May 27th, 2018

Scotiabank Charity Challenge


Run for You, and Your Community

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge unites the spirit of runners with a unique fundraising program to help create a stronger future for young people and build vibrant communities.

Make your run more meaningful by helping one of our official Charities reach their goals while you are achieving yours!  Set up a fundraising page or make a direct donation during your race registration.  As Scotiabank covers all the fees associated with online fundraising, 100% of the funds raised will go directly to your chosen charity.

Congratulations on helping surpass $62 million!

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge began in 2003 across the country collectively raising over $62 million which went directly to charities throughout Canada.

Click here to see other Charity Challenge FAQ's & Handcycle FAQ's

How to Register

1. Register online*

a. REGISTER FOR THE RACE - Please note that you can only register one person at a time if setting up fundraising pages.

c. CHOOSE YOUR CHARITY AND SET UP YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE - During your registration you will be asked to if want to choose the charity challenge,  Fill in the information.  After you are complete your registration see the bottom right corner and click on the yellow button. Please note – you can enter your fundraising page by logging directly in to Artez

Want to Fundraise and already registered for the race?

Set up Fundraising Page if You Are Already Registered for the Run

  1. Select the charity you wish to support from the list below.
  2. Click on "Fundraise" then the "Sign Up" button and enter your information. Please make sure you have already registered for the race either through Race Roster or the Running Room.
  3. Fundraise on your own or join a team and fill in your information.
Become an Official Charity

We are now accepting registrations from charities to join the 2018 Scotiabank Charity Challenge! Please enter your charities information by clicking on the form below.

2018 Scotiabank Charity Challenge Registration Form


We are excited to help our official charities get started on fundraising for the 54th Annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon event. Please download our 2018 Scotiabank Charity Challenge Information Package for more details on the Challenge. 

If you have any questions please contact Maureen MacDonald, Scotiabank Charity Challenge Manager at


Accessible Housing

We believe everyone, despite their limitations, have the right to live in a safe home and be part of a supportive community. We believe everyone, regardless of their circumstances, when provided with the proper support and opportunities can thrive. The Scotiabank Charity Challenge is for everyone. Please sign up and join us. You can sign up as an individual, as a family or as a team. Run, Walk or Roll because everyone belongs.

Alberta Cancer Foundation

Every day, nearly 50 Albertans hear the words "you have cancer." These aren't just statistics, these are our families, our friends, and our neighbours. 


Join us to support the 17,000 Albertans that are diagnosed with cancer every year across the province. Run for your mother, your father, a grandparent, a sibling, a friend, or even a stranger. The money raised will be donated to the area of greatest need. Please feel free to create your own cancer conquering t-shirts and get others involved! We hope that you will join us to make more moments for Albertans facing cancer.

Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation

Through the generosity of our donors we are able to provide funding for family centred programs, specialized life-saving equipment and advanced pediatric research to help the 95,000 kids and families who visit the Alberta Children's Hospital each year.


Thanks for being on our team and for supporting sick and injured kids at the Alberta Children's Hospital! We are so grateful for your help.

Alberta Guide Dogs, a division of BC Guide Dog Services

Change lives by helping to provide a Guide Dog for a blind individual or an Autism Support Dog for a child with moderate to profound autism and their families. Give safety, independence, comfort, security and more via the placement of a canine hero! Join the Alberta Guide Dogs team and walk the 5 km route with our team, including our puppies-in-training!   Each fundraiser who raises more than $250 in donations will receive a Puppy Scholarship Package, including a welcome letter and a framed photo of your loveable sponsored puppy and regular personalized 'pup'dates and photos as your puppy grows up. 

Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured

Brain injuries and strokes do not discriminate. They do not affect individuals based upon race or socio-economic status. In Canada, 465 people a day suffer a brain injury and the economic burden of acquired brain injuries and treatment is estimated to be greater than $12.7 billion per year. Brain injuries and strokes affect YOUR family, YOUR friends and YOUR community.    Please join us! The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon enables you to help make life better for our clients and their families. Run, walk, roll or just cheer us on – your energy and effort will yield amazing results for our clients.

Between Friends

Did you know that it costs about $1,000 to provide a quality recreation program for children, youth and adults with disabilities due to the higher level of care required. Your donations help to send kids to camp or a program or adults on an adventure.

