2019 Run Day Schedule

 

6:45–7:45am 10k Packet Pickup and Baggage Check are OPEN. Baggage Truck will leave at 7:40am sharp to get your bags to the finish!
6:45–11:00am Cub Run Packet Pickup is OPEN — No Cub Run baggage check
8:00am Oasis ZooRun 10k Start
8:00–9:45am 5k Packet Pickup and Baggage Check are OPEN
9:00am Oasis ZooRun Cub Run Start
10:00am Oasis ZooRun 5k Start
11:35am Oasis ZooRun Cub Run Start

Admission Information for Race Morning

Registered race participants receive complimentary entrance into the zoo on race day. Please have your bib ready to provide as proof of participation when entering the main gate.

Spectators can enter the zoo for half price on race day from 7:30–11:30 a.m. Click here for Zoo admission rates.

Packet Pickup

Delta Toronto East Hotel

2035 Kennedy Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1T 3G2

*Packet Pickup will be in the Atrium right beside the Indoor Pool

Hours of Operation

Thursday, September 19th from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, September 20th from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Important: Bib number and corral colour will be provided to you in our last-minute information e-mail on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. EST.

Please bring a printout of your last-minute information e-mail with your bib number OR original registration email confirmation and/or a piece of photo ID to packet pickup.

A friend or family member can pick up your packet provided they:

  • know your bib number and have a letter or e-mail giving them permission to pick-up your race kit OR
  • have your confirmation email

Directions & Parking

Getting There

PLEASE GIVE YOURSELF LOTS OF TRAVEL TIME — We strongly suggest that you plan to arrive before 7:00 am. There will be over 5000 participants arriving at the Zoo via Meadowvale on race morning.

The Toronto Zoo is located north of Hwy 401 on Meadowvale Road in Toronto. Click here for Map and Directions to the Zoo.

From the 401

Take the Meadowvale Rd exit, travel north and follow the signs for the Toronto Zoo.

From the North

BEFORE 7:30am travel south on Meadowvale Rd — southbound Meadowvale Rd will be closed at Plug Hat Rd from 7:30–9:30am for the 10k race. 5k participants should access the Zoo from Meadowvale Rd & Sheppard Rd.

Participant Drop Off

If you are dropping off a participant, please use the  “Passenger Drop Off Loop.” The Passenger Drop Off Loop has its own entrance and is designed for temporary parking while you are dropping off or picking up participants from Zoo. Please exercise caution while in the Passenger Drop Off Loop due to the number of pedestrians and vehicles in the area at the same time.

The Passenger Drop Off Loop will be available until 7:30 am for the 10km event and after 9:00 am for the 5km event

By TTC

ttc-main-logoThe 85 Sheppard East bus route operates to the Zoo from Don Mills Station and Rouge Hill GO Station on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. 85A “Via Toronto Zoo” and 85B “To Toronto Zoo” buses serve the Zoo directly, from about 7am to 8pm. Other 85 Sheppard East buses serve the Sheppard Avenue/Meadowvale Road intersection, where customers can transfer to 86A Scarborough buses for the short trip into the Zoo.

The TTC bus routes that serve the Zoo, as well as Don Mills Station, Kennedy Station, and Rouge Hill GO Station, are accessible to customers who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices.

For more route information, visit the TTC at www.ttc.ca or contact them at 416-393-4636.

By GO Train

The Toronto Zoo is just minutes from the Rouge Hill GO Station. Board a TTC 85 Sheppard East bus to the Zoo right at the station. For GO Train information, please visit www.gotransit.com.

Road Closures

Temporary Traffic Disruptions 7:30am-9:30am

Meadowvale Rd: Plug Hat Rd to Sheppard Ave

Local access available to the Toronto Zoo and Beare Rd Landfill via northbound Meadowvale Rd

Plug Hat Rd: Beare Rd to Meadowvale Rd

Old Finch Ave: Reesor Rd to Meadowvale Rd

Parking

Registered race participants receive complimentary parking into the zoo on race day. Participants leaving the zoo between 10:00 am – 12:30 p.m. can simply show their bib to security upon exiting the parking lot to exit free of charge.

Participants leaving BEFORE 10:00 am or AFTER 12:30 p.m. must pick up a parking pass at Guest Services (near the front entrance) before exiting. Please have your bib ready to provide as proof of participation.

Spectators in a vehicle without a participant must pay for parking — $12.00 per vehicle and can be paid at Guest Services or at admission Kiosk when entering the zoo.

