VCU alumni say ‘RVA SplashFEST’ broke the world record


Richmonders say the event was a refreshing escape

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Remember the three Virginia Commonwealth University graduates who challenged cities with water guns? They said they broke the world record for the largest water gun fight in history at The Diamond Saturday

‘RVA SplashFEST’ is an event organized by ‘Get up and Get it.’ According to the group, the current record is 3,875 people so they are aiming for 5,000 people to attend the event.

One of the event organizers, Josh Roth told 8News the world record was broken. However, no offical from the Guinness Book of Records was there to confirm.

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The VCU grads went viral earlier this year after their #watergunchallange videos reached over 70 million views.

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There was music, food, and vendors at the family-friendly event. Even the Richmond Fire department showed up to take part in the fun!

Attendees told 8News that it was nice to see the community come together for the event. They even said they want ‘Get up and Get it’ to make ‘RVA SplashFEST’ an annual event.

“RVA Splashfest was all about supporting positivity, community and fun. Given all the negativity that you hear about, this was a refreshing escape” Allyson Martin Sladi of Richmond said.

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