60-hour-race! Last infos about everything!!

After months and months of waiting, it’s finally time to KICK ASS!!
We expect to be more than 25 teams competing for awesomness!!

Here are the facts you need to know:

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Wednesday, 20th April

  • PreMeeting with good beer, good people and good stories from all around the world
  • where: Haus 73, see directions below
  • when: around 6pm

Thursday, 21st April

  • Meeting Point: in front of Susi’s Showbar, Hamburg
  • Direction: Susis Showbar
  • Time: 9am to announce the rules and get the starting pass
  • Begin of the race: 10am, no minute later

Saturday, 23rd April

  • Meeting Point Saturday evening: Haus 73
  • Direction: Haus 73
  • There is space for you in the second or third floor to drop luggage and relax.
  • Ansgar, part of the Tramprennen-Crew, will be around from 8.30pm and welcome you at Haus 73. if you don’t find him, ask the staff, they will know!
  • The award ceremony will be held in the thrid or second floor aswell, there is a beamer and our Internet Connection to measure the birds flight via Google Earth! =)
  • Beer, stories, fun and music afterwards in the first floor =)

BIG Thanks to Haus 73 for the location!! WONDERFUL!!

Good to Know

  • MrTweek, member of german Autostopclub Abgefahren e.V. provides us again with his awesome SMS-Liveticker. So in case you wanna keep your friends, parents and competitors informed about your trip or mislead them, save this number in your mobile: +49 1570 350 8570. Maximum is 160 characters! Send a simple text message, it will be displayed at tramprennen.org a couple of minutes later!
    Thanks, MrTweek!!!
  • Rules: Remember the rules of the race! 60 hours! 1 Minute more – and you’re disqualified!

Let’s race hell!!! =)

And thats the crazy shit waiting for the winner:
BIG Thanks to Lukki from former TR10-Team T.R.A.M.P for building the most genious hitchhiking trophy on planet earth!!!

Tramprennen 2011: Greece it is!

After the winter break, Tramprennen is back on track!

We did not go through weeks of discussions, we did not read travelblogs for days – completely overrated anyway. All we did to fix the 2011 destination was opening a map on a random page and check where our pointer ended up! So here it is: This years race for clean water goes to Greece – to Preveza, to be exact. A municipality with around 20.000 surrounded by beaches!

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We are looking forward to hitchhike with over 100 people in 5 routes from different starting points to Greece! It is not yet clear where we will start exactly – Hamburg, Berlin, Bayreuth, Basel, Bleiwäsche and Barcelona are current favorites.

In short:

- Tramprennen 2011 to Preveza, Greece

- Start: 22nd of August 2011

- for Viva con Agua and clean potable water

All further Infos such as, registration details, starting points, routes, donation forms, press releases and so on will be shared in the following weeks.

Feel free to share opinions and suggestions in the Comments section – we are happy about any kind of feedback!

Happy Hitchhiking and see you on the road! =)

Pille, Ansgar, Hauke, Marcel, Sarah, Hanjo, Tim, Franzi, Malte

Go for the trophy!

Friday evening, south-east Bavaria. In the scenic village of Berchtesgaden the day is coming to an end. People are cheerful, for it’s the start of the weekend. After a moody early April, the weather is finally more stable and it appears as if Spring has now come. All over the village work is being finished and the first beers are drafted.

In a small shop in the heart of the village however the lights are still on and a young and talented sculptor’s apprentice is chiseling, hammering, sawing, drilling and polishing. He’s working hard on a piece that needs to be finished this very night. The holidays are nearing and the shop will be closed then. Again and again he’s got to wipe the sweat off his face and rub his burning eyes. Finger’s bleeding and the nerve’s at an end. Had he just not procrastinated so much – the trophy for the 60-hour-race would have been done a long time back! Now he’s got to go full power. A last cut, a screw here and there, some glue and finally the paint-job… It is late, very late… the young artist is fighting sleep… but then, with his last bit of energy the work is done and he peacefully falls asleep right there on the workbench.

The final product is amazing – let’s see who can take it home…

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