Now in its 12th year, the Great Gorilla Run has raised more than £2 million for gorilla conservation and poverty reduction projects in central Africa.

There are just 880 mountain gorillas left in the world and with a little fundraising ‘Team IMS‘ can support the effort to help these numbers increase.

On Saturday 19 September 2015 our team will dress up as Gorillas and run, jog or walk 8km through the City of London in the 12th annual Great Gorilla Run!

20 of us are registered and we’d love you to join us so we’re going to refund half of the registration fee for the first 100 clients to register for ‘Team IMS‘!

Join Team IMS for the Great Gorilla Run 2015!

  1. To confirm your refund tell us you’re going to register by submitting the short form below.
  2. Wait for our email and then register for ‘Team IMS
  3. The Gorilla Organisation will let us know you’ve registered

Great Gorilla Run 2015 Refund Confirmation



Saturday 19th September 2015, 10:30am.
No registration required so drop your bags at the baggage area and head to the start line!
The run starts and finishes at Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London, EC3R 7DD
It’s a nice, flat, 8 kilometre route (that’s about 5 miles) through the heart of the City of London, over the famous bridges and past some of London’s major landmarks.

When signing up for the run each participant must pay a non-refundable registration fee of £58. This covers event costs plus the cost of your very own gorilla suit, which you get to keep!

In addition we ask you to raise as much as you can in sponsorship, with a target of £400. Once you have registered you can set up your online sponsorship page here. (IMS will set-up a fundraising page.)

Yes. It’s not a race so you can walk, jog or run. It’ll be pretty warm inside your gorilla suit so we’ll be encouraging everyone to make it easy and enjoy the event.
That depends on how fast you are – for safety’s sake, we suggest you take it easy. If you’re running, it will probably take about 30-40 minutes (remember it will take a lot longer in a gorilla suit than it usually takes you in the gym) and for those walking, it shouldn’t take more than 2 hours.
Yes you can! The bigger the team the better! We will be awarding a trophy for the biggest gorilla team at our post race awards ceremony. There is also an option to create a team through the fundraising page so you can link all your team mates to the same fundraising page. (IMS will set-up a fundraising page.)
You will be able to choose between 3 sizes of gorilla suit: Medium (fits up to 5ft 6), Large (fits up to 6ft) and an Extra Large (fits up to 6ft 4). Please remember to mark which size you would like on your entry screen.
We will be sending your gorilla suits out from the spring so that you have enough time to use them for fundraising as well as if you choose to go out and do some practice runs in it! Please make sure when you are registering to be a gorilla runner that you give us an address where someone will be available to receive and sign for the gorilla suit. If your address changes between registering and the spring just drop us an email to and we will make sure your suit arrives to the right place.
Yes! As an animal welfare and conservation charity we’ve been extremely careful to select a completely animal friendly product, so we can assure you that they are made entirely from synthetic fibres and rubber!
Yes! Your employer might be willing to sponsor you a little more if you wear a t-shirt with your company name on it. The Great Gorilla Run will get lots of media attention so don’t be afraid to ask your sponsor to be extra generous- remember, you might get featured on TV!
Yes! You might find that you’ll be able to raise a lot more money if you wear fancy dress OVER your gorilla costume so why not run as a ballerina-gorilla, a disco-gorilla or a policeman-gorilla? If it helps to raise more funds, and it’s safe to run in it, then please do it.
Yes! You’ll never have to worry about what to wear to a fancy dress party ever again!
Yes! After all that running you’ll definitely be ready for a long cool glass of banana juice. The prize-giving ceremony will be held at Agenda Bar, right on the finish line. It’s the perfect place to meet your fur-less friends and family, whip off your suit and put your feet up.
Unfortunately, for safety reasons we cannot allow under 14s to officially register for the event. However, as the route uses public byways and pavements, there’s nothing to stop you taking an under-14 around the route with you, but this must be done at your own risk. An adult must accompany official entrants aged 14, 15 and 16 years old. Of course there is no upper age limited so as long as you’re fit and healthy enough to walk 8 kilometres (about 5 miles) in a gorilla costume, we’d love to have you along!
There certainly is. We always need volunteers to help us marshal the route on the day. So if you, or anyone you know, would like to help out, but don’t fancy getting dressed up, we’d also love to hear from you.

Please call The Events Team on 020 7916 4974 for more information.