Liftaloppet – The Hitchhiking Race
June 1 @ 9:00 am - June 2 @ 12:00 pm UTC+1
This is the ultimate hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy department of sustainability sending a message to you to optimize your way of traveling to not completely destroy your planet.
As interspatial being we know that space is big.
Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggling big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road from Flogsta to Uppsala central station, but that’s just peanuts to space.
Space is so big that it would be a shame not to visit a part of it. So, we think that an afternoon of hitchhiking might just be the right amount of time to start optimizing your way of traveling. And, you get to discover new places on this part of your planet you call Sweden.
If you think you will be up to the challenge of LIFTALOPPET – THE HITCHHIKING RACE through only a super minuscule tiny part of the Galaxy, then please read the following guidelines.
Link to sign up:
The race will be held on Saturday the 1st of June, starting from Uppsala Central Station at 9:00am, where all the important informations will be shared, and bring you to a beautiful and secret destination about 300km away in the afternoon of the same day.
You will spend the night at this secret destination where traditional Swedish cabins, a jacuzzi, an international class party, a zero waste dinner and many other great surprises will be waiting for you.
On Sunday the 2nd, you’ll wake up with a brunch and dropped at the nearest train station around 12pm by our private shuttle service. From there, you can either decide to hitchhike or take the train to get back to your normal life!
Once you make the right decision of signing up, you will either precise the name of your traveling mate when signing up or be assigned a travel companion to ease and hide the desperation you might face while waiting for the Swedes to pick you up.
///Destination, cabins, food and fun///
For your stay-over, our extensive research discovered some of your basic needs. That is why there will be zero waste food waiting for you, a great night of sleep in a traditional Swedish cabin, and a relaxing time in a sauna and hot tub. But we know you most prominent need is a good party, fear not because we are providing just that, we will give you a taste of our own intergalactic beats.
Canoe renting and other extra-activities will be possible at the destination for those who might be interested (not included in the registration price, more informations about extra-activities to come).
///The race and rules for happiness///
More than being the first team to reach the secret destination, the goal of this event is to allow you to discover the beautiful and sustainable way of traveling that is hitchhiking and spend an amazing day. Fairplay and good mood are the main words to describe this event so be cool and happy 😉
Exclusive facultative challenges will be possible to do during the race, each of them allowing you to subtract a time corresponding to the difficulty of these challenges and maybe make you win this intergalactic competition!!
///What’s included in the price and what you should bring with you///
For a modest price, you’ll have the pleasure to enjoy the following services:
-Tips and informations to make the most of the best day of your life and ensure security
– An opening ceremony at Uppsala Central Station
– A zero waste dinner and brunch
– A night in a traditional Swedish cabin with a shower and a bed
– A relaxing time in the Jacuzzi and nearby lake
– An intergalactic class party with the best DJs, lights and sound system this part of Sweden ever experienced
– A crazy prize for the winners
– A shuttle service to the closest train station on Sunday
To ensure everything goes right and to make this event as sustainable as possible please bring with you:
– Your best looking towel
– Bed sheets or a sleeping bag
– A pic-nic for Saturday lunch
– Plates and cuttlery for the dinner and brunch
– Everything you might find necessary
As you will soon discover, hitchhiking is a safe and beautiful way to travel. But as everything in life, there are a few easy tips that can help to avoid problems. Here are general advices about hitchhiking:
And because we care, in case you end up being stuck on the side of the road and don’t make it to the final destination before 7pm, our very own shuttle service will come to pick you up for 50 – 150 extra SEK depending where you are!
///Price and signing up///
This unforgettable experience of a human lifetime come at a price. This price include food, accommodation, and all the services and fun things we are organising for you! Note that the goal is not to make any profit from this event!
– !!!SOLD OUT!!! Earlybird !!!SOLD OUT!!!
– Normal price (50 places) 550 SEK
– Last minute (? places) 600 SEK
Link to sign up:
///Sustainability and partners///
As we are from the department of sustainability of the ultimate hitchhikers guide, we would like to inform you that this adventure will be as close to zero waste as humanly possible.
This event is the result of the collaboration of Zero Waste Uppsala, Bruised Food, and environmentally dedicated individuals!
Space out, don’t panic and don’t forget your towel!