15K Virtual Cheetah Challenge


Test your stamina with the new 15K Cheetah Challenge! Run or walk both the 10K and 5K distances to earn your pair of limited edition, cheetah-inspired endür ankle socks.

There are many ways to complete the 15K distance throughout the month of September, including:

  • Complete the 5K and 10K separately
  • Complete 15K all at once
  • Complete 1K every other day
  • Complete 15K – your way!

Virtual Period: September 1 – 30, 2021

Entry Cost: $55 (plus tax and processing fees)

Race Kit Includes: 

  • Finisher medal
  • Participant shirt
  • Limited edition, cheetah-inspired endür ankle socks
  • Event-branded neck gaiter
  • Animal themed stickers
  • Complimentary admission to the Toronto Zoo
  • Samples from Larabar and Nuun
  • Downloadable ZooRun race bib
  • Access to The Running Physio’s online training program

Race Kit Pickup

Race kit pickup will be available at the following locations:

Toronto Zoo
2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto, ON M1B 5K7
Dates: August 28 & 29

Canada Running Series Warehouse
73 Galaxy Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 5T4
Dates: August 28 – 30


Shipping is available to purchase during registration for $10.

Race kits will be shipped on a weekly basis during the race period. You will receive an email notification when your kit has been shipped.

Note: Please ensure your shipping address is correct and includes apt/unit numbers. An additional $10 will be charged to re-ship any packages that are returned.

Stay Connected

Use our official event hashtag #ZooRunTO to connect with our virtual race community. Join our Facebook Event Page and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @runcrs.


8-Week 10K Training Plan courtesy of The Running Physio
8-Week 5K Training Plan courtesy of The Running Physio

Are you looking for a personal plan designed specifically for you? The Running Physio provides one-on-one customized coaching plans for new or experienced runners looking for expert guidance and support. Working with one of our coaches provides you with an online week-by-week plan, shoewear recommendations, and the expertise of a physiotherapist to help you reach your goals. Click the link here to learn more.

Inputting Your Results

Coming soon.


Finisher Medal

This year’s medal features Emma, a cheetah who was born at the Zoo in 2006. Emma was easy-going, smart and loved to run!

Souvenir Shirt

Details coming soon!

endür Ankle Socks

Limited edition, cheetah-inspired endür ankle socks, available in two sizes. These socks are moisture wicking and offer 360 degree arch support as well as a reinforced heel and toe.

Neck Gaiter

Participants will receive a reusable, washable neck gaiter, made with 2-way jersey knit stretch fabric. This item can also be worn as a bandana, headband, beanie, scarf, or hairband!

Animal Themed Stickers

Stickers to keep you motivated or brighten your day! Design coming soon.

Complimentary Admission to the Toronto Zoo

Enjoy a complimentary visit to the Toronto Zoo. More information will be provided on how to redeem your pass.