What is Gorilla Challenge?

Gorilla Challenge is a race that will test your power with hidden clues around town, put your body to the test with crazy obstacles, and give you a reason to be a Gorilla by supporting local charities.

We’re an Amazing Race/Fear Factor style event, quickly becoming the largest outdoor pursuit experience in the nation sending hundreds of Gorillas around their city looking for clues with excitement for a chance to win awesome prizes and compete in a zany costume contest. Beyond the adventure, Gorillas engage local charity and community organizations through portions of the Challenge, and several of our clues are socially responsible, bringing awareness to local issues such as literacy, poverty, environmental concerns, animal welfare, senior care, and much more. We can have fun AND do something good as well!

We welcome people of all ages to become Gorilla’s (with the exception of Goa’uld, members of the Dark Side, Borg’s, and Zombies), AND our events are handicap accessible.


After the MC provides instructions, you’re given your first set of clues that point in different directions within a 3 to 5 mile radius. Once you get to a location, you’ll find an additional slip with instructions on what to do next with your camera. It could be anything ranging from taking a simple picture with the object, singing for someone, putting together a mini-puzzle, dipping your hand in something disgusting to look for a clue or just making funny faces.

You receive your second set of clues at a random clue (not so random for us) by one of our staffers. You’ll have as much time as you need to complete 10 out of the 12 clues, with a few of the clues being challenges. Once you’ve completed your 10, you head back to the start location to win the finishing prize, redeem a ticket, or get a nice pat on the back and enjoy the live entertainment (in select cities) and food and beverage specials!

WILDCARD: If you see any of our staffers in a Gorilla outfit running around downtown, chase them as fast as possible! They’ve got prizes to give away to any team that can catch them. Please don’t maul, tackle, jump on, or run them over.


First place = $300 for the team
Second place = $200 for the team
Third place = $100 for the team

Best costume = $50
Runner-up = $25

Food Drive Challenge = $100

Sample Clues

Riddles, puzzles, and just striking a pose are all part of the fun at Gorilla Challenge! Click here to check out a sampler.

Have any questions? Check the FAQ or Contact Us today!