Announcing the Winners of the 2017 Scotiabank Charity Challenge

This year, the Scotiabank Charity Challenge at the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend had a record-breaking fundraising year of $846,844. All the money raised goes back to charities in the Ottawa community and we would like to give a great big thank you to all the fundraising runners and the amazing charities that rallied their support.

As part of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, participating charities compete against each other to get the most fundraising runners and raise the most money. In recognition of their efforts, Scotiabank awards cash prizes to the top three charities in three categories. The final count came in earlier this month and here are the results for the 2017 Scotiabank Charity Challenge.

The charities with the largest total dollars raised:

  • Ottawa Hospital Foundation
  • Myositis Canada
  • Royal Foundation for Mental Health

The charities with the largest number of fundraising runners:

  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • CHEO Foundation
  • OCISO – Run for a New Start
  • United Way

The charities with the largest average dollars raised per fundraising runner:

  • Camp Misquah
  • Lung Cancer Canada
  • Parkinson Canada

Congratulations to all the 2017 charities and winners! We look forward to running with you all again during the 2018 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, May 26-27.

Want to be a fundraising runner? Check out the list of 2018 participating charities.

Want to register your charity for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge? E-mail Al Macartney, SCC Coordinator, at