Guinness World Records Day

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Day (GWR Day) is an annual celebration of record-breaking, a day which sees thousands of people around the world come together with one common goal, to become a title holder.

First held in 2004 to mark Guinness World Records becoming the best-selling copyright book of all time, GWR Day is now a much-anticipated event each year that has inspired some now iconic record-breaking achievements. So whether you have a desire for adrenaline, knowledge or finding your limits, we’re encouraging everyone to take part. This year's event takes place on Thursday 14 November.

Watch the real-life Iron Man in action

Witness record-breaking in action on Guinness World Records Day at Brighton Pier (UK). Gravity Industries, supported by Xperience Days, will be attempting the record for the fastest speed in a body controlled jet engine powered suit (wind-guided). Watch real-life Iron Man Richard Browning take to the skies and attempt to break his existing record at 8 a.m. GMT on Thursday 14 November*, and see others from the Gravity Team show off their space age jet suits throughout the morning!

*The date and time of the attempt and events are subject to change. Updates will be shared via Twitter at @GWR. 


Spirit of Adventure

This year's theme, Spirit of Adventure (which is also a chapter in Guinness World Records 2020), is central to us at GWR and is something shared among many of our iconic record holders, from round-the-world cyclists, to mountaineers and ultra-marathon runners. However, we realise everyone’s adventure is different. No matter where in the world you are or what you want to do - if you want to take on a new challenge, fulfil that desire for adrenaline or perfect your skills - attempt a record on GWR Day 2019!

Eva Clarke has held numerous fitness records

Physical adventure

Spirit of Adventure doesn't mean going on an actual journey. It can also be about pushing yourself to attempt something that tests your physical or mental ability, and any record attempt like that involves a journey to become ready for the challenge that awaits

Colin Furze made the fastest pram which reached a top speed of 86.04 km/h (53.46 mph

Creative adventure

Why not build or make something? While you don't have to do something as complicated as the world's fastest pram, why not have a go at making something that can become a record holder? Whether it be a vehicle, a piece of art or something really big or small

Tameru Zegeye has the record for fastest 100 m on forearm crutches inverted with a time of 57.00 seconds

Speed adventure

Do you think you can do something in the fastest time? Do you have patience and determination to practice? This year's GWR day is about going on that journey to push yourself, discover what you are capable of and attempt a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title

Equal Playing Field, highest altitude football match on Mount Kilimanjaro

Team adventure

Nobody says you have to attempt a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title by yourself. If you and your friends have a burning desire to become record holders, then attempt a record in a team and together you can become OFFICIALLY AMAZING!

Fastest tuk-tuk
Fastest tuk-tuk
Highest bungee dunk from Guinness World Records Day 2016
Highest bungee dunk
Fastest 10 km SCUBA diving
Fastest 10 km SCUBA diving
Real Life Iron Man Richard Browning
Real life Iron Man sets new flight speed record
Longest duration spinning fidget spinner on one finger
Longest spinning fidget spinner
Farthest basketball shot by Harlem Globetrotters' Thunder Law
Longest successful basketball shot
Largest vegan cake from Sweden
Largest vegan cake
Fastest time to solve a Rubik's cube by a team of two
Fastest time to solve a Rubik's Cube by a team of two
Fastest bed by Edd China
Fastest bed