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!
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 will open in the spring.