Announcing the winners of the 2022 Desjardins Charity Challenge!
Together we achieve!
The Desjardins Charity Challenge provided an opportunity for 2022 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend participants to show their support for frontline organizations and charities in their community. Since 2015, the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend Charity Challenge has raised over 6.5 million dollars for over 150 local and national charities. This year over 2,500 runners, walkers and adaptive athletes participated in the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend Desjardins Charity Challenge program. Raising funds while pounding the pavement to support local charity initiatives.
The final fundraising total for the 2022 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend Desjardins Charity Challenge is $1,067,612.64!
Thanks to the hard work of Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend participants and the generosity of all donors, participating charities will receive much needed support in developing and maintaining important programs that make a true impact in the lives of those in need. This community worked together and outdid itself, going above and beyond to make a difference.
Additionally, every dollar raised this year helped Desjardins Charity Challenge participating charities to win one of nine cash prizes totaling over $24,000!
The winners of 2022 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend Desjardins Charity Challenge are:
Official Charity with the largest total dollars raised
- 1st place – $4,250 – Ottawa Hospital Foundation
- 2nd place – $2,500 – Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally
- 3rd place – $1,500 – CHEO
Official Charity with the largest number of Fundraising Runners
- 1st place – $4,250 – Perley Health
- 2nd place – $2,500 – Canadian Cancer Society
- 3rd place – $1,500 – Lung Cancer Canada
Official Charity with the largest average dollars raised per Fundraising Runner
- 1st place – $4,250 – BGC Ottawa
- 2nd place – $2,500 – Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre
- 3rd place – $1,500 – I Run for Cody
Congratulations to the charities, their participants and donors!
Please consider taking part in the 2023 Desjardins Charity Challenge! Participants who raise over $500.00 for their charity of choice, receive a free entry to any event at Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend 2024! Help make a difference by registering to participate in the Desjardins Charity Challenge as part of your Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend experience this year.
Registration for Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend opens Monday, September 19, 2022!