Eugene Marathon News: GORILLA CAPITAL Banana Stop

April 26, 2012

Gorilla Capital Goes Bananas for the
2012 Eugene Marathon

Runners will get a potassium boost from a group of “gorillas” handing out bananas near the 8-mile mark of the race

EUGENE, Ore. – Gorilla Capital, a proud sponsor of the Eugene Marathon since the race began in 2007, is assembling a team of “gorillas” to hand out bananas to participants of the Eugene Marathon and Half-Marathon, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. this Sunday, April 29.

Members of the South Eugene High School men’s and women’s 2011 state champion cross-country teams will be dressed in gorilla suits and Gorilla Capital T-shirts to cheer on racers and provide them with potassium-packed snacks. The group will be stationed just before mile 8 of the marathon in front of South Eugene High School at 19th Avenue and Patterson Street.

“Gorilla Capital is proud to have supported the Eugene Marathon from its inception,” said Gorilla Capital CEO John Helmick. “It takes a lot to run a marathon, and we salute the runners for their toughness, endurance and grit.”