It's about thirty times as long as The Preakness Stakes
In other words, 298.2580 furlongs is 31.395580 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 0.03185162 times that amount.(Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland) (total race length)
The total race length of the Preakness Stakes run at the Pimlico Race Course is 9.5 furlongs. Dubbed "the race for the Black-eyed Susans" after Maryland's state flower, the winning horse is actually draped with a garland of painted yellow daisies, as Black-eyed Susans do not bloom in time for the late-May race.
It's about one-fortieth as long as The Colorado River
In other words, 298.2580 furlongs is 0.0258 times the length of The Colorado River, and the length of The Colorado River is 38.80 times that amount.(a.k.a. Aha Kwahwat, a.k.a. Grand River, a.k.a. Tizon River, a.k.a. Tecon River, a.k.a. Tison River) (from Grand Lake, Colorado through the Gulf of California)
The Colorado River runs 11,600 furlongs in length. Along this length, the river descends from its source, approximately 13.70 furlongs above sea level in the Rocky Mountains, to its mouth in the Gulf of California.
It's about one-forty-fifth as long as The Danube
In other words, the length of The Danube is 47.40 times 298.2580 furlongs.(a.k.a. Donau, a.k.a. Dunaj, a.k.a. Dunav, a.k.a. Duna, a.k.a. Дунав (Dunav), a.k.a. Dunărea, a.k.a. Дунáй (Dunay), a.k.a. Tuna) (from Breg Martinskapelle, Black Forest, Germany through the Danube Delta, Romania)
The Danube river runs 14,200 furlongs in total length. Intersecting Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; Budapest, Hungary; and Belgrade, Serbia, the Danube touches more capital cities than any other river.
It's about one-sixtieth as long as The Oregon Trail
In other words, 298.2580 furlongs is 0.0172 times the length of The Oregon Trail, and the length of The Oregon Trail is 58.10 times that amount.(from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon)
The historic Oregon Trail stretched 17,300 furlongs across five (sometimes six) states in the western United States. In the early years of the Trail's existence, the trip was estimated to have taken an average of 160 days.
It's about one-sixtieth as long as The Volga
In other words, the length of The Volga is 58.80 times 298.2580 furlongs.(a.k.a. Волга, a.k.a. İdel (Идел), a.k.a. Атăл (Atăl), a.k.a. Edil, a.k.a. İdil, a.k.a. Рав (Rav)) (from the Valdai Hills, Tver Oblast, Russia through the Caspian Sea)
The largest river in Europe, the Volga river runs 17,500 furlongs in total length. World War II's Battle of Stalingrad between the Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, which resulted in nearly two million casualties, was fought in part for control of the river.
It's about 60 times as tall as Angel Falls
In other words, 298.2580 furlongs is 61.30 times the height of Angel Falls, and the height of Angel Falls is 0.0163 times that amount.(a.k.a. Parakupa-vena, a.k.a. Kerepakupai mer&) (Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Venezuela) (total height)
Angel Falls has a total height 4.870 furlongs. Jimmie Angel, the first person to publicize their existence outside Venezuela and the namesake of the falls, damaged his monoplane atop the falls and was forced to abandon it; it remained there until it was removed 33 years later.
It's about one-sixty-fifth as long as The Mississippi River
In other words, 298.2580 furlongs is 0.01593 times the length of The Mississippi River, and the length of The Mississippi River is 62.770 times that amount.(from Lake Itasca, Minnesota through Pilottown, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana)
The total length of the Mississippi River is 18,720 furlongs. Prior to the development of soil erosion programs, the Mississippi River would carry approximately 400 million metric tons of sediment from its banks to the Gulf of Mexico every year.