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The Boot Campaign is Attempting to set a Guinness World Record!


The Boot Campaign is Attempting to set a Guinness World Record!  

Join us at RedFest on Sunday, May 25, 2014 as we aim to set a Guinness World Record for the most people doing pushups at one time. Make the push for our troops!

Boot Campaign will bring its annual fund-raising drive, Pushups for Charity, to RedFest presented by Natty Light in hopes of setting a Guinness World Record for the most people doing pushups at one time. The Boot Campaign is teaming with Austin-based Stronghorn Fitness to stage the Pushups for Charity World Record Challenge on Sunday, May 25, at RedFest presented by Natty Light. At least 400 people must participate in the Pushups for Charity World Record Challenge to set a new Guinness World Record. Join us as we attempt to break the record all in an effort to express our patriotism and raise awareness of the needs of our returning military and their families. The record attempt will take place at 2:45pm around the Reflecting Pool of Circuit of The Americas in Austin. You must be a RedFest ticket holder to participate, and you can register for the Guinness World Record attempt on Friday, May 23 and Saturday, May 24 at the Boot Campaign booth at RedFest. For more information, email info@bootcampaign.com

The pushups are tied to the Boot Campaign’s annual fundraising event, Pushups for Charity. The 5th Annual Pushups for Charity kicks off on Armed Forces Day, May 17 and lasts until the Final Push event on June 28 in Washington, D.C. More than 100 Pushups for Charity events are being held across the country. This friendly pushup competition challenges you to complete as many pushups as possible within 90 seconds. The 2014 goal is to have Americans complete 1.4 million pushups – that’s one for every man and woman currently serving in the military – and raise $1 million to support the mission of the Boot Campaign. Learn more at http://PushupsforCharity.com If you are unable to attend the Guinness World Record attempt event at RedFest, support the team virtually by donating to the RedFest Pushups for Charity event page: https://www.crowdrise.com/pucworldrecord

RedFest presented by Natty Light will feature many of the nation’s top country music and Southern rock artists, such as Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Lynyrd Skynrd and Big & Rich, plus blue-collar comedy and reality television performers and a full festival environment. Three-day tickets for RedFest presented by Natty Light start at $99. On-site camping (RV with hook-ups or dry camping) is still available. To purchase tickets and review the full line-up of performers and activities scheduled for RedFest presented by Natty Light, visit www.redfest.com.

“We owe a debt of gratitude to U.S. servicemen and women for fighting to protect the day-to-day freedoms all Americans enjoy,” RedFest Co-Founder and Grand Marshal Jeff Foxworthy said. “Soldiers and their families sacrifice so much to protect us, and we continue to see the toll modern-day military service takes on individuals. The recent shootings at Fort Hood in Texas demonstrate our continued need to focus on the health and well-being of military members both overseas and here at home. We’re so proud of the service members that call Central Texas home and want to include them in this new Memorial Day weekend tradition at Circuit of The Americas. RedFest presented by Natty Light will celebrate the ‘red, white and blue,’ and holiday traditions we hold dear. We hope thousands of soldiers and their families will join us for some well-deserved fun and relaxation at our inaugural RedFest event.”


Throughout RedFest weekend, military members can enjoy fun, games and special discounts in a Military Village designed just for them by the Boot Campaign, RedFest’s official nonprofit charity partner. Anheuser-Busch is sponsoring this themed area, which will be located on the west side of the Grand Plaza near Circuit of The Americas’ main entrance. Military Village highlights include

  • -> The Commissary Bar, offering discounts on food and beverages for military members;
  • -> Military-inspired obstacle course designed by Austin’s own MYLO Obstacle Fitness;
  • -> The Boot Campaign Store; and
  • -> Dozens of games and activities that show appreciation for service members and their families.