Guinness World Record - Longest Chain of Roller Skaters
As part of "Reboot - Skating 2.0" skating weekend in San Francisco. On Sunday, April 10. 2011, members of the California Outdoor Rollersports Association and the skaters from the Black Rock Roller Disco will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the longest chain of roller skaters. We will also attempt to establish a new record for the longest chain of inline skaters and the longest skating serpentine.
The Worlds Longest Chain of Roller Skaters is specifically for four wheel "quad" roller skates. Each skaters will hold on to the other skaters hips as the group moves together a distance of at least 400 meters without breaking the chain.
The World's Longest Chain of Inline Skaters follows the same criteria.
The longest serpentine is a little different as it is both for inline and regular roller skates. The skaters hold hands and follow as the leader or, "head" of the serpentine makes turns to the left and to the right as it moves forward forming a snake-like motion with the chain of skaters. This is the serpentine.
We have invited San Francisco's new Mayor, Mayor Ed Lee, to come participate and possibly lead a group. He has agreed and we are working out the details.
Each participant must register for the event. Each participant will receive a bib number that must be placed in plain sight on their chest area. Bib numbers 1 through 300 are for roller skaters. Bib numbers 301 through 600 are for inline skaters. The event will be videotaped from many angles and by many media people. The registrations, bib numbers, videotapes and media coverage are all crucial elements in the verification process.
There is a registration fee of $10.00 per person for the roller skating record and $10.00 per person for the inline record. Anyone that registers for both events can do the Longest Serpentine record at no additional costs. Otherwise the Longest Serpentine registration fee is $10.00 There will be both inline and roller skates available for rental at $5 per pair.
This event is being held in conjunction with Sunday Streets San Francisco. www.sundaystreetssf.com/ It's a fantastic concept that closes streets to cars so that activities like these can happen without the cars running you over.
Please do everything you can to help spread the word about Reboot OS 2.0 and all the activities including the three Guinness World Records. 100% of the funds raised from thregistration fees and from the skate rentals will go support the efforts of the California Outdoor Rollersports Association to promote the positive aspects of skating and to the Black Rock Roller Disco www.cora.org/BlackRockRollerDisco2010.html to replace the roller disco floor that was destroyed by the rains at Burning Man 2010
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