Here's what our 2011 top fundraiser Kitty Hallam
had to say about the event and winning the once in a life time opportunity to visit the
gorillas in Uganda:
"Dear Great Gorilla Run Team!
Thank you so much. This is too exciting!
I used to watch all the David Attenborough documentaries as a child, thinking how amazing (and a little bit frightening) it would be to go traipsing through the jungle.
I never for one moment thought I would be doing the same one day. I think a great big thank you is in order for the Gorilla Organization for organising such a fantastic, fun and worthwhile event, and to my family, friends and colleagues for all their sponsorship, support and advice!
PS. You announced the prize on the day of my 30th birthday! It was the best birthday present EVER!"
The Gorilla Organization would like to thank our friends at EXPLORE! for donating the safari.
“Thanks again for organising such a brilliant event and for the outstanding work you do with the gorillas. Keep it up and I will see you again next year"
Nikky Kimble, Great Gorilla Runner
We did it again!
In 2012 the Great Gorilla Run once again proved the exception to the rule, raising a great deal of funds despite the recession. With 350 participants including actor Adam Garcia, TV conservationist Bill Oddie, international synchronised swimming champion Adele Carlsen and Gorilla Organization trustees Paul Baldwin and Lord Spencer Phillips over £100,000 was raised.
This enables the Gorilla Organization to continue its groundbreaking community conservation, education and development projects in Africa, so a big gorilla thanks to everyone making it possible.
London 2012 Results
Total Runners - 350
Total amount raised - £100,000 +
Overall total of runners since 2003 - 5,022
Overall amount raised since 2003 - £1,900,000
Total number of km’s run: 2, 975
Total litres of water drunk: 333
Total number of bananas eaten: 1,000
Total number of volunteers: 31
London 2012 Prizes
Highest gorilla fundraiser: Michael Poppel (and his minature daschund puppy Dexter)
Biggest gorilla team: Charity Garnett and Team Freedom (with 9 members)
Furthest travelled gorilla: Rusty Moncrief, Caldwell, Ohio (America)
Best dressed female gorilla: Rachel Chew aka Amy Winehouse
Best dressed male gorilla: Dominic Perera & Rob Cram aka Gorilla Pilots
Best gorilla video: Hippie Gorilla by Palle Olsen
Here is Dexter with the Highest Gorilla Fundraiser Trophy!