About the 2017 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 or banana 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:
Thank you gorilla & banana runners, sponsors, volunteers and donors for making the 2017 Austin Gorilla Run a great event! The weather was ideal with a chilly start for running…
It’s time to pick up your gorilla & banana suits! Visit us at any of the below locations to claim your gorilla or banana suits, bib numbers and race bags….
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…
On Saturday, December 3rd 2016, 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…
Posted on January 23, 2016 | No CommentsJoin us for the annual Gorilla Pub Crawl Saturday, January 23rd! This year we are moving the crawl to West 6th Street in downtown Austin and will be traveling to...
Posted on January 5, 2016 | No CommentsYou’ve registered, now it’s time to decide how you are getting to and from the 2016 Austin Gorilla Run! Sign up for Uber and insert the promo code GORILLARUN to receive a...
Posted on November 30, 2015 | No CommentsThe 6th Annual Austin Gorilla Run will be at CAMP MABRY (2200 West 35th Street Austin, TX 78703). Join us! ★IMPORTANT! Valid ID’s are required for entry into Camp Mabry!...
Posted on November 25, 2015 | No CommentsJoin us for the 6th Annual Austin Gorilla Run on Saturday, January 30th 2016 at our NEW VENUE Camp Mabry! Register Today!
Posted on November 25, 2015 | No CommentsNew this year…GO BANANAS! Limited quantity of banana suits available – sign up today. Banana suits are adult, one size fits all. Only $60 (includes banana suit…yours to keep)!
Posted on February 3, 2015 | No CommentsThank you Evolution Farms for taking great race pics! Check out the photos here.
Posted on February 3, 2015 | No CommentsThank you 2015 Austin Gorilla Run participants, volunteers, fundraisers, and sponsors! A big round of applause to everyone for their support of the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund. You helped us...
Posted on January 20, 2015 | No CommentsPACKET PICKUP INFORMATION We like to make it as easy as possible for you to get what you need for the race. Here is the list of packet pick up...
Posted on January 5, 2015 | No CommentsGorilla Gatherings: Visit us at any of the following Gorilla Gatherings to sip a Silverback Pale Ale, save a gorilla, and sign up for the Austin Gorilla Run. At any...
Posted on December 17, 2014 | No CommentsSATURDAY, JANUARY 24th – 4PM Free to enter Pub Crawl hosted by the Thirsty Planet Crew. We will meet at Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden at 4PM. Please wear...