Hitchhike Weekend [Akcie]
01/04/2023 @ 08:00 – 02/04/2023 @ 19:00
Get ready for an adventure! The Akcie is organizing the Hitchhike Race for the first time since 2017! This event will take place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of April, this is week 2 of period 5. For being able to participate in this event, you have to be available the entire day on both days. The deadline for registration and/or cancellation is coming 20th of November. Afterwards, this ticket is not refundable. Registration needs to be fulfilled in duo’s – per duo you buy 1 ticket of €60,00.
Terms and conditions concerning payment/cancellation
The fee of 30 euros includes: hostel stayover, lunch package for Saturday and the public transport back to Wageningen, and of course the awesome experiences you will have on the road! Please note that costs for food and drinks at the final location are not included in this fee. We hope that no further payment will be necessary, but an after payment of maximum 5 euros might be asked depending on final unknown costs (e.g. fuel).
The deadline for registration and/or cancellation is coming 20th of November. Afterwards, this ticket is not refundable. If for any reasons you will not participate anymore, the money will not be reimbursed to you. It might be possible to transfer your ticket to someone else, however, this might come with extra costs as the train/bus tickets need to be altered. To check, please contact us.
The event / Planning
On the morning of Saturday, we will meet with all attendees at a central place in Wageningen. After some last instructions, all duo’s will depart at the same time, and start the race to the city abroad. What city we are going to will be revealed 1-2 weeks in advance. From that moment, it will be a race between the fifteen duo’s to reach the city, and there will be a price for the winner. And of course, this has to be done via hitchhiking – asking strangers if you can have a ride with their vehicle. Further rules concerning this will be explained in due time.
Then, we expect all duo’s to have reached the city of destination throughout the end of the afternoon. We can then spend that time to explore the city. We will stay in a hostel, so any luggage can be dropped there, and we will spend the evening with the entire group, just having fun, getting some dinner, and maybe a little pub-crawl of some sorts! We for sure will have a lot of stories to share!
Then on Sunday morning, we have breakfast and hopefully will explore the city a bit more (e.g. with a guided tour, to learn something about the city). Then, in the start of the afternoon, we will embark on the return journey to Wageningen. But fear not! We will organize this trip by public transport. We aim to be back in Wageningen around dinnertime.
For any concerns about Hitchhiking, we will aim to make it as safe as possible. We will ask for your live-location on Whatsapp, and there will be two back-up cars on the road, to make sure everyone reaches the final destination, and there will be contact persons available at all times to assist when necessary. We will also ask you to share the number-plates of the cars you get on to, and of course ask you to use common sense when hitchhiking.