The Toronto Zoo

zoo-logoThe Toronto Zoo opened its gates to animal lovers in 1974. Since then, the global extinction rate has soared from one species per year to 1,095 per year. Some of the species housed at the Zoo no longer exist in the wild. As a result, Toronto Zoo now has a host of programs designed to save species from extinction.

The Toronto Zoo is dedicated to the financial support of the Zoo’s efforts to conserve species diversity through conservation, education and research. With events like the Oasis ZooRun 10k, 5k Walk and Cub Run, the Toronto Zoo funds several conservation programs. Click here to learn more.

As the need for conservation grows, so does the need for support.

Fundraising Prizes – Support the Toronto Zoo!

Early Bird PrizeDeadline extended! Raise $200 by August 1st at midnight and you will automatically be entered in our draw to win a Toronto Zoo behind-the-scenes tour for 2!


The winner and one guest will be granted a fun-filled day at the Toronto Zoo with an extra special view! The tour package includes complimentary parking, complimentary admission, and a 1 hour escorted tour of the park grounds by limousine golf cart including a behind-the-scenes visit with a zookeeper and animal (animal area TBD).

Top Team – Toronto Zoo behind-the-scenes tour for 10!


The winning team (up to 10 people) will be granted a fun-filled day at the Toronto Zoo with an extra special view! The tour package includes complimentary parking, complimentary admission, and a 1 hour escorted walking tour of the park grounds including a behind-the-scenes visit with a zookeeper and animal (animal area TBD).

Top Fundraiser – 1-year Toronto Zoo Family Membership!


A Family Membership is for 2 named adults and up to 4 children living in the same household between the age of 3 – 15.

Member Benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission to the Zoo for duration of membership (Every day but December 25th).
  • Exclusive early Giant Panda viewing NEW (Seasonal).
  • Free Zoomobile rides (Seasonal).
  • FREE magazine subscription.
  • Program and Zoo Camp discount.
  • 10% discount on purchases in our Giftshops.
  • 10% discount on purchases in Restaurants NEW (excluding remote carts).
  • Invitations to special events and exhibit previews.
  • Personalized Toronto Zoo Membership card(s).
  • Admission discount to AZA accredited zoos and aquariums in North America (full list).
  • Admission to other Zoos and Aquariums in North America (full list).

Click here for additional details.

2nd Place – Toronto Zoo prize pack, including sweatshirt, t-shirt, reusable bag, and 2 free Toronto Zoo passes!

3rd Place– Free entry to any 2018 Canada Running Series event and 1 free Toronto Zoo pass!

Please note — fundraising totals will be calculated on Friday, September 22 at 5 p.m. based on online fundraising pages.

Prizes are subject to change, are not transferable, and can be won by a runner who pre-registers and attends the race, regardless of finish place or time.

Make a Top-Up Donation

You can donate directly to the Zoo during registration.

Make a General Donation

Click here to make a direct donation to the Toronto Zoo.

Personalize your Pledge Page

And send it around to family and friends!

Sign in to your account, select Menu, edit your page, then share it via email, Facebook, and Twitter. Click here for assistance in setting up your page.

Fundraise your way to amazing prizes, listed above!

Pledge a Participant or Team

Looking to sponsor an individual or team participating in the event?

Pledge Drop-off

Pledge drop-off will take place at the race, from 7:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at the Membership Kiosk.

Tax receipts will be issued for donation amounts $20 and over.

If you have any questions, please call Development at the Toronto Zoo, 416-392-9105.

To Make an Offline Donation

Click here to download a donation form. Print, complete, and bring to the event or send with your payment to:

Toronto Zoo
361A Old Finch Avenue
Scarborough, Ontario
M1B 5K7


Collect Offline Pledges

Click here to download a PDF pledge form you can print out and use to collect pledges. Forms and funds collected can be dropped off at the Membership Kiosk on race day from 7:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

CRS Merchandise for Sale

  • Located in the Party Site near the Finish
  • Leftover tech shirts from previous races will be sold for $5 each or 3 for $10 (cash only) in support of the Canada Running Series Foundation

The Canada Running Series Foundation’s (CRSF’s) mission is to give back to the communities we run through, and to promote healthy lifestyles through running — especially in the young! Our key project in 2017 and 2018 will be to develop a “ Canada Running Schools program to coach elementary school children to incorporate a running and nutrition program into their daily lives. Please consider supporting us by purchasing CRS Merchandise or stopping by our tent to make a donation towards this program (even a loonie, toonie or cinquos will help)!

Shoe Donations for CES Canada

CES Canada provides secondary school education for youth orphaned and affected by HIV/AIDS living in Kenya.

Drop off your new or slightly used running shoes in the CES Canada Shoe Donation bins at the following locations:

  • Thursday and Friday, September 21–22: Help Desk at Packet Pick-up (Delta Hotel)
  • Saturday, September 23:  Help Desk at either 10K or 5K Packet Pick-up

CES Canada will clean and send the donated shoes to runners in Kenya who cannot afford a decent pair of training footwear.

Toronto Zoo Fun Fact

Cheetahs don’t need to drink water. They get the moisture they need from the bodies of their prey.