Guinness World Records

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™, the global authority on record-breaking achievement, is partnering with the 2019 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, to provide record-breaking hopefuls with on-site record attempt verification to make race day even more memorable for the ninth year in a row!

Choose from over 200 available Guinness World Records titles! 

In 2018, thirteen runners became Guinness World Records title holders through tremendous achievements during the race including Fastest half marathon dressed as a chef (male), Fastest half marathon while joggling with three objects (male), Fastest half marathon dressed as a video game characiter (female) and Fastest half marathon dressed in an ice hockey kit (male). 

Join us in 2019 and attempt record categories during this year’s race! Approved categories include: Fastest half marathon dressed as a doctor (female) (current record: 2 hrs), Fastest half marathon dressed as a toy (male) (minimum to beat: 1 hr 45 mins), Fastest marathon dressed as an emoji (male) (minimum to beat: 4 hrs), and Fastest marathon dressed as a videogame character (female) (minimum to beat: 4 hrs).

Aside from individual record attempts, groups or families are also encouraged to apply as there are various team-based record titles available, including Fastest marathon by a linked team, Fastest marathon in a three person costume, and Fastest marathon in a ten-person costume. If you’re running on behalf of a charity, a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title attempt can also bring additional awareness to your efforts.

Applications for 2019 are now OPEN!. The deadline for Applications has been extendedn to Friday, August 30 2019 at 5pm.


Press Release – GWR

Announcement – GWR

Blaine Penny , Fastest marathon dressed as a battery (male), 2:59:57, October 21st, 2018

Victor Frève-Boucher and Freüd Fortier-Chouinard, Fastest Half Marathon with two runners handcuffed together (male), 3:15:42, October 21st, 2018

Michael-Lucien Bergeron, Fastest Half Marathon joggling three objects (male), 1:17:09, October 21st, 2018

Jean Oh, Fastest Half Marathon dressed as a video game character, 1:35:56, October 21st, 2018