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Run, gorilla, run

Posted by Chris Murphy  May 19, 2008 07:40 AM

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What is it about this story from last Sunday’s Travel section that makes me want to put on a gorilla suit and run a road race? Well, maybe it’s about helping endangered mountain gorillas, of which only 700 remain in their natural habitat. Check out the Great Gorilla Run on Sept. 27 in London. It’s simple: Pay a $150 registration fee, raise about $800 for The Gorilla Organization, and run a 7K road race (4.3 miles) in a gorilla suit. If London’s too far away, try the Denver Gorilla Run on Oct. 25, a different event with the same goal. Pay a $150 entry fee, raise at least $300 for the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund, and run 3.5 miles in a gorilla suit. Both races send you the gorilla suit, which is yours to keep. It’s a win-win: you help save some of the most wondrous creatures on the planet and you never have to worry about a Halloween costume again.

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