1. When is it?
Sunday, November 2, 2014– 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. More details coming soon.
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.
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 Saturday 11/1.
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 Suit Pick Up or starting in October 2014, stop by your local Boulder Running Company store to fill out a registration form and go home with your gorilla suit, bib number, & race packet.
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. Click here for picture.
All participants receive entry into the Silverback Block Party.
7. I want to register as a GROUP.
It's easy......Just have your leader (or Silverback) send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 720-524-0272 for instructions on registering your group. Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% off registration discount. Note: This offer cannot be combined with other discounts.
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 72 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 6'4"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. Click here for picture.
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?
We will have packet pick ups at selected locations where you can collect your gorilla suit, race bag, and bib number. The schedule is posted in the "Suit Pick Up" section of the web site. The gorilla suits will also be available for pick-up at our office (4380 S. Syracuse St. #320 Denver, CO 80237). Please call 720-524-0272 to make arrangements. 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?
Seven 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 & music 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 music. Tickets are available for purchase during registration or click here to purchase.
18. Coming in from out of town?
Stay with our hotel sponsor, SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown. Just just blocks away from the start/finish line and offers complimentary hot breakfast and internet access. Click here or call 303-705-7300 to book your room. Refer to "Denver Gorilla Run" when making your reservation.