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

Ooh LaLaLa!

60 hours of hitchhiking.
Hardcore.
True Emotions.

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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!