Billiard balls in the mouth, eating live goldfish, sitting on flagpoles… people will go to great lengths just to get into the Guinness Book of World Records. Fortunately, unlike this guy, you don’t have to bowl for 100 hours or have a 126-member wedding party to get a shot at immortality.
On October 3, Ontario is going to challenge current champs Western Australia for the World Record Walk. Last September, the Aussies got 100,915 people together to one kilometre simultaneously. This event is actually a collection of events happening around the province. To participate in an event near you, or to learn more about it, check out the Facebook group called “World Record Walk,” or the official WRW site. You can also register an event of your own by using the info and tools found here. The World Record Walk organizers point out that their event is taking place on International Walk to School Day, and encourage school groups to take part.
The World Record Walk is connected to the Walk21 conference that will be in Toronto from October 1 to 4.
Photo by riclane from the Torontoist Flickr Pool