It is relatively rare for a world record holder to be included in the printed edition of the Guinness World Records book. There are 40,000 world records in the Guinness World Record database. Only 4,000 records are selected to be featured in the book (10% of all records) — typically featuring those that are deemed the most impressive, significant, or interesting.
This year, a record captured in Littleton, Colorado is featured in the 2024 official printed version of the Guinness Book of World Records!
On September 18, 2022, Generation Wild achieved the record for the world’s longest hopscotch game at Chatfield State Park right here in Littleton, Colorado. You may recall the event... maybe you were even there!
The official distance of the course was 4.37 miles, built by volunteers in the community. The activation was part of Generation Wild's summer campaign aimed to reconnect kids with nature by increasing the amount of time they spend outside in unstructured play.
What a fun and amazing community achievement... one to be proud of, for sure!
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ABOUT GENERATION WILD
Generation Wild was created by GOCO to reconnect kids with nature by increasing the amount of time they spend outside in unstructured play – the kind of play that used to be way more common. The program is an integrated, statewide effort supported by a statewide network of non-profit, public and private partner organizations. In 12 Colorado communities, diverse, locally based Generation Wild coalitions are creating equitable access to the outdoors with new places to play, outdoor programs, and pathways to leadership opportunities and jobs in the outdoors.
ABOUT GREAT OUTDOORS COLORADO
Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) invests a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds to help preserve and enhance the state’s parks, trails, wildlife, rivers, and open spaces. GOCO’s independent board awards competitive grants to local governments and land trusts and makes investments through Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Created when voters approved a Constitutional Amendment in 1992, GOCO has since funded more than 5,500 projects in urban and rural areas in all 64 counties without any tax dollar support. Visit GOCO.org for more information.