2020 Run Day Schedule – TBC

6:45–7:45am 10K Packet Pickup and Baggage Check are OPEN.
Baggage Truck will leave at 7:40am sharp to get your bags to the finish!
6:45–9:15am Cub Run Packet Pickup is OPEN — No Cub Run baggage check
8:00am Oasis ZooRun 10K Start
8:00–10:00am 5K Packet Pickup and Baggage Check are OPEN
9:30am Oasis ZooRun Cub Run Start
10:15am Oasis ZooRun 5K Start
11:00am Oasis ZooRun 5K Awards Ceremony & Kids Costume Contest

Admission Information for Race Morning

Registered race participants receive complimentary entrance into the Toronto Zoo on race day. Please have your bib ready to provide as proof of participation when entering the main gate.

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

Packet Pickup

Location and Details for 2020 TBC

Hours of Operation


Important: Bib number and corral colour will be provided to you in our last-minute information e-mail on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EST.

Please bring a printout of your last-minute information e-mail with your bib number OR original registration email confirmation and/or a piece of photo ID to packet pickup.

A friend or family member can pick up your packet provided they:

  • know your bib number and have a letter or e-mail giving them permission to pick-up your race kit OR
  • have your confirmation email

Directions & Parking

Getting There

PLEASE GIVE YOURSELF LOTS OF TRAVEL TIME — We strongly suggest that you plan to arrive before 7:00 am. There will be over 5000 participants arriving at the Toronto Zoo via Meadowvale on race morning.

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 7:30am travel south on Meadowvale Rd — southbound Meadowvale Rd will be closed at Plug Hat Rd from 7:30–9:30am for the 10K race. 5K participants should access the Toronto Zoo from Meadowvale Rd & 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 am for the 10K event and after 9:00 am for the 5K event


ttc-main-logoThe 85 Sheppard East bus route operates to the Toronto 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 Toronto Zoo directly, from about 7am to 8pm. Other 85 Sheppard East buses serve the Sheppard Avenue/Meadowvale Road intersection, where customers can transfer to 86A Scarborough buses for the short trip into the Zoo.

The TTC bus routes that serve the Toronto 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 the TTC at www.ttc.ca or contact them at 416-393-4636.

By GO Train

The Toronto Zoo is just minutes from the Rouge Hill GO Station. Board a TTC 85 Sheppard East bus to the Toronto Zoo right at the station. For GO Train information, please visit www.gotransit.com.

Road Closures

Temporary Traffic Disruptions 7:30am-9:30am

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


Registered race participants receive complimentary parking into the Toronto Zoo on race day. 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 9:45 a.m. you will miss the 5K race!

Parking Timeline on Race Day:

Lot 1 — open until it is full

Lot 3 or 4* — you will be directed to park in lots 3 & 4 after lot 1 fills up.

*Lots 3 & 4 are approximately 700m from the 10K start line so it will take you more than 5 minutes to walk to the start line from there.

Participants leaving the Zoo between 10:00 am – 12:30 p.m. can simply show their bib to security upon exiting the parking lot to exit free of charge.

Participants leaving BEFORE 10:00 am or AFTER 12:30 p.m. must pick up a parking pass at Guest Services (near the front entrance) before exiting. Please have your bib ready to provide as proof of participation.

Participants who park in lots 3 & 4 do not need to get a parking pass to exit the lot. 

Spectators in a vehicle without a participant must pay for parking — $12.00 per vehicle and can be paid at Guest Services or at admission Kiosk when entering the Toronto Zoo.

For information on road closures and how to get to the parking lots at the Toronto Zoo see the ‘Getting There’ section above.


Information Coming Soon!

Bicycle Parking 

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

Baggage Check

10K Baggage Check

Located beside the 10K start line, which is located in the Toronto Zoo’s main parking lot in section E.

  • You will check your bag at the Baggage Truck, which will then be transported to the post-race area.
  • Bags will be picked up at the post-race area — outside of the finish chute, past the food area on the far side.

10K Baggage Check Schedule

Baggage Drop-off: 6:45 a.m. – 7:40 a.m. sharp

Baggage Pick-up:  8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

5K Baggage Check

Located inside the Toronto Zoo Main Entrance, in front of the carousel. You will pick-up your bag at the same location.

5K Baggage Check Schedule

Baggage Check will be open from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Baggage Check Rules

  • website-updates-november-4th-2016You must use your clear drawstring bag (image at right) for your Baggage! Absolutely no other bags will be accepted. The bag will be included in your race kit and is sized appropriately so that all bags checked on race day will fit in the baggage check areas, ensuring efficiency at both check-in and pick-up.
  • Baggage sticker’s will be available at Packet Pick-up and at Baggage Check on race day. You will write your bib number on this sticker. You must attach this sticker to your bag in the box marked “PLEASE AFFIX BAGGAGE STICKER HERE.”
  • We strongly recommend that you leave your valuables at home. The Canada Running Series is not responsible for lost or stolen property, including any and all property checked at the Baggage Check.

Donate what you can to the Toronto Zoo at Baggage Check. 100% of the donations will go to the Toronto Zoo.

Baggage 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 Services. If you have any questions about Baggage Check please contact Canada Running Series.

Post-Race Party Site

Featuring Oasis Juice, and more to be confirmed!

Race shirts from past Canada Running Series events will also be available to purchase.  Get yours at the CRS tent for $5 each or 3 for $10 (cash only).

Results & Photos

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10K Award Winners
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Marathon-Photos.com are the official race photographers of the Oasis ZooRun 10K, 5K & Cub Run.

Thanks to Oasis, all participant photos will be free to download from Marathon-Photos this year!

Looking for your own personal photo gallery? Visit this link to download your photos plus your official Finisher Certificate.

Marathon-Photos offers an exciting range of print and digital photo options — including race time photos and photo certificates.

For the best photos, please have your bib number clearly visible — and remember to smile!