Red Bull Can You Make It? 2018 voting is now open
After a hugely successful 2016 edition, Red Bull Can You Make It? returns this year, giving university students the opportunity to embark on a journey of a lifetime, travelling across Europe using Red Bull cans as their only currency. This competition is a dash to the finish line, but winning isn’t the main intention: it’s not when you get there, but the how. Teams will have to cover more than 1,000 km in one week before reaching the final destination, Amsterdam.
Applications for the unique race are now closed, and voting has begun. Teams from across the country have registered, including Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Guwahati, Chandigarh and Kolkata. At the end of the voting period – 20th February – the top eight teams with the most votes will qualify for the final selection. From amongst these eight, a jury will select two to represent India in Red Bull Can You Make It? 2018.
Log on to www.redbullcanyoumakeit.com to vote, and select India from the ‘All Regions’ dropdown box.
In 2016, team IndieSants from Delhi University was selected after a public voting period, and began their journey across Europe in Berlin. Crossing various checkpoints in cities such as Leipzig, Stuttgart, Basel and Geneva, the team successfully made it to the finish line in Paris gathering experiences of a lifetime along the way.
Says the team, “This was one of the best experiences we’ve ever had, and it went above and beyond any of our expectations. We had apprehensions while planning the journey and preparing for it, of course, but it taught us so much and we would definitely do it again if we could. Right from sleeping on the street to eating a fancy dinner, every experience we managed to gather using cans as currency was unforgettable. We would advise any team participating in Red Bull Can You Make It? to set out being open to new experiences, and be willing to take risks along the way”.
Red Bull Can You Make It? 2018
On March 6, 2018, the 200 selected teams chosen from 60 countries around the world will depart from one of the five starting points in Europe – Budapest, Madrid, Manchester, Rome and Stockholm. Each team will hand over their cash, credit cards and personal phones, and have one week to make it to the final destination, Amsterdam! Instead of cash and credit cards, the students will be exchanging cans of 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 legendary. If you’re one of the lucky teams, you’ll create your own path by visiting checkpoints in various European cities (where you will be tasked with Body & Mind Challenges), completing as many tasks on an Adventure List as you can, and posting photos and videos that build support among your (no doubt) passionate followers. Score is based on the Checkpoint Challenges, Adventure List tasks and Social Following achieved.
Are cans of Red Bull as valuable as cash, phones and reservations? You bet they are! In Red Bull Can You Make It? 2016, 165 teams managed to live the experiences of their dreams, from jumping out of a plane to getting tickets to a Champions League game.