On September 16th, hundreds of gorillas are set to beat their chests and pound their way through the streets of London all in aid of charity.
Like a scene from Planet of the Apes, hundreds of runners will dress in gorilla suits to take on an eight-kilometre charity fun run along the River Thames, passing the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, The Globe, The Millennium Bridge, Tate Modern, The Shard and many other London landmarks to reach the finish line, close to St Paul’s Cathedral.
Now in its 15th year, the Great Gorilla Run has raised over two million pounds for gorilla conservation in central Africa. Comedian and wildlife campaigner Bill Oddie, patron of The Gorilla Organization, will start the run, and runners will include Tom ‘Mr Gorilla’ Harrison, who knuckle-walked the London Marathon route for a week in a gorilla suit in April 2017.
The Gorilla Organization founded The Great Gorilla Run in 2003, to raise funds to save gorillas from extinction and to deliver community conservation projects in Rwanda, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Cameroon.
The Great Gorilla Run
- Date and time: 16 September 2017, 10am
- Area: Central London
- Start/ Finish Location: Minster Court, EC3R 7DD
- Registration Fee: £60 includes gorilla suit
For more information please visit the website.