The third edition of the run will again aid the survival of gorillas. Last year’s proceeds went towards the equipment for the guards of the primeval forests in Cameroon in the biosphere reserve of Dja, where gorillas live.
Money for a bus
This year’s proceeds will go to a new project concerning the survival of gorillas – the roaming bus. It is a bus that will transport children from the forest areas to Limbe Wildlife Centre, where they will attend an educational programme and will meet and see gorillas in a different way than just a part of a menu.
Bring your old mobile phone
Both participants and spectators at this year’s Run for Gorillas can join in the long-term project, organized by Prague Zoo and REMA Systém, a. s., called Bring your Old Mobile Phone. For every old mobile phone handed in at the stall of REMA Systém, the zoo garden will get 10 CZK. The money will be used to buy equipment for the guards in the biosphere reservation of Dja, Cameroon. The stall will be situated at the finish of the run in Náměstí Republiky.
Anyone can take part
It is not winning that counts, but the taking part. Besides the run in masks, which can become a pleasant walk (time is not that important), participants can enjoy the performances by Eddie Stoilow or Děda Mládek IB.
Mask and T-shirt for starting fee
If you want to become a member of the gorilla team, then you should register at the Run for Gorillas website. Although many people see the run as a joke, the winner of the run gets a luxurious Prodoli bike. Who will be the winner? The winner is a person who reaches the finish within the limit of 50 minutes and takes part in drawing lots. This means that there is a chance for everyone. The route can even be walked with a pram or with a dog or it can be completed on a scooter.
The starting fee gets you not only a mask and a T-shirt but also a number of advantageous coupons for sports goods. Registration on spot takes place from 11 h in Hradčanské Square.