Saturday 19 August 2017

WATCH: Irish students share their tips on how you can travel to Rome for free

Zoe Brennan-Whitmore

How would you like to race in an adventure across Europe with your best friend and raise money for charity at the same time?

This year, DCU's 'Beg, Borrow, Steal' has more than 200 eager students in teams of two, race to Rome all in an effort to raise as much money as possible for Movember.

Independent.ie visited DCU to have a chat with last year's contestants to ask their top tips and tricks to win 'Beg, Borrow, Steal' and see the world for free.

Later this week, the teams will receive a number of checkpoints in Europe they must reach without spending their own money.

Only relying on the kindness of strangers, the teams can grab lifts and take donations of money,food or plane tickets to get to their chosen locations. Once they have reached their checkpoints, it's the final race to Rome.

Each team must raise a minimum of €250 to take part, with the three teams who raise the most money getting a 15-minute head start on their competitors.

With over €50,000 raised last year for the Irish Cancer Society, the event is hoping to smash that target this year for Movember.

Make sure to follow their journey this Thursday here.

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