You've heard of the London and the Boston Marathons, but here's a run that tops them all in the silliness category! This Saturday on the 21st September, hundreds of gorillas will be gathering on the streets of London for The Great Gorilla Run 2013.... Don't worry, we don't mean real gorillas!
Registered participants are required to run along the 7km route from Tower Bridge to South Bank while wearing a hairy gorilla suit (which is provided and they get to keep). The aim of the run is to raise money in aid of community projects that help to preserve the endangered habitats of the gorilla.
Perhaps you've been backpacking before through countries where gorilla habitats are endangered or perhaps you simply have a passion for nature and helping the environment. Regardless of your reason, if you're planning to participate in a fun run or marathon remember to:
The Great Gorilla Run is open to all ages and abilities, with registration starting at 8:30am at the London Underwriting Centre, Mincing Lane.
Running is a fantastic activity or hobby that can be enjoyed by all ages. It allows you to get from A to B for free, whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery and getting exercise. If you're planning on partaking in a fun run or marathon, either in the UK or abroad, our travel insurance provides cover for running and marathons within activity pack 1 (included free of charge on all of our policies).
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