The 2018 Winners of the Ottawa Scotiabank Charity Challenge

Every year, thousands of people participate in the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend not only for the love of the race but also to raise money for local charities that are making a difference in our community. This year they raised over $775,000 for 68 charities.

In addition to participants’ individual and team efforts to raise money, participating charities also compete against each other in what is known as the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. There are three categories in the Challenge: largest dollar amount fundraised, greatest number of fundraising participants and the highest average dollar amount fundraised per runner.

The 2018 results are now in! Here are your 2018 Scotiabank Charity Challenge winners:

Charity with the largest total dollars fundraised  

1st Place – The Ottawa Hospital Foundation
2nd Place – Diabetes Canada (Team Diabetes)
3rd Place – Camp Misquah

Charity with the greatest number of fundraising participants  

1st Place – OCISO – Run for a New Start
2nd Place – University of Ottawa Heart Institute
3rd Place – Ausome Ottawa


Charity with the highest average dollar amount raised per fundraising participant  

1st Place – Perley Rideau Foundation
2nd Place – Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health
3rd Place – Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and thank you all for participating! We look forward working with you again and to seeing you on course for the 2019 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, May 25 – 26.

Want to be a fundraising runner? Check out the list of 2019 participating charities.

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