Where: The City of London and Bankside
What is it?
Now in its eighth year, the Great Gorilla Run has become a much loved fixture of London life. The Great Gorilla Run sees around 750 runners dressed as gorillas – and on top of this fancy dress – running 7k round London’s Southbank and Bankside, past such iconic monuments as Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the Tate Modern and Millennium Bridge in the name of gorilla conservation.
As much fun for the runners as it is for those passers-by seeing a gorilla sprinting past, the Great Gorilla Run has undoubtedly become one of London’s best charity fun runs. Conservationist Bill Oddie will this year set off the starting pistol and hand out medals to weary runners. Bill Oddie OBE a long supporter of the Gorilla Organization comments: “This is the most fun event for conservation going on anywhere in the world.”
The Great Gorilla Run is a brilliant chance to do something totally different in London, and usually raises around £250,000 a year for gorilla conservation in West Africa.
More info: Great Gorilla Run