Adam Garcia has joined up to race the Great Gorilla Run 2012 and is urging his fellow great ape fans to join him in going ape for the day on 22 September.
The Hollywood, West End and TV star, whose credits include Coyote Ugly and Sky's Got to Dance, will be joining hundreds of other runners tackling a 7km course that passes some of London's best-loved landmarks, including Tower Bridge, City Hall and the Tate Modern.
Registration for the 2012 Great Gorilla Run is still open and Garcia, who studied marine biology before making his name on the West End stage, is eager to see as many people as possible join him in raising money to help save the last remaining gorillas in the wild.
"Imagining a world without gorillas is a crying shame. Any extinction is tragic and the gorilla is such a magnificent, gentle creature that losing them, for really no reason, would be a tragedy. So that's why I've agreed to take part in this iconic event, and that's why you should join me!" he says.
Since the first Great Gorilla Run, more than 5,000 gorilla fans have donned black fur suits and tackled the city-centre course, raising more than £1.5 million for the Gorilla Organization's award-winning community-led conservation projects in Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo. Upon registering, runners are given their own gorilla suit - which will be their's to keep - with the year's highest fundraiser winning a once-in-a-lifetime trip to see Uganda's mountain gorillas, courtesy of Explore!
To register as an individual or as a team, visit www.greatgorillarun.org