About the 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 2017, participants raised $846,844 for 64 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 2018 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.


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.


Official Charities

Click here for a list of participating Charities in the 2018 Scotiabank Charity Challenge