Information for Runners
Make your Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend more meaningful by participating in the 2016 Scotiabank Charity Challenge. Whether you’re running to honour a friend, loved one or to simply give something back to our community, your fundraising efforts will make a difference!
Last year the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend featured a record number of charities participating, helping to raise over $800,000 for local and national charities.
We hope you’ll find a charity to support. Click here for a full list of charities.
1. Choose Your Charity.
Click here to view our list of 2016 Official Charities and select your cause. Note: Some charities offer incentives that may require special discount codes to be entered upon registration. Before registering for your event, please follow the instructions provided by the Charity Administrator from your selected Charity.
2. Register online for the event you will be participating in.
Be sure to fill out the Scotiabank Charity Challenge section within your race registration. A dropdown menu will provide you a list of all our participating charities. You will receive an email confirming your race registration from HTG Sports and a link to your personal fundraising page.
3. Get Ready to Start Fundraising!
Once you have successfully registered, you will receive a confirmation screen requesting you to click submit. This will allow HTG Sports to transfer your information over to Frontstream (our fundraising platform). Upon submitting this information, you will be transferred to your online “fundraising hub.” Here you can personalize your fundraising page with a messages and photos. Your page/link can then be shared with friends, family and colleagues as you begin your fundraising efforts.
You can also use the Scotiabank Charity Challenge mobile app to use the power of online fundraising through your phone or tablet. With the convenient and secure fundraising platform, you can:
- Instantly process secure credit card donations
- Send emails to friends, family and other contacts
- Connect to Facebook and share fundraising updates
- Share links and messages on Twitter using the hashtag #RunScotia
- View and post messages on message boards
- Track donations with a fundraising thermometer
Thanks to Scotiabank’s generous support and sponsorship of the Charity Challenge the Frontstream fundraising platform is entirely free to you and our participating charities. 100% of all donations utilizing the technology goes directly to the Charity you’re running for.