Important message about the COVID-19 Coronavirus

In an effort to care for all of our personnel, families, and mission around the world, EMI has been taking a number of steps in response to the progress of COVID-19.

Location-specific Crisis Management Teams are now in place to monitor COVID developments, inform, and care for EMI personnel. All official EMI travel (including project travel) has been cancelled or postponed and no new travel plans are being prepared until further notice. EMI’s worldwide offices are in varying states of closure with personnel working remotely or from home as they are able.

We continue to actively monitor the situation and will respond to new information affecting our worldwide ministry and teams. We view the COVID-19 Coronavirus an opportunity to live out the gospel and our faith in Jesus through the ministry of EMI.

Join Team EMI as we run and walk to Design a World of Hope!

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon has been a long-time annual fundraiser for EMI Canada, and this year, we're branching out to a few other major Canadian cities! Scotiabank hosts a series of running events across Canada that incorporate a Charity Challenge element, wherein runners can raise money for their favorite charity while reaching personal fitness goals.

This year, due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, several series events have either been postponed or moved to a virtual format. Please click on the City tabs below for more details. 

We're excited by the possibilities of a virtual format, allowing participants to run their own race at their own pace in their own time and place. Of course, participants should abide by physical distancing regulations in their respective jurisdictions.

Every dollar raised for EMI in these events goes to the EMI Fund, which lays the groundwork for all that EMI does to equip and mobilize volunteers, interns, and staff as they serve ministries and transform lives around the globe. Visit EMI's Project Portfolio to see the impact your fundraising can have.
 

You can partner with EMI Canada by:

Running or Walking for Team EMI
Join Team EMI in the race distance of your choice - at your own pace and at a time and place that's convenient for you.  There's something for everyone at every fitness level!
Explore the City tabs below to find out more about an event in your area.

Sponsoring Team EMI
Click on the Sponsor Team EMI tab below for more details.

Ottawa, ON
Tamarack Ottawa Virtual Race
May 15 - September 7, 2020

Pick your time, pick your place, pick your pace! Sign up for the race distance of your choice and get ready to explore your city on foot (while respecting physical distancing regulations in your area), reach a fitness goal, and support EMI Canada.

For more information on the Tamarack Ottawa Virtual Race, click here.

To join Team EMI in the virtual run and raise funds for EMI Canada through the Charity Challege, please click here. Runners participating in the Charity Challenge can use this code for a 20% discount: 2020CHARITYRUNNER

For step-by-step registration instructions, click here.

Calgary, AB 
Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Virtual Race Festival
May 31 - September 27, 2020

Pick your time, pick your place, pick your pace! Sign up for the race distance of your choice and get ready to explore your city on foot (while respecting physical distancing regulations in your area), reach a fitness goal, and support EMI Canada.

For more information on the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Virtual Race Festival, click here.

To join Team EMI in the virtual run and raise funds for EMI Canada through the Charity Challenge, please click here.

*The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Virtual Race Festival is offering a free virtual run option for those who would like to run any distance, raise funds for their charity of their choice, but forego race 'swag', like a finisher's medal and event t-shirt. Use the link above to register for this option.

For step-by-step registration instructions, click here.

Vancouver, BC
Scotiabank Vancouver Virtual Half-Marathon, 5K, and 10K
June 29 - September 18, 2020

Pick your time, pick your place, pick your pace! Sign up for the race distance of your choice and get ready to explore your city on foot (while respecting physical distancing regulations in your area), reach a fitness goal, and support EMI Canada.

For more information on the Scotiabank Vancouver Virtual Half-Marathon & 5K & 10K, click here.

To join Team EMI in the virtual run and raise funds for EMI Canada through the Charity Challenge, please click here

For step-by-step registration instructions, click here.

Watch this space for more information coming soon!