by Christine Bishop
With the pandemic still holding us in its thrall, running costumes for trick or treating or racing, are not number one in our minds, but if the Hairy Gorilla occurs, get the costumes out!
Each year, Guinness World Records collaborates with marathon events all over the world in sponsoring prizes for the best marathon time while wearing a costume. The categories are mind boggling including prizes for the fastest marathon dressed as a crustacean or a knight in armor. The prizes are awarded at iconic marathon venues such as London, Berlin, Los Angeles, Toronto, Calgary, and Sydney.
List of Guinness Book of World Records Categories for running in a costume.
To find out how to apply and more, click here.
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Tips for Running in a Costume
Some people like running in a costume because it gives them anonymity making them feel empowered.
Others love running in costumes because it is a hoot
Others to celebrate super powers
Others with no hydration worries
Others for a Flintstone thrill
Others for the Forrest Gump look
Others for the Hairy Gorilla Viking look
Others to take their cat for a run
And others for the scare of it all.