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:
Join us for the 7th Annual Austin Gorilla Run on Saturday, January 28th at Camp Mabry. Register today!
Congrats to our 2016 winners! Highest Fundraisers: Kingsley Nwosu, $400 & Nancy McCarthy, $350 1st Place Male Finisher: Aaron Berns, 22:00 2nd Place Male: Gerald Weber, 23:55 3rd Place Male: …
Many thanks to Chris Torres Photography for the awesome Gorilla Run pics this year! Click here to view all the photos.
THANK YOU PARTICIPANTS, SPONSORS, FUNDRAISERS AND VOLUNTEERS! A big round of applause to everyone for their support of the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund. You helped us raise over $30,000 for…
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...
Posted on December 2, 2014 | No CommentsJoin us for this year’s SILVERBACK Pale Ale launch on Saturday, December 6th at Thirsty Planet (11160 Circle Drive Austin, TX 78736)! Tours open 11-3, the first keg will be...
Posted on June 24, 2014 | No CommentsJoin us for the 5th Annual Austin Gorilla Run on January 31, 2015. Register today & join the fun!
Posted on February 4, 2014 | No Comments2014 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...
Posted on January 29, 2014 | No Comments1st 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...