The Scotiabank Charity Challenge Continues to Drive Community Commitment

Racers are fundraising for 68 local charities
May 24, 2018 3:55 PM ET

CALGARY, May 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Canada's longest running marathon – the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon – takes place this weekend for the 54th year, with participants raising money for 68 local charities.

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon features the: 50km Ultra, Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, Centaur Subaru 21.1km, Jugo Juice 10km, GoodLife Fitness 5km Walk & Run and the Scotiabank Kids Marathon, for those 12 years of age and under. The race weekend will welcome 10,000 participants across all distances.

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge is a turnkey fundraising program that provides a simple way for racers to support the charity of their choice and make a significant impact locally. Participating charities keep 100 per cent of the proceeds raised, as Scotiabank pays for all transaction and credit card fees.

Scotiabank offers the Scotiabank Charity Challenge at six sponsored marathon events across Canada including Montreal, Halifax, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto. 

Scotiabank believes in helping young people reach their infinite potential, and many organizations who take part in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge have a direct impact in our local youth. Young people are our future leaders, and it's crucial to provide them with the skills and resources they need to succeed.

For a complete list of 2018 charities participating in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, please visit the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon's website.

How to get involved:

-   Register for an event: Register for Scotiabank Calgary Marathon on the event website until May 24, 4:00 p.m. or beginning at 4:00 p.m. in person at the Health and Wellness Expo.

-   Fundraise: Once registered, sign up for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge and raise funds for a participating official charity.

-   Share! Share your story behind why you support your charity, using #runScotia, #runCalgary and #InfinitePotential

-   Donate: Visit theScotiabank Charity Challenge to select an official charity and make a one-time donation.

-   Cheer: Support friends and family along the race route and as they cross the finish line.


"Last year, nearly $1 million was raised in support of the local communities in which we live and work though the Scotiabank Charity Challenge," says Rod Wendt, District Vice-President, Calgary Central, Scotiabank. "Scotiabank thanks every participant who has chosen to dedicate their race to a charity that is important to them. We are proud that participating charities keep 100 per cent of the proceeds raised, as Scotiabank pays for all transaction and credit card fees. I can't wait to see the energy in Calgary this weekend as part of the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon."

"The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is an annual celebration of our remarkable city. A time to come together in the spirit of friendly competition and test personal limits while giving back to our community through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge," says Executive Director, Kirsten Fleming.

About the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon
A race for every age and ability, Alberta's Best Road Race in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017 the 50K Ultra, Scotiabank 42.2K, Centaur Subaru 21.1K, the Jugo Juice 10K, the Goodlife Fitness 5K Family Walk & Run and the Scotiabank Kids Marathon. The largest race on the prairies has the largest high performance purse west of Toronto and attracts elite athletes from coast to coast as well as internationally. The event brings in $7 million annually to the local economy and gives back through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, scholarship programming and the Neighbourhood Spirit Challenge.

About Scotiabank
At Scotiabank, we aim to support organizations that are committed to helping young people reach their infinite potential. Young people are our future leaders and Scotiabank's goal is to help ensure that they have the necessary skills and resources they need to support their success. Together with our employees, the Bank supports causes at a grassroots level. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2017, Scotiabank contributed more than $80 million to help our communities around the world.

Scotiabank is Canada's international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. We are dedicated to helping our 24 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 89,000 employees and assets of over $923 billion (as at January 31, 2018), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @Scotiabank.

SOURCE Scotiabank

For further information: For media enquiries only: Kirsten-Ellen Fleming, Executive Director, Calgary Marathon Society, 587-899-2287,; Erin Truax, Scotiabank, 416-578-9659,