What is the Scotiabank Charity Challenge?   Register ans start my fundraising campaign
The Charity Challenge and the Cancer Research Society   Useful infos for participants

What is the Scotiabank
Charity Challenge?

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge is the community component of the Scotiabank 21k, 10k, 5k and children's event. The Scotiabank Charity Challenge raises funds for local and national charities. In addition to participating in an athletic event that is certified by Athletics Canada and part of the Canadian Half Marathon Championship, runners may participate in a fundraising event for one of the Charity Challenge organizations.

NEW IN 2017

  • 2 new courses have been added to the race: a 10K and a kids' run (500m)
  • The event is being held over 2 days
  • Registration fees have been reduced
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The Charity Challenge and the
Cancer Research Society

The Cancer Research Society is pleased to announce its participation, for the third consecutive year, in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge on Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec.

The efforts made over the course of the past 2 years have allowed us to raise about $32,000, an amount entirely dedicated to cancer research.

Statistics tell us that about 2 out of 5 people will be suffering from some form of cancer during their lifetime, and that every 7 minutes, a person dies of cancer. That is why the advancement of cancer research remains a major issue. We appeal to you to help us reach our goal of $50,000 this year!

Choose the challenge that best suits you:
  • 5K (April 22, start time: 11:00 am) - Baby strollers are welcome
  • 21K (April 23, start time: 9:00 am)
  • 10K (April 22, start time: 9:00 am) NEW!
  • Kids' Run (April 22, start time: 12:45 pm) NEW!
9 reasons to run for the Cancer Research Society
In registering for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, you take on a physical challenge while supporting a cause. If you run for the Cancer Research Society, you will:

  Receive a running T-shirt or a Cancer Research Society cap
  Be entered in a draw to win a Breville Juice Fountain Compact Juicer (worth $169.99) for the participant who raised the most money for the Cancer Research Society
  Obtain a refund of your registration fee if you raise more than $1,000
  Get a chance to meet with a nutritionist and marathon specialist to ensure your success
  Have access to the Friends and Families gathering area on site to facilitate meet-ups
  Receive a commemorative event T-shirt and other swag
  Contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge in cancer
  Participate in a unifying event by joining the dynamic Cancer Research Society team in support of an excellent cause
  Participate in a fundraiser that dedicates 100% of funds raised to the cancer research.

Register and start your
fundraising campaign

To register for the Charity Challenge and start fundraising for the Cancer Research Society, you must follow these steps:

  Complete our online form to let us know you'd like to be part of the run and to receive details about your official registration.
  Check your email for a message from us. This email contains a Charity PIN code, write it down. (Don't forget to check your spam.)

  Register to the event on the Canada Running website. You will need your Charity PIN code (from step 2) to complete your registration. You will be asked for this Charity PIN code at the second-to-last step (NB: The promo code, your password and PIN are different things).
  Create your profile and your personal fundraising page for the Cancer Research Society by registering on the fundraising website.
  Start your fundraising campaign and read the Useful info for participants section where you will find helpful tips.

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Useful info for participants

Create your personal fundraising page
To conduct a successful fundraising campaign, be sure to personalize your fundraising page on the Scotiabank Charity Challenge page.

Go to the fundraising website

Download the app
The Scotiabank Charity Challenge app will give you direct access to your fundraising campaign status.


Knowing how to eat well while training for your challenge is essential to ensure your success. Learn tips and tricks to get the most out of your body through your diet by meeting our nutrition specialist. Registered participants, check your email - you will be sent an invitation for the next session with the nutritionist.  

Marathon specialist
Is this your first run or your 10th? Either way, don't miss a chance to meet with a marathon specialist to help you with this event! Interested in learning more about running or about the basics of running a race? Stay tuned to your emails...you will receive an invitation for the next session with our marathon specialist.  

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