Yvonne Butler from Trinity and Ciara Browne From University College Dublin (UCD) have won Jailbreak 2020, making it to location X in Hallstatt in Austria, the location that inspired the Disney movie Frozen, in just over 32 hours.
Bulter and Browne made up Team 21, The People’s Champignons.
The charity competition has so far this year raised €27,804 for Amnesty International andSt. Vincent de Paul Ireland.
The team that raised the most money was a Trinity team, Green Again, made up of Ross McCann and Niamh Carey. They chose not to fly and raised €2,540.
Jailbreak has raised over €285,000 since its conception in 2013. Over the weekend, teams of two faced the challenge of racing across Europe without spending any of their own money in order to reach an undisclosed “Location X” which is revealed through a series of clues. In the weeks leading up to the event, participants fundraise for charities and are expected to not use this money throughout the race.
Jailbreak, which originated in Trinity in 2013, has expanded and now is open to all universities in Ireland.
This article was amended at 17:38 on 23/02/20 to correct a mistake which suggested that some of the money goes towards An Cumann Gaelach.