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 second year in 2017, 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;

  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

2016 GWR Holders

For aspiring record breakers who want to take part, follow these simple steps. Once you’ve registered for the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival, please make a standard application via the GuinnessWorldRecords.com 'Set a Record' section and include the following;

  1. A record title and full description of the Guinness World Records attempt.
  2. Dimensions of the costume or object that is to be worn or carried (including height, width, depth and weight).
  3. Applicant's unique bib number provided by the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival registration system.
  4. Projected finish time in any costume you hope to run in.
  5. Once you have applied, the allocated record manager will record manager will request that a photograph which clearly shows the runner wearing/carrying the full costume and/or object is submitted via the online portal.
  6. Should your application be successful, you will be required to complete a biography form.
  7. Deadline for applications is 31 July 2017.

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 2017 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival if you wish to attempt a Guinness World Record. Guaranteed entries are not available from Guinness World Records.