It's about as long as The Preakness Stakes
(Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland) (total race length)
The total race length of the Preakness Stakes run at the Pimlico Race Course is 12,540 shaftments. 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 as long as The Kentucky Derby
In other words, the length of The Kentucky Derby is 1.05263 times 12,540 shaftments.(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 13,200 shaftments. First run in 1864, the Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest continuously-running sporting events in America, almost two years older than the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
It's about nine-tenths as long as The Beast (Roller Coaster)
In other words, 12,540 shaftments is 0.8520 times the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster), and the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster) is 1.1740 times that amount.(King's Island Amusement Park; Mason, OH)
The roller coaster The Beast is 14,720 shaftments in length. On its twenty-fifth year of operation in 2004, The Beast was awarded the Landmark Award by the American Coaster Enthusiasts as a historically significant roller coaster.
It's about four-fifths as long as The Belmont Stakes
In other words, 12,540 shaftments is 0.79166670 times the length of The Belmont Stakes, and the length of The Belmont Stakes is 1.2631580 times that amount.(Belmont Park, Elmont, New York) (total race length)
The total race length of the Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park is 15,840 shaftments. It was during the 1974 Belmont Stakes that Secretariat set an America Grade 1 stakes record in winning by a distance of about 496 shaftments
It's about three-fourths as long as Steel Dragon 2000
In other words, 12,540 shaftments is 0.77090 times the length of Steel Dragon 2000, and the length of Steel Dragon 2000 is 1.2970 times that amount.(a.k.a. スチールドラゴン2000) (Nagashima Span Land; Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, Japan)
The roller coaster Steel Dragon 2000 is 16,270 shaftments in length. It is one of only two operating "Gigacoasters" (meaning its height is between 600 shaftments and 798 shaftments) in the world, having a height of 636.50 shaftments.
It's about three-fifths as long as The National Mall
In other words, the length of The National Mall is 2 times 12,540 shaftments.(Washington, D.C.) (to Lincoln Memorial)
From the steps of the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall is 20,000 shaftments. On December 4th, 2008, the entirety of the Mall was declared open to the public for the first time in American history in anticipation of the estimated two million visitors to the Mall for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20th, 2009.
It's about twice as tall as Angel Falls
In other words, 12,540 shaftments is 1.950 times the height of Angel Falls, and the height of Angel Falls is 0.5130 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 6,420 shaftments. 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.