On the 55th anniversary of Canada’s longest running marathon, thousands of runners are lacing up their shoes in support of 78 charitable organizations at the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon. Voted Best Road Race in Alberta for a number of years, the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon will welcome 10,000 participants across all distances. Last year, participants raised over $600,000 in support of 68 local charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.
The Scotiabank Charity Challenge provides a simple way for runners to support the charity of their choice and make a significant impact locally. Participating charities keep 100 percent of the proceeds raised, with Scotiabank paying for all transaction and credit card fees. If you are interested in taking the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, you can find out more here and fundraise for any one of the charities in the program.
As part of our ‘Why I run’ series, we are highlighting Scotiabank Charity Challenge participants running for charities that help build a better future for young people in their communities.
Born with cerebral palsy, Makrina will be rolling for team Easter Seals Alberta in the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon.
Makrina never let her disease stop her from being active and doing the things she loves doing. She is an avid hiker and world-class wheelchair basketball player.
She started with Easter Seals Alberta from a young age and loved their programs, designed for anybody with any disability to attend. Makrina is raising funds to help more people with disabilities feel included and enjoy the fantastic programs and resources Easter Seals Alberta provides. She explains why she is rolling.