On Sunday 7th July 2019, the Cancer Research Wales team will be running The Wales Marathon in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record the most runners linked to complete a marathon.
The idea stemmed from Cancer Research Wales supporter Neal Gardner, who initially broke the record 10 years ago, when he and 29 other runners completed the London Marathon. He now aims to re-break the record whilst raising funds and awareness for Cancer Research Wales. However, the bar has been raised
The new record stands at 112 runners, which is held by a team in Canada. We are therefore looking to beat this amazing record, with 120 runners (or more) completing The Wales Marathon, held in Tenby, Pembrokeshire.
How will we be linked together? And what are the rules?
Each member of the team will have a rope bungee (or similar) tied around their waist, linking them to their team-mates. Each runner who starts the race, must complete the race (26 miles 385 yards), and the link cannot be broken at any time.
Each runner must pay for their race entry, at a discounted rate of £25. We then ask each runner to raise a minimum of £500 in sponsorship. The fundraising team will be here to support you with this challenge, providing you with lots of ideas and tips.
This epic challenge will raise a huge sum for the charity, with all funds raised guaranteed to be spent here in Wales, supporting groundbreaking cancer research projects.
Will I hold my own Guinness World Record?
Yes, should we beat the record then you will be issued with your own certificate, to confirm your involvement in the World Record. We will also be greeted by the Guinness World Record team at the finish line.
I want to join the team. What do I do next?
If youre ready to become OFFICIALLY AMAZING, hold a Guinness World Record, and help fund world-class cancer research happening here in Wales, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 02920 316 976.