Newsletter #2 – Route cancellation, DonationCounter, Be a Local Hero, Pimp ur Profile
A Happy Day!
Two weeks left and the race is on!
These are the news you need for the moment. Please read them carefully, otherwise you might miss some useful information.
1. Registration Stop and cancellation of route Peach
In good old Tramprennen tradition we cancelled one route due to missing teams. Sorry Peach and thanks for being with us till now. Since we’re preparing the Hitchpackages this weekend and every route has 10 to 12 teams now, we stopped team registrations.
That means: 60 teams and 130 Hippyhobos will be on their way to Poland in 2 weeks!! We’re more than happy to hitch with so many great people for the 6th time!! Thumbs up and let the good times roll!
2. About switching a route – yes, possible till friday.
Recently, we had a lot of movement between the routes. Some teams cancelled their participation, others switched from Luigi to Yoshi, from Yoshi to Mario and so on. Right now, there is one free slot left on Yoshi (Breda) and Donkey Kong (Flensburg). Have a look into your Team Dashboard, if you find something else than a 0 in brackets in the “Choose Route” section behind the route names, you can move your team from one to another route. Till friday!
3. DonationCounter fills up
With the participation of everyone we already raised more than 3000 Euro. 307,5 thumbs for the WASH-Project of Viva con Agua in India & Nepal!! K.I.C.K.S ASS! =)
Let’s try to break last years record and crack the 15.000 Euro! Talk to your friends, neighbours and random people alongside the road and ask them for their thumb! Let’s push things forward and big things will happen! Everyone can contribute to this project with only 1 thumb (10 Euro).
4. Pimp ur Profile!
Most important: Pimp ur profile! Upload a nice picture of you and your hitchmate(s), have a little description about your awesomeness and it will be light years easier to find some TeamSponsors! To pimp ur profile click here: https://tramprennen.org/participate/team-dashboard/
5. PreOpenings in the starting cities
We’re going to have little Pre-Meetings in the starting cities, so everyone will get to know each other a day before the race starts. Please be in your city (Breda, Flensburg, Mainz, Eisenach, Hamburg) on Thursday, 15th of August. The exact meeting point will be announced next week, no worries (usually a small pub).
6. Be a Local Hero: Newspapers, Radios, TV, Blogs
We want to promote the art and beauty of hitchhiking as a common way of travelling! Get in touch with your local newspapers or radio stations and tell them what you’re planning to do. Every article is great and counts. Last year we received a letter from a 96 year old guy who wrote about his hitchhiking stories from the 20s & 30s – just because he read about Tramprennen somewhere in a newspaper! :)
Media Infos can be downloaded here: https://tramprennen.org/about-us/presse/ (english) and here https://tramprennen.org/de/uber-uns/presse/ (german)
That’s it for now!
We’re looking forward to kick everyone’s ass soon! :)
Cheeerios and Happy Hitchhiking!