KC Crawl for Cancer at Power & Light raises more than $100,000 for charities, breaks world record
41 Action News Staff
3:40 PM, Jun 19, 2013
6:57 AM, Jun 20, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Nearly 5,000 participants helped break a Guinness World Record to make Kansas City the site of the world's largest pub crawl.
Crawl for Cancer, a group that organizes the charity events in cities across the country, held a pub crawl on June 1 at downtown Kansas City's Power & Light District and intended to break the record.
Crawlers had a choice of 21 different participating establishments they could attend in their record-breaking evening.
Organizers had to ensure each participant drank a half-liter of any beverage, regardless of whether it was alcoholic or not, in at least 10 different pubs. Also, crawlers had to complete the entire feat within eight hours.
The costume-clad participants were only allowed to walk or use public transportation to get from place to place.
The crawl had 4,885 participants, which broke the record of 4,718 that had stood in Australia for about four years. The event raised more than $100,000 for Kansas City area cancer charities.