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Make history by helping Cleveland break the world record for largest kilt run on St. Patrick's Day

Posted at 8:19 AM, Mar 11, 2019

CLEVELAND — Cleveland is known for a lot of things— die-hard sports fans, world-class institutions and more— and on St. Patrick's Day, the city hopes to be known for something else: The world's largest kilt race.

The Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Run, Sunday, March 17, at 9 a.m. on West 6th Street will attempt to break the record for the largest kilt race.

The first ever Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Run in 2018 drew in 1,532 runners who participated without trying to break the record. Organizers say based on current registrations, Cleveland will likely crush the record but everyone needs to show up.

The record for the largest kilt race is currently held at 1,764 participants during the Perth Kilt Run in Perth, Ontario on June 23, 2012.

Representatives from the Guinness World Records North America, Inc. will be at the race to witness and certify the record.

Participants will receive a customer Jameson Kilt, a long-sleeved race shirt, part 2 of a 3-part unique finisher medal, a shot of Jameson or a Coors Light, among other perks.

The race benefits the Irish American Charitable Foundation. Runners who want to be a part of history can register here.