Hitchball 4000 is the biggest hitchhiking race in Northern Europe. It’s a weekend-long adventure during which teams of two people hitchhike away from Helsinki and back. Its goal is to promote hitchhiking as a legitimate means of transportation and to spread values such as trust, sustainability and open-mindedness, as well as to demonstrate the safety of the Northern European societies.
The fifth edition of the race will take place in 2017 between June 2nd and 4th. To celebrate the 100th birthday of Finland, the concept of the race has been completely renewed. Inspired by the Finnish board game classic “Star of Africa”, the competitors will race to visit important historical and cultural places in Finland and in nearby countries. Each team is equipped with a GPS tracker, which enables their progress to be followed in real-time on this website. Their pictures and updates from the road are also published on this very website. This year Hitchball 4000 is also part of the official program of the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence!
Registration for the race is open here and closes at latest on May 7th, so be quick and secure your place for the road trip of the century!