Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thumbs Up Hitchhiking Race 2011

With Sabrina, german volunteer in Gražutė Regional Park, Edouard is organising an event called "Thumbs Up Hitchhiking Race 2011", starting from Vilnius on friday the 19th of August, and ending on sunday the 21st.

This event is a hitchhiking race, whose purpose will be to promote sustainable travelling, to support an environmental cause, and at the same time, to have lots of fun.

The association we will support, for this first and hopefully not last edition of the Thumbs Up Hitchhiking Race, is Lietuvos Gamtos Fondas (Lithuanian Fund for Nature). We're supporting two of their ongoing projects :
1. Help to achieve coexistence between farmers and wolves
2. Editing a seafood guide for a sustainable use of ressources

More on : http://thumbsuprace.jimdo.​com/

The participants will all hitch in teams of two people, one person from overseas with one person from Lithuania (if numbers are matching of course). To build the teams, a last-minute draw will be organised right before the departure on friday the 19th. So all participants are expected to come at the very least one hour before the official start, so at 10am MAX. (best between 9am and 9.30am). All teams will have to respect some stopovers all along the way, eventually providing the evidence of their stopovers with photos taken with either a mobile phone or a digital camera.


We will have some sort of a honesty box, in which all participants will be invited to put as much money as they can. Our suggestion would be to give around 100 Litai. That's what we, organisers, will give, plus one Litas (at least). If you don't collect that much money from friends, family, or other people, you can still be part of the Race. But if you collect that much, or more, then of course it's even better! ;-) Just be aware that 100% of this money will be given to Lietuvos Gamtos Fondas.