5K Virtual Race


Short and sweet, this distance is for everyone. Following The Running Physio’s 8-week online training plan, you’ll be ready to welcome fall with a 5K run through your favourite local park.

Virtual Period: September 1 – 30, 2021

Entry Cost: $45 (plus tax and processing fees)

Race Kit Includes: 

  • Finisher medal
  • Participant shirt
  • 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 (Passenger Drop-Off Loop on Zoo Rd. near Main Entrance). Follow the signs for Passenger Drop-Off.

Pickup Dates & Times:

  • Saturday – August 28th 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday – August 29th 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Canada Running Series Warehouse
73 Galaxy Blvd, Unit 4/5, Etobicoke, ON M9W 5T4

Pickup Dates & Times:

  • Saturday – August 28th 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday – August 29th 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Monday – August 30th 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


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 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

You can input your results from September 1 to 30 by following these steps:


  1. Go to the Race Roster Results Platform 
  2. From the results page, click the Submit a Virtual Result button
  3. In order to submit a virtual result, you will have to confirm your registration. To do so, enter your last name and confirmation number OR sign in to your Race Roster account.
  4. Once your registration is confirmed, you will be prompted to enter your results and the results of anyone else that was included in your registration. You can come back at any time within the Virtual Race period to post additional results.
  5. After your results are submitted, you can click on your name to view your results details and custom branded Finisher Certificate.


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

Look fierce in this year’s ZooRun participant shirt, designed by artist and puzzle creator Soon Cho.

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.