TCS Charity Challenge celebrates 20 years of running for a cause in Toronto; $50 million raised to date
TORONTO, ON (May 23, 2023) – The annual TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Charity Challenge. Today marks the official launch of the 2023 season, and participants across Toronto and around the globe can sign up to run for a cause or donate to over 150 Charity Partners to help the TCS Charity Challenge hit its fundraising goal of $3 million.
The TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon is a premier running event offering participants a unique race experience along Toronto’s beautiful waterfront and parts of the Trans Canada Trail. Runners and walkers alike can choose to partake in the marathon, half marathon, or 5K events. The race takes place in-person on October 15, 2023, with virtual options available throughout October and many ways to celebrate locally.
“We are thrilled to be launching our 20th Charity Challenge,” said Charlotte Brookes, National Event Director at CRS. “Since its inception in 2003, together we’ve raised over $50 Million for incredible organizations making a difference right in our communities. It’s wonderful to see so many people come together to support them. We invite all Torontonians, Ontarians and Canadians to choose to run, or choose to give, for the cause that moves them this October.”
“TCS is so proud to host the Charity Challenge,” added Haley Price, Head of Sports Sponsorships, TCS North America. “Knowing that the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon Charity Challenge fundraising efforts have such a huge impact on local organizations is equally humbling and inspiring; Toronto’s running community is truly world-class!”
Last year the marathon raised over $20,000 for its sustainability Charity Partners alone, who are returning this year as the 2023 feature charities: Trans Canada Trail and Trees for Life.
This announcement comes on the heels of the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon’s recent Evergreen Certification by the Council for Responsible Sport. This award recognizes the Marathon’s commitment to environmental stewardship and showcases the efforts of the Marathon to make the event the most sustainable in Canada.
Registration and fundraising for the TCS Charity Challenge officially opens today. Here’s how to get involved:
- Register online for one of the Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K events.
- Fundraise by signing up for the TCS Charity Challenge and selecting the charity you’d like to raise funds for.
- Donate by visiting the TCS Charity Challenge website and select the Official Charity you’d like to donate to.
- Support the TCS Charity Challenge, our Charity Partners and participants by following along on social media and using the hashtags #chooseTOrun, #chooseTOgive and #TCSCharityChallenge, and come out on October 15 to cheer on your friends and family along the race route and at the finish line!
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 national marathon championship race and has doubled as the Olympic trials. 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 www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com.
About Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for over 50 years. TCS offers a consulting-led, cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of business, technology and engineering services and solutions. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile™ delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development.
A part of the Tata group, India’s largest multinational business group, TCS has over 614,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 55 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $27.9 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023, and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. TCS’ proactive stance on climate change and award-winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index.
For more information, visit www.tcs.com
Emma Hunt, Sutherland Corporation