Friday, May 16, 2014

Fitness Friday: Gorilla Fun Run & a World Record

Well, we did it! We were part of a World Record with 1,501 people dressed as gorillas in the same location. Back in December I had signed us up, us meaning my husband and myself. I told all my readers about the Gorilla Run in March. You were encourage to dress up your gorilla costume and have a lot of fun with it. As you can see I went the bright yellow bikini route. There were some pretty awesome costumes there.


Here we are from the back of the start. Walkers and rollers were supposed to take up the end. We were rollers, so to the back we must go.


The hubby & I in our costumes. My husband is 6'4, so his gorilla costume was a little short on him, but otherwise fit him pretty well.


Another view from the back, just trying to show you how many people were there.


We bought the kids along with since we had decided to both bike, I figured rather than finding and paying for a sitter I would pull them along in the bike trailer. I thought they would think all the costumes were a hoot.

After showing them the video from last year's race, they wanted to be bananas, but making a banana costume with an hour before we were leaving just wasn't going to happen. So, I went through their costume closet and found a couple of yellow costume and told them they could pretend they were bananas. It worked and they were happy. They just wanted to be dressed up too.


My little banana monkeys! LOL! We didn't think it would be safe for us to bike with our gorilla hands, so we gave them to the kids to wear.


The after party was fun and we all had pulled pork sandwiches, chips, beer, and or course bananas. Love a good after party at a race!


And a band! Can't have a party without music!


Red Bull was a sponsor, and they came around and passed out different flavors of Red Bull to the adults. All racers got a swag bag at the end with some other samples.
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They kids were happy to get out of the bike trailer and dance around and chase each other.


Now, I am going to have to buy the book that we will be part of.  My husband can now cross something off his bucket list. If you know him you would presume it would be running a race in a gorilla costume, but it's being a part of a World Record.

14 comments:

ladyashiri said...

Ha! That's great! I didn't know anything about it, so where was this, Twin Cities area? Congrats on the record!

Mom of Two said...

This was in Mankato!

Bernadette Callahan said...

That is AWESOME!!! #ThatIsAll

Julie said...

That looks like such a fun race! I love that you could bring your kids to do it with you!

Amber B said...

This looks like so much fun. The food looks delicious too!

Kendra Frampton said...

I love when people dress up for runs! Usually my sis in law is the only one dressed out!

Grace Matthews said...

This looks like a lot of fun. I don't think I could ever do a run, but it looks like everyone has a good time

Christina Bhattacharya said...

Thats awesome. They were not "monkey-ing" around were they?

Helga said...

Such fabulous gorillas. And fit too!

Erinn Sluka said...

How funny to see all of those gorilla suits! Love it!

CouponDiva said...

No monkeying around.... :D

tara pittman said...

This would be a great race to do in the winter. Those suits must of been hot inside.

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

Now, this is a FUN run! Oh I wissh I could join a fun run like this.

Uplifting Families said...

This looks like a fun race. It looks like you had a great time, thank you for sharing your experience.