Charity Challenge

The 21K de Montréal 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 2021, participants raised close to $500,000, much needed funds in support of our 44 official charity partners. Help us surpass that total in 2022 by signing up for the 21K de Montréal Charity Challenge today!

The 2022 Charity Challenge at the 21K de Montréal

Every dollar you raise will help the charity of your choice come closer to winning one of 13 cash prizes! The 21K de Montréal will award prizing to Official Charities that are the highest performers in the following categories:

1. Official Charity with the largest total dollars fundraised

Eligibility: Cumulative total of all online and offline donations to fundraising runners, fundraising teams, and your charity directly.

  • First place: $4,000
  • Second place: $2,250
  • Third place: $1,250

2. Official Charity with the largest number of fundraising runners

Eligibility: Charities must have a minimum of 15 fundraising runners registered. Fundraising runners can be registered in any combination of running events. For this prize category, only donations made directly to an individual who raises a minimum of $100 (online or offline) will be included in this calculation.

  • 1st place – $4,000
  • 2nd place – $2,250
  • 3rd place – $1,250

3. Official Charity with the largest average dollars raised per fundraising runner

Eligibility: Your charity must have a minimum of 15 fundraising runners registered. The average dollars raised will be calculated based on individual fundraising runner totals only. For this prize category, only donations made directly to an individual who raises a minimum of $100 (online or offline) will be included in the calculation. Donations made to fundraising teams or your charity will not be included in the calculation.

  • 1st place – $4,000
  • 2nd place – $2,250
  • 3rd place – $1,250

4. Rookie of the Year – New Charity with the largest total dollars raised – $750

Eligibility: This is your charity’s first year of participation. Cumulative total of all online and offline donations to fundraising runners, fundraising teams, and your charity directly.

5. Most Improved – Official Charity with the largest total dollars raised – $500

Eligibility: Your charity had participated last year. Year over year improvement calculated as a percentage of your charity’s cumulative total of all online and offline donations (to fundraising runners, fundraising teams, and your charity directly). Minimum $1,000 total raised last year.

6. Most Improved – Official Charity with the largest number of fundraising runners – $500

Eligibility: Your charity had participated last year. Charities must have had a minimum of 10 fundraising runners registered last year and 15 fundraising runners this year. Fundraising runners can be registered in any combination of running events. For this prize category, only donations made directly to an individual who raises a minimum of $100 (online or offline) will be included in this calculation. Year-over-year improvement calculated as a percentage of eligible fundraising runners.

7. Most Improved – Official Charity with largest average dollars raised per fundraising runner – $500

Eligibility: Your charity had participated last year. Charities must have had a minimum of 10 fundraising runners registered last year and 15 fundraising runners this year. The average dollars raised will be calculated based on individual fundraising runner totals only. For this prize category, only donations made directly to an individual who raises a minimum of $100 (online or offline) will be included in this calculation. Donations made to fundraising teams or your charity will not be included in the calculation. Year over year improvement calculated as a percentage of eligible fundraising runners.

*Additional Rules apply for prize calculations.

Questions? Contact deficaritatif@canadarunningseries.com