FAQs

Where do I start BreakOut 2021?

This year all teams of two will start at a location of their choice. So there will be no common starting point in Munich, Berlin or Cologne. But you shouldn't do without the starter kits and orange T-shirts, because we will send them to you.

How are the kilometers counted?

Since the BreakOut this year does not want to encourage anyone to travel as far away as possible, 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 this year and especially if you change your direction. If you run up and down the stairs at home, it will unfortunately be difficult for us to count your kilometers. Take the opportunity to get to know your hometown better!

Can I hitchhike?

No, because health will be an important part of BreakOut 2021. Due to the corona pandemic, traveling in foreign cars or public transport is a risk of contagion, and this year it is all about other means of transport. Classic on foot or by bike? Or do you prefer inline skates or a bobby car? Make up your mind because there will be a prize for the coolest form of transportation!

Can you use your own bicycle?

Yes, because in 2021 we changed the rules. 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 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.

How to travel without money?

Travel with your own muscle power. Due to the corona pandemic, traveling in foreign cars or public transport is a risk of contagion, and this year it is all about other means of transport. Classic on foot or by bike? Or do you prefer inline skates or a bobby car? Make up your mind because there will be a prize for the coolest form of transportation!

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.

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 Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli e.V. For example, if your sponsor gives you 1€ per kilometer and you have travelled 300km far, then you collect 300€ for the renovation of water supply systems in Nepal.

Are really 100% of the donations going to Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli e.V.?

Yes, 100% of the money goes to Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli e.V. After all donations have been received, we will transfer them to Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli e.V. to renew water supply systems in Nepal.

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".