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 Prize

Raise $250 by August 1st at midnight and you will automatically be entered in a draw for a chance to win a Toronto Zoo behind-the-scenes tour for 2!

General Prizes

Raise $100-$249 and you will automatically be entered in a draw for a chance to win a Toronto Zoo behind-the-scenes tour for 2!

Raise $250-$499 and you will automatically be entered in a draw for a chance to win a Toronto Zoo behind-the-scenes tour for 4!

Raise $500+ and you will automatically be entered in a draw for a chance to win a Toronto Zoo behind-the-scenes tour for 4 and a gorilla plush!

Top Individual Fundraiser – Toronto Zoo Family Membership

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

Please note — Top Individual and Top Team fundraising totals will be calculated on Friday, September 20 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 Fundraising 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!

Sponsor a Participant or Team

Donation Drop-off

Donation drop-off will take place at the race, from 7:30 a.m.–11:00 a.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

Email: development@torontozoo.ca

To Collect Offline Donations

Click here to download a PDF pledge form you can print out and use to collect donations. Forms and funds collected can be dropped off at the Membership Kiosk on race day from 7:30 a.m.–11:00 a.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 2018 and 2019 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)!

Toronto Zoo Fun Fact

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

Spectators

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

Parking
Spectators in a vehicle without a participant must pay for parking

Where are the best places to watch the runners?

The Bridge (inside the main entrance, towards the Indo-Malayan Woods)

  • 10K — you will see the runners just before the 6K mark and again at the 6.5K mark
  • 5K — you will see the runners right after the start

Cariboo Café

  • 10K — you will see the runners at the 5.5K mark and again just after the 7K mark
  • 5K — you will see the runners just after the 2K mark

African Restaurant (viewing available just north of the restaurant)

  • 10K — you will see the runners at the 7.5K mark and again at the 8K mark
  • 5K — you will see the runners at the 2.5K mark and again at the 3K mark