FAQ’s

When do I get my Gorilla or Banana Suit and Race Packet?

2016 gorilla suit and race packet pick up schedule:

  • Wednesday, January 27th from 5-7pm at Haymaker – 2310 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722
  • Thursday, January 28th from 5-7pm at Moontower Saloon – 10212 Manchaca Rd. Austin, TX 78748
  • Friday, January 29th from 11am-1pm at Texas Running Company, Austin Gateway - 9901 N. Capital of Texas Highway, Suite 160 Austin, TX 78759
  • Race Day Saturday, January 30th – Visit the Registration area from 7-8:30am at Camp Mabry

Can’t make it to one of the scheduled packet pick ups? No problem. Friends or family members may pick up your gorilla suit!

Frequently Asked Questions: Click the link or scroll to find the answer.

I have a question!

When?
Where?
Where can I park?
How long?
Cost?
Registration?
How long will it take?
Can I enter as a team?
How big are the suits?
Can I keep the costume?
When will I get my costume?
How can I get around?
Do I have to raise money?
Are dogs allowed?

When?
January 30, 2016

  • Registration from 7:00am to 8:30am
  • Most Creative Costume Contest: 8:30am
  • 5K start: 9am silverback runners | 9:05am walkers & joggers

Where?
The race starts and finishes at the Camp Mabry Parade Field (2200 W 35th St. Austin, TX 78703). An after party with food, drinks & music will follow. ★IMPORTANT! Valid ID’s are required for entry into Camp Mabry!

Click here for course map.

Where can I park?
Parking will be at Camp Mabryclick here for map.

How Long?
The course is approximately 5K that will be easy for the walkers and kids. You may run or walk.  Please note: no wheels (with the exception of strollers) will be allowed due to insurance requirements. Click here for course map.

Cost?
To secure your place, all participants need to pay a non-refundable registration fee. The pricing structure is as follows:

Category Until 1/29/16 1/30/16
First Time Adult Gorilla $99.95 $109.95
First Time Adult Banana $60.00 $70.00
Returning Adult Gorilla $40.00 $50.00
First Time Little Gorilla* $30.00 $40.00
Returning Little Gorilla* $15.00 $25.00

*Note: Little Gorillas are 12 and under. Our costumes for kids fit up to 4’11″.  There will be an additional charge for adult suit upgrades.

Please be aware there is a processing fee for the use of credit cards.

The gorilla suit is yours to keep!

Registration?
Online:
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Phone:
Call (720) 524 – 0272 for information

Mail:
Make checks payable to MGCF, fill out the Registration Form and mail to:

MGCF (Gorilla Run Headquarters)
4380 S. Syracuse St. #320
Denver, CO 80237

Why is registration more expensive than other races?

You get to keep your gorilla or banana suit! Also, remember that this is a fundraiser for the Mountain Gorillas.

How long will it take?
That depends on how fast you are. A 5K is 3.1 miles and if you are running, it will probably take about 25 minutes. For those walking the 5K, it should not take more than 1 hour.

Can I enter as a team?
Yes! You can create a team and enter as a theme gorilla team. For example: Hula Gorilla Team and you all wear hula skirts. There will be an award for the “The biggest team”. So, why not get your colleagues, sports team or even your real family to form a gorilla team?
***To register as a team, please select your team name from the drop down list or enter a new team name during the registration process.

How big are the suits?
Gorilla Suit Descriptions: Gorilla suits come complete with body, mask, and hands – no feet.

· Small – fits under 5′ tall
· Medium – fits most gorillas 5′ to 5’7”
· Large – fits most gorillas 5’8” to 6’1”
· XL – fits gorillas 6’2″ to 6’4″ish
· Banana suits are adult, one size fits all
· KID Small – fits gorillas up to 4’4″
· KID Large – fits gorillas up to 4’11″ (please note: there will be an additional charge for adult suit upgrades)

Can I keep the costume?
Yes! You will never have to worry about what to wear to a fancy dress party ever again!

When Will I Get My Costume?

Come Claim Your Fur (Gorilla or Banana Suit & Race Packet) at any of the following pickup locations:

  • Wednesday, January 27th from 5-7pm at Haymaker – 2310 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722
  • Thursday, January 28th from 5-7pm at Moontower Saloon – 10212 Manchaca Rd. Austin, TX 78748
  • Friday, January 29th from 11am-1pm at Texas Running Company, Austin Gateway - 9901 N. Capital of Texas Highway, Suite 160 Austin, TX 78759
  • Race Day Saturday, January 30th – Visit the Registration area from 7-8:30am at Camp Mabry

Can’t make it to one of the scheduled packet pick ups? No problem. Friends or family members may pick up your gorilla suit.

11. How can I get around the course?
BE CREATIVE! You can run, walk, or crawl. We encourage everyone to take it easy, be safe and have fun. Please note: no wheels (except strollers) will be allowed due to insurance requirements. 

12. Do I need to raise $250 to run?
You do not have to raise money to participate in the Austin Gorilla Run.

Still, we encourage people to take up the banner for this cause! Raising money is a great way to get involved, give back to the world, and feel good about yourself. The money you raise goes a long way to helping gorillas survive. It also educates people and stimulates economies in Rwanda, Uganda, and the Central African Republic. We encourage all participants and Event Marshals to set a target of $250. All pledges are 100% tax deductible. Ask your friends, neighbors, family and colleagues to help support you in this very unique event.

13. Are dogs allowed? We love 4-legged friends too, but Camp Mabry policy prohibits pets with the exception of service animals.

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