In celebration of a Calgary tradition, Mayor Naheed Nenshi proclaims May 23 to 29 Calgary’s ‘Marathon Week.’ The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is embarking on it’s 52nd anniversary and is the longest running marathon in Canada.
Last year, a record $1.3 million was raised by runners and walkers in 2015 to help over 90 local charities. This year many runners will be raising funds for one of the 85 charities associated with the 2016 Scotiabank Charity Challenge in Calgary, including the three local featured charities of Accessible Housing, BC & Alberta Guide Dogs, and Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families. A last minute charity challenge entry is the Canadian Red Cross helping raise funds for the Alberta Fires Appeal.
“At Scotiabank, we applaud the Calgary Marathon for joining Canadians across the country in supporting the Canadian Red Cross and doing all we can to help with the relief efforts underway in Fort McMurray,” said Laurie Stang, Senior Vice President, Prairie Region at Scotiabank. “Fundraising participants in this Scotiabank Calgary Marathon share our commitment to giving back to communities and we want to thank everyone for their fundraising efforts this year.”
This year participants will take to the streets on Sunday, May 29 for races including a 50K ultra, Marathon, 21.1K, 10K, 5K Family Walk and Run, and a Kids Marathon.