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 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...
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!