Battery at Toronto Marathon


New York, NY - 12 February 2018 – For 30 years, runners of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon have been breaking personal records. Now, runners can once again achieve their personal best while making history.

Runners are invited to attempt an official Guinness World Records title to cross the finish line as a world record holder. In 2018 alone, runners from across Canada and the US achieved 13 impressive Guinness World Records titles.

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.

Runners can share the fun 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.

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 efforts. 

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.

In addition to existing full and half marathon record categories, Guinness World Records welcomes proposals for new record titles. Runners looking to apply for a new record title category that is not currently listed in the Guinness World Records database will need to submit their ideas to and 

Canada Running Series reserves the right to deny entry into the 2019 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon if the costume 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.


About Guinness World Records

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (GWR) is the global authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the iconic annual Guinness World Records books have sold over 141 million copies in over 40 languages and in more than 100 countries. Additionally, the Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition, first published in 2007, has sold more than 4 million copies to date. 

Guinness World Records’ worldwide television programmes reach over 750 million viewers annually and more than 3.7 million people subscribe to the GWR YouTube channel, which enjoys more than 328 million views per year. The GWR website receives over 20.5 million visitors annually, and we have over 15 million fans on Facebook.

The Guinness World Records commercial sales division provides customized consultancy services for some of the world’s top brands and agencies to help place record breaking at the heart of their marketing campaigns, employee-engagement programmes, and live and experiential events. 

About Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

One of only 5 IAAF Gold Label marathons in all of The Americas, the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is Canada’s premier, big-city running event, the Athletics Canada National Marathon Championships, and the Grand Finale of the 8-race Canada Running Series. In 2018, it attracted 25,000 participants from 77 countries, raised $3.5 million for 191 charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, and contributed an estimated $35 million to the local economy. The livestream broadcast was watched by more than 50,000 viewers from 146 countries.