Break a world record with Imagine Retrowalk

By Jude Toyat
@judetbpseeds

 

ABOUT 1,000 PARTICIPANTS have registered for the Imagine Retrowalk, an event that will see participants walking backwards for 1 km down the Kuching Waterfront on Oct 11. The organizer is aiming to enlist 1,500 people to break the current world record for most people walking backwards created by India Aug 15 this year which saw 1,207 people participating in this Guiness World Record-breaking event.

Yoyo player Ryan Han holding a mock registration form.

Yoyo player Ryan Han holding a mock registration form.

Themed ‘OMG! A World Record Event At Your Doorstep’, Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and SEDC Group of Companies is aiming to enlist at least 200 more participants.

“This is a real big event. We would like to take part as it is not just for us to have fun, but it is an act of charity,” said SEDC Chairman Datuk Talib Zulpilip.
Besides breaking a world record, the event will also be contributing towards helping charitable bodies like the Sarawak Autistic Association, Hope Place, Sarawak Cancer Association, Habitat for Humanity and Peryatim.

Members of the 1BFF Club

Members of the 1BFF Club

The people behind the Guiness World Record breaking event

The people behind the attempt to break into the Guinness Book of World Records.

One of the 1BFF club members, Ryan Han, a very passionate yoyo master showing off his skills

1BFF club member, Ryan Han, showing off his yoyoing skills

The Imagine Retrowalk is also one of the ‘URD1 Youth Carnival 2014’ highlights to be held from Oct 6 to 12 at Padang Merdeka which is organised by Pending 1BFF Sports and Recreation Club and supported by the Ministry of Social Development.

All participants that will be joining the attempt will receive certificates.
Also present during the press conference were 1BFF Club president Keith Sim, advisor for 1BFF Sports and Recreation Club Audie Chua, and SEDC management staff.

For more details on registration, visit www.facebook.com/ImagineRetroWalk or call 082-455259. Those interested can also go directly to their website by clicking here.

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