>> Tuesday, September 1, 2009
The Great Gorilla Run is an annual costumed marathon charity event in London. It has also started expanding to other large cities like San Fransisco and New York. The participants dress as gorillas to raise money for gorilla conservation. Since it is the Year of the Gorilla, the UN ambassador for YoG2009 is participating in the race. It seems like a very fun way to help raise gorilla awareness. Nothing like a pack of 500 people running through London streets in ape costumes to get ones attention!
The ambassador, Ian Redmond, is currently traveling to gorilla habitats throughout Africa and you can follow along on his blog. If you are in the London area and wish to participate, they are still taking applications. There are many ways you can help.