It's about one-fortieth as long as The Oregon Trail
In other words, 52,000 smoots is 0.0254 times the length of The Oregon Trail, and the length of The Oregon Trail is 39.40 times that amount.(from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon)
The historic Oregon Trail stretched 2,050,000 smoots 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 forty times as long as The Beast (Roller Coaster)
In other words, 52,000 smoots is 39.450 times the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster), and the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster) is 0.02535 times that amount.(King's Island Amusement Park; Mason, OH)
The roller coaster The Beast is 1,318 smoots 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 one-fortieth as long as The Volga
In other words, 52,000 smoots is 0.0251 times the length of The Volga, and the length of The Volga is 39.80 times that amount.(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 2,070,000 smoots 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 one-forty-fifth as long as The Mississippi River
In other words, the length of The Mississippi River is 42.550 times 52,000 smoots.(from Lake Itasca, Minnesota through Pilottown, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana)
The total length of the Mississippi River is 2,213,000 smoots. 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.
It's about 45 times as long as The Kentucky Derby
In other words, 52,000 smoots is 43.98990 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 0.0227325 times that amount.(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 1,182.09 smoots. 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 45 times as long as The Preakness Stakes
In other words, 52,000 smoots is 46.305160 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 0.02159587 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 1,122.9850 smoots. 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-fiftieth as long as The Distance from L.A. to New York
In other words, 52,000 smoots is 0.0197 times the length of The Distance from L.A. to New York, and the length of The Distance from L.A. to New York is 50.80 times that amount.(Los Angeles, California to New York City, New York) (via I-10 E, I-15 N, I-70 E, I-76 E, I-80 E, I-280 E)
The total length of the freeway route from Los Angeles, California to New York City, New York via Interstate 80 is 2,640,000 smoots long. This route intersects eleven states and several major cities, including Las Vegas, Nevada; Denver, Colorado; Lincoln, Nebraska; Omaha, Nebraska; Des Moines, Iowa; South Bend, Indiana; and Cleveland, Ohio.