CALGARY, AB, Sept. 17, 2021 /CNW/ - The 57th
edition of the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon takes place this weekend
with participants raising money for 60 local charities as part of
the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.
Canada's longest running
marathon, The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon went hybrid this year,
offering participants the opportunity to run virtually or in-person
on Sunday, September 19, 2021. This
hybrid running event features the 50km Ultra, Scotiabank Calgary
Marathon, Centaur Subaru 21.1km, Jugo Juice 10km, GoodLife Fitness
5km Walk & Run and the Scotiabank Kids Marathon. Virtual
marathon participants were given the entire month of September to
complete their event. The race month will welcome 5,000
participants across all distances.
"We are a community that cares deeply about health, wellness and
longevity and our team has been working diligently for months to
safely bring this important city event back," says Kirsten Fleming, executive director of Run
Calgary. Adding "We have made many modifications to the event and
are confident we can deliver a safe outdoor community event for
participants to reach their physical and fundraising goals."
The Scotiabank Charity Challenge is a turnkey fundraising
program that provides a simple way for racers to support the local
charity of their choice. Participating charities keep 100 per cent
of the proceeds raised, as Scotiabank pays for all transactions and
credit card fees.
For a complete list of 2021 charities participating in the
Scotiabank Charity Challenge, please visit the Scotiabank Calgary
How can you get involved?
- Register for an event: Register for Scotiabank Calgary
Marathon on the event website until Saturday
September 18 at noon or in person at Package Pick Up at: The
Grandstand, Stampede Park (3 St S.E.)
- Fundraise: Once registered, sign up for the Scotiabank
Charity Challenge and raise funds for a participating official
- Share: Share your story behind why you support your
charity, using #RunScotia, #RunCalgary and
- Donate: Visit the Scotiabank Charity Challenge to select
an official charity and make a one-time donation.
Everything you need to know about Race Day and following the
race, can be found on the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon website.
Please note, there are parking restrictions in effect from
Saturday September 18 at 6 p.m. until Sunday
September 19 at 3 p.m. and
road closures beginning Sunday morning at 5:30 a.m. Please use this interactive map to plan
your route and consider leaving your car at home on Sunday September 19.
About Run Calgary
Run Calgary is Alberta's premier race organization and a
not-for-profit organization that raises $1
million annually for local charities. In addition to its
marquee event, the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Race Weekend, Run
Calgary plans and executes 10 other small to large events annually
and sees some 25,000 finishers. Through its school programs, free
events and charity races, Run Calgary gets people of all ages and
abilities moving and is dedicated to promoting healthy active
living that is accessible to all.
About the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon
A race for every
age and ability, Alberta's Best
Road Race in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017, 2018 includes
the 50K Ultra, Scotiabank
42.2K, Centaur Subaru 21.1K, the Jugo Juice 10K, the Goodlife Fitness 5K Family Walk & Run and the Scotiabank Kids
Marathon. The event brings in $7
million annually to the local economy and gives back through
the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, scholarship programming and the
Earn Burn and Learn School Contest.
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With a team of over 90,000 employees and assets of approximately
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