San Francisco's annual citywide Bay to Breakers race and costume party will also be an opportunity for this year's participants to break as many wacky world records as possible, according to the race sponsor.
The online shoe and apparel shop, Zappos.com, announced this week that not only will they be the title sponsor for the race on May 17, but that the theme of the race will be "Bay to Breaking Records."
Zappos' chief executive officer Tony Hsieh says that this year the iconic footrace from the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean will also be race to set the world record for "Most World Records Set During a Road Race."
With more than 50,000 people expected to participate in the race, plus hundreds of thousands more spectators, Zappos is hoping everyone will rally together to set over 40 world records on race day.
Yellow-jacketed officials from RecordSetter.com will be on-site adjudicating world records throughout the course.
Zappos got the ball rolling by suggesting a few ideas for records to set at Bay to Breakers 2015:
- Largest group to bite a loaf of sourdough at once
- Most articles of tie dyed clothing worn at once
- Most people to take a selfie with a Port-o-Potty
Event organizers are encouraging race participants to submit their record breaking ideas online at zappos.com/baytobreakers.
The most creative, fun, and weird record submissions will be announced one week prior to the race.
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