Scotiabank Charity Challenge 2018

They Did It!

They ran, walked and pushed strollers through the Scotiabank half marathon and 5km charity challenge on June 24th.

We are so proud and deeply grateful of our team’s hard work training and FUN-raising on behalf of the children and families affected with NF. $15 319 was raised for our research program. YEAH TEAM!! We invite you to join the team in 2019. We are stronger together.

Join the Team for 2018!

June 24th, 2018

Run or walk the half marathon or stroll the 5km course.
It’s your choice.

Slow or fast, together we will make a difference and kick NF to the finish line.

2018 marks the seventh year the Tumour Foundation of BC will be involved with the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k.

"My family and I have enjoyed participating in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge for several years and having a blast with a group of friends coming together to support the Tumour Foundation of BC. We always meet someone new in the fun atmosphere of the event and we've found the fundraising to be really easy because it's all on-line.”


The event was a fun experience from the time I signed up until the time I crossed the finish line.  It was awesome knowing that I was running to try to help people suffering from NF across British Columbia, and the Tumor Foundation gave me the support to help me meet my fundraising goals.  My favorite part of the Charity Challenge was the Spaghetti dinner the night before the race, which gave me the chance to meet  a lot of the people.  I have done the run two times and have had a lot of fun both times. I plan on running in again in 2018!


To date the event has raised over $75,000 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.


  • 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 these great resources for you as you prepare to train for your 5K!

From Couch to 5KM Training Program and APP

Simple training programs for the half marathon and 5km provided by the Canada Running Series

Scotiabank Charity Challenge 2017

Join the Team for 2018!

June 24th, 2018