Abgefahren hitchhiking race 2013

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Abgefahren hitchhiking race 2013
Abgefahren Hitchhiking Race 2013
Name: Abgefahren Hitchhiking Race 2013
Date: 18 May 2013
Track: from Dresden, Germany to Šumperk, Czech Republic
Participants: 70
Distance: >= 363 km)
Winner-Time: 5h15 min

The Abgefahren Hitchhiking Race 2013 was the sixth hitchhiking race organized by the German Autostop Society Abgefahren e.V.. It started in Dresden, Germany and the final destination was a camping site near Šumperk in the Czech Republic. The race started on May 18th 2013.

The participants

70 people, mostly from Germany, but also from Poland, Italy, Romania, Netherlands, China, Ukraine and from France participated the race. A rule was, that everybody had to hitch in a team of two or more, the teams were not allowed to separate until they reached the destination camping site.

The route

For all teams, the destination was secret until the race really started. Also the used route was choice of the teams. Many of the teams that arrived first chose the route via Prague. However, many participants chose the route through Poland and were stuck in a traffic jam on the A4 which was closed for about 1,5h due to an accident. Especially on the minor roads close to the final destinations many teams had some trouble to catch a lift in the evening and arrived the day after.

The press

To view or listen to these press articles see the abgefahren race website