10k Participant Parking

10k participants MUST arrive before 7:00 a.m.  to avoid missing the start of the race. In order to prepare for the 10k event, we will be closing the southbound lanes of Meadowvale Rd at 7:30 a.m.

10k parking instructions:

Lot 1 — open until it is full or 7:15 a.m.

Lot 3 or 4 — you will be directed to park in lots 3 & 4 after lot 1 fills up or if you arrive after 7:15 a.m.

Lots 3 & 4 are approximately 550m from the 10k start line so it will take you more than 5 minutes to walk to the start line from there.

IMPORTANT:

If you get to Meadowvale after 7:30 a.m. you will miss the 10k race!

SOUTHBOUND Lanes on Meadowvale will be closed to traffic from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. for the 10k race. The northbound lanes on Meadowvale will remain open during this time but expect serious DELAYS!

For information on road closures and how to get to the parking lots at the zoo see section above.

5k Participant Parking

5k participants — PLEASE do not arrive at the Zoo on race morning until  9:00 a.m. (unless arriving with a 10k participant). The 10k race runs on Meadowvale Rd, therefore we must close the road for a short period of time. If you arrive before 9:00 a.m. you may have to wait in your vehicle until the 10k participants have passed.

5k parking instructions:

Lot 1: 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. or until it is full
Lot 3 or 4: Once Lot 1 is full

Lots 3 & 4 are approximately 750m from the Zoo Entrance. It will take you approximately 10 minutes to walk to the Entrance.

IMPORTANT:

If you arrive at Meadowvale after 9:45 a.m. you will miss the 5k race!

SOUTHBOUND Lanes on Meadowvale will be closed to traffic from 7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. for the 10k race. The northbound lanes on Meadowvale will remain open during this time but expect serious DELAYS!

There will be 2,500 people in the 5k so please give yourself 45 – 60 minutes to park your car and get organized before the start of your race!

For information on road closures and how to get to the parking lots at the zoo see section above.

Bicycle Parking

Bicycle racks are located outside of the Zoo main entrance.

Baggage Check

10k Baggage Check

Located beside the 10k start line, which is located in the Zoo’s main parking lot in section E.

  • You will check your bag at the Baggage Truck, which will then be transported to the post-race area.
  • Bags will be picked up at the post-race area — outside of the finish chute, past the food area on the far side.

10K Baggage Check Schedule

Baggage Drop-off: 6:45 a.m. – 7:40 a.m. sharp

Baggage Pick-up:  8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

5K Baggage Check

Located inside the Zoo Main Entrance, just past the Greenhouse Gift Shop. You will pick-up your bag at the same location you checked it.

5K Baggage Check Schedule

Baggage Drop-off: 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Baggage Pick-up: 10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Baggage Check Rules

  • website-updates-november-4th-2016You must use your clear drawstring kit bag (image at right) for your Baggage! Absolutely no other bags will be accepted. The kit bag will be included in your race kit and is sized appropriately so that all bags checked on race day will fit in the baggage check areas, ensuring efficiency at both check-in and pick-up.
  •  You will receive a baggage sticker at Packet Pick-up. You will write your bib number on this sticker. You must attach this sticker to your bag in the box marked “PLEASE AFFIX BAGGAGE STICKER HERE.”
  • We strongly recommend that you leave your valuables at home. The Canada Running Series is not responsible for lost or stolen property, including any and all property checked at the Baggage Check.

Donate what you can to the Toronto Zoo at Baggage Check. 100% of the donations will go to the Toronto Zoo.

Baggage Check will close at 11:30 a.m. for the 10k, and 12:00 p.m. for the 5k. ANY bags not claimed by this time will be available for pick up at the Zoo’s Guest Services. If you have any questions about Baggage Check please contact Canada Running Series.

Post-Race Party Site

Featuring Oasis Juice and Liberté!

Race shirts from past Canada Running Series events will also be available to purchase.  Get yours at the CRS tent for $5 each or 3 for $10 (cash only).

Results & Photos

 Photos

Marathon-Photos.com are the official race photographers of the Oasis ZooRun 10k, 5k & Cub Run.

Thanks to Oasis, all participant photos will be free to download from Marathon-Photos this year!

Looking for your own personal photo gallery? Visit this link to download your photos plus your official Finisher Certificate.

Marathon-Photos offers an exciting range of print and digital photo options — including race time photos and photo certificates.

For the best photos, please have your bib number clearly visible — and remember to smile!