge
Marathon program and events you don't want to miss
Banque Scotia 21k de Montréal et 5k
April 27 - 28, 2019 | Montréal , QC
Start off the running season in Montréal and enjoy the scenic route through Parc Jean-Drapeau. You can raise funds for local charities as part of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. When you register, remember to sign up for the Challenge.
The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend
May 25 - 26, 2019 | Ottawa, ON
Come race in our nation’s capital, host to the 2016 Canadian 10K Championships. Register for Canada’s largest marathon or one of the five other running events. And no matter which race you choose, you can also make every step count in your run if you sign up for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge at the same time you register.
Scotiabank Calgary Marathon
May 26, 2019 | Calgary, AB
Get ready for this Boston Marathon Qualifier race! Voted Best Road Race in Alberta by participants and also the site of the 2015 Canadian Half-Marathon Championships. Run and raise funds for local charities as part of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge---when you register to run, make sure to sign up for the Challenge at the same time and you’ll help strengthen your community.
Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon
June 6 - 9, 2019 | 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.
Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon & 5k
June 23, 2019 | Vancouver, BC
Make race memories in Canada's most scenic half-marathon or 5K run/walk. Make every step count when you run and raise funds for local charities as part of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. Sign up for the Challenge when you register to run.
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
October 20, 2019 | Toronto, ON
Join more than 25,000 athletes from more than 60 countries at the site of one of the biggest marathons in North America. You can also make every step of your run count when you sign up for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge at the same time you register to run.