How to travel without money?

Classic on foot or by bike? Or you can ask the nice bus driver or the conductor if you can ride for a good cause for free. Hitchhiking is also a popular way to travel long distances. Make up your own mind, because there will be a prize for the coolest means of transport!

Can you use your own bicycle?

Yes! In order to minimize the risk of infection, you are allowed to use your own means of transport, then you do not have to steal your neighbor's bike, but can use your own :D. It is only important that you operate the means of transport with your own muscle power and do not drive a car or motorcycle. So be creative and maybe ask your friends about cool means of transport in advance!

Can I hitchhike?

Yes, if the situation of the corona pandemic allows it. This year we want to return to the original concept of BreakOut. However, if you still want to reduce contacts, you are welcome to take part in the BreakOut on foot, by bike or other means of transport.

How are the kilometers counted?

We want to count the traveld kilometers. Due to our technical possibilities, we will therefore add up the distance between the posted locations. So post a lot and especially if you change your direction.

Where do I start BreakOut 2022?

This year, all teams of two can start at a location of their choice. We are currently still planning whether we can make a start in Munich possible. If you start at a location of your choice, you will of course receive the starter kits and orange T-shirts by post.

Are really 100% of the donations going to Zeltschule e.V.?

Yes, 100% of the money goes to Zeltschule e.V. After all donations have been received, we will transfer them to Zeltschule e.V. to support the tent schools in Lebanon for Syrian refugees. Especially the Wüstenrennmaus school.

How does the thing with the sponsors work?

Each team has to convince at least one sponsor, who supports the team for each kilometer traveled through a donation to Zeltschule e.V. For example, if your sponsor gives you 1€ per kilometer and you have travelled 300km far, then you collect 300€ for the Wüstenrennmaus school in Lebanon.

Can you win something at BreakOut?

Yes: You gain a unique experience. Also, the gratefulness of the people supported by BreakOut. Apart from this, there will be some awards for the Longest distance, highest donation amount, BreakOut-Score = √ (distance + donation), best challenge, coolest means of transport, best travel documentation

How do I get back?

This is completely up to you. You may, for example, spend a few days at your BreakOut destination or go home during the 36 hours. But you have to organize it by yourself. If you have any questions, we can also support you from our headquarters.

Is it allowed to collect money on the street to travel?

No, collecting money is generally not allowed. Please do not take any money in your hand, not even cash donations, because there are transfer slips for this.

What are Challenges?

Challenges are tasks that your sponsors will give you for the journey. If the Challenge is fulfilled, you will win the promised bonus for our charity partner. Challenges could be for example: Jump into the sea, travel at least 50km, dance in front of a sight, etc.. You can also challenge yourself and propose this challenge to a sponsor.

Will my sponsors receive a donation receipt?

Team supporters have the possibility to support one or several teams. This support can be delivered in one of three modes:

  • A donation is effected, if no logo and no URL have been supplied. For donations equal to or less than 200€ the team supporter will not receive a donation receipt, as the simplified rules for small donations apply. For larger donations the team supporter will receive a donation receipt at the end of the year.
  • A passive sponsoring is effected, if a logo and no URL have been supplied. For a passive sponsoring the team supporter will receive an invoice with no value added tax.
  • An active sponsoring is effected, if an URL and optionally a logo have been supplied. For an active sponsoring the team supporter will receive an invoice on which 19% of the promised support will be value added tax.

The team supporter specifies during sign-up which form of support will be used for ALL of the supported teams.

Can teams use the BreakOut logo, for example on Facebook, to attract sponsors?

Yes, the BreakOut logos may be used. Download the logos here.

How can you control whether we are cheating?

First, of course, we build on your honesty; after all, it is about the adventure and the donations. We also have the opportunity to keep an eye on your trip in the Livestream. In order to win, teams have to explain exactly the history of their travel.

Until when can you find sponsors?

You can find sponsors until the end of the event! - Maybe a friend will give you a challenge when he sees you have just reached the sea ...?

Do you have to be a student to participate?

No. Anyone who is at least 18 years old can participate.

Is it allowed to spend money on meals and overnight stays?

Yes, because "spending no money" is limited to the traveling itself.

What should I do if I still have questions or no team partner?

Contact us directly: event@break-out.org!

How does this app actually work?

Via the app (iOS and Android), you can upload your current position, texts and photos, which appear in the Livestream so that your fans at home can follow your journey. In addition, you will be shown your challenges, which you can mark as "done".