With Superman standing for Truth, Justice, and the American Way, organizers of this year’s Superman Celebration will attempt to bring the Guinness World Record for The Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Superman back to Metropolis - the home of Superman and Superman fans from all across the globe are encouraged to participate.
In 2008, during the 30th annual Superman Celebration 122 people dressed as Superman helped Metropolis set the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest number of people dressed as Superman.
But in August 2010, Goodman Masson, UK’s largest independent financial recruitment company broke the record with 180 people. The title changed hands again when a group of 437 employees with Nexen Inc. located in Calgary Alberta of Canada broke the record for the second time since being set by the Metropolis group.
The attempt at the record-breaking event will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, during the 35th Superman Celebration.
Organizers of the celebration encourage Superman fans from all over to meet at the Superman Statue to break the record for the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Superman. Men, women and children of all ages are invited to participate in the attempt at the Superman Statue at Superman Square located in Metropolis Illinois.
The attempt will take place at 3 p.m. and according to the requirements for a Guinness World Record, participants must stand in place for 10 minutes. The attempt must be documented with a roster, photos, video & witnesses in order to be confirmed as a successful record. Participants must be in a full licensed Superman costume. The check-in will start at noon.
More information is available at the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce or on the official website www.supermancelebration.net.
Each participant will receive a certificate of participation and awards will be given to the largest group or organization to participate, the oldest participant, the youngest participant, the largest family represented and the participant that traveled the furthest.
Superman Celebration will be held June 6-9 and will feature musical entertainment, attractions, vendors, contests, and carnival rides. Fans can meet celebrity guests and comic artist and writers.
For more information: Metropolis Chamber of Commerce phone: 618-524-2714 800-949-5740 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.metropolischamber.com www.supermancelebration.net
The Superman Celebration is sponsored by the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce, The City of Metropolis and The Metropolis Area Tourism Commission.