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Scotiabank Charity Challenge

Make every step count for 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.In 2016, participants raised close to $800,000 for 61 community charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge at the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. Your hard work and commitment to fundraising made a significant impact in our communities.

Once again this year, you can help our official charities reach their goals while you’re achieving yours! Our generous partner Scotiabank covers all the fees associated with online fundraising, meaning 100% of all donations you raise will go directly to your chosen charity. *

We all run for different reasons. We encourage you to run for what inspires you!

Registration is now open for the 2017 edition of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. Whether you run the 2k, 5k, 10k, half-marathon or full marathon, you’ll be given the option to sign up for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge to fundraise for a participating charity.

FIND A CHARITY

Congratulations on helping surpass $50 million!
In 2016 alone, you and other runners helped to raise over $7.7 million dollars for over 550 charities across Canada. In fact, since the Scotiabank Charity Challenge began in 2003 you’ve helped raise over $53 million – which went directly to charities across Canada to create a stronger future for young people and build vibrant communities.

*Scotiabank pays for online transaction fees when fundraisers use the Artez fundraising platform.

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Official Charities

Click here for a list of participating Charities in the 2017 Scotiabank Charity Challenge

Join the Charity Challenge
(How to register and fundraise)

Not yet registered for the race?

REGISTER for and sign-up for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge all in one step.

Already registered for a race but would like to join the Scotiabank Charity Challenge? 

Please see our FAQ below.

1. Select the charity you would like to fundraise for

Click here for the list of official charities of the 2017 Scotiabank Charity Challenge.

Would you like to raise money for a charity that is not listed? The charity must register before April 15th. For more information please visit our Official Charity page here.

2. Contact the charity: It’s beneficial

We recommend you contact the charity prior to signing up. Not only may charities have access to preferential registration rates, but they may also have some additional information to share with you, including fundraising tips, and potential fundraising incentives!

3. Sign-up for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge and your Race at the same time!

To register for your race and the SCC click here to complete the process. By following each step, you will enroll in both the race and fundraising program.

4. Registration confirmation

Once registered, you will receive two confirmation emails:

  • An email for your race entry – Transaction Receipt – with confirmation number
  • An email with link to access your personal fundraising page.

5. Start fundraising!

Customize your personalized fundraising page. Add some photos and share your story to appeal to your friends, family and colleagues. 100%* of funds raised will go to the charity of your choice.

Be sure to share updates about your fundraising on social media using #runScotia and #RunOttawa2017 and your charity’s twitter handle.

*Scotiabank pays for online transaction fees when fundraisers use the Artez fundraising platform.

Become an Official Charity

Charities must be a registered Canadian charity in good standing with the CRA. Participating charities must register before April 15th.

Summary of the benefits of participating in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge:

  • Participation in a large-scale community event without running any financial risk, allowing donations to take precedence over logistics.
  • Scotiabank assumes most of the costs associated with fundraising, so every dollar received goes directly to the cause.
  • Charities and fundraisers are given free access to Artez, an online platform that allows runners to easily automate their fundraising.

We are now accepting registrations from charities to join the 2017 Scotiabank Charity Challenge!

Do you represent a charity and would like more information on becoming an official charity in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge?

Contact us and we will be pleased to provide you with all of the details you need to participate.

Al Macartney SCC Coordinator
[email protected]
(613)-234-2221

Beau’s Workplace Run-Off

The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, Beau’s All Natural and the Scotiabank Charity Challenge are inviting you to take part in a little healthy competition – and to make a difference to your workplace and your community in the process. It’s called the Beau’s Workplace Run-Off.

FAQ

I only registered to run, but now I want to raise money for a charity.
Is it too late?

You can still fundraise!

Set up a personalized fundraising page if you are already registered for the run

  1. Select the charity you want to support from the list of official charities
  2. Click on “Fundraise” then the “Sign Up” button and enter your information. Please make sure you have already registered for the race
  3. Fundraise on your own or join a team and fill in your information.

Note : This step will only register you for a fundraising account, and will not re-register you for the race!

I had participated in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge last year, can I use the same Username as last year?

Unfortunately, our registration system does not automatically accept prior year’s usernames. If you wish to use a previous username, please do not complete the Username and Password section of the Charity Challenge page during your race registration.

  • Once you have completed your registration, click here
  • Click SIGN IN
  • Enter your previous username and password
  • Complete your fundraising registration

I would like to use Facebook to ask my family and friends to donate to my campaign, how come it’s not working?

The online fundraising system only recognizes one username with each Facebook account, so you will need to use your previous year’s username which cannot be used for your event registration.

When registering for the event, please do not complete the Username and Password section of the Charity Challenge page during your race registration.

Once you have completed your registration, click here and Click SIGN IN.

Enter you previous username and password and complete your Fundraising registration

How do I make a donation to an Individual or a Team?

  1. Click on our 2017 Charity Fundraising Home page
  2. Locate the SEARCH field
  3. Enter the name of the individual or team and make your donation!

How do I make a donation to a Charity?

  1. Select a charity from the list of Official Charities Page
  2. Click on the « Donate » button

I represent a Canadian Charity and want to register the charity to participate in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. How do I register the charity?

Please contact Scotiabank Charity Challenge Coordinator Al Macartney
[email protected]

I registered for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, but I have not received or I cannot find the confirmation email.

Don’t worry! Not receiving these emails does not necessarily mean that the registration was not completed. First, check your spam emails. Still nothing? Contact us and we will proceed with verifications or Click here to verify whether you are on the registration confirmation list.

How do I change an email address on my fundraising page?

  • Log into your fundraising profile here
  • Click on My Profile
  • Edit the Email Address field
  • Click Submit

Is there a Scotiabank Employee Program?

There is a Scotiabank Employee marathon program available in each Scotiabank-sponsored Marathon market. Complete details are available on ScotiabankLive/Marathons.

Should I create a Fundraising Team? How do I set up a Fundraising Team? How do I join a Fundraising team?

Fundraising Teams should only be created under a Charity umbrella IF separate tracking is required, or if you would like to fundraise with your family or friends. All donations, whether you fundraise as an individual or as part of a team will be directed to your charity of choice.

To set up a fundraising team: Click here

  • Log into your fundraising profile
  • Click on “My Team” in the left hand menu
  • Click on Create a Team in the left hand menu
  • Fill in Team Name and Team Description

To join a fundraising team: Click here

  • Log into your fundraising profile
  • Click on “My Team” in the left hand menu
  • Click on Join a Team
  • Search for the team you want to join
  • Click Join Team

What do I do with my cash and cheque pledges?

Please ensure you make arrangements with the Charity Administrator listed within your Charity located here List of Official Charities. You will be required to drop off any cash and/or cheque pledges direct to them in advance, at their office, or mail the cheque to their offices.

Scotiabank Charity Challenge
Contact Us

If you have a question or comments about the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend – Scotiabank Charity Challenge, please email [email protected] or call 613-234-2221.

We will be happy to answer you as soon as possible. Thank you.