If you fancy a different kind of New Year’s resolution these destinations are all attempting to break a world record in 2018 and they need your help.
Most people blowing bubbles in Melbourne, Australia
Blow bubbles to save the seabirds in Melbourne
Blowing bubbles may not sound like environmental activism but on 6th January thousands of people will gather at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (The G) to do just that. The event is partly sponsored by Victoria Zoos and the aim is to encourage people to stop releasing dangerous helium balloons into the sky and instead blow bubbles. Over 23,600 people are needed to beat the world record. If you want to make a weekend of it, the Adara Richmond is only a few blocks walk from The G.
Largest game of musical chairs in Pune, India
Celebrate India's Republic Day in Pune
26th January 2018 is India’s Republic Day and while celebrations are going on across the country, the city of Pune in Maharashtra is hosting one of the more unique events. An attempt to beat the world record for the largest game of musical chairs. The record has been held by the city of Singapore since 1989, when 8,238 participants played for three hours. Pune’s attempt to break the record will include food stalls, live music and mocktails to keep the competitors’ energy levels high. Visitors looking to wind down after the game should head to the Conrad Pune.
Largest number of people dressed as female superheroes in Dallas, USA
Dress as Kamala Khan in Dallas
The 2018 Women of Wonder Convention in Dallas will see the organisation team up with Dusk Comics to celebrate female-identifying superheroes. A world record for the number of people dressed as female superheroes has yet to be set. So, success is pretty much guaranteed, and the event is headlined by actor and stunt performer, Caitlin Dechelle. The event will take place on 10th March at the Dallas Public Library. If you don’t fancy walking far in your Kamala Khan costume, the Magnolia Hotel is only a 5-minutes walk away.
Fastest marathon dressed as a toilet roll in London, UK
Run around London dressed as a microwave
With only 20 world records set in 2017 alone, the Virgin Money London Marathon has developed a bit of a reputation. Some of the most popular categories to set a world record include the fastest marathon while dressed as a toilet role, the fastest marathon while dressed as Mr Potato Head, the fastest marathon while wearing chainmail, and the fastest marathon while carrying a household appliance. The marathon is set to take place on 22nd April. The London Holiday Inn hotels have set out individual running maps of the local areas.
Most people running in kilts in Ontario, Canada
Join a Warrior Challenge in Ontario
The Ontario town of Perth's World Record Kilt Run is an annual celebration of all things Scottish. Every year, new records are set for running around in kilts. Multiple races are held with seperate events for children (known as the Wee Lads and Lassies race), Warrior Challenges involve holding a sword and shield while running, and a 5-mile route throughout Perth is known as The Celtic Cross.
The Scottish event happens on 23rd June 2018 and even if you don’t plan to run, it would be a crime to miss the Scottie Dog Parade. Runners who want to continue the tartan theme can check into the Perth Manor for an insight into Perth’s Scottish connection and a quick round of golf.