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Fresh fruits and exhausted vegetables?

It will be the Munch Bunch come to life at next year’s Round the Bays event, when humans dressed as fruits and vegetables will attempt to break a Guinness World Record to raise awareness about our eating habits and everyday food choices.

629 people dressed up in banana costumes at The Voyage (Dada Life)

The Guinness World Records documents superlative achievements that are the best in the world, and only 889 Wellington runners will be needed to add a winning flavour to the Sport Wellington event.

The record for the largest gathering of people dressed as fruits and vegetables is currently held by a group from the Shiga Prefecture in Japan, who set a winning record two years ago dressed as aisaina – a vegetable related to wasabi.

In 2015, 629 Dada EDM fans showed up at the Voyage music festival donning banana suits to set the Guinness World Record for most people dressed as fruit, trumping the previously German-held record of over 400 people dressed as grapes.

Next year’s challenge should be a varied crop of participants, requiring no specific fruit or vegetable costume to take part.

Round the Bays has been going for over 40 years and 14,000 people are expected at next year’s run which takes place on February 16, 2020. Any potential fruits or vegetables are encouraged to let organisers know at time of registration.