Hopping nearly 4 miles left Brandon Johnson pretty sore Sunday, he said.
The University of Puget Sound senior was one of three to finish a hopscotch course on campus, which he says breaks the Guinness World Record for the longest ever. The previous record was 3.42 miles in 2011 at the University of Guelph, near Toronto. Johnson said his course was surveyed at 3.8 miles.
“I think anyone who did the whole thing is going to be pretty sore,” he said.
He, Graham Robinson and Emma Franz, all of whom graduate from UPS in a couple of weeks, will send in paperwork and video of them hopping the course to finalize the record, Johnson said.
It took them 1 hour and 41 minutes to complete the course. Others hopped the route for fun, and many enjoyed a barbecue after.
They got lucky with the weather. Rain, likely Monday (May 4), will wash away the flour course, which they started marking Friday.
It took about 50 volunteers to organize and host the event, Johnson said.
The 23-year-old enjoyed hopscotch as a kid, and has been thinking about setting the record for about 10 years, he said. He’s majoring in business. Robinson and Franz, both 22, are majoring in exercise science and math, respectively.
Donations at the event will go toward Puget Sound youth programs.
The course is open to the public as long as it lasts, but Johnson said parts of it will be undone for graduation.