Guinness World Record Attempt: Fastest Marathon Dressed as a Rooster

Ross the Rooster - World Record Attempt “The Fastest Marathon Dressed as a Rooster”

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Just when we thought our supporters couldn’t dream up more creative ways to raise funds in support of animals and the work we do at the Cape of Good Hope SPCA, here’s a runner who will be attempting to break a Guinness World record while running in a chicken costume in the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon.

In the words of Ross "The Rooster" Dold:

“If you don’t know yet, I am aiming to break an existing Official Guinness World Record at the Cape Town Marathon on 16 October.”

The title I am eyeing is “The Fastest Marathon Dressed as a Rooster”.

While doing so, I am raising awareness and funds for the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.

They do amazing work for both domestic animals and mountain wildlife, and are a team close to my heart.

To incentivise support, I’ve arranged a hamper of goodies from Mugg & Bean, Hammer Nutrition and Balega Socks and more!

Any donation earns an entry to win fantastic prize hampers, which will be drawn in October.

I've had an exciting month of donations and sponsors, so I have divided them into 3 prizes! 

Remember – Any donation to SPCA gets you an entry. 

(I’ve increased my target to R40 000, due to the support so far!)

The “Food and Wine” Hamper, worth R3000 

  1. R500 M&B Voucher
  2. 6x Nederburg wines
  3. Treats from Cheaky Co.
  4. An amazing Butcher Block from who will personalise an engraving on the front, for the winner

The “Active” Hamper, worth R2500

  1. 2x Asics T-shirts (his and hers)
  2. 4x Versus socks (his and hers)
  3. 1x Hammer Nutrition hamper (for all)

The “Accommodation” Hamper, worth R4000

#teamSPCA #CTMarathon #capetownmarathon #rosstherooster #worldrecord #guinnessworldrecord #run #running #givengain #runcapetown #fundraising

“Please be part of my journey whilst supporting the amazing people who care for our mountain wildlife and future companions.”

There are three channels to show your support:


(SARS 18A Tax compliant)

Standard Bank Branch: 025309

Cheque Account: 071832858

Reference: SCTM Ross Dold

Proof of Payment to (copied in)


(SARS 18A tax compliant)

YOCO Online 

(Convenient, but not SARS 18A compliant)

The costume is COMPLETE!

Ross managed to weigh Raymond (the costume), and it is 4.6kg

“Training and challenges are officially underway (and I’ve already been challenged to give my best chicken-twerk!)” – Ross Dold

“I am very excited to be running in the colours of Cool Ideas Service Provider. They have been voted Best Internet Provider (for many years now) for good reason. So massive thank you to CISP for being my primary sponsor (again!). You guys rock!” – Ross Dold

Ross the Rooster's visit to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA



If you want to combine your love of sport and animals then this is the purr-fect place for you to make a difference!

It’s not going to be easy but you can help make it worth it!

Join Team SPCA team to run, cycle or participate in any other sports event and through the funds you raise along your journey you ensure that countless animals get the help and love they deserve.

Because change begins with someone like you.

Whether you like to run like a breeze, cycle like the wind, shake your tail feathers or just monkey-around, it all starts with unleashing the animal inside of you.

With the funds that you raise you will help us to continue to Speak for, Protect and Care for Animals. If you need any support along the way, our animal loving fundraising teams are here to help you have as much fun and raise as much money as possible.

Ready. Get set. Go and open this brochure for more information. Print it, email it, share it with someone you know who would like to make their race count for more!

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If these images make you angry, please step up now to #BreakTheChain by signing up to be part of Team SPCA for your chosen sport.

You can run for liberty, you can walk for Harley, sashay for Sasha, march for Misha or you can crawl for Roy – either way just do it for the love of animals! 

For all those who have been and those who remain #ChainedToPain!

Your fundraising effort makes a real difference in the lives of animals.

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