At the age of 78, Chuck Norris can look back on a remarkable career. He parlayed his aptitude in karate competitions into a successful film and television career, acting opposite Bruce Lee in 1972’s Return of the Dragon and starring for eight seasons on the CBS action series Walker, Texas Ranger. His Chuck Norris Action Jeans—which provide flexibility in the crotch to better execute kicks—have been a practical fashion statement for decades.
Norris has now set his sights on another goal: He’d like to host the world’s biggest gathering of Chuck Norris look-alikes.
According to KTXS, Norris will be hosting a 5K race event on May 4, 2019 in College Station, Texas, where participants are being invited to appear dressed as Norris. Those paying a $30 registration fee ($50 at the door) will get a “sweet belt buckle,” fake beard, and a “Chuck Norris style T-shirt” to assist in the look, though they can also show up with their own customized costume. After the race, prizes will be awarded for Best Male Chuck Norris Costume, Best Female Chuck Norris Costume, and Best Kid Chuck Norris Costume for attendees 12 and under.
The objective is to set a world record for the greatest number of Norrises in one place, though it’s not clear if there is an existing record to beat. Norris also plans on greeting runners at the finish line. All proceeds will be split between Kickstart Kids, a nonprofit child assistance group that teaches empowerment through martial arts, and the Mercy Project, which seeks to create new economic opportunities for troubled communities in Ghana. These lofty goals may be too much for a single Norris, but a small fleet of them just may be able get the job done.