READY FOR A RECORD:Ipswich Turf Club’s Brett Kitching now has 5000 sunglasses ready for the Ipswich world record attempt.
READY FOR A RECORD:Ipswich Turf Club’s Brett Kitching now has 5000 sunglasses ready for the Ipswich world record attempt. Inga Williams

Your chance to hold a Guinness World Record on race day

IT'S an item on everyone's bucket list and now Ipswich Cup racegoers will have a chance to hold a legitimate Guinness World Record, and a very cool one at that.

Ipswich Turf Club general manager Brett Kitching is confident participants will "smash" the world record for the most people wearing sunglasses in the dark at the cup after-party on Saturday.

Mr Kitching said the club ordered 5000 pairs of special glow in the dark, fluorescent green sunglasses with 'Ipswich Cup 2015' and 'World Record 2015' written on the sides to hand out on the day.

"The current world record is 1675 so I reckon we're in for a very good chance," he said.

"We'd like to get closer to 5000 so the record can remain standing for years.

"Who else would be silly enough to try and break it?"

Mr Kitching said people could wear their own sunglasses or those provided, as long as they kept them on for a full five minutes from 5.30pm.

"It's taken quite a bit of organisation but we're confident we can do it," he said.

"Over 20 minutes we will hand out official certificates that will be used to get a final official number.

"We'll have two independent witnesses, two time keepers from Racing Queensland and we need video and photographic evidence to send to Guinness World Records in order to verify it."

The record attempt will begin at the after party at 5.30pm when band Electric 80s will play a mix of Corey Hart's Sunglasses At Night that goes for five minutes exactly.

"People have to keep them on for the full five minutes for the record to count," Mr Kitching said.

"Participants get to keep the certificate and the glasses as a souvenir. They would have certainly earned it

"We want to use the record attempt to stress it's the Ipswich community who have helped build the cup into what it is today.

"The record really is theirs' to be proud of."

Tickets are still available at ipswichturfclub.com.au.



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