Iglesia ni Cristo walkathon sets new world record for largest charity walk in multiple venues
The venues included New Zealand and Hawaii.
Evelyn Macairan of The Philippine Star reports that Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) has set a new world record for holding "the largest charity walk in a 24-hour continuous worldwide walk in multiple venues" when its members participated in an event on Saturday (Feb. 15) for typhoon Yolanda survivors.
The report explained that for the walk, INC "identified 140 sites, including Metro Manila for the multiple sites category: 85 sites are in the Philippines and 55 in other countries - 34 in the United States, six in Europe, 10 in Australia, and five in Asia." The charity walk began in New Zealand at 2 a.m. on Saturday and ended in Hawaii at 1 a.m on Sunday (Feb. 16).
With this feat, INC was able to snatch the world record from the Green Communities in Canada, which "had 231,635 participants who walked for a minimum of one kilometer at 1,011 different locations in Canada on Oct. 2, 2007." The religious group earlier broke another world record for holding the largest charity walk in a single venue in Roxas Boulevard, Manila.
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