For the eighth consecutive year, Guinness World Records is pleased to announce its partnership with the 2018 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon to provide runners the opportunity to make history when crossing the finish line on Sunday 21 October.
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.
In 2017 four Guinness World Records titles were achieved benefiting various charities such as Emerald Rose, a non-profit that aims to reduce the stigmas surrounding mental illness, and National Wildlife Rehabilitation Foundation.
This year, runners have already begun submitring applications with the hopes of making the 2018 race their most memorable yet.
Daniel Janetos, who broke the Guinness World Records title at the 2017 race for the Fastest half marathon dressed as a chef (male) to assist with generating funds for the National Wildlife Rehabilitation Foundation will be returning this year to better his title and continue his support for the foundation.
Other confirmed attempts in support of a good cause include Yuliya Mulyar's attempt for the Fastest half marathon dressed as a tooth (female) to raise awareness for oral and dental health for the underprivileged, Blaine Penny's pursuit of the Fastest marathon dressed as a battery (male) title to generate funds for the MitoCanada Foundation.
Applications are now open for runners interested in attempting a Guinness World Records title.
Runners must be registered to participate in the 2018 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon before applying for a Guinness World Records title. All applications must be submitted to Guinness World Records by 6pm EST on Friday 14 September 2018.
For any of the attempts, a charity partner is not required to attempt a Guinness World Records title.
In addition to existing full and half marathon record categories, Guinness World Records welcomes new record ideas; runners looking to apply for a new record category that is not currently listed in the Guinness World Records database will need to submit their ideas to Jenna@canadarunningseries.com and Press@GuinnessWorldRecords.com.
Canada Running Series reserves the right to deny entry into the 2018 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon if the costume is deemed to be inappropriate or violate health and safety regulations.