"Best Costume Trail Race in America" - Runnersworld 'The Trail' 2012

Join us on as we celebrate 10 years of the Hairy Gorilla Half Marathon and Squirrelly Six Mile!

THIS SUNDAY: Sunday, October 26, 2014
Thacher State Park, Voorheesville, NY (25 minutes from Albany, NY)

9:00am: 600m Gorilla Chase Kids Race
9:30am Start Time (Both the Squirrel and Gorilla start together.)

General Start/Finish/Parking Map

Course Map

Course Markings - What to Look For


  1. Read the pre-race email.
  2. Make sure you pack your change of clothes and a couple of bananas to give the gorillas. (Not a joke.)
  3. Finalize your efforts to have a super cool costume that impresses all of your friends. (Also not a joke.)
  4. Wake up on Sunday (use multiple alarms if fearful of not getting up.) (This is a joke.)
  5. Have the time of your life at the Hairy Gorilla Half Marathon and Squirrelly Six Mile! (Dead serious.)

Race Day Schedule - Sunday, 10/26/2014
8:00am: Day-of registration and "packet pickup" opens (Packet pickup is exclusively on race day from 8am until 9:15am.)
9:00am: Gorilla Chase Kids Race (1200 meters)
9:15am: Day-of registration and packet pickup closes
9:30am: Squirrelly 6m and Hairy Gorilla Half Marathon
11:00am: Squirrelly 6m Awards Ceremony
12:00pm: Hairy Gorilla Half Marathon Awards Ceremony



2013 Hairy Gorilla Half Marathon Results

2013 Squirrelly Six Mile Results


Coverage of Past Years


Event Produced by the Albany Running Exchange and ARE Event Productions