Official Guinness World Record
August 21, 2000 - The New Paper Big Walk 2000 has been made an official Guinness World Record as the World’s Biggest Walking Event. Held on 21 May 2000 at the National Stadium, a record 77,500 participants joined in to mark the 10th anniversary of The New Paper Big Walk ("TNP Big Walk").
Jointly organised by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Singapore Sports Council, Singapore Amateur Athletic Association (SAAA) and supported by the National Healthy Lifestyle Committee, the TNP Big Walk has become a colourful once-a-year event where people of all ages and from different walks of life come together to enjoy a weekend of carnival fun and attractive prizes.
"The number of participants is increasing every year, and with this Guinness world record under our belt, we have to do something even more special next year," said Mr Tham Khai Wor, SPH Executive Vice President for Marketing.
"The massive logistical task involved in organising TNP Big Walk really pays off when you see all the families, friends, colleagues and youngsters having a great time while celebrating healthy living," Mr Tham added.
TNP Big Walk is a non-profit event and proceeds go towards promoting sports in Singapore via SAAA. The event is supported by a host of sponsors.
Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Limited
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