About the 2014 Austin Gorilla Run
When you run in the Austin Gorilla Run you:
1) Run a fun 5K with your friends
2) Benefit mountain gorillas
3) Keep your gorilla suit
4) Enjoy beer and an after party
5) Get to hear live music
Thirsty Planet has been instrumental in supporting the Austin Gorilla Run and raising funds for the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund (MGCF).
Proceeds from the race directly benefit the Ruth Keesling Wildlife Health and Research Center in Kampala, Uganda. The brand new facility will include two main lecture halls with seating for 100 students, two large scale research laboratories, postgraduate and grant research offices. The lower section will contain a Wildlife Disease Surveillance Biohazard Level 1 Bio Bank. A first of its kind research center for Africa!
In 1987 there were only 248 mountain gorillas alive in the world, but through the veterinary and conservation efforts of the MGCF, we are proud to announce the population is currently estimated at 880!
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The Austin Gorilla Run has a new home for 2014! Join us at Mueller Browning Hangar (4550 Mueller Blvd. Austin, TX 78723) for the 4th annual event on Saturday, January…
Join us for the 4th Annual Austin Gorilla Run. Register today & join the fun!
2013 race results are in! First to finish male – Michael McDonnell, 18:04 2nd place male – Peter Clauter, 18:33 3rd place male – Derek Johnston, 19:37 First to finish…
MANY THANKS to all of our participants, sponsors, fundraisers, and volunteers for making the 3rd Annual Austin Gorilla Run such a great event!
Posted on January 24, 2012 | No CommentsNext year, can you be the most creative gorilla? Can you beat Teo, Bonita, and Andrew as the first to cross the finish line? Participants outdid themselves with the creativity and...
Posted on January 20, 2012 | No CommentsFirst of all, it’s not to late to register! We haven’t yet hit the number to break the World Record, so please pull out all of the stops. You can...
Posted on January 20, 2012 | No CommentsThe Race is only a day away! Remember, your entry fee gets you so much more than just a 5k in a gorilla suit. After the race the whole band...
Posted on January 13, 2012 | No CommentsLOOK OUT BANANAS…WE’RE COMING! Check out our video! Go to our facebook page us what song is playing in the car that the banana stops in front of and we’ll...
Posted on January 12, 2012 | No CommentsThere are five locations and times for packet and pickup (this includes your gorilla suit!). We’re making it as easy as possible for you to get what you need for...
Posted on January 6, 2012 | No CommentsThe Austin news and media are doing their best to help us break the World Record this year, and raise more money for the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund than ever...
Posted on January 1, 2012 | No CommentsAt this year’s Austin Gorilla Run, we can break the world record for most people dressed as gorillas! The Denver Gorilla Run currently holds the record. We love our brothers...
Posted on December 27, 2011 | No CommentsClick here for an interactive Map Thirsty Planet’s Silverback Pale Ale is now available! This is the beer brewed by Thirsty Planet Brewing Company specifically for the Austin Gorilla Run and provides...
Posted on December 26, 2011 | No CommentsThursday January 5th we’re encouraging everyone who ran last year to wear their gorilla suit all day, all around Austin or whatever city you’re in, to help promote the race...
Posted on December 18, 2011 | No CommentsThe epic Austin Gorilla Run is on January 21st, 2012 starting at 9am. Race day includes various fun filled events such as a costume contest prior to the race, karaoke...