Notice: The Edmonton Gorilla Run is Cancelled

It is with care and consideration that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Edmonton Gorilla Run. 

Our priority is to ensure the safety of all of our participants, volunteers and our communities.

All mass events for the summer of 2020 have been cancelled under the authority of the Chief Medical Officer of Alberta Health Services (AHS).

Anyone who has registered for the Edmonton Gorilla Run will have the option to:

a) be automatically registered for the Edmonton Gorilla Run in 2021 (tentative date May 8, 2021)

b) transfer into the Edmonton Ice Cream Run (tentative date July 17, 2021) or,

c) transfer to the Calgary Ice Cream Run (tentative date August 14, 2021)

*All terms and conditions remain in full effect, including the ‘no refund policy’.


We look forward to seeing you next year running and walking looking for bananas.


keep healthy and stay safe.

11th Annual Gorilla Run!

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Photos by Wide Angle Photography and others

The Edmonton Gorilla Run is a family event made up of a 1K Little Gorilla Run, 5K and 10K Walk / Run. It is a hilarious sight to see as hundreds of gorillas make their way through Edmonton's river valley wearing a gorilla suit with some dressing up their costume to participate in the "Gorilla Costume Contest".

Our Race


Race Location

Kinsmen Club Of Edmonton, 9150 Walterdale Hill NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2V3.

Kinsmen Park is located between the High-Level Bridge and Walterdale Road on the south banks of the North Saskatchewan River.

Who can Participate?

Our race is open to people of all skill levels and who are ready for a good time!

Do you Need a Gorilla Suit?

No, you do not need a Gorilla Suit to participate in our race, but we encourage you all to bring out your inner Gorilla!

For those who wear their suit, we strongly encourage you to "Be Creative" because we have a Gorilla Costume Contest starting at 9:30 am.

For more information about how to get your Gorilla Suit please visit the Running Room Race Page

Have some more questions?

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section
and you can also visit the Running Room Race Registration Page.


Friday May 8th, 2020
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


109 Street Running Room 
8537 - 109 Street 
Edmonton, AB T6G 1E4

Ph: (780) 433-6062

Or on site on Race Day

Registration opens at 8:00 am



1K Little Gorilla Run @ 9:45 AM

Gorilla   10K Run  @ 10:00 AM

Gorilla     5K Run  @ 10:05 AM

Gorilla   10K Walk @ 10:10 AM

Gorilla     5K Walk @ 10:15 AM

Strollers  5K or 10K allowed

( Strollers are Not allowed for

1K Little Gorilla Run)


Kinsmen Park

9100 Walterdale Hill NW
Edmonton, AB T6E 2V3

Route Map can be found on the Running Room Race Page 


Race Map

Costume Contest

9:30 - 9:45 am



Royal Treats 

Chapman's Ice Cream! 

And More!

Registration fees

Adult 10K / 5K  $35 until Sept 30

                            $40 until Dec 31

                            $45 until May 7

Adult Late Fee $50 incl. May 9 


Strollers 10K / 5K $40 until Sept 30

                                $45 until Dec 31

                                $50 until May 7

                Late Fee $55 incl. May 9 


Kids: $15


Gorilla Suits are available to participants at an additional
cost of:

Adults: $70.00

Kids: $55.00

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More Summer Fun Runs

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PO Box 69184, 13040 - 137 Ave

Edmonton, AB  T5L 5E3



Tel: 780.616.3018

Registered Charity # 82607 8081 RR0001

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