5 May

Planet Of The Running Apes

Gorilla-suited runners pass the Tower of London

Saturday, September 22 will see one of the most dramatic running events of 2012 when an anticipated 800 'gorillas' will make their way around the streets of central London. The Great Gorilla Run will attract runners from around the world dressed-up in gorilla suits and aiming to complete a 7k course to raise funds for the Gorilla Organization.

Runners are asked to collect £400 in sponsorship and all proceeds from the Great Gorilla Run help fund the Gorilla Organization's grass roots projects in central Africa. Since the first Great Gorilla Run in 2003, thousands of people have donned their gorilla suits and taken part, and millions has been raised for the world's last remaining gorillas.

Bill Oddie, TV presenter and official run-starter, described the Great Gorilla Run as 'the most fun event for conservation going on anywhere in the world'.

Jillian Miller, the Gorilla Organization's director said: "seeing hundreds of people dressed as gorillas, with fancy dress on top, is one of the most wonderful sights you will see in London. I would recommend it to everyone."

Enter online at the event website.


  1. Tom said...

    This run looks like great fun. Might be a bit hot in a gorila costume but i found this one which looks a bit more light weight http://fancydresscostumes.co.uk/gorilla-costume.html