Bled, 8 March 2015 - Jailbreak is a national charity event
organised in 2013 at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland for the first time.
Student teams taking part in the event have 36 hours to reach the
selected final destination - they get individual clues
during the race - and are not allowed to use their own money for the
journey. Money is raised for the selected humanitarian organisations
during the exciting race, this year for Amnesty International
and St. Vincent de Paul. This year's goal was to raise
100,000 pounds for charitable purposes.
The event takes place in social media, where organisers
encourage donations and a support team accompanies the competitors in the field
by means of a special application following their path all the
time and giving clues about the final destination with a time delay.
year's event began on 7 March at 9 am with a group start in front of Trinity
College in Dublin when 97 teams set out on a journey to the
Balkan Peninsula (these were the first instructions to the competitors).
Airlines were not allowed to provide free transportation to the competitors
at that weekend and, apart from that, the rules of the race allow only one
flight not longer than two hours. Friends, family and the residents of the
countries through which they are travelling may assist the
Two third-year students at the Trinity
University, Hugh Weldon and Ahmad Mu’azzam reached the
final destination - Bled Castle - seven hours prior to the expiry of the 36-hour
deadline set for student teams participating in this year's Jailbreak 2015
Nine teams reached the final destination filled with exciting
The winners, although all teams could be said to be the winners after such a
strenuous journey, Hugh Weldon and Ahmad Mu'azzam, were faced with the hardest
decision when they were trying to decide whether Croatia or Slovenia was the
target country. At the time when they arrived in Ljubljana, the last clue had
already been made known. Therefore, they "treated themselves with a taxi to Bled
and were the first to reach the final destination, Bled
Although their journey was exciting, many a decision
which later proved to be the right one was also the result of the lack of money.
"If we had had only two Euros more we could have driven in a completely
different direction," said the two likeable competitors, both future Mechanical
Lea Ferjan, Bled Culture Institute: "The event
organisers chose Bled Castle as the final destination this year. We were
extremely delighted with that since we wish the castle and its contents to live
also with the younger generations. With the charity event supported
strongly by social media where the young are very "at home", they achieve
exceptional successes with their unstoppable energy which they filled Bled
Castle with, raising more donations each year and thus more than achieving the
goal of the charity event. The Bled Culture Institute took part in how the event
proceeded and also used it to promote Bled and Slovenia."
Among the many events accompanying the 1st International Bled Film Festival (17-21 June 2014), at Bled Castle talks with a view also took place. The guests were world-famous actors and celebrities: Caterina Murino, Nimrat Kaur, Rade Šerbeđija and Armand Assante.
The new international, socially engaged festival in Slovenia on environmental issues concerning water and water resources conservation in the world, was held in Bled in several locations under the slogan Moving pictures for a better world.
Anze Kopitar, the NHL's first player from Slovenia with the Stanley Cup, on 16. 7. 2012 at Bled Castle.