Hitchball 4000 – Suomi Finland 100 Edition
Hitchball 4000 is a hitchhiking race where teams of two hitchhike out of Helsinki and back over the course of a weekend, adventuring around Finland and nearby countries in the spirit of the Finnish board game Star of Africa. They get to know some historically and culturally meaningful, but also some less known places of the country.
The location of the teams is tracked online on the event’s website and participants also update photos and stories on social media.
The aim of the event is to demonstrate that modern societies are safe and that being entrepreneurial, open-minded and trusting other people pays off. Sharing kilometres and life stories with strangers opens up opportunities to learn more about oneself, fellow inhabitants of Finland and of the hundred-year-old Finland itself.
The race takes place from 2nd to 4th of June 2017.