WASHINGTON -- There are a lot of shoes in the courtyard of the National Geographic Society headquarters. A lot. Enough to set a world record. And some have been worn on the feet of celebrities such as Taylor Swift and Eli Manning.
From a National Geographic media release:
On Tuesday, Feb. 5, National Geographic Kids will display tens of thousands of shoes in the courtyard of the National Geographic Society headquarters to announce two new Guinness World Records titles!
The shoes, which include those of One Direction, Taylor Swift, Danica Patrick and Eli Manning, will be the largest collection of shoes to be recycled. We will also be announcing the title of most number of people to run or walk 100 meters in 24 hours, which was performed all across the world in October. The records support First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign, which encourages kids and families to get healthy and active
The event begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 5 and is free and open to the public. National Geographic Kids and Guinness World Records spokespeople will speak and proclaim the records.
The National Geographic Museum is at 17th and M Streets NW in Washington D.C. It's open everyday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, students and members of the military and $4 for children.