METROPOLIS, IL (KFVS) - Metropolis will attempt to bring back a Guinness World Record this year on June 9.
During the 35th Superman Celebration being held June 6 through the 9 in Metropolis, Ill., organizers will once again 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.
The Guinness World Record was set by 122 people in 2008 during the 30th Superman Celebration. 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.
With Superman standing for Truth, Justice, and the American Way, organizers of the popular festival want to bring the Guinness World Record for The Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Superman back to the United States and more importantly to Metropolis, home of Superman.
Men, women and children of all ages are invited to participate in the attempt to be held on Sunday, June 9 around the Superman Statue at Superman Square located in Metropolis. 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 and witnesses in order to be confirmed as a successful record. Participants must be in a full licensed Superman costume. Check-in will start at 12 p.m.
More information is available at the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce or on the official website.
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 is a four-day festival in Metropolis, Ill. with musical entertainment, attractions, vendors, contests, and carnival rides. Fans can meet celebrity guests and comic artist and writers.