This 5K FUN RUN / WALK has a hairy twist. It includes a gorilla or banana suit to KEEP with first time gorilla or banana registration. This year’s event is on Saturday, October 21, 2017 and will be held at The Westin Westminster with over 500 participants dressed as gorillas enjoying a fun race for a good cause.
Before the race, gorillas & bananas will compete in the “Most Creative Costume Contest” for a highly coveted, Ugandan hand-carved gorilla trophy.
Following the race is a spectacular Silverback After Party at The Westin. Rockyard Brewing Company, a proud sponsor of the Gorilla Run, will be pouring a specialty beer aptly named, Silverback Pale Ale in conjunction with great food from Lodo’s Bar and Grill, Gaetano’s Italian and Kachina Southwestern Grill. An awards ceremony will take place at the After Party with great awards and trophies.
Money raised through the Gorilla Run benefits Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund, dedicated to the conservation of the critically endangered mountain gorillas, the preservation of their habitat, and working with the people that surround the national parks.