1. When is it?
Saturday, October 26, 2013– start time: at 11:00am (registration from 9:00am to 10:30am)
2. Where does it start?
Downtown Denver will be the scene for the course. Start and finish location will be at the Wynkoop Brewing Company at 1634 18th Street, in Lodo.
3. How long is the route?
It is a fun, scenic route that will take you past most of Denver's main downtown attractions. The course is approximately 5K that will be easy for the walkers and kids. It is a nice flat course going through the heart of Denver, along the scenic bike paths on the Platte and Cherry Creek.
4. What does it cost to register?
To secure your place, all participants need to pay a non-refundable registration fee. The pricing structure is as follows:
1. First time adult gorilla: $99.95
2. Returning adult gorilla: $40.00
3. First time little gorilla: $30.00
4. Returning little gorilla: $15.00
Prices will increase $10 for late registrations on Friday 10/25 and Saturday 10/26.
Please be aware there is a processing fee for the use of credit cards.
The gorilla suit is yours to keep!
5. How can I register?
Call the local gorilla hotline at (720) 524-0272.
Fill out the registration form with payment by credit card or check made out to MGCF and mail to:
MGCF (Gorilla Run Headquarters)
4380 S. Syracuse St. #320
Denver, CO 80237
Join us at a Gorilla Gathering to fill out a registration form.
6. What comes with registration?
Along with entry into this fun event, first time adult gorillas receive a full gorilla suit...yours to keep! The suit comes with a gorilla mask and hands. First time little gorillas receive a safari shirt with gorilla sleeves & mask.
All participants receive entry into the Silverback Block Party.
7. I want to register as a GROUP.
Instructions coming soon.
8. How long will it take?
That depends on how fast you are. A 5K is 3.1 miles and if you are running, it will probably take about 25-30 minutes. Last year's winning time was 17 minutes. For those walking the 5K, it should not take more than 1 hour.
9. Can I enter as a team or family?
Yes! You can create a team and enter as a theme gorilla team. For example: Hula Gorilla Team and you all wear hula skirts. There will be an award for the “The biggest team”. So, why not get your colleagues, sports team or even your real family to form a gorilla team? Last year our largest team was 83 gorillas!
10. How big are the gorilla suits?
We will have four suits available:
Small: Fits most gorillas under 5' tall
Medium: Fits most gorillas 5' to 5'7"
Large: Fits most gorillas from 5'8" to 6'1"
Extra Large: Fits our Silverback from 6'2" up to 6'5"ish.
The suits might be a bit snug, but it all depends on the length of your torso.
Our costumes for kids include a safari shirt with gorilla sleeves as well as a mask.
11. Can I keep my gorilla costume?
Yes! You will never have to worry about what to wear to a fancy dress party ever again! Plus, you are set for Halloween.
12. When will I get my costume?
The gorilla suits will be available for pick-up at our office during office hours (9:30am-5pm). We will also have "Gorilla Gatherings" at selected locations where you can collect your suits. The schedule will be posted in the "Suit Pick Up" section of the web site. If you live outside of Denver, we can mail your suit to you. Shipping and Handling fees will apply. We have limited suits available, so register soon to secure your spot.
13. Can a friend pick up my gorilla suit for me?
Yes! No problem. Friends or family members may pick up your gorilla suit.
14. How can I get around the course?
BE CREATIVE! You can run, walk, ride your bike, roller blade, skateboard, unicycle, etc. We encourage everyone to take it easy, be safe and have fun. Please, nothing motorized will be allowed!
15. How do I become a fundraiser?
Please help us save the mountain gorillas by becoming a fundraiser. We recommend setting a goal of $250. 100% of donations will go to support a project managed by the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund. Ask your friends, neighbors, family and colleagues to help support you in this very unique event. Check out the fundraising section of the website for more details and a fundraising toolkit.
16. What's up with the Silverback Block Party?
We have closed the entire block between 17th and 18th street on Wynkoop. Ten of Denver's most famous restaurants will be catering a fantastic lunch for all Silverback Block Party ticket holders. For participants, a free beer ticket for Silverback Pale Ale is included with registration. A beer garden & live music from Under the Radar will also be available.
17. How can we get extra tickets?
Good news.....we will be offering extra tickets for friends and family. Each ticket is $10 and will provide access into the Silverback Block Party, visits to all the restaurant tents, and live music. Tickets are available for purchase during registration or click here to purchase.