Third Mississauga Marathon Scotiabank Charity Challenge – January 2015

January 28, 2015

Third Annual Mississauga Marathon Scotiabank Charity Challenge is Now Live!

Mississauga, ON –The 2015 Mississauga Marathon Scotiabank Charity Challenge is now up and running. Fundraisers and donors are now able to sign up to support one of our 18 charity partners.

This fundraising program allows participants to personalize their own fundraising page with a fundraising goal, pictures and videos, send emails to friends and family asking for their support, build a fundraising team and enter offline donations. Participants can also share their personalized fundraising page on social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. As part of the program, Scotiabank will provide a donation for the top charity in each of the following categories:


– $2000 to the charity with the highest fundraising total
– $2000 to the charity with the largest Fundraising team (minimum of $20.00 raised per member)
– $2000 to the charity with the highest average fundraising per runner average (minimum 10 members)

 

Over the past two years, more than 850 participants have fundraised while taking part in one of the seven events within the Mississauga Marathon on behalf of one of our charity partners. In 2014, this program was a great success once again with the support of participants, families, friends and spectators, the total raised was over $148,000 for 22 local and national charities. Team World Vision led the way with over 100 fundraisers.

“Team World Vision is thrilled to defend our title as the largest charity team at the Mississauga Marathon” says Team World Vision Coordinator, Leo Tang. “Young and old, 2K to Full Marathoners, our runners had an incredible experience last year.  I highly recommend the Mississauga Marathon to any charity looking to partner with an event that is super well-organized and that runs through the beautiful streets of Mississauga.”

“We are very excited to be partnered with Scotiabank for a third year” says Scotiabank Charity Challenge Coordinator, Brody Coles. “Their support has helped us raise over $280,000 for our charity partners over the past two years and we look forward to more growth in the years to come”.

Participating charities to date include: Aim for Seva, CameronHelps, Canadian Cancer Society, Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada, Community Living Mississauga, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada – Mississauga Chapter, Heart House Hospice, India Rainbow Community Services of Peel, Interim Place, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario, Seva Food Bank, Sickle Cell Association of Ontario, The Mississauga Food Bank, The Canadian Red Cross Society, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, Team World Vision and Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House Cancer Support Foundation.

For more information about these charities, to make a donation or to begin fundraising through the Mississauga Marathon Scotiabank Charity Challenge, please visit: www.mississaugamarathon.com/charity-partners. Interested charities can still sign up to join the 2015 Mississauga Marathon Scotiabank Charity Challenge by contacting the Mississauga Marathon at 905-949-2931 or by email at: info@mississaugamarathon.com.

 

About the Mississauga Marathon
The 12th annual Mississauga Marathon will take place on Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 and offers “A Run For Everyone” including: Full Marathon, Sal Guzzo, LL.B Relay Challenge, Recharge with Milk Half Marathon, Valeant Pharmaceuticals 10K, 10K Student Relay, “The Hazel” 5K and SUBWAY® Restaurants 2K Fun Run/Walk. A Runner’s Expo is also part of Race Weekend, a mandatory stop for all participants to pick up their race kits and will take place on Friday, May 1st and Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 at the Port Credit Memorial Arena in downtown Port Credit.

Prices increase on Wednesday, January 28th so register today and start fundraising online: www.mississaugamarathon.com.

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CONTACT :
Brody Coles
Event Coordinator
905-949-1910 ext. 227
bcoles@landmarksport.com