The Gorilla Challenge will make its way to D.C. on July 21, 2012. The competition is a combination of both physical and mental challenge that entails decoding clues and racing through downtown in order to win prizes and competing in a food drive and costume contest. In addition, the event provides the opportunity for participants to support a local, charitable organization.
“The goal of the challenge is not only to race around for prizes,” said Danial Abassi. “It’s all about getting the community involved and communicating about the causes and issues that are locally relevant.”
The Charity Spotlight of the race will be on Calvary Women’s Services who offers housing and services to homeless women. Calvary provides not only shelter but also offers women educational programs, employment opportunities, personal support from case managers, mental health services, addiction recovery support and much more.
“We are so grateful to be able to partner with The Gorilla Challenge this year,” said Calvary Executive Director Kris Thompson. “It’s wonderful to be involved in such a fun event that also makes a difference in the community.”
Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place competitors who complete the challenge. The challengers who raise the most for the food drive as well as the winner and runner-up of the costume contest will also receive rewards.
The key to winning the challenge is solving the clues, mapping them out, and taking the shortest distance to each checkpoint. An optional costume competition will also be in full effect.
The starting point will be the Hard Rock Cafe on 999 E Street, N.W. It is recommended that participants arrive at 9:30am for the 11:00am start of the 3‐hour challenge.