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.
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.
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.
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
Canada Running Series / Circuit du Canada