About the 2016 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 6th Annual Austin Gorilla Run on Saturday, January 30th 2016 at our NEW VENUE Camp Mabry! Register Today!
New 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)!
Thank you Evolution Farms for taking great race pics! Check out the photos here.
Thank 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 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...
Posted on January 29, 2014 | No CommentsThank 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 17, 2014 | No CommentsThe 2014 gorilla suit & packet pick up schedule is: Wednesday, January 22nd from 4-7pm at Haymaker – 2310 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722 Thursday, January 23rd from 4-7pm at...
Posted on January 15, 2014 | No CommentsWe will be hosting our second Gorilla Pub Crawl on Saturday, January 18th. Meet at 5pm at Cedar Street Courtyard. From there we will be heading to Austin Ale House,...
Posted on January 6, 2014 | No CommentsJoin us on Sunday, January 19th at The Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane for a 7:15pm community screening of “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” Click here to purchase tickets....
Posted on November 6, 2013 | No CommentsThe 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...
Posted on September 12, 2013 | No CommentsJoin us for the 4th Annual Austin Gorilla Run. Register today & join the fun!
Posted on January 21, 2013 | No Comments2013 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...
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...