Support the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy

Your Toronto Zoo is a leader in conservation and species survival, actively engaged in the fight against extinction. Our vision is a world where wildlife and wild spaces thrive, and your participation in the 2024 Oasis ZooRun will bring us one step closer to our vision becoming a reality. This year’s run is an exciting opportunity to celebrate the recent birth of a male white rhino calf born at your Toronto Zoo and the vital work your Zoo is doing to secure the sustainability of rhino populations under human care. 

White rhinos are classified as Near Threatened on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. With fewer than 16,000 left in the wild, it is important to support initiatives that protect them and raise awareness. Your Toronto Zoo is currently home to four white rhinos, is an active participant in the White Rhino Species Survival Plan (SSP)® and supports field conservation efforts for the species. 

The Oasis ZooRun has raised over $700,000 in the past to support wildlife conservation work being done by your Toronto Zoo. This includes preserving endangered species, breeding, and reintroducing endangered animals into the wild and creating opportunities to reconnect people with nature. This year’s goal is to raise $75,000, which will continue to support these efforts. Additionally, 50% of funds raised will support the International Rhino Foundation through the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy’s Wilding Endangered Species Fund, furthering your Toronto Zoo’s conservation efforts worldwide. 

The Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy is a dedicated partner with the Toronto Zoo in the fight against extinction, established in 2019 to secure increased financial resources and support for the wildlife conservation work being done by the Toronto Zoo. Extinction is forever, and the Zoo’s work in fighting extinction through research, public engagement, education, breeding, and reintroduction programs is vital to wildlife, to us, and to our world. You can donate directly to the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy during registration or share your fundraising page with friends and family to collect pledges.   

Fundraising Prizes

Early Bird Prize  

White Rhino Adoption Package  

Raise $250 by July 31st at midnight and you will automatically be entered into a draw for a chance to win a white rhinoceros adoption package! 

This special package includes a personalized certificate of adoption featuring a photo of a Toronto Zoo white rhinoceros, an adorable white rhinoceros plush toy, a white rhinoceros info booklet + fold out poster, and a gold embossed certificate holder! 

Top Individual Fundraiser 

A Day at the Toronto Zoo + Behind the Scenes tour with the White Rhinos 

Join us for a day of fun at your Toronto Zoo! This prize includes complimentary admission for you and three guests, complimentary parking for one vehicle, PLUS the unique opportunity for Behind-the-Scenes tour with the white rhinos at the Toronto Zoo!* 

*Behind-the-Scenes experience is subject to change without notice based on animal availability. This prize must be redeemed between October 1, 2024 and May 1st, 2025.  

A complimentary entry to any 2025 Canada Running Series event 

Top Fundraising Team  

A virtual and interactive tour of your Toronto Zoo for up to 50 participants.  

Get ready to experience your Toronto Zoo like never before! This one-of-a-kind, 40-minute tour will take you and your friends, family, or coworkers (up to 50 participants) through one region of your Toronto Zoo. This interactive experience will give you a chance to see and learn about several of the animals in our care and will include a Q&A session. 

*Please note: This prize must be redeemed by March 31st, 2025. The date and time of the virtual tour are subject to availability. 

Random Draw Prize  

One-of-a-Kind White Rhinoceros Bum Artwork  

Raise $300+ and be entered to win a one-of-a-kind painting created by white rhinoceros calf, Kifaru. 

Please note — the Top Fundraisers will be determined on Friday, September 13th at 5 p.m. based on online fundraising pages only.     

Prizes are subject to change, are not transferable, and can be won by any participant, regardless of finish place, time, or completion of event.   

Make a Top-Up Donation

You can donate directly to the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy during registration.

Make a General Donation

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

Personalize your Fundraising Page

And send it around to family and friends!

  • To customize your page, select to Donate to participant, search for your name, and click on Donate.
  • Sign In to Race Roster if not yet logged in (top right).
  • Click Edit fundraising page below the profile image on the right-hand side.
  • Specify your fundraising goal, write a personal message, and upload a photo.
  • Be sure to scroll down and click Save updated fundraising information.

Sponsor a Participant or Team

Spectators & Cheering!

Coming soon!