Change A Life Now!

Event: The 2018 Ottawa Race Weekend


Charity Challenge at the Ottawa Race Weekend 2018

Make every step count for your local and international communities!

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 locally and globally. In 2017, participants raised close to $846,844 for 64 community charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge at the 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! 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 2018 edition of the Ottawa Race Weekend. Whether you walk or run the 2k, 5k, 10k, half-marathon or full marathon, you’ll be given the option to sign up with Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally at the Scotiabank Charity Challenge to fundraise for a participating charity.

FIND A CHARITY Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally is listed under “C”

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!  Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally raised over $6000 for better health and education overseas! 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.