Events

The epic Austin Gorilla Run is on January 17th, 2015 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:

The 2015 gorilla suit and race packet pick up schedule is:

  • To be announced.

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:

Stop by any of the Gorilla Gatherings listed below, have a Silverback Pale Ale & sign up for the Austin Gorilla Run:

To be announced.

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).

Click Here to find Thirsty Planet Brewing Company‘s Silverback Pale Ale  near you!

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.

2015 Thirsty Planet of the Apes details coming soon.

Silverback Pale Ale Beer Launch

On Saturday, November 30th 2014, Thirsty Planet Brewery tapped their first keg of last 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). Stay tuned for 2015 details.

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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