FAQ

(1) When do I get my Gorilla Suit and race packet?

2015 schedule TBD

(You can also pick-up gorilla suits on race day starting at 7 AM)

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

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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?

When?
January 17, 2015– start time: at 9:00am (registration from 7:00am to 8:30am)

Where?
The race starts and finishes at Mueller Browning Hangar (4550 Mueller Blvd. Austin,TX 78723). An after party with music will follow.

Course Map to be posted soon!

Where can I park?
Parking is available at Mueller Browning Hangar.

How Long?
The course is approximately 5K that will be easy for the walkers and kids.

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

Category Until 1/15/15 1/16/15 & 1/17/15
First Time Adult Gorilla $99.95 $109.95
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 include a safari shirt with gorilla sleeves as well as a mask. Click for picture.

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 with payment either by check or credit card and mail to:

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

5.5. Why is registration more expensive than other races?

You get to keep your gorilla 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 enter your team name when asked “ Do you want to join or create a team?” 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 6’5″ish

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?

The current pick up schedule (more to come, so check back soon):

  • To be determined.

Or, you may have the costume shipped to you for an additional fee. Select the suit shipping option during online registration, call 720-524-0272, or email saveagorilla@yahoo.com.

11. How can I get around the course?
BE CREATIVE! You can run, walk, or ride your bike. We encourage everyone to take it easy, be safe and have fun. Please, nothing motorized will be allowed!

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.

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