There are 71 great reasons to run this year with 71 official charities participating in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, chaired by Vancouver Canuck forward Mason Raymond. The Scotiabank Charity Challenge hopes to raise $700,000 this year with 100 per cent of the proceeds raised going to the official participating charities.
More than 7,000 runners are expected to participate in the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K on Sunday, June 23, and will raise money for 71 community causes through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. Honorary Chair of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge Mason Raymond will be onsite to encourage last minute donations to the 71 participating charities and cheer runners into the finish line.
Now in its 15th year, the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon starts at UBC’s Thunderbird Arena and heads onto Marine Drive, along the shores of the Burrard Inlet to the finish line in Stanley Park on the lawn of the Stanley Park Fish House.
In its 15-year history, the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K has raised almost $3 million for local charities. This year, the Scotiabank Charity Challenge has expanded to include 71 community charities, up from 60 charities in 2012.
WHAT: Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5K. Scotiabank Charity Challenge
WHERE: Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon Race: starts on East Mall, west of UBC’s Thunderbird Arena. 5K Race: starts on Lagoon Drive, at Stanley Park Fish House
WHEN: Sunday, June 23, 2013. Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon – 7:30 a.m.
– Start line at UBC Thunderbird Arena 5K race – 9:30 a.m.
WHO: More than 7,000 runners and walkers lace up for the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5K Vancouver Canuck Forward, Mason Raymond – Honourary Chair of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge will be on site