Journey to the End of the Night - BUDAPEST 2011

Journey to the End of the Night is a race through city streets.

You will try to make it to six checkpoints as fast as you can, while avoiding being caught by chasers. those who are caught will become chasers themselves, rising to pursue their former friends and allies.

This is a footrace only your own two feet and public transit are permitted. no bicycles, no skates, no cars, no taxis.

When you sign in, you will be given a map (indicating the checkpoints) and two ribbons. The player ribbon you tie on your arm at the beginning  it identifies that you are a player, and it must be clearly visible. hiding your ribbon is considered cheating. the chaser ribbon you hope to never use.

When the organizers start the event, they will tell you who to look for at the first checkpoint and give the signal to begin. You should immediately start moving to the first checkpoint. Once you reach it, you must find the agent waiting to sign your map. When you do, have them sign; they will then tell you who to look for at the next checkpoint; and so on until you reach the end, where there will be drinks and merriment. Whoever reaches the end first wins.

However, there will also be people who are trying to stop you. these are the chasers. Each chaser wears a chaser ribbon on their arm. If a chaser tags you, you must give them your player ribbon as a trophy; you now put on your chaser ribbon and become a chaser yourself. Your job is to find and tag the other players, preventing them from safely reaching the finish.

There are some areas where you will be safe from chasers. An area around each checkpoint will be safe, an area for you to rest and recover; these areas will be marked on your map. In addition, all transit stations, trains and buses are safe. While in these safe zones, you cannot tag or be tagged.

You must go to the checkpoints in order. If you arrive at a checkpoint after the agent has left, you may ask a stranger to sign your manifest.

Prizes will be awarded for top finishers, best chaser, and other categories determined by the organizers.

 It was a great game.  Unfortunately I did not manage to finish all the checkpoints, because after I did the 4th checkpoint I let my guard down and caught. Too bad. I became a chaser but because it was already near to the finish checkpoint, I could not chase no one since almost everyone of us were already chasers. Only few participants  remained uncaught and finished the game.

I did not come to the awarding, since I'm totally not interested who was the winner and who was the best chaser, moreover, I did not say any goodbyes to my friends, since I suck at saying goodbye. I have this feelings that soon we will meet again some other days or events so it`s okay not to say goodbye. 

[no goodbyes, only happy memories.]