An estimated $970,000 raised for charity at the 2018 Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5k

Kangogo started out with an easy pace and took an early lead over a pack of eight runners at the eight kilometre mark. He extended his lead at Jericho beach and never looked back, clocking in at 1:07:24.

An estimated $970,000 raised for charity at the 2018 Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5k

Thanks to the commitment of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge participants and the generosity and support of the people of Vancouver, we've seen our fundraising efforts make a meaningful impact in the community, year after year,

 

VANCOUVER, 2018:  More than 6,700 people took part in the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5k, raising an estimated $970,000 for 70 local charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. This brings the grand total since 2007 to over $8 million.

"Thanks to the commitment of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge participants and the generosity and support of the people of Vancouver, we've seen our fundraising efforts make a meaningful impact in the community, year after year," said Larry Clements, District Vice President of Vancouver and Richmond District at Scotiabank. "Scotiabank's goal has always been to help create a better life for people in the communities we serve. That's why we're so excited to celebrate the 12th annual Scotiabank Charity Challenge during the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5k."

Lethbridge Alberta's Kip Kangogo cruised to his seventh victory at the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon, while Vancouver's Dayna Pidhoresky had an impressive win over pre-race favourite Sasha Gollish.

Kangogo started out with an easy pace and took an early lead over a pack of eight runners at the eight kilometre mark. He extended his lead at Jericho beach and never looked back, clocking in at 1:07:24. He was able to hold on to the win by beating Vancouverite, Anthony Tomsich, who came in second with a time of 1:08:04. Calgary's Benard Onsare, who is coming off a lengthy injury, was third with a time of 1:09:37. Dayna Pidhoresky, who took the women's title with a time of 1:13:06, was able to hold off current series leader, Sasha Gollish with a time of 1:15:05. Cold Lake Alberta's Emily Setlack was third with a time of 1:16:46.

Scotiabank believes in helping young people reach their infinite potential, and many organizations who take part in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge have a direct impact on our local youth. Young people are our future leaders and Scotiabank aims to help provide them with the skills and resources they need to succeed. This year's top fundraising charity is Cassie & Friends, with 170 participants raising $215,000 to support juvenile arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge is a turnkey fundraising program that provides a simple way for runners in these races to support local causes that make a significant impact on Canadian communities. Participating charities keep 100 per cent of the proceeds raised, as Scotiabank pays for all related transaction and credit card fees. Scotiabank offers the Scotiabank Charity Challenge at six sponsored marathon events across Canada including Montréal, Halifax, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto. 

2018 Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5k Results

Half-Marathon Results 

Half-Marathon Male

1.

Kip Kangogo

1:07:24

2.

Anthony Tomsich

1:08:04

3.

Benard Onsare

1:09:37

 

Half-Marathon Female

1.

Dayna Pidhoresky

1:13:06

2.

Sasha Gollish

1:15:05

3.

Emily Setlack

1:16:46

 

5k Results

5k Male

1.

Mark Klassen

16:36

2.

Thomas Ditchfield

16:57

3.

Ricardo Escalante Carrillo

17:14

 

5k Female

1.

Stephanie McGregor

19:19

2.

Megan McPhee

20:13

3.

Megan Watt

21:58

 

To see a list of charities involved in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, please visit the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5k website.