Austin Gorilla Run: 2015

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When you’re running a 5K in a gorilla suit, you do not wish for a warm, sunny day. So this morning’s overcast skies and cool temperatures were just right for the fifth annual Austin Gorilla Run. Previous races were held downtown, but this year the event was moved to the east side Mueller development. Gorilla Runs are also organized in Denver and Cincinnati, all benefiting the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund.

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The event starts off with a costume contest for groups and individuals. I’ve attended several Gorilla Runs, and I think the costumes are more creative each year. Here’s a look at some of this year’s entries:

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Imperial Stormtroopers and Darth Vader

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Rosie Riveters

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Space Ape

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Ape-raham Lincoln

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Gorillas

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Construction Gorillas

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Formal Gorillas

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Super Heroes

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Ben Gorill-Hur

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