Gorillas in the Mist

There are very few opportunities in life to see 500 people dressed in gorilla suits, so make sure you don’t miss one today when the fifth annual Denver Gorilla Run takes place. This charity event, which raises funding and awareness for the plight of the world’s few remaining mountain gorillas, is a 5.6K race that participants can walk, run, skateboard or otherwise move through. “The one requirement is that you have to wear your gorilla suit,” says Frank Keesling, the Mountain Gorilla Conser-vation Fund’s vice president.

The race, which starts and finishes at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th Street, begins at 11 a.m., but come early to watch the apes check in and to catch the Most Creative Gorilla contest. There’s no cost to watch, but donations are welcome. Find more information at www.denvergorillarun.com or call 720-244-9938 for more information and to donate or participate.
Sat., Oct. 25, 11 a.m., 2008

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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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