Charlotte Region Currently Holds 7 Guinness World Records

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Charlotte is becoming a true hub of entrepreneurs, visionaries, and record setters.

We are now home to the largest bank in North America, one of the fastest growing mortgage companies in the country, and the greatest basketball player of all time (Michael Jordan).

We are also currently home to 7 Guinness World Records, including;

#1 Most runners linked to complete a 5 km race

Who – THE CHARLOTTE RUNNING CLUB
What – 179 PEOPLE
Where – Huntersville, NC
When – 13 DECEMBER 2014

The most runners linked to complete a 5 km race is 179 and was achieved by The Charlotte Running Club (USA) in Huntersville, North Carolina, USA, on 13 December 2014.

All participants were tethered together for the complete race.

#2 Most flashlights lit simultaneously

Who – ENERGIZER HOLDINGS, INC.
Where – Charlotte, NC
When – 21 MAY 2011

The most flashlights lit simultaneously was 70,854 organized by Energizer Holdings, Inc. (USA) at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, on 21 May 2011. The attempt was made by spectators ahead of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. The attempt was made as part of Energizer’s “Light up the Night” campaign, urging the race fans to “flash their brights.”

#3 Longest stoppie (front-wheel wheelie) on motorcycle

Who – JESSE TOLER
Where – Charlotte, NC
When – 05 OCTOBER 2012

The longest stoppie on motorcycle is 1320.3 feet (402.42 meters), achieved by Jesse Toler (USA), at the Z-Max Dragway, Charlotte Diesel Super Show, in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, on 5 October 2012.

#4 Largest paint brush mosaic

Who – OLYMPIC PAINTS AND STAINS
What – 30.863 SQUARE METRE(S)
Where – Charlotte, NC
When – 06 JUNE 2016

The largest paint brush mosaic is 30.863 m² (332.21 ft²) and was achieved by Olympic Paints and Stains (USA) in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, on 6 June 2016.

Over 30,000 paint brushes were used in this attempt.

#5 Karting – greatest distance in 24 hours indoors (individual)

Who – TREY SHANNON
Where – Charlotte, NC
When – 09 NOVEMBER 2014

The greatest distance by kart in 24 hours indoors is 733.58 km (455.83 miles), achieved by Trey Shannon (USA) at Victory Lane Indoor Karting, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, on 9-10 November 2014.

Trey completed his karting marathon on a Sodi GT5 kart.

#6 Largest object unboxed

Who – VOLVO TRUCKS
What – 21.95 M METRE(S)
Where – Charlotte, NC
When – 11 MAY 2017

The largest object unboxed measures 21.95 m (72 ft), achieved by Volvo Truck (USA), in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, on 11 May 2017.

The unboxed object was a Volvo VNL truck model, housed in a specially constructed 23.46 m (77 ft) cardboard box with cellophane windows, to surprise a 4 year old fan who performed the official “unboxing.”

#7 Largest toppling domino stones

Who – PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL INC.
What – 9.18 X 4.57 X 1.25 METRE(S)
Where – Charlotte, NC
When – 06 AUGUST 2014

The largest toppling domino stone measures 9.18 m (30 ft 1.5 in) in height, 4.57 m (15 ft) in width and 1.25 m (4 ft 1.5 in) in length, and was toppled by Prudential Financial Inc. (USA), in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, on 6 August 2014.

(all above record data taken from guinnessworldrecords.com)

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