If you had to hand over your cash, your cards and your personal phone, could you travel across Europe in seven days - using Red Bull as your only currency?
Gather a team of three friends. Make sure every team member is a current university student over the age of 18 and that they are not considered a minor in the jurisdiction of their residence. We are looking for teams that are adventurous and have an up-for-anything attitude. Then create a minute-long video explaining why your team should be chosen. Film it however you want—through a saved Snapchat story, with your phone or a professional camera—and upload to YouTube or Vimeo and submit your application. Your video will then be subject to a public vote. Gather support, because the teams that receive the most votes from each country will become finalists! A panel of judges will then select the winning teams from the pool of finalists after the public voting period ends.
Selected teams will be flown to one of the five Starting Points in Europe. Each team will hand over their cash, cards and phones in exchange for 24 cans of Red Bull and a smartphone. All teams will leave from the Starting Points at the same time on 12 Apr 2016 @ 8:00am UTC and have one week to make it to the Final Destination by 19 Apr 2016 @ 12:00pm UTC. Along the way, teams create their own path by visiting Checkpoints in European cities, posting photos and videos of their journey, completing as many tasks of the Adventure List, and receiving support from their followers back home. See Event Rules for more information.
Each team will begin their journey with 24 cans of Red Bull. Teams will have to rely on their bartering skills and charm to trade Red Bull for everything they need on the journey — food, a place to sleep, transportation to the next location and other adventures that make the experience truly epic. Along the way, they will receive support from Contiki Trip Managers, the experts in Adventure Travel who will share some tips for the participants to make the most out of the journey. Teams must visit at least 6 Checkpoints before reaching the Final Destination. At each of them, they will be tasked with a challenge that will test their body and mind. They will vary in difficulty and will require strategy & creativity. If a team successfully completes a Checkpoint Challenge, they are rewarded with more cans of Red Bull for the journey.
Teams have seven days to reach the Final Destination, where all students will eventually make it and be able to share their adventure and experience with one another. The winning team will be rewarded with an amazing prize. The real reward for teams however, are the memories and experiences they've collected along this once-in-a-lifetime journey.
So what are you waiting for?
Gather a team of your friends and join the adventure.
Teams will earn points on their journey in 3 ways: Completed Checkpoint Challenges, Social Score and Completed Adventure List Challenges.
Making it all the way across Europe is no easy feat, and there may be some teams that can't complete the task. If a team decides they can't make it, they can either break into their emergency envelope to use their personal funds to get to the Final Destination, or contact Central Command who be able to arrange for the team to be transported back home. Serious violation of the Event Rules, Code of Honor, or the law can result in a team being disqualified from Red Bull Can You Make It? In this case, the team will be responsible for their own transport home immediately.