2024 Run Day Schedule

*schedule subject to change

6:45 – 7:40 a.m.

10K Bag check is open. Bag truck will leave at 7:40am sharp to get your bags to the finish!

8:00 a.m.

 Oasis ZooRun 10K start

9:00 a.m.

5K Bag check is open

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

Oasis CubRun start

10:45 a.m.

Oasis ZooRun 5K start

11:30 a.m.

5K Awards, Fundraising & Costume Contest on stage in African Savanna

10K Bag Check

Please bring your own bag to check.

Drop-off Location: beside the 10K start line in the Toronto Zoo’s main parking lot, section E. Check your bag at the Baggage Truck. 

Pick-up Location: 10K bags will be transported for pickup in the post-race area — outside the Finish chute, past the Food area on the far side of the Savanna Picnic Site. 

10K Bag Check Schedule

Bag Drop Off (Parking Lot 1E): 6:45 a.m. – 7:40 a.m. sharp

Bag Pickup (Post-race Area): Closes at 11:30 a.m.

5K Bag Check

Please bring your own bag to check.

Drop-off & Pickup Location: inside the Toronto Zoo Main Entrance, at the fenced area to the right of the carousel.  

5K Bag Check Schedule

Bag Drop-Off & Pickup at the same location: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Bag Check Rules

Participants will use their own bags for bag check. We ask that you do not bring anything larger than a small backpack.

There will be a tear-off bag tag on the bottom of every participant bib. Please tear-off and attach with a safety pin to the bag you wish to check before arriving at bag check.

We strongly recommend that you leave your valuables at home. The Oasis ZooRun is not responsible for lost or stolen property, including any and all property checked at the Bag Check.

Donate what you can to the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy at Bag Check. Signs with QR codes will be available so participants can scan and donate on their mobile devices.

Bag Check will close at 11:30 a.m. for the 10K, and 12:00 p.m. for the 5K. Any bags not claimed by this time will be available for pick up at the Toronto Zoo’s Guest Relations. If you have any questions about Bag Check please email info@canadarunningseries.com.

Directions & Parking

Getting There

The Toronto Zoo is located north of Hwy 401 on Meadowvale Road in Toronto. Click here for Map and Directions to the Toronto Zoo.

From the 401

Take the Meadowvale Rd exit, travel north and follow the signs for the Toronto Zoo.

From the North

Before 7:30 a.m. travel south on Meadowvale Rd. Southbound Meadowvale Rd will be closed at Plug Hat Rd from 7:30–9:30 a.m. for the 10K race. 5K participants should access the Toronto Zoo from Meadowvale Rd and Sheppard Rd.

Participant Drop Off

If you are dropping off a participant, please use the Passenger Drop Off Loop. The Passenger Drop Off Loop has its own entrance and is designed for temporary parking while you are dropping off or picking up participants from the Toronto Zoo. Please exercise caution while in the Passenger Drop Off Loop due to the number of pedestrians and vehicles in the area at the same time.

The Passenger Drop Off Loop will be available until 7:30 a.m. for the 10K event and after 9:30 a.m. for the 5K event


The TTC operates two bus routes to the Toronto Zoo, from four rapid transit stations. At the Zoo, all TTC buses serve a bus stop conveniently located close to the main entrance.

The 86A Toronto bus route operates to the Zoo from Kennedy Station every day during the summer. Buses run from about 6am to 8pm. After Labour Day, 86A Toronto buses operate to the Zoo from Monday to Friday only.

The 85 Sheppard East bus route operates to the Zoo from Don Mills Station and Rouge Hill GO Station on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. 85A “Via Toronto Zoo” and 85B “To Toronto Zoo” buses serve the Zoo directly, from about 7am to 8pm. Other 85 Sheppard East buses serve the Sheppard Avenue/Meadowvale Road intersection, where customers can transfer for 86A Toronto buses for the short trip to the Zoo.

Both TTC bus routes that serve the Zoo, as well as Don Mills Station, Kennedy Station and Rouge Hill Go Station, are accessible to customers who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices.

For more route information, visit ttc.ca

By GO Train

The Toronto Zoo is just minutes from the Rouge Hill Go Station. Board a TTC 85 Sheppard East bus to the Zoo right at the station. For more information, visit GO Transit’s webpage.


Registered race participants receive complimentary parking into the Toronto Zoo on race day. Upon leaving the Zoo, press the intercom button on the exit gate to let them know you were an Oasis ZooRun participant, or show your race bib to the parking attendant.

Southbound Lanes on Meadowvale will be closed to traffic from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. for the 10K race. The northbound lanes on Meadowvale will remain open during this time but expect serious delays.

10K participants must arrive before 7:00 a.m. to avoid missing the start of the race. In order to prepare for the 10K event, we will be closing the southbound lanes of Meadowvale Rd at 7:30 a.m.

If you get to Meadowvale after 7:30 a.m. you will miss the 10K race!

5K & Cub Run participants: The 10K race runs on Meadowvale Rd, therefore we must close the road for a short period of time. If you arrive before 8:30 a.m. you may have to wait in your vehicle until the 10K participants have passed. There will be 2,500 people in the 5K so please give yourself 45 – 60 minutes to park your car and get organized before the start of your race!

If you arrive at Meadowvale after 10:00 a.m. you will miss the 5K race!

Parking Timeline on Race Day:

We will be directing participants to Lot 2 first starting at 6:00am.
Once lot 2 is full, we will move to Lot 3.
Once lot 3 is full, we will move to Lot 1.  

Participants will not be able to select which parking lot they want to park in, with the exception of Accessible Parking.

If you require accessible parking, please tell the parking attendant and you will be directed into Lot 1.  

Bicycle Parking

Bicycle racks are located outside of the Toronto Zoo main entrance.

Road Closures

Temporary Traffic Disruptions 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Meadowvale Rd: Plug Hat Rd to Sheppard Ave

Local access available to the Toronto Zoo and Beare Rd Landfill via northbound Meadowvale Rd

Plug Hat Rd: Beare Rd to Meadowvale Rd

Old Finch Ave: Reesor Rd to Meadowvale Rd

Event Notice

View Event Notice Here

Event Alert System

The Oasis ZooRun will be using a colour-coded Event Alert System (EAS) at this year’s event to communicate the status of course conditions to event staff and participants leading up to and on race day.

The levels range from Low (GREEN) to Moderate (YELLOW) to High (RED) to Extreme (BLACK) based on a variety of factors, including weather and event conditions. All event staff and participants should familiarize themselves with the Event Alert System colour indicators prior to the race, remain alert for directions from race officials, announcers and staff and take precautions to prepare for varying weather and event conditions on race day.

Event staff and participants should stay tuned to the current Event Alert System status via email, announcements and the colour-coded flags at the Help Desk in the Pre-Race/Post-Race Area and at the Water & Aid Stations on course on race day.

Results & Photos

Here are the results for the 2023 Oasis ZooRun event!

10K Results

10K Results

5K Results

5K Results

For Open, Canadian, Masters, or Age Category awards information, please visit our website here.

Marathon Photos – Race Day Photos

Marathon Photos

Please note: Due to the sensitive nature of the participants, the Oasis CubRun is not captured by Marathon-Photos as per the request of the organizers.

Results Archive