Events

The epic Austin Gorilla Run is on January 30th, 2016 starting at 9am. Race day includes various fun filled events such as a costume contest prior to the race and an after party with music.  In addition to the race day extravaganza there are many other fun events to promote the race, raise money for the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund, and make merry with other gorilla supporters!

Packet Pickups:

When will I get my costume?
(1) Come Claim Your Fur (Gorilla or Banana Suit & Race Packet) at any of the following pickup locations:

  • Wednesday, January 27th from 5-7pm at Haymaker – 2310 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722
  • Thursday, January 28th from 5-7pm at Moontower Saloon – 10212 Manchaca Rd. Austin, TX 78748
  • Friday, January 29th from 11am-1pm at Texas Running Company, Austin Gateway - 9901 N. Capital of Texas Highway, Suite 160 Austin, TX 78759
  • Race Day Saturday, January 30th – Visit the Registration area from 7-8:30am at Camp Mabry

Can’t make it to one of the scheduled packet pick ups? No problem. Friends or family members may pick up your gorilla suit.

Gorilla Gatherings:

PINT NIGHTS
Visit us at any of the following Silverback Pint Nights to sip a Silverback Pale Ale, save a gorilla & keep the pint glass!
  • Thursday, January 14th from 6-8pm at The Wheel – 1902-B E MLK Blvd Austin, TX 78702
  • Wednesday, January 27th from 5-7pm at Haymaker – 2310 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722
  • Thursday, January 28th from 5-7pm at Moontower Saloon – 10212 Manchaca Rd. Austin, TX 78748

4th ANNUAL GORILLA PUB CRAWL 

Gorilla Pub Crawl

Join us for the annual Gorilla Pub Crawl Saturday, January 23rd! This year we are moving the crawl to West 6th Street in downtown Austin and will be traveling to Key Bar, J. Blacks, Brew Exchange, Star Bar, Little Woodrows, and Dirty Bills. Suit up in your gorilla suit (if you have one from a previous year), meet at Key Bar @4 pm, and get a gorilla stamp card. Troops of gorillas will be lead into the wild around 5 pm and receive a stamp at each bar on the crawl. Bring your completed stamp card back to Key Bar to receive an official Gorilla Pub Crawl t-shirt!

A big thanks to our host bars who will be pouring our Silverback Pale Ale in support of the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund. The Silverback is brewed to directly benefit the endangered Mountain Gorillas with the majority of the proceeds going back to the cause.

*The Gorilla Pub Crawl is open to the public and consuming alcoholic beverages is not required to participate or to complete a stamp card.

SILVERBACK PALE ALE BEER LAUNCH

On Saturday, December 5th 2015, Thirsty Planet Brewery tapped their first keg of this year’s batch of Silverback Pale Ale. This beer is made specifically for the Austin Gorilla Run with a portion of all proceeds going to the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund (MGCF).

Join us at the brewery for beer tastings, a brewery tour, and register for the Austin Gorilla Run!  Tours open 11-3. Click here for more information on the brewery & location.

** Wearing your Gorilla costume guarantees you a cheer on arrival! **

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