Hop to it! Generation Wild just announced they will attempt to beat the Guinness World Record’s title for the longest hopscotch game. Generation Wild is a movement created by Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) to reconnect kids with nature by increasing the amount of time they spend outside in unstructured play.
The record-breaking event will be jumping on Sunday, September 18 at 10 a.m. at Chatfield State Park (11500 N. Roxborough Park Rd.) in Littleton.
To beat the record, Generation Wild is building a continuous hopscotch covering approximately 4.5 miles — more than the current 4.2-mile record.
In the week leading up to the record attempt, volunteers will paint the 4.5-mile hopscotch course, which, if executed to meet Guinness World Records guidelines, will beat the record for longest hopscotch game, which is currently 4.2 miles set by students at Georgia Institute of Technology.
During the world record attempt, two tribute “hoppers” will complete the full 4.5-mile to verify that the course is, in fact, a functioning hopscotch. The hoppers will end at the world’s longest hopscotch celebration, located near the state park’s Swim Beach area, where Guinness World Records will announce if Generation Wild has claimed the title for the world record’s longest hopscotch.
The first 500 people to arrive will receive FREE entry into the park. Attendees will also enjoy games, entertainment and swag giveaways.
For added fun, the hopscotch course will remain up for public use in the weeks following. It’s a perfect opportunity for families to “hop, skip and jump” their way into a fun fall morning or afternoon.