The epic Austin Gorilla Run is on January 25th, 2014 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!
The 2014 gorilla suit and race packet pick up schedule is:
- Wednesday, January 22nd from 4-7pm at Haymaker – 2310 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722
- Thursday, January 23rd from 4-7pm at Texas Running Company (Downtown) – 1011 W Fifth Street, Suite 110 Austin, TX 78703
- Friday, January 24th from 4-7pm at Texas Running Company (Gateway) – 9901 N. Capital of Texas Highway, Suite 160 Austin, TX 78759
- Race Day Saturday, January 25th from 7-8:30am at Mueller Browning Hangar – 4550 Mueller Blvd. Austin, TX 78723
Can’t make it to one of the scheduled packet pick ups? No problem. Friends or family members may pick up your gorilla suit.
Stop by any of the Gorilla Gatherings listed below, have a Silverback Pale Ale & sign up for the Austin Gorilla Run:
Thursday, January 9th Black Sheep Lodge starting at 7pm
Thursday, January 16th Scholz Garten starting at 6:30pm
Saturday, January 18th Pub Crawl -Meet at Cedar Street Courtyard at 5pm. We’ll also visit Austin Ale House, Fado Irish Pub, Lavaca Street Bar, TenOak Bourbon House and Lounge, & The Ginger Man. Fill out a stamp card by visiting all the bars & receive a FREE Silverback Pale Ale t-shirt!
Sunday, January 19th Alamo Drafhouse Slaughter Lane Planet of the Apes showing at 7:15pm
Wednesday, January 22nd Haymaker 4-7pm. This is also a packet pick up location!
Silverback Pale Ale is available at the following locations:
Remember, this is the beer brewed specifically for the Austin Gorilla Run and provides proceeds for the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund. That’s right, drink beer, run a 5k, save gorillas (maybe not in that order).
Planet of the Apes
We will be having a “Thirsty Planet of the Apes” event at the Alamo Ritz. It will be a charity screening of the original Planet of the Apes movie with a portion of ticket sales going to MGCF. We’re hoping for a theater full of gorillas! Click here to purchase tickets.
2014 Thirsty Planet of the Apes details coming soon.
Silverback Pale Ale Beer Launch
On Saturday, November 30th 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! **