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26 September 2010

Watch the Gorilla Run

This morning, around 1,000 'gorillas' will descend on London for the annual Gorilla Run, which sees sponsored people dressed as gorillas doing a sponsored run for The Gorilla Organisation.

The run, which has been taking place since 2003, sees the gorillas run, jog or walk 7km around town, beginning and ending at the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Afterwards, at around 12.30pm, there are prizes in a number of categories including 'best dresses gorilla' at the Agenda Bar, on Mincing Lane.

All fairly wacky, but as the participants have had to pay at least £80 to take part, then raise £400 in sponsorship for a pretty worthwhile cause, you can't really begrudge them it, even if £50 does go on gorilla suit hire.

For more information, see http://www.greatgorillas.org/london

^Picture by Sarah G^

1 comment:

  1. Awesome post! We just ran in it the second time! Check SkyNews online for a video of it!!!

    And donations are still being raised to help the gorillas, even a pound helps, and goes straight to help (our entry fees covered the overhead):