May 26th, 2019

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 $66 million!

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge began in 2003 across the country collectively raising over $66 million which went directly to charities throughout Canada.

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For more information about the Scotiabank Charity Challenge and how you to maximize the benefits to your charity please refer to the Registration Package Information Guide.


Search for an Individual to sponsor in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge


Search for a Team to sponsor in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge


Click here to access your fundraising page.

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 2019 Scotiabank Charity Challenge! Please enter your charities information by clicking on the form below.

2019 Scotiabank Charity Challenge Registration Form


We are excited to help our official charities get started on fundraising for the 55th Annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon event. Please download our 2019 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


Autism Speaks Canada

Autism Speaks Canada is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families by supporting and working with community partners; enhancing resources and services; increasing understanding, acceptance and inclusion of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.  Join us in raising much needed funds and ask us how you can receive a free registration to the Scotiabank Marathon! All supporters raising $500 or more will receive an ASC running shirt!

Canadian Liver Foundation - Calgary

Join the Canadian Liver Foundation in the 5K, 10K, half marathon, full marathon or 50K  There are two steps to signing up! 1. REGISTER FOR THE EVENT.   2. CREATE YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE - click on SIGN UP. (or sign in using your username and password under Returning Fundraisers).  Raise $500 and receive: Give'r for liver team shirt and...Memories that will last a lifetime. Sign up today to be part of this exciting event or sponsor one of our team members by clicking on their name.  Contact for more information:  Tyler Wiebe Development Coordinator, Alberta  Phone: 403-276-3390 Toll Free: 1-888-557-5516

Canadian Women's Foundation

We take a positive approach to addressing root causes of the most critical issues facing women and girls. We study and share the best ways to create long-term change and bring community organizations together for training and to learn from each other. Your contribution will help to fund critical programs for the women and girls who need them the most, and support our work toward a more equal Canada. The programs we fund address four urgent issues: prevention of gender-based violence, women’s economic development, girls’ empowerment, and inclusive leadership.

Cassie and Friends Society

You’re invited to join Cassie and Friends as we run and walk to raise funds for kids and families affected by Juvenile Arthritis (JA) and other rheumatic diseases in Alberta.   Last year, we raised almost $10,000 thanks to your dedication and hard work. For 2019, we have set the bar even higher!    We challenge you to help us raise $20,000 for life-changing research, child/parent support programs, education and advocacy.    All teammates who raise $25 or more will receive a Cassie and Friends' Running Shirt!   For more information, including volunteering and sponsorship, please email   

Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta

One child is born in Canada every 4 hours with cerebral palsy. It is not a disease - it is the most common disability among children, and there is NO CURE. We encourage you to join the CPAA fundraising team and make a difference to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities in every facet of society, from the web to the workplace, from the classroom to the community. Funds raised will support our vital programs & services. By registering before April 15th you'll receive a Team CPAA Tshirt.

Easter Seals Alberta

Our four main pillars that help make this possible, including:  - Easter Seals Camp Horizon provides subsidized five-day summer camps and respite weekends for Albertans with disabilities and medical conditions.  - Through the Equipment and Support Services (ESS) program, we provide critically needed mobility equipment to those who qualify both physically and financially. This includes a NEW home automation program which enables an individual even more independence while continuing to live safely in their home.  - The Phyllis Davidson Easter Seals Scholarship Program which offers Alberta students with physical disabilities, scholarships for post-secondary education.  

Inn from the Cold

Every dollar raised for Inn from the Cold makes a world of a difference to children and families in crisis. Funds raised through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge will proved a much needed boost to Inn from the Cold as we have seen incredibly high numbers for over 80% of 2018. You can play a significant role in ending child and family homelessness in Calgary forever. Thank you for choosing to support Inn from the Cold.

KidSport Calgary & Area

Unfortunately, the need for KidSport funding is not decreasing. On a daily bases the office is filled with applications of parents wishing to have their kids approved so they can get Sally into Soccer and Mohammed into Baseball. In 2018, KidSport Calgary and Area estimates that over 5,500 kids will be approved for funding and over $1.5 million will be distributed to local sport clubs in our community to fund kids sport registration fees. Help us raise over a $1.5 million and help give these qualified kids the opportunity for sport that they otherwise wouldn't have.

Ovarian Cancer Canada

By fundraising for Ovarian Cancer Canada, you will have a direct impact on providing support for women in our community, funding vital research and helping women live fuller, better, longer lives. 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. 

SCI Alberta

SCI Alberta is proud to race in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge in conjunction with the Calgary Marathon 2018.  It is a one of a kind opportunity for SCI Alberta to fund-raise in support of individuals with spinal cord injuries around the Calgary area.  Each team will be raising funds for the programs and services that support our clients directly which includes Rehab Services, Community Development, Peer Programming, Information Services & our Fitness Center.