The epic Austin Gorilla Run is on January 28th, 2017 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 25th from 5-7pm at Haymaker – 2310 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722
  • Thursday, January 26th from 5-7pm at Blackfinn Ameripub – 11410 Century Oaks Terrace Austin, TX 78758
  • Friday, January 27th from 4-6pm at Third Base Austin – 9600 S IH 35 #B Austin, TX 78748
  • Race Day Saturday, January 28th – 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:

Visit us at the following Silverback Pint Night to sip a Silverback Pale Ale, save a gorilla & keep the pint glass!
  • Black Sheep Lodge (1/24, 6-8pm)

Join us for the annual Gorilla Pub Crawl! January 21, 2017

2017 Gorilla Pub Crawl

Gorillas here, gorillas there, gorillas EVERYWHERE!

Gorillas will be returning to Rainey Street January 21st for the Annual Gorilla Pub Crawl! Suit up in your gorilla or banana costume and meet at Bangers at 4 pm to grab a pub crawl stamp card. Participants will be lead into the wild around 5 pm and receive a stamp at each bar on the crawl. Official pub crawl stops with Silverback Pale Ale a flowin’ will be Bangers (home base), Craft Pride, Javelina, CLIVE, Parlor Room, and Bar 96.

Pub crawl bars have politely asked us all to, PLEASE PAY IN CASH! It speeds up the lines and helps you get a beverage faster. Also, please be respectful and drink responsibly. Our host bars have a right to refuse service if a gorilla appears to be over-served.

Drinking is not required to complete a stamp card and this event is open to the public. A completed card is to be brought back to the gorilla station at Bangers before 9 pm to receive a FREE 2017 pub crawl t-shirt!


On Saturday, December 3rd 2016, Thirsty Planet Brewery will tap 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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