Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Largest game of red light/green light: Manassas breaks Guinness world record
MANASSAS, VA, USA -- Some 755 people showed up to play the children's game Red Light-Green Light—far more than the 452 needed to beat the Guinness World Record for the largest game ever played; the new world record for the largest game of red light/green light was the kickoff to the First Virginia Community Bank Fourth Annual Big Day of Serving organized by employees from the Manassas Neighborhood Services division,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Some 755 people showed up Saturday to play the children's game Red Light-Green Light—far more than the 452 needed to beat the Guinness World Record for the largest game ever played. Photo: Jeff Mankie (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the largest game of red light/green light consisted of 451 participants, organized by Ford Motor Company (USA) at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest game of duck, duck, goose; it involved 2,135 participants at an event organised by the Logan-Rogersville School District at Logan-Rogersville High School in Rogersville, Missouri, USA.
The world record game was the kickoff to the First Virginia Community Bank Fourth Annual Big Day of Serving organized by employees from the Manassas Neighborhood Services division.
Manassas City Councilman Ian Lovejoy was the official game announcer, calling out "green light" and "red light" as participants raced across the field toward the finish line as Osbourn High School cheerleaders held up Go" and "Stop" signs to signal the participants.
Guinness World Records requires the entire Red Light-Green Light game be recorded and that all participants register and wear wrist bands with numbers, while they play inside a restricted area under the supervision of independent witnesses and one steward per 50 people, according to city officials.
The whole game lasted about four minutes, city officials said.
Manassas residents along with 574 volunteers carried out 17 work projects at four locations for a total of 3,444 work hours.
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