Scotiabank Charity Challenge

Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K Charity Challenge

June 25th, 2017

2017 marks the sixth year the Tumour Foundation of BC will be involved with the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k. (previously as the BC Neurofibromatosis Foundation)

To date the event has raised over $60,000 for NF!

How does it work?

It’s simple and easy!

You train to run or walk the event of your choice and raise funds for the NF cause.  You can raise funds by asking your friends and friends to make a donation to support your achievement through a personal fundraising page or you can hold a fundraiser in support of the event. We can help you to get started on both!

The Half-Marathon, the original race to run from UBC to Stanley Park, features some of the most scenic vistas in North America. Running along Spanish Banks, Jericho and Kitsilano Beach, with the majestic North Shore Mountains providing the backdrop as the runners set new personal bests on the downhill, point to point course. The Half has seven aid stations featuring Water and Gatorade, plus seven bands on course to offer you some encouragement /distraction on your run.

The 5km event is great for all skill levels and ages,,The fastest runners will complete 5km in just 15 minutes, but the course remains open for an hour so everyone is able to finish and celebrate their victory.

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE:

  • Register for the run, and
  • Join the Tumour Foundation Team (coming soon) OR
  • Donate directly to the Team (coming soon)

For more information, contact: Run for NF

 

Tools for Runners:

Email Invite for Sponsorships

Download a draft letter (in Microsoft Word format) that you can personalize to send to your family and friends to support your fundraising goals.

Download Letter

 

Pledge Form

Some sponsors may want to give you cash or a cheque directly. Download the pledge form for the off-line donations you collect. Donations can be mailed to the Tumour Foundation or brought to the pre-race celebration, or on event day.

Download Form

 

Fundraising Ideas

There are lots of ideas on this list to help you reach your fundraising goals. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

Download PDF

 

Online Coaching to Get You Ready to Run

We’ve also found this great resource for you as you prepare to train for your 5K!

From Couch to 5KM Training Program and APP