ACE Adventure Resort Ready To Challenge Guinness World Record On June 3
June 3, 2012 - The Media Center will be providing live coverage via-satellite in OAK HILL, W.Va. at ACE Adventure Resort.
Officials at ACE Adventure Resort are prepared for their attempt to break the currently held Guinness World Record™ for zip-lining this Sunday, June 3 at the southern West Virginia resort. Event organizers hope to send more than 150 zippers along one segment of the resort's mile-long zip-line course, which follows the edge of the New River Gorge, in less than an hour.
The current world record was set on May 2, 2010, by the outfitter German Naturkonzepte, which sent 122 participants along a rope slide at the Waldklettergarten in Enzklösterle, Germany, according to Guinness World Records™. Ace Adventure Resort has 180 participants signed up to assist in the record breaking attempt. For more information on the Guinness World Records™ challenge contact the resort at 800-787-3982 or visit www.aceraft.com/world-record.
The event will also celebrate the 2011 extension and refurbishment of the resort's zip-line course, during which a 250-foot sky bridge, a 55-foot viewing tower, and more than 800 feet of zip-line were added. Buses will be available to shuttle participants and spectators to an observation area along the course and a live video-feed will be broadcast on the resort's website. To view the live event, go to www.aceraft.com beginning at noon this Sunday.
Named by The Travel Channel as the largest adventure resort in North America in 2010, the 1,500-acre family vacation park attracts more than 50,000 guests annually. Established in 1980 as American-Canadian Expeditions, the resort is among the leading outfitters of whitewater rafting trips on the New and Gauley rivers and offers more than a dozen other outdoor-adventure activities, including hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking and ATV tours. ACE opened the first zip-line course in West Virginia in 2008.
Stay tuned for pictures from the event!