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For 30 years, runners of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon have been breaking personal records.

Now in its ninth year, Guinness World Records will be partnering with Canada Running Series once again to invite runners to attempt an official Guinness World Records title to cross the finish line as a world record holder, making the 30th edition of the race even more memorable.

An official Guinness World Records adjudicator will be on-site on race day, tracking the incredible efforts of attempters to cross the finish line as a new record holder on October 20, 2019.

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Since 2010, more than 40 runners have tried to make history to fulfill a personal goal or creatively bring attention to a charity or cause through their record attempts. An attempt also adds a unique and sometimes fun aspect to their marathon training program.

In 2018 alone, runners from across Canada and the US achieved 13 impressive Guinness World Records titles.

Interested runners can also share the moment with friends or family and apply for team-based record titles, including Fastest marathon by a linked teamFastest marathon in a three-person costume,or Fastest marathon in a ten-person costume.

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Additionally, if runners are interested in adding a unique component to their charitable efforts, a Guinness World Records title attempt can bring additional awareness to their chosen organization or cause. 

Interested applicants must be registered to participate in the 2019 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (sign up here) before applying for a Guinness World Records title attempt. A charity partner is not required to attempt a Guinness World Records title.

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In addition to existing full and half marathon record categories, Guinness World Records welcomes proposals for new record titles. Toronto marathon runners looking to apply for a new record title category will need to submit their ideas to Damien@canadarunningseries.com and Press@GuinnessWorldRecords.com. 

Canada Running Series reserves the right to deny entry into the 2019 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon if the costume or proposed category is deemed to be inappropriate or violate health and safety regulations. 

All applications must be submitted to Guinness World Records prior to 6 PM EST on Monday, August 12, 2019.