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 2018, participants raised over over $775,000 for 68 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 2019 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 2017, the Charity Challenge helped raise over $8.5 Million for over 600 local charities across Canada. Since launched in 2003, Scotiabank Charity Challenges have raised more than $50 Million in communities from coast to coast. In 2017, the through the efforts of a record number of charities, donors and participants, the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend raised over $840,000. It was a record breaking year!


Official Charities

Click here for a list of participating Charities in the 2019 Scotiabank Charity Challenge