The TCS Charity Challenge unites the spirit of runners with a unique fundraising program to support local charities in our community. Choose a cause that’s close to your heart and create your own personalized fundraising page to share with family and friends.

We all run for different reasons. Our charity partners represent a diverse selection of causes and we encourage you to run for what moves you!

In 2022, participants raised over $2.5 million, much needed funds in support of our 150 official charity partners. (Note: 2022 fundraising will close on Nov 14, 2022!) In fact, since the TCS Charity Challenge began in 2003, you’ve helped raise close to $51 million – Your hard work and commitment to fundraising made a significant impact in our communities.

Register for a 5K, Half Marathon, Marathon or the Whole Shebang (in-person or virtual) at this years’ TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon. During the process of registration, you’ll be given the option to sign up for the TCS Charity Challenge to fundraise for a participating community charity.

Official Charities

Click below for a list of participating Charity Partners in the 2022 TCS Charity Challenge. (Note: 2022 currently still open for donations until Nov 14. 2023 program will launch early Dec 2022.)

List of Official Charities

Join the TCS Charity Challenge

Click here to access the Charity Challenge FAQ section.


  1.       Select the charity you would like to fundraise for:

Click here for the list of official charity partners of the TCS Charity Challenge.

Would you like to raise money for a charity that is not listed? Application to become a 2023 official charity partner will launch early December 2022. The charity must  apply before July 31, 2023. Please ask them to review the Become an Official Charity section.

  1.       Contact the charity. It’s beneficial:

We recommend you contact the charity prior to signing up – they may have some additional information to share with you, including fundraising tips, and potential fundraising incentives!

  1.       Sign-up for the TCS Charity Challenge:

Click Register and complete the form. Please ensure you Join or Create a TCS Charity Challenge fundraising team! By following each step, you will enroll in both the race and fundraising program.

  1.       Registration confirmation:

Once registered, you will receive a registration confirmation email:

  •        An email for your race entry – Transaction Receipt – with confirmation number
  1.       Start fundraising!

Customize your personalized fundraising page. Add some photos and share your story to appeal to your friends, family and colleagues. 

Be sure to share updates about your fundraising on social media using #TCScharitychallenge #chooseTOrun and #TOWaterfront42K 

Become an Official Charity

Charities must be a registered Canadian charity in good standing with the CRA.  Interested charities must apply by July 31, 2023.

A summary of the benefits of participating in the TCS Charity Challenge:

  • Participation in a large-scale community event without running any financial risk, allowing donations to take precedence over logistics.
  • Charities can easily automate their fundraising.

Do you represent a charity and would like more information on becoming an official charity in the TCS Charity Challenge? Please contact our team to request a 2023 TCS Charity Challenge information package for more details. Please contact

Contact Us

If you have a question or comments about the TCS Charity Challenge, contact us by email at We will be happy to answer you as soon as possible.