It's about one-fortieth as long as The Oregon Trail.
In other words, 429 furlongs is 0.0247 times the length of The Oregon Trail, and the length of The Oregon Trail is 40.50 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-fortieth as long as The Volga.
In other words, 429 furlongs is 0.0244 times the length of The Volga, and the length of The Volga is 41 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 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 45 times as long as The Kentucky Derby.
In other words, 429 furlongs is 42.90 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 0.02331 times that amount.(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 10 furlongs. 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 one-forty-fifth as long as The Mississippi River.
In other words, 429 furlongs is 0.02292 times the length of The Mississippi River, and the length of The Mississippi River is 43.630 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.
It's about 45 times as long as The Preakness Stakes.
In other words, 429 furlongs is 45.157890 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 0.02214452 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-fiftieth as long as The Distance from L.A. to New York.
In other words, 429 furlongs is 0.0192 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 52.10 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 22,300 furlongs 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.
It's about one-fifty-fifth as long as I-80.
In other words, 429 furlongs is 0.0186073 times the length of I-80, and the length of I-80 is 53.74230 times that amount.(a.k.a. Interstate 80, a.k.a. Keystone Shortway) (net length)
Interstate 80, crosses the continent of North America from Teaneck, New Jersey to San Francisco, California and covers a total length of 23,055.50 furlongs. A 298.2580 furlongs stretch between mile marker 318 in Grand Island, Nebraska and mile marker 390 in Lincoln, Nebraska is the longest straight path in the US Interstate system.