TCS Charity Challenge officially launches to raise funds for over 100 official Charity Partners this fall

TORONTO, ON (June 6, 2022) — Runners, walkers, and supporters alike will be brought together on October 16, 2022 for the return of the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon (TTWM), with a marathon, half marathon, and 5K events in Toronto. As of today, participants can choose to run for a cause and raise funds for one of over 100 official Charity Partners that are making an impact in our communities.

The TCS Charity Challenge unites the spirit of runners with a unique fundraising program that supports local charities. With an exciting new title sponsor for the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon this year comes new feature charities including Trees for Life and Trans Canada Trail, in light of TCS’s commitment to technology and sustainability. A full list of official Charity Partners is available on the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon website.

“We are thrilled to be launching the Charity Challenge once again this year,” said Charlotte Brookes, Canada Running Series National Event Director. “We all run for different reasons. Race day, and the months leading up to it, are that much more exciting when you’re running for what moves you. We look forward to giving back through the sport of running each year and we can’t wait to see how much our incredible community will raise this year.”

The TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon is a staple running event for Toronto, and Canada, attracting 25,000 participants annually from across the world and bringing hundreds of millions of dollars into the city. Since the inception of the Charity Challenge in 2003, the Toronto Waterfront Marathon has helped raise over $48 million for a diverse range of charities, bringing together participants and spectators from across the Greater Toronto Area, and the world, to celebrate incredible milestones and athletic achievements.

Registration and fundraising for the TCS Charity Challenge officially opens today.

How to get involved:

  1. Register online for one of the marathon, half marathon, or 5K events.
  2. Fundraise by signing up for the TCS Charity Challenge and selecting the charity you would like to raise funds for.
  3. Donate by visiting the TCS Charity Challenge website and selecting the official charity you would like to donate to.
  4. Support the TCS Charity Challenge, our Charity Partners, and participants by following along on social media and using the hashtags #chooseTOrun and #TCSCharityChallenge, and coming out on October 16 to cheer on your friends and family!


About the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon

The TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon is Canada’s premier running event and the grand finale of the Canada Running Series (CRS). Since 2017, the race has served as the Athletics Canada   Canadian Marathon Championship and has doubled as the Olympic trials. During the 2021 event, participants raised over $3.08 million for 151 community charities. Using innovation and organization as guiding principles, Canada Running Series stages great experiences for runners of all levels, from Canadian Olympians to recreational and charity runners. With a mission of “building community through the sport of running,” CRS is committed to making sport part of sustainable communities and the city-building process.

To learn more about the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon, visit

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