Guinness World Records

Ever wanted to be a Guinness World Records title holder?

Guinness World Records (GWR), the global authority on record-breaking achievement, will be partnering with the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival for a third year in 2018, providing runners the chance to be certified with a Guinness World Records title as they cross the finish line. 

Attempting a Guinness World Records title is an opportunity for runners wanting to take part in the marathon course of the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival to add something different to their experience or raise money for charity. GWR's verifications services are usually a paid-for-service but, for this day only, the verification is done free of charge for runners. 

In 2016, four runners secured a Guinness World Records title at the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival. Their records are below;

2016 GWR Holders

  1. Alexander Schera, Fastest marathon dressed as a jester (male): 2 hours, 59 minutes and 54 seconds
  2. Howard Dawson, Fastest marathon dressed as a food supplement (male): 3 hours, 3 minutes and 52 seconds
  3. Dominic Sweeny-Nash, Fastest marathon dressed as a French maid (male): 3 hours, 57 minutes and 25 seconds
  4. Joseph Peach, Fastest marathon dressed as a monarch (male): 3 hours, 59 minutes and 29 seconds

Applications are now open for 2018.