The Zeno Strides for Sustainability Marathon Fundraiser

If you had the opportunity to make a positive impact in someone’s life, would you? At Zeno Renewables, we are more than a solar solutions company – we are are a social force for good. The Zeno Strides for Sustainability Marathon Fundraiser is one of many causes we do to support local communities.

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Zeno Edmonton Marathon 2023 18 Copy min min (1)
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This year, we’re raising $20,000 for KidSport!

This year, the Zeno Strides for Sustainability Marathon is committed to raising $20,000 to make organized sports accessible to children via KidSport. Zeno employees have pledged to run a series of distances from 5km to full marathons in the city of Calgary (May 26th) and Edmonton (August 18th). Support the causes by donating to KidSport today!

Ways to be involved


Every dollar counts!

Help us reach our $20,000 goal! Zeno will match dollar for dollar (up to $10,000) for the total money raised by our community.



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Help us build the next generation of leaders through sports by sharing this page or tagging Zeno in your socials.

Zeno Edmonton Marathon 2023 20 min (1)


Sign up to run with Zeno!

This year, Zeno will sponsor the race registration fee for runners wanting to help fundraise under the Zeno Strides for Sustainability Banner! Sign up below to secure your spot as spaces are limited!

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Zeno Edmonton Marathon 2023 17 min (1)

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Help us raise money by racing with us and get a chance to get your race registration sponsored. Spots are limited – secure your spot today!

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Strides for Sustainability

The Zeno Strides for Sustainability is a marathon fundraiser started by co-CEOs Gursh Bal and Kai Fahrion that aims to raise money for a community initiative every year. The marathon fundraiser was inspired by Bal and Fahrion’s dedication in constantly challenging themselves to be better individuals while improving the lives around them. This commitment is exemplified in their decision to quit their day jobs to start Zeno Renewables after winning SAIT’s Train the Trades Business Plan competition in 2016.

During the time of founding Zeno Renewables, Bal was involved in a motorcycle accident. To rehabilitate the injury, the pair committed to running a marathon together. Training for the marathon not only helped Bal regain his physical strength, but it also mentally helped him position his body to repair itself faster. Since then, Bal and Fahrion have committed to run 50 marathons while simultaneously using this goal as a medium to support local community causes that Zeno Renewables operates in.

Since its inception, the Zeno Strides for Sustainability Marathon Fundraiser has raised over $61,000 for social justice efforts. This includes raising over $34,000 dollars for student scholarships for SAIT and NAIT.

Donate directly to KidSport here! Zeno will match total donations collected dollar per dollar (up to $10,000).

Express your interest to run under the Zeno Strides for Sustainability Marathon fundraiser by submitting your information on this page’s form.

What’s included:

  • A one time registration fee  per person for the 2024 Calgary Marathon (May 26th)  and Edmonton Marathon (August 18th) for one of the following distances: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon
  • Zeno running t-shirt

What’s required of me?

  • Raise $150 CAD under the Zeno Strides for Sustainability banner upon registration
  • Show your support for KidSport by wearing the Zeno running t-shirt on race day

What’s not included:

  • Transportation to and from the race
  • Accommodations for the race
  • Any other means related to the event such as but is not limited to training equipment, physiotherapy, etc.