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Once a year, a crowd gathers in Austin to raise money for the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund. While it might be interesting to release wild gorillas into downtown Austin, this group opts to don a gorilla costume and hold a 5k instead.

Going ape-wild at the Austin Gorilla Run
Jan 23 2012
The Austin Gorilla Run benefiting the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund was a 5k with a twist.
2012 Austin Gorilla Run, - Photos -
Jan 21 2012
Hundreds of participants dressed up in gorilla suits ready to run in the 2012 Austin Gorilla Run held in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, January 21, 2012. The 5k 
Hide your bananas! Gorillas to take over downtown Austin and break 
CultureMap Austin
I’m just one of hundreds of people excited about running in the second annual Austin Gorilla Run. Yes, it’s silly, but thats the point. 
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Though somewhat pricey, the $100 admission for the second annual Austin Gorilla Run will go directly to The Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund, 
January 21st, 2012: 2nd Annual Austin Gorilla Run
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Jan 18, 2012
Unji Udeshi is co-founder and director of Austin Gorilla Run. “This year we hope to break the Guinness World Record for most people in gorilla costumes.
Gorilla Run bringing traffic delays this weekend
by JORDAN ARMSTRONG / AUSTIN – Expect a few traffic delays this weekend in the downtown area as the Gorilla Run takes place. The run will be held 


Austin Gorilla Run
January 12th, 2012
“Monkeying through the streets of Austin for the second straight year, the 5K race benefiting the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund sees participants don simian” 

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Planet of the Apes: Austin Style
January 9th, 2012
“On January 21, 2012 downtown Austin will be a zoo, literally! People from all over the city will be dressed up in their finest Gorilla suits to participate in the 2nd Annual Austin Gorilla Run. ”

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Race Director Unji Udeshi on Austin Cable TV… “Austinites are gearing up to take part in the Gorilla Run. The 5K will take place on the downtown streets of Austin with a few hundred runners walkers skate …”…/active-now—austin-gorilla-r…

Great apes to take to Austin streets for Gorilla Run | Fit City
“Austin, Texas guide to the local recreation scene, including cycling, running and swimming offerings, as well as listings for area parks, golf courses and more.”…/great_apes_to_take_to_austin_s.html

Austin Woman

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“This year, get in shape a la a gorilla and give our furry friends a fresh start. Austin’s second annual Gorilla Run—a 5K in which participants dress up in gorilla suits—is letting loose on Jan. 21 in downtown Austin.”

Austin Chronicle

The Austin Gorilla Run - Community Calendar
“Sat., Jan. 22, 9am (2011). $45 for children, $50 for returning runners (who own the previous year’s gorilla suit), $99.95 for first-timers. …”


Austin Gorilla Run 5k, Austin | Events | Yelp
Sat, Jan 21, 2012 - Downtown Austin, Austin, TX
When you run in the Austin Gorilla Run you will:1) Run a fun 5K with your friends2) You benefit mountain gorillas3) You get to keep your gorilla suit!4) Eat a

Austin Fit Magazine

Events – The Second Annual Austin Gorilla Run
“750 gorilla suits in closets across Austin are awaiting re-emergence for The Second Annual Austin Gorilla Run! Come join us. January 21st for a FUN run …”

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