Largest “Soul Train Line” in Oakland Set to Break Guinness World Record


Blending soul, dance, and community, Oakland is set to break a new Guinness World Record for the “Largest Soul Train Line” on Saturday, June 20 at deFremery Park, 1651 Adeline St. in West Oakland.

Five hundred people are expected to participate in the Official Oak Train Line that will last nearly three hours with non-stop dancing and a live DJ. The Soul Train Line is expected to shatter the current record of 291 participants in Philadelphia in 2012.


The Official Oak Train Line will begin at 9 a.m. Registration is open to everyone who has the ability to dance continually for approximately three hours. An official Guinness World Record Adjudicator will be onsite to certify the new world record.


Those interested in participating can register at and enter their name into a lottery. A drawing will be held on May 30 at 5 p.m. at deFremery Park. Winners will be posted at and need not be present.


Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are also available. For more information, visit


Proceeds from the Oak Train will benefit Friends of deFremery Park.


Friends of deFremery Park seeks to enhance the quality of life of West Oakland low-income families by providing access to cultural, recreational and educational events outside the community, creating a scholarship fund and establishing a safe haven for children and their families.


For more information, contact Executive Director Patrice Washington at (510) 379-0591 or [email protected]


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