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Move Your Paws for the Polar Bear Cause 5K & 1K 2019
Canada Running Series


JOIN THE CAUSE AND MOVE YOUR PAWS TO HELP ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST VULNERABLE SPECIES - POLAR BEARS!

Open to all runners, walkers and fitness folk of all ages and abilities. Bundle up and bring the whole family for a day of outdoor fun, fitness and fundraising!

Canada Running Series donates 50% of entry fees to support Polar Bear Conservation at the Toronto Zoo. Help us reach our goal of raising $25,000 this year by making a donation and inviting your friends, family, and colleagues to pledge you. 

Fundraise your way to amazing prizes! Scroll down to learn more.

*Please note: 

Registration includes complimentary parking and admission for the day, non-transferable.


Sportstats will be timing the 5K and 1K this year! There is a time limit of 1 hour and 30 minutes. 

All spectators are required to pay full price on admission that day. Click here for general admission fees.


5k Course Map                                 

1k Course Map

Registration fees

5K - Adult - Non Zoo Member Closed

  1. $35.00
    Dec 6 - Feb 21

5K - Adult - Zoo Member Closed

  1. $20.00
    Dec 6 - Feb 21

5K - Child - Non Zoo Member Closed

(Ages 2-12)

  1. $25.00
    Dec 6 - Feb 21

5K - Child - Zoo Member Closed

(Ages 2-12)

  1. $15.00
    Dec 6 - Feb 21

1K - Adult - Non Zoo Member Closed

  1. $35.00
    Dec 6 - Feb 21

1K - Adult - Zoo Member Closed

  1. $20.00
    Dec 6 - Feb 21

1K - Child - Non Zoo Member Closed

(Ages 2-12)

  1. $25.00
    Dec 6 - Feb 21

1K - Child - Zoo Member Closed

(Ages 2-12)

  1. $15.00
    Dec 6 - Feb 21

Finisher Medal

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Fundraise Your Way To Amazing Prizes!

All proceeds from the event will support the Zoo's conservation, education and research activities with polar bears. The goal is to increase the population of this nationally threatened species as well as inspire people to live in ways that promote the well-being of the natural world.

You can donate to the Toronto Zoo directly during registration, or go one step further and share your fundraising page with friends and family to collect pledges in support of the Zoo. You can also collect Offline Pledges and hand them into the Zoo on race day. 

Fundraise your way to amazing prizes!

Early Bird Prize  Raise $150 by February 1 at midnight and you will automatically be entered in a draw for a chance to win a rare and exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Toronto Zoo!

The Winner and one guest will be granted a fun-filled day at the Zoo with an extra special view! The tour package includes complimentary parking, complimentary admission, a 1hr escorted tour of the park grounds by limousine golf cart, including a behind-the-scenes visit with a zookeeper and animal (animal area TBD)

Top Fundraiser  Private Polar Bear Training Experience and 2019 Oasis Zoo Run Entry!

The Top Fundraiser will win a once-in-a-lifetime Private Polar Bear Training Encounter! The Winner and one guest will be granted the opportunity to train with a Polar Bear keeper. The package includes admission for 2 people, parking, and escort via golf cart to the Polar Bear Exhibit!

2nd Place  Toronto Zoo sweatshirt and 2019 Oasis Zoo Run Entry!

3rd Place  Toronto Zoo t-shirt and 2019 Oasis Zoo Run Entry!

Please note - fundraising totals will be calculated on Friday, February 22 at 5pm EST based on online fundraising pages. 

Top Fundraisers

1

Parker Venus

$2,551.00

Raised

$2,500.00

Goal
2

Debbie MacVoy

$1,600.92

Raised

$250.00

Goal
3

Diane Vlachiotis

$475.32

Raised

$250.00

Goal
4

Maureen McLaren

$412.16

Raised

$250.00

Goal
5

Susan Peterson

$396.61

Raised

$250.00

Goal

Event Schedule

  • February 23 8:15 AM EST - 5K Run/Walk Packet Pickup Opens

  • February 23 8:45 AM EST - 1K Run/Walk Packet Pickup Opens

  • February 23 9:00 AM EST - 5K Run/Walk Start

  • February 23 9:30 AM EST - 1K Run/Walk Start

Contact Information

Event Location

Toronto Zoo, Old Finch Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada

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