Have you ever wanted to try and break a Guinness World Record dressed as fruit or vegetable? Well, now you can.
People are planning to give Japan a run for its world record glory by dressing up as fruits and vegetables at Wellington’s Round the Bays next year
The record is currently held by the Aisaina World Challenge Executive Committee in Japan. Two years ago, 888 people gathered at Kusatsu River dressed up as a recent variety of the wasabina, a leafy green vegetable that tastes similar to wasabi.
Every year, more than 12,000 people participate in Wellington’s Round the Bays, which starts at Frank Kitts Park and ends at Kilbirnie Park.
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Sport Wellington has held the fun run for more than 40 years and event director John Grieve said attempting to break the world record was a fun and engaging way to raise awareness about food waste and healthy eating.
“Attempting to set a world record at Round the Bays 2020 will get people talking and hopefully inspire them to think about what they can do,” Grieve said.
The fruit and vegetable theme was inspired by the event’s charity partners Kaibosh food rescue and Healthy Futures.
Kaibosh’s general manager Matt Dagger said breaking the world record was ambitious, but he was confident Wellingtonians could do it.
Healthy Future’s executive officer Tess Clarke said it was an exciting opportunity and the organisation felt fantastic about attempting to break a world record.
All participants are encouraged to create a costume and dress up as a fruit or vegetable to complete their chosen distance in. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.
Organisers are expecting about 14,000 participants in the annual event, with hopes that at least 889 of them will come dressed in this year’s theme of fruit and vegetable.
People can indicate their interest in breaking the world record during registration.
Registration for Wellington’s Round the Bays opens on November 1 and the fun run takes place on February 16, 2020.