Austin Gorilla Run

I made a last-minute trip Saturday morning to downtown Austin to watch the first Austin Gorilla Run.  The 5K run benefited the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund.  The unique aspect of the run is that every person who registers receives a full gorilla suit to run in and keep. 

Most of the 700 participants added a costume over the gorilla suit and a costume contest was held before the run.  The car leading the participants contained a man in a banana suit dangling a bunch of bananas on a pole in back of the car.  After the run Fado Irish Pub hosted a lunch, after-party and live music.  At Fado runners enjoyed Silverback Pale Ale from Thirsty Planet Brewing Company in Austin. 

I went crazy taking pictures of all the funny costumes.  Please click on the pictures for a larger image. 

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