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Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Charity Challenge

At Aspen, Ending Poverty is our Finish Line.

Join Team Aspen

On Sunday, May 26th, Team Aspen will be participating in the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon. We invite to join us as a runner, walker, cheerleader or donor as we raise funds to improve the lives of individuals and families currently experiencing poverty in our city.

We know what you're thinking..."MARATHON?!? Isn't that like 40 kilometers? I'm not a runner!"

Don't let the title scare you away. The Calgary Marathon race series offers something for everyone. Maybe you're a little crazy and the idea of running of 42.2 km is right up your alley - great! We hope you'll join our team. But if that doesn't sound fun to you at all, here are a few different ways you can participate:

  • Walk or Run 5 KM
  • Walk or Run 10 KM
  • Run the Half Marathon (21.1 KM)
  • Run the Full Marathon (42.2 KM)
  • Run the 50K Ultra
  • Donate to support a participant
  • Show up and cheer us on

Our goals for 2019

Team Aspen has set two goals for the 2019 Calgary Marathon:

  1. Recruit 30 people to participate as a runner or walker AND each raise $50 or more.
  2. Raise $5,000 in donations for Aspen's Flexible Wellness Fund

Are you ready to get involved?

Follow the steps below to sign up. If you need help, please reach out to Ashlee at ahamblin@aspenfamily.org. We can't wait to have you join our team!

  1. Go to www.calgarymarathon.com and click on REGISTER in the top right.
  2. Scroll down and click on REGISTER HERE.
  3. Find the race you want to sign up and click on the corresponding REGISTER button.
  4. Create an account or sign in if you already have an account with Race Roster.
  5. Complete the registration form (NOTE: you can only register one person at a time for the Charity Challenge if you want each person to have an individual fundraising page).
  6. Read the waiver and click on 'I AGREE' to continue.
  7. When prompted if you want to participate in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, select YES.
  8. Using the drop-down, select Aspen Family & Community Network as the charity you would like to support.
  9. If you have been provided a charity pin code by Aspen, enter it here. This step is not necessary to complete registration. Skip this step if you do not have a code.
  10. Create your fundraising page by setting up your ARTEZ username and password (please make note of this so you can log into your fundraising page). Click continue to payment.
  11. On the confirmation page, look towards the bottom right of the page for a yellow button that says Aspen Family & Community Network. This will take you to your fundraising page where you will prompted to sign in.
  12. Watch your inbox for an email which will also provide you with a link to your fundraising page. You can start sharing this with your friends and family who wish to donate!

What are we fundraising for?

Money raised through the Calgary Marathon will support Aspen's Youth & Family Flexible Wellness Fund. This fund is available to cover costs for things that aren't always affordable for families living in poverty, but are undeniably meaningful to the people that Aspen works with. Donations to this fund might help reconnect someone to an old hobby, get them started in a new activity, or allow them to have lunch with a trusted friend.

With a focus on poverty reduction and building a sense of belonging, Aspen provides 18 unique yet complimentary programs, each designed to unlock potential and transform lives. These programs help families at risk of homelessness stay in their homes, ensure children and youth have a safe place to live, whether that be in one of our group homes or a foster care home, and help youth and adults become active members in their community.