When is the run?
Saturday 17th September 2016, 10:30am.
No registration on the day required so drop your bags at the baggage area and head to the start line!
Where is the run?
The run starts and finishes at Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London, EC3R 7DD
How long is the route?
It’s a nice, flat, 8 kilometre route (that’s about 5 miles) through the heart of the City of London, over the famous bridges and past some of London’s major landmarks.
How much do I have to raise?
When signing up for the run each participant must pay a non-refundable registration fee of £60. This covers event costs plus the cost of your very own gorilla suit, which you get to keep!
In addition we ask you to raise as much as you can in sponsorship, with a target of £200. Once you have registered you can set up your online sponsorship page here
How do I register?
Click Here to register as a new runner, or contact our Events Team if you would like to register as a returning runner to request the special registration link on 020 7916 4974
Can I register if I am not a UK resident?
Yes, we welcome all gorilla lovers! Unfortunately though we can't post your gorilla suit before the event as it is very costly, so we ask that you collect your suit on the day of the run.
Can I walk?
Yes. It’s not a race so you can walk, jog or run. It’ll be pretty warm inside your gorilla suit so we’ll be encouraging everyone to make it easy and enjoy the event.
How long will it take?
That depends on how fast you are – for safety’s sake, we suggest you take it easy. If you’re running, it will probably take about 30-40 minutes (remember it will take a lot longer in a gorilla suit than it usually takes you in the gym) and for those walking, it shouldn’t take more than 2 hours.
Can I enter a team?
Yes you can! The bigger the team the better! We will be awarding a trophy for the biggest gorilla team at our post race awards ceremony. There are also an option to create a team through the fundraising page so you can link all your team mates to the same fundraising page.
How big are the gorilla suits?
You will be able to choose between 3 sizes of gorilla suit: Medium (fits up to 5ft 6), Large (fits up to 6ft) and an Extra Large (fits up to 6ft 4). Please remember to mark which size you would like on your entry screen.
When will I get my costume?
We will be sending your gorilla suits out from the spring so that you have enough time to use them for fundraising as well as if you choose to go out and do some practice runs in it! Please make sure when you are registering to be a gorilla runner that you give us an address where someone will be available to receive and sign for the gorilla suit. If your address changes between registering and the spring just drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure your suit arrives to the right place.
Are the costumes ‘animal friendly’?
Yes! As an animal welfare and conservation charity we’ve been extremely careful to select a completely animal friendly product, so we can assure you that they are made entirely from synthetic fibres and rubber!
Can I wear a sponsors’ t-shirt?
Yes! Your employer might be willing to sponsor you a little more if you wear a t-shirt with your company name on it. The Great Gorilla Run will get lots of media attention so don’t be afraid to ask your sponsor to be extra generous- remember, you might get featured on TV!
Can I personalize my costume?
Yes! You might find that you’ll be able to raise a lot more money if you wear fancy dress OVER your gorilla costume so why not run as a ballerina-gorilla, a disco-gorilla or a policeman-gorilla? If it helps to raise more funds, and it’s safe to run in it, then please do it.
Can I keep my gorilla costume?
Yes! You’ll never have to worry about what to wear to a fancy dress party ever again!
Will there be a party?
Yes! After all that running you’ll definitely be ready for a long cool glass of banana juice. The prize-giving ceremony will be held at Agenda Bar, right on the finish line. It’s the perfect place to meet your fur-less friends and family, whip off your suit and put your feet up.
How old do you have to be to take part?
Unfortunately, for safety reasons we cannot allow under 14s to officially register for the event. However, as the route uses public byways and pavements, there’s nothing to stop you taking an under-14 around the route with you, but this must be done at your own risk. An adult must accompany official entrants aged 14, 15 and 16 years old. Of course there is no upper age limited so as long as you’re fit and healthy enough to walk 8 kilometres (about 5 miles) in a gorilla costume, we’d love to have you along!
I don’t fancy dressing up but is there another way I can help?
There certainly is. We always need volunteers to help us marshal the route on the day. So if you, or anyone you know, would like to help out, but don’t fancy getting dressed up, we’d also love to hear from you.
Please call The Events Team on 020 7916 4974 for more information.