New world record for largest kilt race set in Cleveland during St. Patrick’s Day run

Data pix.

CLEVELAND -- A new world record was set in Cleveland Sunday as kilt-wearing runners took to the city streets.

Cleveland broke the Guinness World Record for largest kilt race during the St. Patrick's Day run in downtown.

The world record corral began at 8:15 a.m.

Participants ran the 5K in custom green kilts provided by the event's organizer, Hermes Road Racing.

All runners also received a long sleeve race shirt, a medal, virtual race goody bag, and one Coors Light or Jameson shot (21 & older).

There were even awards issued for best costume.

Proceeds from the race benefited the Irish American Charitable Foundation.

The record for the largest kilt race was previously held at 1,764 participants during the Perth Kilt Run in Perth, Ontario on June 23, 2012, according to the Guinness World Records website.

Did you participate in Sunday's record-breaking race? Well, if so, we'd love to see your photos. Send us your photos by clicking ‘submit your photo’ below or email us at

More on St. Patrick’s Day, here.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.