1. COMPETITION RULES
1.1. The HungaroHitch 2015 hitchhiker race starts at 7.am on 18th of July 2015 and ends at 8.pm on 19th of July 2015. The start and the endpoint are both in Budapest (Hungary), you can find the exact address on the main page
1.2. You can enter the race in a double team, which has to collect points. The team has to collect predefined points on the Earth, we will have some questions about the point, and you have to get a good answer. This is the way to collecting points. More details in GATHERING POINTS line.
1.3. All teams will get a GPS Tracker, we can follow your every steps on the internet real-time.
1.4. The team must not be split. The members must not travel in two different cars. You have to be together while the race ends. We will check this rule by GPS positions and we follow you by car.
1.5. Using public transportation is only allowed inside cities. Between cities you must not use any train, bus or plane. Except using ferry on rivers and lakes.
1.6. During the race night, between 10 pm and 4 am the hitchhiking and other moving are not allowed. These rules are because of safety reasons, and you can relax few hours. You can spend these hours in the given camping areas by HitchBook (for extra points) or in any ditch, field, forest or rest area on the Earth. We can follow you by GPS Tracker in these hours so keep the rules.
1.7. Do not use your friend or a bus to take you for a ride and do not cheat! It does not make any sense. This weekend is about freedom and honesty and following this two words during the race you will have good time. We will follow you by GPS but it does not filter the cheaters but we do not care of them. Play fair to raise aloft the HungaroHitch Cup!
1.8. Keep the Highway Code, the hitchhiker's etiquette and respect the other teams. Avoid the dangerous situations, do not compromise yourselves and the drivers. Choose a safe place for hitchhiking and avoid to using your thumb on the highways (it is illegal and dangerous) If you would meet in a good spot with another team or any other hitchiking vagabond, do not disturb their hitchhiking. You should move 30-40 meters further and let them to leave the spot first.
1.9. If you get trapped by any serious situation, use your confidence and solve the problem or call the 112. In these situations or if you have to give up the race please call the organisers too. You have to take responsibility for yourselves and you can not demand any compensation from the organisers.
1.10. In the endpoint you can eat some food (for vegetarians too) While you are eating and drinking we summarize your points, finally we keep an award ceremony where the winners and the special prize owners can get the rewards.
1.11. About delay: The race ends at 8.pm on 19th of July 2015. After that time you can arrive, but the arriving teams will lose 10 points / minutes, the maximum overtime is until 8.30 pm. So loosing maximum 300 points you can arrive at 8.30 pm. Teams who arrive after 8.30 pm. are kicked out but you can find any warm food there. Award ceremony is at 9 pm.
2.1. You can enter the HungaroHitch 2015 race by creating a double team, with registering the team and with sending the registration fee
2.2. You can not enter the race under 16. No gender limit, no sexual or political or religious identity limit, you can be a student or not.
2.3. The team members have to register themselves in the REGISTRATION menu
2.4. The HungaroHitch 2015's registration fee is 10 EUR / team.
2.5. The registration becomes valid, if you filled and submitted the REGISTRATION questionnaire, sent the registration fee (seen in 2.4) to the given - bank account. The announcement have to be your team's name. After the registration expired date if a team wants to cancel the registration, we can not send back the amount, we used it for printings and for T-shirts.
2.6. If you are alone, you can not enter the race but do not give up! If other lonely hitcher would enter to the race we will keep in touch and try to make couples. So instead of registration you should write to the firstname.lastname@example.org email address. Give us your details (as in REGISTRATION menu) and as soon as we get at least two lonely racer we are going to write you about the possibilities.
3. GATHERING POINTS - TASKS
3.1. You can enter the race in a double team and you have to look for exact points on the road and answer some questions about it.
3.2. These points have an accurate position on the Earth, and we will give this information on the start line.
3.3. You have to record the lifts, the time when you find the points, and the answers into the HitchBook which you will get on the start line. Protect your HitchBook against wet and animals, because we can summarize your points from that.
3.4. How can you get points?
a. TASK point: You will get an accurately positioned point and a question about the point. You have to find the point and answer the question correctly. Your point is valid if you find it and give a good answer.
b. PHOTO point: Your Photo point is valid, if you find the point and take a picture about the subject of the point and your team is in the same photo. Finally you have to show us your pictures
c. REQUIRED point: It is one point on the Earth which you have to find during the race at all events. If you miss that point your team is kicked out. The exact position of the required point will be chosen on the start line by lottery.
d. COMBINATIONS: You can collect combinations which can give you some extra points if you find them. In the HitchBook they are defined. Collecting combinations is not so easy but it gives you more points than if you collect just the ones, without plan. So we advise you should have a good tactics. Combinations might be (e.g.: hitchhike in 4 different countries during the race, hitchhike in all of the 19 Hungarian County during the race, collect all of the points which name's start with "F"...etc..
e. CAMPING: sleeping in the given camping areas. (see in your HitchBook)
f. THE MOST CREATIVE HITCHHIKING: You must take a photo about your juggler, acrobatic, costumed, naked or any creative hitchhiking. It gives you extra points if you show us after the race
g. DRIVER SELFIE: All of the selfie about the driver and your team give you extra points
...Important information is that the points on the Earth have different point scale which depends on the difficulty of the accessibility. The given Required point might influence your team's direction, so you should spend about 20-30 minutes to plan your weekend...
GRAND PRIZE: The team which has collected the most points: The Champions of HungaroHitch 2015 - Cup and Gold medal
2nd: silver medal
3nd: bronze medal
SPECIAL PRIZE II.: The team which has took the most creative hitchhiker photo: The Most Creative Group of HungaroHitch 2015
All of other team will get a hitchhiker diploma
5. THEY MIGHT BE USEFUL THINGS...
Europe Road Atlas, Hungarian Road Atlas, mobilephone, camera, pen, tape measure, raincoat, water - food, tent, sleeping bag, polifoam, flashlight, cash...