Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

Guinness World Records is proud to partner with the 56th annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon!

Runners at the 2020 Calgary Marathon presented by Run Calgary can make this race their most memorable yet.

For the first time, an official Guinness World Records adjudicator will be on-site on May 31, 2020, to verify if record-hopefuls crossing the finish line made history!

“Having an official Guinness World Records Adjudicator on site is a long-time dream. We are thrilled the adjudicator will be able to verify in real-time on Sunday, May 31st, so participants can celebrate making history in the moment," says Kirsten Fleming, Executive Director of the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon. Adding, "One of my favorite Calgary Marathon moments is when TeamMito Canada crossed the finish line in 2013 challenging the record-title for the fastest marathon by a linked team”.

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. TeamMito Canada, who is raising awareness for mitochondrial disease, has shown interest in record-attempts such as:

  • Fastest marathon dressed as a fireman (current record - 3:41:10)
  • Fastest marathon dressed as a paramedic (male) (current record - 3:58:17)
  • Fastest marathon dressed as a leprechaun (male) (current record – 2:58:01)
  • Fastest marathon with two runners handcuffed together (mixed pair) (current record – 3:43:7)

Interested applicants must be registered to participate in the 2020 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon (sign up here). Following registration, runners must complete a standard application (“Apply for a Record”) via our “Break a Record at a Marathon” section in the press centre.

Attempt applications must be submitted to Guinness World Records before 6 PM PST on Sunday, May 10, 2020.

Interested runners must register for the Calgary Marathon before applying to attempt a Guinness World Records title.

Calgary Marathon (Run Calgary) reserves the right to deny entry into the 2020 Calgary Marathon if the costume is deemed to be inappropriate or violate health and safety regulations.