Breast Cancer Supportive Care Foundation

Breast Cancer Supportive Care Foundation (BCSCF) is a community based initiative committed to optimizing and integrating care for breast cancer patients and their families, including those at risk of developing breast cancer. Patients and their families are introduced to a multidisciplinary team of physicians and health care workers who help guide, assist, support and empower patients and their families through their journey. Our services can be accessed with/without a referral, and are free of charge.​

Calgary Society for Persons with Disablilities

This is our 3rd year participating and our goal is to raise $15, 000!

All money raised from this event will go towards continued support and enriching the lives of our clients. We need your help! If you can’t come out to the event, you can donate directly to CSPD by contacting Dallal at , 403.246.4450 or visiting

Prizes will be awarded, by CSPD, to our top two individual fundraisers and one random draw for all participants!

*Please note: ALL REGISTRATION FEES go to the Scotia Bank Challenge organizers to cover their costs for the event.

Canadian Aniridia Foundation

Our Foundation is focused on awareness, research and support for individuals with Aniridia, a rare genetic disease that effects eye development. Aniridics face a spectrum of vision impairing conditions and ocular degeneration resulting in blindness. Few treatment options are available and support systems are inadequate. Our hope is that advanced research will improve the quality of life for Aniridics helping them to successfully manage this complex disease, and eventually leading us to a cure.

Canadian Liver Foundation - Give'r for Liver

Eat right and exercise - join our team to run or walk the Calgary Marathon.  For those that are walking the 10 K or half marathon, join our weekend walkers along the beautiful Bow River.  Participants that raise a minimum of $500 for liver research will receive a Give'r for Liver t-shirt, an invitation to our post-race coffee get-together (coffee is good for your liver) and memories that will last a lifetime. Prizes will be presented to the top fundraisers on the Give'r for Liver team.

Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally

Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally is a unique opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people in rural South India and in select disaster struck areas around the world.  We are an entirely volunteer charity and 100% of the donations are invested in the purchase of medicine, medical and educational equipment and the provision of scholarships for K- 12 and for nursing students.  Many children come from families who have never had the opportunity to go to school. These first generation learners will help alleviate family poverty and create the foundation for social change. Please support us!

Cassie and Friends Society

Cassie + Friends is the only charity in Canada dedicated 100% to transforming lives in the Juvenile Arthritis (JA) and rheumatic disease community. We bring kids and families out of isolation and help them thrive in a positive, kid-focused community of understanding. Since 2007, weäó»ve raised over $1.8 million dollars for life-changing care, support, education, and research. Our goal is to expand our support programs, including our JIA School Performance, annual Family Day conference and Parent to Parent Support Program, to help kids and families in Alberta. We will reimburse all child registrations and provide C+F shirts for every runner.

Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation

Childhood Cancer Canada (CCC) is the leading national foundation dedicated to funding research, and programs & services for children with cancer and their families. Be a HERO. Do something big for someone small. Sign up to run on behalf of CCC, to support families, inspire cancer fighters and help find gentler treatments and cures for childhood cancer. Kids can’t fight cancer alone!

Children's Cottage Society

Run or walk your way to helping families in crisis by registering for the Calgary Marathon in support of the Children's Cottage Society. By raising valuable funds you will ensure that Calgary’s children and their families find support through the programs of the Children’s Cottage Society.  Gather your sister, brother, best friend, coworker... (whomever!) and join us at Alberta's BEST road race to help ensure Safe Children in Healthy Families. 

Epilepsy Association Calgary

At the Epilepsy Association of Calgary, we're passionate about supporting people whose lives have been touched by epilepsy, and we're on a mission to eliminate the fear and misunderstanding so commonly associated with epilepsy, by giving the public the skills and tools needed to recognize and assist with a seizure.  We hope you'll join us in reaching our $15,000 goal so we can make a difference for our friends, neighbors, and colleagues who are living with epilepsy.  Please select the Epilepsy Association of Calgary, and register to join us on TEAM EPILEPSY.  EPILEPSY - LET'S CRUSH THE STIGMA!

Foothills Academy

Join us as we conquer Mountains & Marathons to ensure that every child or family affected by Learning Disabilities has the opportunity to participate in specialized, quality programs in a supportive environment with staff who are trained to address their needs. All funds raised will be directed toward our bursary fund to support this goal. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Join our team or donate to make a significant difference in the lives of many of the 1 in 10 Calgarians affected by Learning Disabilities.

HomeSpace Society

At HomeSpace, our vision is a home for everyone in our community. 

