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Bikini Parade World Record Attempt

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by Susan Jackson (subscribe)
Gold Coast Explorer since Jan 2010. Always on the lookout for fun, family things to enjoy with my four kids.
Want to be a record breaker?
Surfers Paradise Bikini Parade
Image courtesy of the Gold Coast Bulletin Bikini Parade website

Want to be a record breaker? Ever dreamed of being in the Guinness Book of Records? This world record attempt is calling all girls mums, daughters, sisters, aunties, grannies this one is for all of you. The event is Australia's attempt to win back The Guinness World Record's Largest Bikini Parade. The Gold Coast set the record in October 2011 with 357 bikini clad ladies on parade. It then went to Panama City with 450 and is currently held by China with a total of 1085. The parade is a total distance walked in a single line of 1.6km.

So all you need to help Australia to win back the record, is to be female (sorry boys, you have to sit this one out), wear a 2 piece swimsuit (no g strings), register and be in Surfers Paradise on Sunday 6 January for the event.

The registration process involves:
Filling out your details on a form (you can do this online or go in to the Sign Up Shop in Circle on Cavill), paying the fee of $10 for 17 & under or $20 for 18 & over, meet the organisers, have your photo taken in a photo shoot (for the participant gallery) and collect your welcome kit. In case you are wondering where the money goes, it benefits the chosen charity of Surfers Paradise Life Saving Club, who were presented with a cheque for $10,000 from the 2011 World Record breaking Bikini Parade. Check In, on the day, is on the beach from 8am 10am. The world record attempt starts at 10am. All ladies must walk in single file and cover 1.6kms. The parade ends on stage on Surfers Paradise Beach with every participant walking a catwalk under a counter clocking to officially register numbers.

Surfers Paradise Bikini Parade
Image courtesy of the Gold Coast Bulletin Bikini Parade website

So girls, here's your chance to be part of a world record. If you are looking for a motivator to lose weight or get in trim, stay on track with your diet over Christmas, do something different with your girlfriends or you want to celebrate being fit and fantastic or simply want to strut your stuff, then register now. You can register with friends, family and team mates. The parade will be the closing event for a new swimwear fashion festival, The Gold Coast Swim Festival, which will run from the 2nd to the 5th of January, 2013.

A dedicated sign up shop is located on the ground floor of Circle on Cavill (just near the big screen in the centre) Click here to ask any questions and visit the website for detailed information. For parking info click here.

So will you join the Bikini War with China?
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Why? If you want to break a world record
When: Sun 6th of January, 2013
Where: Surfers Paradies Beach
Cost: $20 (over 18) or $10 (17 & under)
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