Guinness World Records



For the fourth-year in a row, Guinness World Records (GWR), the global authority on record-breaking achievement is partnering with Blackmores Sydney Running Festival in 2019 to give athletes and everyday heroes a chance to be a Guinness World Records title holder.

The successful partnership has already seen ten successful applicants, run into Guinness World Records and Blackmores Sydney Running Festival history.

Attempting a Guinness World Records title is an opportunity for runners to add an extra challenge to their marathon course and a helpful way to raise money and awareness for a charity or special cause. 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 2018, four out of five runners were successful in completing their Guinness World Records title. The records are below:

  1. Andrew Heyden, Fastest marathon dressed as a monk ­– 2 hours, 43 minutes, 6 seconds
  2. Mohd Syahidan Bin Alias, Fastest marathon dressed as a national flag (Malaysia) – 2 hours, 34 minutes, 34 seconds
  3. Josh Hall, Fastest marathon dressed a French maid – 3 hours, 10 minutes, 42 seconds
  4. Eamonn O’Neill, Fastest marathon dressed as a surfer 4 hours, 41 minutes, 47 seconds

For aspiring record breakers who want to take part, it is simple.

Once you’ve registered for the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival, please make a standard application via the ‘Set a Record’section and include the following:

  • A record title and a full description of the Guinness World Records attempt
  • Dimensions of the costume or object that is to be worn or carried (including height, width, depth and weight)
  • Applicant’s unique running number allocated via ballot place confirmation, through a charity or other guaranteed entry console
  • Projected finish time in any costume you hope to run in
  • Once you have applied, the allocated record manager will request a photograph which clearly shows yourself wearing/carrying the full costume and/or object via the online portal. This is needed to ensure your application is approved
  • Should your application be successful, you will be required to complete a biography form
  • Deadline for applications is 8 July 2019

As part of the submission process, a full description of each applicant’s planned record attempt will be sent to Blackmores Sydney Running Festival Operations Department by Guinness World Records.

The attempt will then be assessed to ensure it is appropriate for the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival.

Please note that you must have secured a guaranteed place in the 2019 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival if you wish to attempt a Guinness World Record. Guaranteed entries are not available from Guinness World Records.

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