HomeSpace exists to increase access to safe, appropriate and affordable housing for vulnerable Calgarians. HomeSpace is a charitable real estate developer, rental housing owner and property manager. We own a portfolio of 493 units of housing in 26 properties throughout Calgary - housing close to 650 vulnerable Calgarians. We work with agencies who provide supports to those in need of housing. We build affordable, specialized, permanent housing in order to continually add to the housing stock in our city.

Kerby Centre

Kerby Centre provides innovative health, wellness and social service solutions to some 25,000 older adults each year. Our mission is to assist older people to live as well as possible for as long as possible as residents in the community. Our primary focus is providing access to a variety of resources, and social, educational and recreational programs. 


Your support in meeting our $10,000 goal will help us continue the legacy of supporting older adults to be socially engaged, physically active and to live safe, healthier lives. 


Please select Kerby Centre and register to Walk, Run or Roll with Team Kerby!

Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta

Cancer. Is there any word that strikes as much fear? Now imagine hearing that word as the diagnosis for your child. This year alone, 190 families right here in Alberta will face this reality. Our mission is to help kids with cancer on their journey by offering them comfort and support, help and hope, when they need it most. Your support will help us fight childhood cancer on five fronts; with laughter at camp, the best care at the hospital, year-round family programs, innovative science in the lab and by making brighter futures possible with post-secondary education scholarships.

KidSport Calgary

KidSport Calgary and Area believes that all kids deserve the opportunity to participate in organized sport, we do this through assisting qualified kids with their sport registration fees. Funds raised by the community, stay in the community; going to local sport clubs that qualified kids wish to be a part of. Helps us, help the kids in our backyard by raising funds to assist with their sport registration fees! "So ALL Kids Can Play!"

Osteoporosis Canada

Imagine a disease that slowly, quietly weakens bones, often going undiagnosed even when it breaks them. Imagine it sneaking in during the prime of life, without a single symptom. Then imagine something as simple as a sneeze that shatters your bones – and life as you know it. That’s osteoporosis. 

Run/walk on May 27th in support of the 2 million Canadians affected by osteoporosis in communities like yours across the country.

Register for Team OC, receive a team t-shirt and when you fundraise a minimum of $300 your registration fee will be reimbursed! 

Together, we will help make Canadians unbreakable

Ovarian Cancer Canada

By fundraising for Ovarian Cancer Canada, you will have a direct impact on providing awareness and support for women in our community and helping to overcome the most fatal women's cancer. Join the Ovarian Cancer Canada team today! As one of the first 10 participants to join our team, you can receive a free entry into the race. Contact Ashley Law at to receive your free registration code. 


Providence is turning 75 this year! To celebrate we would love to have AT LEAST 75 people to join our team, and we hope to raise $7500+ to help support more young children and their families!

Spinal Cord Injury Alberta (Formerly Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta)

Spinal Cord Injury Alberta is proud to race in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge in conjunction with the Calgary Marathon 2018. It is truly a one of a kind opportunity for SCI AB to fundraise in support of individuals with a spinal cord injury across the greater Calgary area.  Each person will be raising funds for the vital programs and services provided by SCI AB Calgary office which include:  Rehabilitation Support & Services, Community Development & Systemic Change, Peer Program, Information Services and Fitness Centre.

Start2Finish Canada

Join our team and change a child’s life!  Start2Finish is a national charity that helps children experiencing poverty succeed through fitness, literacy and mentorship. Through our 45 weekly Running & Reading Club after-school programs across Canada, including 3 in Calgary, we empower children to improve their literacy skills, physical fitness (through running) and social and behavioural skills.   If you are passionate about running and reading and/or would like to support children in your community, join our team!  We offer great incentive prizes, and a complimentary Start2Finish team shirt!  For more information contact us at

The Alex

The Alex health, housing and food programs support our most vulnerable neighbours, tackling tough health and social issues head-on, and our preventative, cost-effective programs save millions in taxpayer dollars by moving people from poverty to stability and from crisis to wellness.

Women's Centre of Calgary

Join the Women's Centre's team this year to raise funds in support of women in our community! You will be running or walking to continue to provide women with a space where they can meet their basic needs. Our Direct Assistance program was accessed over 16,000 times by women last year to receive food and personal care items like shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, tampons, and body wash.  Join our team before Feb 28 and you will be entered into a contest for a FREE registration. There will also be incentive prizes for our top fundraisers from community partners!