Attention all kids, parents, residents and shoppers: Grab your running shoes and some old kicks and head down to Los Cerritos Center Friday for some record-breaking fun!
Starting on Oct. 26, National Geographic Kids will attempt to set two Guinness World Records:
- the most people running 100 meters in 24 hours; and
- creating the longest chain of athletic shoes (which will be recycled into athletic surfaces)
To break the record, more than 5,000 people worldwide need to run 100 meters between noon ET Oct. 26 and noon ET Oct. 27. To accomplish the second record, more than 25,000 shoes will need to be collected and sent to National Geographic Society headquarters by Nov 9, 2012. (Visit kids.nationalgeographic.com/run-for-the-planet for official rules, additional locations, and other information.)
The Cerritos event will begin on Friday, Oct. 26 in the parking lot outside Forever 21 at Los Cerritos Center. Participants should be prepared to walk/run and are encouraged to bring an extra pair of athletic shoes for the donation chain. Registration opens at 3:30pm, and the run/walk will start at 4:30 p.m.
The Radio Disney Road Crew will also be in attendance to help pump up the crowd with entertainment, activities, prizes and more.
For more details, visit www.shoploscerritos.com/events/natgeo_2012.
"Run for the Planet" Inspires Kids and Families to Move and Live Green
The "Run for the Planet" initiative -- which supports First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign -- inspires kids and families to do something good for their health and the environment.
National Geographic Kids magazine encourages kids and families to get teams, classmates, organizations and communities to join them in setting the magazine’s sixth and seventh Guinness World Records. People can also take a pledge to run on the National Geographic Kids website: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/run-for-the-planet.
Other supporters include:
- National Geographic Education;
- Healthy Kids Fun Run/ Marine Corps Marathon;
- Macerich Malls; Kids Run the Nation;
- National Recreation and Park Association;
- Let’s Move in School, an American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) initiative;
- Girls on the Run International;
- The Life is good Playmakers; and
- NIH's We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition).