Support the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy

As a leader in conservation and species survival, your Toronto Zoo is actively engaged in the fight against extinction. Our vision is a world where wildlife and wild spaces thrive, and your participation in this year’s Oasis ZooRun will bring us one step closer to our vision becoming a reality. With the run taking place on International Red Panda Day, participation in this year’s run is also a significant opportunity to celebrate red pandas and the vital work your Toronto Zoo is doing to save this endangered species.

Your Toronto Zoo is currently home to two red pandas, Suva and Paprika, and is an active participant in the Red Panda Species Survival Plan (SSP)®. The SSP Program oversees population management within Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited member institutions. Your Toronto Zoo also continues to support field conservation efforts for the species.

Over the years, the ZooRun has raised over $650,000 to support the crucial wildlife conservation work being done by your Toronto Zoo in preserving endangered species, breeding, and reintroducing endangered animals into the wild, and creating opportunities to reconnect people with nature. With a goal of $75,000, funds raised from this year’s event will continue to support your Zoo’s conservation breeding and reintroduction programs. In addition, a portion of the funds will also support the Zoo’s red panda habitat expansion project.

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, and 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 go one step further and share your fundraising page with friends and family to collect pledges.


Fundraising Prizes

Early Bird Prize 

Raise $250 by July 23rd at midnight and you will automatically be entered in a draw for a chance to win a red panda adoption package! 

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

General Prizes 

Top Individual Fundraisera day of fun at your Toronto Zoo, a $250 gift card to BlackToe Running, and a complimentary entry into any 2024 Canada Running Series event! 

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, a lunch voucher redeemable at the Zoo’s restaurant locations and more!

*Please note: This prize must be redeemed by May 1st, 2024. 

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 May 1st, 2024. The date and time of the virtual tour are subject to availability. 

Raise $300+and you will automatically be entered in a draw for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind, canvas painting created by Toronto Zoo red panda Suva. 

Please note — the Top Individual Fundraiser, Top Fundraising Team, and Draw Prize winners will be determined on Friday, September 15 at 5 p.m. ET based on online fundraising pages only.

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

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!

Please come and join the official cheer site at the base of the boardwalk.  This cheer site is in the final kilometer of the race for the 5K & 10K, where we’ll have music and good vibes throughout the race to cheer on all participants.