Banbury is making an attempt on the Guinness Book of Records for clowning around!
October 13 is the date for the clowning extravaganza, being mounted by young people’s charity BYHP.
It will see people of all ages don clown costumes to run, walk, skip, hop, hula-hoop and back flip their way around a 4.8k track in the world’s first ever Clown Race, being held at Spiceball Park, Banbury.
“We are hoping to create the world’s first ever Guinness Book of Records achievement for the largest clown race!” said BYHP’s Kim Hopkinson.
BYHP – Banbury Young Homelessness Project – helps vulnerable and homeless young people from across the region. All proceeds will be put towards keeping its homeless service going.
The organisation depends on donations from the public as well as grants from trusts and foundations. The event is sponsored by Bannatyne’s fitness centre, Banbury.
Director Alvin Ward said: “BYHP is a fantastic cause. We firmly believe families can use opportunities like these to engage their children in sport and fitness and inspire them to develop healthy lifestyles.”
There will be prizes for the fastest clown runners, best dressed teams, silliest clowning act, the best dressed family of clowns and the best homemade outfits.
Registration should be completed before the event. To register and receive sponsorship forms contact Kim on 01295 259442 or firstname.lastname@example.org.