Denver Gorilla Run

by meanlouise on October 7, 2008

in holiday cheer, monkeys (also: apes)

The Denver Gorilla Run is coming up on October 25th. You register, they give you a gorilla suit, you run the race, you keep the suit.

The Denver Gorilla Run is a charity fun run with a difference. Everyone who takes part wears a full gorilla costume – from fluffy head to furry toe – and helps raise funds for the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund, the international charity working to save the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas and keeping Dian Fossey’s dream alive for the past 23 years.
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Every participant in The Denver Gorilla Run will represent a group of real live gorillas in the wild. You will be assigned to either the Amahoro Group, Mubare Group, Sabinyo Group or the Rushegura Group – so with limited entries available you must register soon to secure your place.

You should check out the pictures from previous years. Being a gorilla is apparently not enough of a costume, it appears many participants dress up their gorilla suits.

Learn more about the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund at saveagorilla.org.

I know an ape post doesn’t really belong in the “monkeys” catageory, but I’m too lazy to rename the category “monkeys and apes.”

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