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Race Location

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.

You can register and run without a gorilla suit. 
You can register and buy a gorilla suit.

We have 2 kids sizes of gorilla suits.


Wheelchairs allowed

No bicycles or skateboards.


Registration Fees


Adult Registration 10K / 5K $45

Kids Registration  $15


Gorilla Suits are "only" available for participants at an additional cost of $70.00 for adults / $55.00 for kids.


                          ** Little Gorillas are 12 and under

                          ** Little Gorillas 1K 

When and Where do I get my gorilla suit?


Friday, May 10th, 2019 from 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

109 Street Running Room 

8537 - 109 Street Edmonton, AB T6G 1E4

Ph: (780) 433-6062


Can I collect my gorilla suit on the day of the run?

Yes, you can. Show up early, so we have time to process everything and get you your suit.


Can I exchange my suit if it does not fit?

Come to a Gorilla Suit Pick Up location or see us on race day.

Damaged or dirty suits cannot be returned.

What sizes are available in gorilla suits?

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 2 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.

Can I collect my gorilla suit on the day of the run?

Yes, you can. Show up early, so we have time to process everything and get you your suit.


Can a friend pick up my gorilla suit for me?

Yes! Friends or family members may pick up your gorilla suit.


Can I walk, run in the 10K / 5K? Yes, 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. 


Can I enter as a team?

Yes, There will be a prize for The Largest Group, Best Dressed, Furthest Travelled, Oldest and much more. So why not get your colleagues, sports team, drinking buddies and even your real family to be apart of a Gorilla Team.


Can I wear a sponsor's t-shirt?

Yes! Your employer might be willing to sponsor you 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!


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 a fancy dress party ever again!


Can I run without a bib number?

No, You must wear the bib number on the front of your costume.


Can you still register on race day?

Yes, registration will be open from 8:00 am until 10:00 am.


Please Note: 

You do not need to check in. If you have already collected your bib number and your race package, your good to go!


Is there a place to change on site?

No, other than changing outside on the grass. Parking is very close, so change in your car.


Will there be washroom facilities on site?

Yes, we will have port-a-potties near the Start/Finish Line


Is there a bag check at the race?
No. There is no bag check.  This year the parking lot is close to the field and this is convenient to place your gear.
Registration is non-refundable. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Terms & Conditions

Everyone who participates in the Edmonton Gorilla Run agrees to be bound by:

Legal. Indemnity, Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risk and Release

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, also referred to as MGCSC, its directors, officers, agents, 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 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.  The indemnity shall, where the breach, non-performance, damage to property, personal injury or death, survive the termination of this Agreement.
I acknowledge the risks of the event and assume all responsibilities in my participation in the event. I understand that at this event or related activities I may be photographed, filmed and/or videotaped. I agree to allow my name, 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, Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk and Release.

The Edmonton Gorilla Run started ten years ago after talking with Mr. Frank Keesling, the President of the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund in Denver, CO. Frank and his team organize the highly successful Denver Gorilla Run and together we were able to bring his idea to Edmonton!

Over the past ten years, the funds generated from the Edmonton Gorilla Run have gone towards helping to expand the Ruth Keesling Wildlife Health and Research Center at the Makerere University in Kampala UgandaThis facility includes two main lecture rooms, two large scale research laboratories, postgraduate and grant research offices, and a Wildlife Disease Surveillance Biohazard Level 1 Bio Bank, which houses wildlife infectious diseases such as West Nile Virus, Avian Flu, Ebola, etc. for research in the same facility. 

About Us

Today, our goal is to increase the number of veterinarians in the field, to monitor and provide the highest level of veterinary care for the mountain and lowland gorillas.

Our focus is to provide financial assistance to African students pursuing a university education in veterinary medicine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Uganda.

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