Hitchhiking from Hamburg to Valencia and back

The 60 hour race is over and after a couple of days of recovery time we’re fresh and awake again!

Thursday morning around 45 hitchhikers in 20 teams met at 9am in front of “Susi’s Showbar”, Hamburg-St.Pauli to hitchhike 60 hours as far as they can and back to Hamburg! Most of them made it home from Marseille, almost Rome, Zenica, Belgrade, Zagreb, Szeged, Rimini, Prague and many more cities all over europe.

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Some got stuck in Marseille and Paris, but the majority was back before 10pm, enjoyed the refreshing sun in Hamburg with a beer and tons of stories after 60 hours of hitchhiking.

In the end, the team “King Kong und die weiße Frau” won the race with over 1600km distance bird’s flight and 4000 hitchhiked kilometers! Congrats!

Second and third place went to “Die Glückswürste” and “The Hot Weenies” who made it to Southern France with 1283 & 1345 covered Kilometers!

Photos from the race will follow soon, we’re waiting for mails with photos from participants!

In parallel, the preparations for Tramprennen 2011 for Viva con Agua have started months ago. News will follow in the upcoming weeks here on this website!

Cheers! Your TR-Crew

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Hitchhiking in 60 hours from Hamburg to Valencia

The 60 hour race is over and after a couple of days of recovering we’re fresh and awake again!!

Thursday morning around 25 teams and 50 hitchhikers met at 9am in front of Susis Showbar, Hamburg-St.Pauli to hitchhike 60 hours as far as they can and back to Hamburg! Most of them made it home from Marseille, almost Rome, Zenica, Belgrade, Zagreb, Szeged, Rimini, Prague and many more cities all over europe.
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Some got stuck in Marseille and Paris, but the majority was back before 10pm, enjoyed the refreshing sun in Hamburg with a beer and tons of stories after 60 hours of hitchhiking.

In the end, the Team “King Kong und die weiße Frau” won the race with more than 1600km hitchhiked km, distance birds-flight only! Congrats!!

Second and third place goes to “Die Glückswürste” and “The Hot Weenies” who made it into the South of France with 1283 & 1345 covered Kilometers!

Photos from the race will follow soon, we’re waiting for mails with photos from participants!

Now the preparation for the Tramprennen 2011 for Viva con Agua begins, all news will follow in the upcoming weeks here on this website!

Cheeers! TR-Crew

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60 hours of hitchhiking.
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Hitch me wet!

Less than 24 hours to Hitch-Off at Susi’s Showbar!
Celebrate urself at the pre-gathering in the Haus III & 70 in Hamburg
Nutters, gather up!

All the lardasses at home can follow the hitchhikers via the SMS-liveticker, known from the last races.

Let’s race hell!

The 60-hour-race! Register now!

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Two years ago, we we’re sitting at a gasstation on the way to Krakow waiting for a lift, when a guy passing us stopped and said: “Ha! Twenty years ago i did the same thing you guys are doing now. Hitchhiking! Great! Once in a while, on weekends, we had ourselves a little competition: Hitch as far as you can, steal the menu card from a local restaurant, be back within a predefined timeframe at a predefined location. The group that hitchhiked the longest distance won the competition. Simple and stupid. But most importantly: fun!

So, here it is: our very own 60-hour-race!

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  • Start: Hamburg, April 21st, 8am!
  • you will be given a starting pass at the meeting point, which you need to bring back
  • timeframe: 60 hours, hitch as far as you can!
  • but be back in Hamburg the 23rd, 8pm – one minute too late and you’re out!
  • make sure you can prove how far you went: buy something and keep the bill, kidnap a menu card or the place-name sign
  • the largest radius (bird’s flight) wins!
  • As usual, you’ll have to sign an agreement that you’ll be participating at your own risk at the start
  • price: glory and fame, as usual!

Ready to Kick Ass?!

Register your team now!

Time to wake up… we’re back!

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After three years of Tramprennen for Viva con Agua and clean water, we had to decide, whether to keep the project running in 2011, skip it for a year, or let it be history for good. Though the Tramprennen 2010 was an amazing success on multiple levels once again, this question had to be answered. Foremost, because of the overwhelming organizational efforts we faced in the months before the race in August 2010. Our crew then consisted of 6 hitchhiking lovers and a bunch of additional supporters, all working on different aspects. Registration, sponsoring, fundraising, website programming and design, press relations, the movie and wheelchair project demanded many hours of work, that had to be dealt with aside of our studies, our work and other projects we were involved in for Viva con Agua. Sleepless nights, stressful days and many a (in retrospect often superfluous) time-intense discussion lead us to the question, whether such a huge project could be set up yet again.

Is it all worth it?

  • to attract attention to the most important good on planet earth – Water?
  • to meet a bunch of crazy and outstanding people ready to hit the road two weeks for just that cause?
  • to raise funding for a drinkwater project, with the help of many many more people?
  • to share cars with totally unknown people you meet for a short while only and by chance catching the most interesting story in your life?

Oooooh Yeah, it is!!!

That’s why – despite of our initial doubts – we’ll do it all again in 2011. A few of weeks ago the core team met in Berlin to reflect on the last year and to plan the framework of the next race. Many topics came up and here are the results:

  • the website became more interactive – for instance, check the new forums and sign up! A new platform for hitchhiking related topics & teampartner hook-ups
  • registration and team profiles will be automated (yay, less work!) and more dynamic, meaning you’ll be able to change your picture and profile by yourself, whenever you want to
  • we will support Viva con Agua again and raise donations for another drinkwater project!
  • we switched to english as main language and will, most likely, implement multilinguality (English & German) in the near future
  • 2011′s destination will be announced soon, too many ideas popped up in order to have it fixed already (still time to give input – if you care, do it now)!
  • we’ll keep the route/group size limited to max. 12 teams or 25 people, that proved a vital for a cozy atmosphere
  • we’ll aim at 5 routes (3 in 2010)
  • there will most likely be two cities to start from – the final meeting point will without a doubt remain one for all
  • the timeframe will be somewhere around the middle of august to the middle of september, 2 weeks in total
  • some new special power extra rules will be added, which we don’t wanna announce yet! ;)
  • no more “Routenlutscher” (route head), more responsibility to the whole hitchhing group
  • we wanna start some great and fun projects around the race and hitchhiking in general, hence the new Arts & Culture-section
  • the Tramprennen project is not just meant for us and meant to be organized by a closed group, it’s open to everybody!! Create it your project!!
    # In case you love photography, filming, acting – make it your project – get in touch with us!
    # In case you love programming, graphic or print design – get in touch with us!
    # in case you love writing or making music – get in touch with us!
    # you wanna create a link between a university or student project to the Tramprennen? – get in touch with us!
    # no boundaries for creativity – at all!! :)
  • We want YOU!

Right now we’re working on the first steps for another great race along with everything surrounding it! Follow the blog for news updates and contact us, if you feel like participating, want to help the project and make it succesful! :)

Your tramprennen-Crew!