About the 2015 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) Have fun!
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!
Watch an Austin Gorilla Run video:
2015 SponsorsThirsty Planet Silverback Pale Ale Texas Running Company Bob FM Kong Screen Printing Gorilla Glue Whole Earth Provision Roger Beasley Volvo Windsor Communities Silverleaf Resorts Third Base Sports Bar Blackfinn Ameripub Austin Zoo My Fit Foods Elements at Mueller The Greensheet Green Gorilla Movers Noosa Benjamin Beau Yelp Evolution Farms Chandler Farm C2 Magazine Build A Sign
Join us for the 5th Annual Austin Gorilla Run on January 17, 2015. Register today & join the fun!
2014 Austin Gorilla Run Photos Many thanks to Justin Bradshaw and Lara Gale for taking great pictures of the 4th Annual Austin Gorilla Run! Check out their photos here: Click…
1st Place Male – Rory Tunningley, 17 minutes 2nd Place Male – Richard Veregge 3rd Place Male – David Betterton 1st Place Female – Bonita Jeter, 20 minutes 2nd Place…
Thank you participants, volunteers, fundraisers, and sponsors! A big round of applause to everyone for their support of the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund. You helped us raise over $35,000 for…
Posted on January 21, 2013 | No CommentsMANY 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 11, 2013 | No CommentsCome in to claim your fur (gorilla suit & race packet pick up)! Stop by one of the following locations to pick up your gorilla suit, bib number, and race...
Posted on January 2, 2013 | No CommentsThanks to Matt Clinkscales for the 2013 Austin Gorilla Run t-shirt design! Make sure to order yours during online registration, buy one at the retail booth on event day, or fundraise...
Posted on December 22, 2012 | No CommentsDon’t join the rat-race in this week’s scramble for last minute holiday gifts…. Join the Gorilla Race instead! The Holidays are all about giving, and why not give for a good...
Posted on December 10, 2012 | No CommentsThis year’s after party is right near the start/finish at RunTex (W. Riverside Dr.). Join us for live music by The Good Nights, food, Silverback Pale Ale, and the Austin Gorilla Run...
Posted on June 26, 2012 | No Comments2013 registration is now open! $99.95 (first time adult gorilla) $50.00 (returning adult gorilla) $50.00 (first time little gorilla) $35.00 (returning little gorilla) Once you register the suit is yours...
Posted on January 24, 2012 | No CommentsThank you for the most incredible Gorilla Run Austin has ever experienced! This year’s gorilla run was an amazing experience. Over 1000 people dressed in gorilla suits came together for...
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...