Gorilla Organization staff and volunteers are gearing up for the 2011 Great Gorilla Run, set to take place in central London on Saturday morning, 24 September.
Conservationist, television presenter and national treasure Bill Oddie will once again be on hand to set hundreds of gorillas loose on the streets of the capital, with funds raised through the event to go towards supporting frontline conservation and development projects across central Africa.
Bill has become a firm fixture of the annual event, and he will also be on hand to welcome the gorilla runners across the line at the end of the 7km course, which crosses Tower Bridge and goes past landmarks such as City Hall and the Tate Modern. It is also anticipated that the run will generate significant media attention, spreading the word of gorilla conservation around the world.
"You would have to genuinely be the biggest killjoy not to go bananas for conservation and support hundreds of daft looking gorillas running around London," says Bill.
Registration for places on the 2011 Great Gorilla Run is still open at www.greatgorillarun.org with new runners able to sign up on the day.
The run starts at the London Underwriting Centre, Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7DD at 10.30 am on Saturday 24 Septemebr 2011. Registered runners should arrive before 10 am and specatators will get a great view of the run from Tower Bridge. The run is sponsored by Gorilla Boogers Juicy Sweet Raisins who are delighted to be "raisin" funds for such a great cause.
Picture caption: The picture shows the head office team who run the run. Tamsin, Richard, Doug, David and Kym will all be there on the day.