Thumbs up for civil-sea-rescue

Tramprennen supports Sea-Watch e.V.

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To help people across borders and through fences is one of the most humane things you could do.

In our 10-year history as a Tramprennen we have experienced this humane act very often. People inviting us in their cars and transporting us across borders were and are essential to successfully reach the final destination.

But of course, we have also seen the cruel inhumane way people fail at crossing the borders. 2015 we experienced first hand what refugees have to face at the borders on their way to a safe haven. We then decided to put our focus next to the WASH projects of Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli e.V. on the rights of asylum seekers and collected the next years donations for Pro Asyl and Viva con Agua.

This year we decided to restructure our donation process. We are happy that we were able to support the work of two wonderful organizations and spread the word about clean sanitation and the necessity for refugee rights.

But we felt the need for a change and decided that this year we want to support one organization that is helping people across borders and rescues them in the most dangerous situations. Sea-Watch e.V.!

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copyright Sea-Watch e.V. |Ruben Neugebauer

 In 2015 a few people decided to buy an old boat and modified it to rescue people in distress and headed out into the Mediterranean Sea. Sea-Watch e.V. was born and has since then rescued thousands of people that fled the African continent to seek refuge in Europe. Through the work and knowledge of the volunteers and the donations of its supporters the non-profit organization was able to improve its skills and fleet. With the EU-Turkey deal and the Balkan route closing the focus of migration was again the Mediterranean Sea and as Libya emerged into a failed state the conditions for many people there worsened quickly. Sea-Watch and other civil sea rescue operations are working constantly to spot the small rubber boats of the refugees and rescuing before they sink. In the last year the Libyan coast guard have repeatedly caught the refugees before the rescuers were able to reach them and brought them back to Libya. This is a clear violation of human rights and Sea-Watch witnessed and made several of these so-called push-backs public.

We are glad that we can support Sea-Watch in their continuous effort to help people in need and contribute to the civil sea rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea.  We want to emphasize on Sea-Watchs demanding: safe passage now!

Now it is your turn to motivate your friends and families to sponsor your team in this years Tramprennen to Boracko Jezero in Bosnia!

 

Easter Race in Osterode!

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Hey folks,

The anticipation for the easter race is rising and you can’t wait to get more details?

Here is our plan of action:

 

- Friday (March 30): Arrival -

Harz is calling! We are going to meet up at Campingplatz Eulenburg (adress: Scheerenberger Straße 100, 37520 Osterode am Harz). So we all have enough time to arrive and hang out together before the madness starts next day.

Please don’t forget to bring your sleeping bags (matresses are already there) and money for the shelter (Fee: 10 Euros per night)!

- Saturday (March 31): Race -

The game is on! This year’s chosen one: Ping Pong!

The rules are quite simple:

- The race will officially start at 9am and end at 6pm.

-Try to hitchhike between Osterode and the village called Elend back and forth as often as possible. It’s your choice which roads you take.

- Of course we need evidence! So you will have to post pictures everytime you get to one of the particular locations. (We will create a Whatsapp group for that the day before.)

In case you reach Osterode just take a picture of it’s place-name sign.

If you reach Elend on the other hand, you have to take a picture of the memorial stone placed at the roundabound right in the middle of the village.

- In the evening we all are going to meet at our camping site, count the pictures of each team and celebrate the great winners afterwards.

Ín case of a tie, the team that first came back to the camping site will win. So write down your final arrival time.

If you’re still on the road at 6pm, you will be disqualified.

- Sunday (April 1): Departure 

Write us via gro.nennerpmartnull@ofni if you want to participate, so you can get further contact information.

We’re looking forward to see you!

Easter-Race and the Destination Country 2018! Whooop

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The temperatures rise, and it is time to hitchhike without gloves again! YEAH! In about 5 months we will hit the road again to start the hitchhiking-madness and race across Europe! You already know when (17.8.-1.9.) but not where… Today we will announce the final region we will race to in the Summer 2018.

After a year in the beautiful but rather cold Baltics, we will hitchhike on the warm and sunny roads of the good old Balkan! Yiiipiiieeh! Country roads and stunning landscapes, rusty cars and friendly people. We are excited to get back to a region that was always a perfect destination for the Tramprennen.

This year we will pay another beautiful country in the heart of the Balkan a visit:

BOSNIA!

Be excited for known countries but new and exciting places on the routes to our final destination.

Of course, we all are eager to get back on the road and measure our hitchhiking skills. And as every year you can do that on our Easter-Race! Yeah, you’ve heard right. Once again, some crazy hitchhiking stuff on the day of bunnies and eggs. Save the date: Arrival on Friday March 30th and hitchhiking Saturday April 1st (no April-fools????)!

More info about location and the exact game will follow soon, but you can be sure: the game will be fun and the location somewhere central in Germany. Easy to reach for most of you.

If you plan on participating please contact us via gro.nennerpmartnull@ofni , so we can estimate the number of participants.

Stay tuned!