Thank you for the most incredible Gorilla Run Austin has ever experienced!
This year’s gorilla run was an amazing experience. Over 1000 people dressed in gorilla suits came together for a day of exercise, fun, and fundraising for the highly endangered Mountain Gorillas. From the crazy costumes, the big families, the people flying in from thousands of miles away, the brilliant music, and bibulous after party, and so much more, this event was more than a success. This year, there was even a wedding proposal at the finish line!!!
We had 1023 people in the official Guinness World Record count, just 39 gorillas short of the world record set by the Denver Gorilla Run in 2009. That’s OK. Every single one of the organizers is confident that we will break the record the next time we try. This event will keep going and keep growing; it’s becoming an Austin tradition!
We want to thank all of you who participated. We want to thank everyone who dressed up, because it makes the whole day twice as fun! We want to thank our bands Achachay! and SPEAK for playing awesome music. We want to thank those of you who dragged out reluctant friends and family and converted them to Gorilla Run supporters. We want to thank everyone who came to our gorilla gatherings and helped us promote, ever since the race ended in 2011. We especially want to thank everyone who raised money for the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund.
Finally, we want to thank our sponsors, for making this all affordable. Thirsty Planet Brewery, Fado, RunTex, Bob FM 103.5, Austin Zoo, Bash Photo Booth, Build A Sign, C2Magazine, CastleHill Yoga, CompuZone, CultuerMap, Dane’s Body Shop, Ellis & Salazar, Grabber Warmers, GoLocal, Gorilla Glue, Hideous Liquors, HoneyMilk, Kung Fu Saloon, Mighty Fine Burgers, MOTOACTIV, NuRiche, P. Terry’s, Pub Crawler of Austin, Red Star, REI, Roger Beasley Volvo, Select Physical Therapy, Silverback Store, United Body Works, Whole Earth Provision, Windsor Communities, Yelp, and Zocalo.
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