Frequently asked questions
Where is the Race?
Kinsmen Club, 9150 Walterdale Hill NW, Edmonton, Alberta. Kinsmen Park is located between the High Level Bridge and Walterdale Road on the south banks of the North Saskatchewan River.
Where can I park?
Kinsmen Club, 9150 Walterdale Hill NW, Edmonton, Alberta. Arrive early as the Parking Lot fills up quickly. Kinsmen
Is there a bag drop?
No, we do not have a bag drop off for this race.
How long is the route?
We have 3 distances available: 1K Little Gorilla Fun Run, 5K and 10K Run & Walk.
Can I walk the race?
Yes, you can walk or run in the 10K / 5K. It’s your event, you can even crawl if you like.
Please Note: Strollers and wheelchairs are the only wheels permitted in the 1K or 5K event. Skateboards, roller blades, bicycles, and other wheels are not allowed.
Is this a chip timed time race?
No it is not. You will receive a Bib Number that must be worn during the race on the front of your costume. If you are interested in your time, please note it when you complete your race.
Do I have to wear a gorilla suit?
No, you can register and participate in the race without a gorilla costume.
Can I purchase a Gorilla Suit to wear at the run?
Yes! We have a great selection of suits available:
Small: Fits most gorillas under 5' tall.
Medium: Fits most gorillas from 5'0" up to 5'7".
Large: Fits most gorillas from 5'8" up to 6'1".
Extra Large: Fits our Silverbacks from 6'2" up to 6'5"ish.
Our Little Gorilla Suits include a "full kids gorilla suit", with gorilla mask and hands. We have two sizes available for kids gorilla suits:
Small: Fits little gorillas up to 4'0"
Large: Fits little gorillas up to 4'6"
Please note: The Gorilla Suit fit is approximate and depends on the length of your torso and girth. If the sleeves and legs are too long, simply cut them to fit.
When and Where do I get my gorilla suit?
You can pick up your gorilla suit at Package Pickup on Friday May 10th at the 109 Street Running Room.
Times: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
109 Street Running Room
8537 - 109 Street Edmonton
Can I collect my gorilla suit on race morning?
Yes you can, please arrive early to ensure enough time to process everything and allow you time to get
Can you still register on race day?
Yes, registration will be open from 8:00 am until 10:00 am. You can pay with cash or credit card. (No Debit)
Can a friend pick up my gorilla suit for me?
Yes! No problem! Friends or family members may pick up your gorilla suit.
Can I personalize my costume?
Yes! We have a prize for the best costume! You might find that you’ll be able to raise a lot more money if you wear fancy dress OVER your gorilla costume so why not run as a ballerina-gorilla, a disco-gorilla or a policeman-gorilla? If it helps to raise more funds, and it’s safe to run in it, then please do it.
Can I keep my gorilla costume?
Yes! You’ll never have to worry about what to wear to Halloween ever again!
Can I exchange my suit if it does not fit?
Please bring your gorilla suit to us at either Race Package Pick Up or on Race Morning and visit the registration table. Note: Damaged or dirty suits cannot be returned.
How do I get a Pink Gorilla Suit?
You will need to fundraise or donate $300.00 to get an Pink Gorilla Suit. These suits cannot be purchased and only earned in recognition to those who have given their time in helping to save the critically endangered mountain and lowland gorillas through their fundraising efforts.
Is there a place to change on site?
There are no change rooms available on site. The gorilla suits can be worn over your clothing. The closest change rooms would be at the Kinsmen Centre.
Can I bike the race route?
No bikes, roller skates or skateboards. Only Strollers and wheelchairs are allowed.
Can I enter a Team?
Yes. There is a prize for ‘The Biggest Family’. So why not get your colleagues, sports team, drinking buddies and even your real family to form a Gorilla Run Family?
Can I wear a sponsors’ t-shirt?
Yes! Your employer might be willing to sponsor you a little more if you wear a t-shirt with your company name on it. The Edmonton Gorilla Run will get lots of media attention so don’t be afraid to ask your sponsor to be extra generous - remember, you might get featured on TV!
Yes! After all the run, there will ice cream for you to enjoy. They are part of the registration fee.
For family or friends who have not registered, you can buy food tickets for $5 at the EGR Store on site and enjoy the day.
How old do you have to be to take part?
Any age. Recruit the youth!
Are there washroom facilities on site?
Yes, there will be port-a-potties near the Start/Finish Line. There are no port-a-potties on the race route.
How do I become a volunteer?
We love volunteers! If you and your friends and family are interested we would love to see you! Please call 780.616.3018 or send an email to for more information. Also, more information about the roles available visit our Volunteer Page!
If you have questions or need more information about the Edmonton Gorilla Run, please contact us at: via Email at or call 780.616.3018.
What are the Race Terms & Conditions for all participants?
Indemnity and Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risk
The Participant, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors and assignees do hereby indemnify, defend, hold harmless, waive, release and discharge Mountain Gorilla Conservation Society of Canada and also referred to as "MGCSC", and its directors, officers, agents, contractors, employees, event sponsors and / or their representatives, event volunteers, as well as any government that may have any connection with the event of all liabilities, loss, expenses, fines, suits, claims, demands, property theft, action or causes of action of any kind and howsoever caused, including negligence, or by reason of an act or default by MGCSC or the Participant or guests and including property damage, personal injury or death resulting from, but not limited to, my participation in the event and the travel to and from this event.
I acknowledge the risks of the event and assume all responsibilities in my participating in the event. I understand that at this event or related activities I may be photographed, filmed and/or videotaped. I agree and permit to allow my name, email address, phone number, photo, video or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the event holders, producers, sponsors, organizers and assigns without obligation of payment. I understand the fees I pay are non-refundable.
The provisions of the Indemnification shall survive the termination of this Agreement with respect to any claims or liability accruing prior to or after termination. In the event any dispute arises between Participant and MGCSC shall be entitled to collect reasonable costs and attorney fees.
I have read this waiver carefully. My participation in the event acknowledges my acceptance of the Indemnity and Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk, Release and permissions.