Boise State students will have their chance to join the ranks of the Guinness Book of World Records on August 31. The Student Involvement and Leadership Center (SILC) will be running a slip ‘n slide to break the Guinness World Record for the longest distance traveled on a slip ‘n slide in one hour.
“The current record is held by the University of Oregon (UO), and it was broken in 2010,” Hannah Barnett said. “And it’s 82,080 feet.”
SILC is hoping for around 300 people to show up and form two lines, riding the slip ‘n slide continuously. The numbers are calculated by the number of riders multiplied by the amount of feet traveled. Why this world record? “It’s something fun that college students can enjoy,” Stephanie Piles said. “And we want to beat the Ducks.”
It’s no secret that Boise State’s clashes with UO on the football field is extra motivation for this world record.
“We always want to beat the Ducks,” Barnett said.
The slip ‘n slide will be held on the lawn in front of the Communication Building, located just west of the Appleton Tennis Center, from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, August 31. Students can contact the SILC for more questions.