CALGARY | CANADA, April 26, 2022: Servus Credit Union has partnered with Run Calgary to become the new title sponsor of the Calgary Marathon In-Person and Virtual Race through June 2026. This partnership expands Servus’s commitment to create healthier communities and charitable giving in Alberta, which already includes The Servus Edmonton Marathon. Ian Burns, President and CEO of Servus Credit Union, said, “We are thrilled to be the title sponsor for the Servus Calgary Marathon. One of our goals is to make our communities healthier and Run Calgary is the perfect organization to partner with to accomplish it. Together we can support the Calgary community in becoming more physically, mentally, and financially fit.”
The Servus Calgary Marathon sponsorship includes the banner marathon distance and the longstanding charity challenge, which to date has raised more than $8 million for local charities. This year, individuals who participate in the Servus Charity Challenge can choose from more than 70 official charity partners and participate in any of the six in-person events on Sunday May 29th, or the virtual events which kick off May 29 and extend for one month. Some 2,000 charity runners are expected to raise $600,000 through the Servus Charity Challenge in 2022.
“We are proud to partner with Servus Credit Union, a purpose driven business dedicated to doing things differently and with longstanding roots in our backyard” said Kirsten Fleming, Executive Director of Run Calgary and the Calgary Marathon. “We share similar values, to provide physical and financial literacy in the hopes of raising the overall health of the communities where we work, live and play and this partnership will allow us to get creative and reach more people.”
Over the coming years, participants will benefit from investments in technology, additional charitable partners and new partnerships extended through Servus’s 380,000 member base. Additionally, Servus will be mobilizing its over 2,000 employees in Alberta to run, walk, volunteer and cheer as part of its ongoing commitment to employee engagement and a healthy workplace.
Registration for the 2022 Servus Calgary Marathon is open and the event will take place on Sunday, May 29th. To register and learn more about the Servus Calgary Marathon, visit www.calgarymarathon.com
About Servus Credit Union Ltd.
Servus Credit Union is ranked #1 in Canada on Forbes list of Worlds Best Banks in 2022. At Servus Credit Union we’ve been shaping the financial fitness of Albertans for over 80 years with a full line of secure financial services. We help members manage their money wherever they are through more than 100 branches in 59 communities; online, mobile and telephone banking; and 1900 no-fee ATMs across Canada. We re- invest our profits in our members and the communities we serve.
About Run Calgary
Run Calgary is a purpose driven not-for-profit organization that exists to get people moving. Its small but mighty staff of five are supported by over 2000 volunteers a year. Together we create safe and memorable race experiences that raise funds for local charities. Some 25,000 participants run walk and wheel in our virtual and in-person events each year, including the premier event, The Servus Calgary Marathon which is the longest running marathon in Canada.