> Rules for Fastest crossing of America (USA) on foot (male)
> • This is for the crossing the USA in the shortest time on foot. The
> participant may run or walk as desired.
> • Any type of widely available, non-motorized or mechanical footwear must
> be used.
> • The attempt should start at New York City Hall and end at Los Angeles
> City Hall (or vice versa). If two alternative cities are chosen, both cities
> must be coastal (i.e. San Diego to
> Virginia Beach) and the route distance must be equal to or greater than New
> York City to
> Los Angeles.
> • It is up to the challenger to choose the shortest/most suitable route
> between the two cities.
> Any route may be followed, but the journey may only proceed on roads where
> it is legal to
> run. The breaking of any laws during the journey will result in
> • The planned route should be submitted to Guinness World Record prior to
> the attempt.
> • The challenger may not be transported around or over obstacles such as
> bridges, bodies of
> water, etc. by any means. The runner must travel on foot the full distance.
> • The record will be timed from the moment the challenger sets off to the
> moment she arrives
> at her final destination. Breaks may be taken as desired, but at no time
> will the clock stop.
> • The entire journey must be tracked by an accurate, professional GPS
> device carried by the
> challenger. As part of the evidence submitted, a printout of the GPS
> tracking data must be submitted. This must show the route taken, daily start
> and finish times, daily start and finish locations, and daily distances
> covered. .kml files must also be submitted.
> • The challenger is allowed the benefit of a support team, but at no time
> may she be transported towards her destination by the support vehicle. If a
> support vehicle accompanies the challenger, it must remain behind her at all
> Rules for 'place to place' records
> Please make sure you follow ALL these rules:
> a. Accurate professional equipment e.g. GPS tracking equipment (and
> associated printout) must be used and .kml files (on a disc or USB flash
> drive) must be sent in as part of the evidence required. Sending in any
> other type of file will ultimately delay the outcome of your claim or lead
> to its rejection.
> b. Details of how the distances have been calculated must be given before
> the attempt starts so Guinness World Records can confirm these measurements
> are correct.
> c. Although this record is awarded for the fastest time from point A to
> point B, the mileage
> covered must also be submitted – it is up to the participant to choose the
> most suitable or shortest route between these two points.
> d. The clock starts the moment the participant crosses the starting line and
> does not stop until they reach their goal.
> e. Each leg of the journey must start at the exact point at which the last
> leg ended.
> f. Note that no distinction will be made between supported and unsupported
> g. As a general rule, the participant should not remain stationary (i.e. if
> he/she does not make
> any progress towards his/her destination) for longer than 14 days. Any
> delays longer than this should have a very good reason (e.g. injury) and
> must be accounted for to Guinness World Records. Note that delays that
> cannot be reasonably justified may result in disqualification.
> h. All measurements must be given in both metric and imperial terms.
> WITNESS REQUIREMENTS
> • The role of an independent witness is to confirm that they observed the
> claimant undertaking the record attempt in the manner set out by the
> guidelines. Independent witnesses must be made aware of all specific
> guidelines in order to confirm that all have been adhered to.
> • A witness book must be made available for independent witnesses to sign.
> The book should be set up so that each witness includes their name, the
> location, the date and time, their signature and their email address or
> phone number. For an attempt, which is supported by a backup team, we would
> expect it to be possible to gain sufficient numbers of independent witnesses
> to enable verification for the entire duration of the attempt. Where
> possible, local dignitaries and police should be sought to sign the book
> LOG BOOK REQUIREMENTS
> Applicants must complete a log book, giving a description of the event and
> details of the participant(s) daily/overall performances. It must be clear
> from the book the exact start and finish points of each leg of the attempt,
> the exact start and finish times and calculation of daily and total
> distances travelled. All rest breaks or stoppages for whatever reason must
> also be fully detailed in the log. Wherever possible, entries in the logbook
> should be signed and dated by independent witnesses along the route (e.g.
> hotel staff, police, shop owners etc.) Receipts for purchases and services
> may also be collected as an additional form of proof.
> Please make sure you supply the following evidence:
> • One cover letter explaining the context and full details of the record
> attempt. Please indicate the exact start and finish locations of your
> attempt, start and finish dates and times, your chosen witnesses and your
> record attempt measurement. Also please provide full details of the person
> attempting the record including details on age, nationality, background and
> preparation for the attempt.
> • A Witness book as described in “Witness Requirements”.
> • A Log book as described above in “Log Book Requirements”
> • GPS printout (and .kml files) as requested above.
> • The entire attempt should be filmed. For times up to one hour, we expect
> the entire attempt to be submitted on video. For events longer than this, a
> 'highlights package' will be acceptable but must include the following
> Guinness World Records Fastest crossing of America (USA) on foot (female) 24
> February 2016
> • a) Footage of the start of the attempt
> • b) Two minutes footage every hour (For events longer than 48 hours, 10
> minutes footage
> per 24 hours will be acceptable)
> c) Any points where the claimant takes a break - a clock or timer must be
> visible on
> screen, but not the camcorder's own time display
> • d) The point at which the record is broken
> • e) The end of the attempt
> • Photographic evidence is required for this attempt. The beginning and end
> of the attempt should be photographed, as well as the challenger alongside
> any notable landmarks en route.
> • Schedule 2 should be signed by you when you are sending in evidence which
> you either own or have permission to allow Guinness World Records to use.
> • If you include any photographs or video in your evidence which you do not
> own or have permission to allow Guinness World Records to use, then you must
> include Schedule 3.
> • Media articles (newspaper, online, TV or radio) can be submitted as part
> of the evidence requirements. This is not compulsory evidence.
> Please read the Guide to Your Evidence document, where you will find further
> information about the evidence requirements and evidence templates. It is
> paramount this document is read before you submit your evidence.
> Evidence checklist
> • Details of the route followed
> • Witness log books
> • Gps data (.kml files)
> • Log book
> • Schedule 2 (signed)
> • Schedule 3 (signed)
> • Media articles
> • Cover Letter
> • Photographic Evidence