World Record Guidelines

The World’s Largest Beach Run Guidelines

Record Definition

  • This record is for the greatest number of people to participate in a running race on sand simultaneously at a single venue.
  • This record is to be attempted by a sole organising body.
  • This record is measured by the number of runners to compete in the race.

Rules for Largest Race on Sand

  1. The race must cover a minimum distance of 100 m.
  2. There must be 100 m (or more) route marked out beforehand, with a start and finish line. This distance must be confirmed by a qualified surveyor (someone experienced in taking measurements of this length) with accurate equipment. This surveyor must submit a statement testifying to the course’s length.
  3. A loud start signal recognised by all participants must be used. Two experienced timekeepers (e.g. from a local athletics club) must time the attempt with stopwatches accurate to 0.01 seconds.
  4. At the signal all participants must start the race simultaneously.
  5. The entire course must consist of only sand a minimum of 10 cm deep. For instance, a layer of sand over a field of grass would not qualify. The entire consistency of the course must be made of sand, i.e. an ocean beach shore or sand desert. This must be confirmed by the independent witness statements.
  6. Those participants who do not complete the course must be deducted from the final total. * Participants must complete the distance they have registered for in order to be included in the final total.

There will be 50 stewards along the course to ensure full participation!  If any participant drops out of the race, the steward responsible for that area must note down the participant’s race number and disqualify them from the attempt.