Jailbreak 2018

Jailbreak 2018

Try to get as far away from the University as possible with no money!

Tue 17 Apr 2018 - Wed 18 Apr 2018,

We want to challenge all students to try and get as far away from the university as possible in 30 hours with no money for transport.

We will have 3 prizes:

Furthest distance

Most money rasied

Best answers to the set of challenegs we set.

You will get a Jailbreak t-shirt to keep, be a part of the aftermovie and have a survival bag while on the challenge. 

Sponsored by Spirit Games https://www.spiritgames.co.uk/

19th February: Jailbreak Sign Ups OPEN

16th March: Sign Up Deadline (midday)

16th March: Team Briefing (4:30pm, room B125)

17th April: Fund Raising deadline and Jailbreak Begins

18th April: Times Up – Turn around and come home!

20th April: Winners announced at Bridge Street

Sign up Here https://derbyunion.wufoo.eu/forms/z1tnv45503ehz30/


What is Jailbreak?

Jailbreak is a charity event that pits small teams of students (2-4) against each other. They must travel as far away from Derby/ Buxton as possible, but are not allowed to spend any money on travel.

How do I get home?

On the return journey, your travel arrangements are still down to you. If you're not too far away, you may wish to simply buy a bus or train ticket, or organise a lift with a friend. If you've managed to get your hands on any ferry or plane tickets, remember to make sure they are returns before you leave!

Is there an entry fee?

There is no entry fee to join Derby Union Jailbreak, but you will need to pay for your own insurance to cover the trip. This will not be any more than £10. We will ask you all to raise as much money for chairty as you can.

Is there a time limit?

The event lasts for 30 hours, so wherever you are at that point in time will be counted as your furthest point travelled - even if you're still moving!

How do I win?

The furthest distance, measured as the crow flies, from Derby/ Buxton will win the competition. However, there will be another award for completed challenges/the best photo taken on the journey

When I'm travelling, what can I spend money on?

Anything that isn't travel. Meals and drinks and anything else you might need, plus any accommodation that you may want to crash in briefly. If you raise any money along the way (by busking etc), you can either choose to give this to charity or use this collected money for travel purposes 

Is hitchhiking safe? Aren't their laws against it?

Hitch-hiking does pose risks, but only if you don't follow our guidelines, which you'll be given in your a team pack. You cannot hitch on any road with a speed limit more than 40mph and of course we ask you to be sensible in the situations you put yourself in and the choices you make. If anything seems to good to be true, or seems in the slightest to not feel right, don't do it.

How will the Union know where I am?

The Union will ask you to download a specific GPS tracking app so that we can see where you are at all times, plus we will be sending regular text message to each team. If we can't find your GPS or we receive no reply for three hours, we will contact next of kin.

What will I need to take with me?

In your Jailbreak Pack you will receive a t-shirt for each team member, Go Pro (for making a vlog), bottles of water*, snacks*, a travel adapter*, contact details for The Union, a letter describing what jailbreak is (in European languages), risk and insurance information and these FAQ's/hints and tips.

Sign up Here https://derbyunion.wufoo.eu/forms/z1tnv45503ehz30/