Important Information

Included with your registration

Along with your participation in this unique event in Quebec, you will receive:

  • The official ZOOGRANBY5K-RBC medal
  • Free access to Zoo de Granby for the entire day
  • A snack after the race
  • Timekeeping service (5K route only)

Retrieving your race bib and t-shirt

  • On the eve of the event, at the Horace-Boivin Pavillon from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • If you retrieve your race bib on the day of the race, please present yourself at least an hour before the first start of the race planned at 8:30 a.m.
  • Forgot to purchases your t-shirt when you registered? You can buy it when you pick up your bib on Saturday or Sunday (September 14 and 15) for $10 (limited sizes and quantities).

Free the animal inside you

Would you like to come to the zoo wearing an animal costume? Well, it’s possible! Get dressed up as your favourite animal or in any fun animal costume and blend in with our environment!

Schedule

Present yourself at least an hour before the start of the race.
Strollers and walkers must start at the end of the wave (mandatory).

5k race:

  • First departure is at 8:30 a.m.!
  • Departures are organized in 7 corrals of 250 participants. When you register, you will have to choose your corral according to your speed:
    • at 8:30 am - Leopard - less than 30 minutes
      at 8:35 am – Zebra - 30 to 35 minutes
      at 8:40 am - Giraffe - 30 to 35 minutes
      at 8:45 am – Rhino - 35 to 40 minutes
      at 8:50 am – Ostrich – 35 to 40 minutes
      at 8:55 am – Alligator - more than 40 minutes
      at 9:00 am – Camel - more than 40 minutes

1K race:

  • There will be 2 departures.
  • The first departure is set for 10:00 a.m.!

Race routes followed

  • The 5K route runs through every corner of the zoo including service alleys and other such areas not normally accessible to the public.
  • The 1K route will lead to the Dinozoo World Park.

Food and water

It is your responsibility to hydrate yourself properly before the race, especially if the forecast calls for warm weather. Volunteers will be offering water at 2.5 km from the starting line. As you arrive at the finish line, a snack and water will also be given to you.

Strollers

Strollers are welcome and must start out at the end of each corral, no matter the speed you registered in your registration forms.

Parking

You will be able to use the zoo parking areas located at 1050 Boulevard David-Bouchard N, Granby, QC, J2H 0Y6.

Zoo entrance (included with your registration)

  • The zoo will open with its regular scheduled activities at 11:00 a.m.
  • After finishing your race, on presentation of your bib at the gate, you will get access to the site.
  • People who are not registered in the race will be able to purchase an entrance ticket at the regular fall rates at the zoo ticket office starting at 10:30 a.m.

Entertainment and games during the event

We have organized a special area just for kids! This zone will, of course, be accessible for our non-registered visitors as well.

  • Inflatable games, mascots, etc.

On-site registrations

You can register for the 5K and 1K races on the same day at the registration table for $50.

Again, thank you so much for your participation. We’re excited to welcome you on Sunday September 15, starting at 7:00 a.m.!

Hoping to see you then,

The Organizing Committee

Testimonials

What a great time. Would definitely go again. The zoo care takers are amazing at what they do and so friendly. I would recommend if you have never gone it's a bucket list. Oh and don't forget to go and pet the sting rays.

Jamie Krichtoff

We had an excellent time! We have not been in over 10 years and are so glad we went! The park is clean. The food was well priced for a theme park. We loved the Dinozoo! We have terrible French speaking abilities but appreciated your courteous and friendly staff, we felt welcome!

Bonnie Diane

I had an amazing time here with my family! My kids absolutely loved it. Amazing experience :)

Mario Sevo

A good place for family outing with zoo, water park and rides all at one place. All the attractions are conveniently placed very close to each other. Food court is good too and you can also bring in your lunch.

Anand Bharadwaj Aryasomayajula

Our family absolutely enjoyed our day! There was so much to do! Park was very clean and staff was very friendly and helpful with any questions!!! We plan on going next year and making it a weekend trip so that we can enjoy the whole park!

Crystal Wilson

It's the 3rd year in a row that my family and I visit this Zoo. Even though it was during the busiest day they had this year, we were able to visit everything and fully enjoy the experience. Don't forget to bring your bathing suit cause they have an amazing wave pool!

Éric Trudel

We love going to the zoo. (…) Most of the animals were out and the grandkids were thrilled. I'd never been to the Dinozoo before and I thought it was pretty cool especially with the movement and sounds. The design is great in that it's seperated and all goes back to the center.

Stephen Eyton-Jones

Amazing place to take the family! Lots of animals to see, amazing water park and fun rides. Great packages available with hotels close by for out of town visitors. Highly recommend!

Paul Winch

Our whole family attended yesterday. It was absolutely spectacular. We had a fantastic time! Thanks for the memories!

Samantha Hope

First time visiting here on our annual summer week in Québec. We went for the 2 day family pass, and had an amazing time. The 2 days allowed us to take our time around the park, and gave plenty of time as well for cooling off at the Amazoo. We'll definitely come back!

JR Bélanger

Amazing place. Perfect for the whole family. They constantly improve their environments and animals collection.

Boris Kosov