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Great Gorilla Run 2008

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

ON SATURDAY, September 27, 720 people dressed as gorillas will take to the streets of London to take part in the Great Gorilla Run 2008.

Hundreds of fun-loving, gorilla friendly people from all over the world will dress up in their free gorilla suits and run (or walk!) 7km to raise much-needed funds for the London based charity, the Gorilla Organization.

This year, there will be 720 places for Great Gorilla runners – one runner for every remaining mountain gorilla. If the places are filled, the 2008 Great Gorilla Run will break the Guinness World Record for the most people dressed up in gorilla suits in one place at one time!

Registration for the event is now open at www.greatgorillas.org (see right-hand panel).

Everyone who registers for the Great Gorilla Run receives a free gorilla suit (the perfect fundraising tool!) and is asked to raise £400 in sponsorship for the endangered gorillas.

All proceeds from the Great Gorilla Run help fund the Gorilla Organization’s projects in central Africa.