Great Holiday Autostop Race - Lipno 2014

Enthusiasts of rivalry and good fun can test their skills in the contest organized by Camping "Nad Lipnem". It's a race where you can move only by hitchhiking and walking.

Love to travel can be manifested in many ways. Some people want to sit comfortably in an airplane, and get to some luxury hotel in a flash. Other prefer bus tours, others pack the whole family in the car and move ahead. There’s also a large group of people, who love to explore the world by hitchhiking. This style of travelling requires a lot of courage and great openness - every day you get to know new people and experience completely new situations.

Amateurs of adventures will be interested in the race organized by the Camping "Nad Lipnem" in Steszewo near Poznan. You can win a free stay at the campsite.

Hitchhikers’ race – the rules

There’re just few simple rules in this competition. It begins on June 27 at 15:00 and ends nine hours later, at 00:00. Participants start from anywhere in Poland. They can only hitchhike and move on their own feet. The race is open for two-person teams from all over the country. The main limitation is the age – the participants must be of legal age, but not older than 30 years. It’s related to the fact that the race ends the school year and begins the holiday period.

To take part in the race, you must meet several conditions: enroll in the competition till 20 June 2014 (e-mail -, cross the finish line at a certain time, and then register at the reception of the campsite.

May the best man win!

32 people (16 teams - one from each province) who reach the target in the shortest possible time and submit a card documenting their hitchhike to the organizers can win the race. As it was already mentioned, the prize is a free stay at the campsite on June 27-29.

There would also be prizes for the best dressed teams - 3 places.

The organizer doesn’t return the costs of the transport to and back form the event. The stay must be paid in advance (from 27.06 to 06.29.2014) and the cost of the accommodation for 2 people and pitch for tent for 2 nights is 30 PLN (Approx. 7,50 EUR). You also have to organize your own food.

Holiday Autostop Race - Lipno 2014 – The program

The event at the campsite isn’t only limited to hitchhikers’ race. On Friday, from 4:00 PM to 11:59 PM, takes place the registration of participants and their accommodation. After the arrival the contestants have time to integrate and exploring the attractions of the area. The announcement of the results and awarding the winners will take place on Saturday at 10:00 AM. The party begins at 12:00 PM beach with Zumba and lesson of the choreography to resort’s anthem.

There’s a mass of attractions prepared for guests, including a surprise concert and a barbecue - Pagan Festival of Fire. If someone likes sports, he can play table tennis, beach volleyball and bulls, as well as participate in a water ski race. Participants can also rent a kayak, boat and pedal boats (for an extra charge) and try their hands at wakeboard in Wake City.

On Sunday from 13:00 the participants are heading home.