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Dublin: 17°C Thursday 24 June 2021

How far could you get in 36 hours with no money?

Over three hundred Irish students will find out when they take part in a jailbreak challenge tomorrow.

Image: students via Shutterstock

DON’T BE ALARMED if you see students running around the country tomorrow or frantically trying to get free flights at airports.

They have a good reason and you’ve been warned.

Four colleges in Ireland are taking part in a jailbreak challenge to raise money for St Vincent de Paul and Amnesty International.

Over 300 students will be trying their best to get as far away as possible without spending their money or money from people they know.

The colleges involved in the jailbreak challenge are:

  • Trinity College
  • University College Dublin
  • University College Cork
  • National University of Ireland Galway (Funds raised by Galway students will also be shared with Draiocht)

At 9am tomorrow morning students will set off in teams of two. They’ll start from:

  • Kilmainham Goal, Dublin
  • Eyre Square, Galway
  • The Quad, UCC Campus

Last year, the event was organised by Trinity students and it saw the winners of the challenge Claire Cullen and Matthew Hainbach making their way to Mirimar, south of Buenos Aires, Argentina. (11,295km from Dublin)

Some of the other teams made it as far as Sydney, Malaysia and Dubai.

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