By Justin Udo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Water holes and saloons all around Philadelphia united Saturday in an effort to break the world record for the largest pub crawl ever.
As part of the crawl that stretches all over the city, participants raced down Race Street, partied on East Passyunk and had a brew on Broad Street.
All this was for an attempt to go to as many of the more than six dozen bars as possible as some of the participants told KYW Newsradio.
“At least ten, definitely as many as possible.”
“Ten at least, that’s a good day.”
The eight-hour, city-wide event is an attempt to take the Guinness World Record for largest bar crawl of 4,800 from the folks in Kansas City.
And how do the participants feel about their chances of getting that record?
“Philly, we got this!”
“Easy money, that’s easy money. Yeah, we got that.”
“It’s the City of Brotherly Love, why not try and do it for our city and be a part of something great?”
In order for a person to officially qualify for the crawl, they must visit at least ten participating bars.
Spokesman Ray Sheehan says they should have a final tally of participants by Sunday.
They only need 5,000 to break the record, but their goal is to have at least 15,000 come out.