Become an official Desjardins Charity Challenge charity

Sign-up your charity or organization to join the 2025 Desjardins Charity Challenge and start recruiting people to run and fundraise for your cause! Participants raised over $1 million in 2024!

THREE benefits of participating in the Desjardins Charity Challenge:

  1. Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend 2025 is an organized and promoted event that takes place on May 24-25, which charities can participate in without running any financial risk, and without allowing logistics to take precedence over donations;
  2. Charities and fundraisers are given access to Race Roster, the online registration and fundraising platform that allows charities and participants to easily automate their fundraising with editable team and personal fundraising pages;
  3. You’ll have fun training (we provide this too!), fundraising and crossing a finish line with your team of like-minded people!

Do you represent a charity and would like more information on becoming an official charity in the Charity Challenge? Download the 2025 Desjardins Charity Information Package and/or contact Al Macartney, Desjardins Charity Challenge Coordinator, to provide you with all of the details you need to join.

Please note: To participate as an official charity, organizations must be a registered Canadian charity in good standing with the CRA.