Enterprise society’s (Esoc) annual event Beg, Borrow. Steal will take place on November 18th and this year they are going further than ever.
The fundraising event will see over 100 teams of two race to Berlin with no money and little in the way of a plan, relying solely on good luck and donations during their travels to get there.
Last year Beg, Borrow, Steal saw 25 teams race to Edinburgh with the winning team ‘Endin-broz’ making it there in just over 14 hours. The team consisted of Mark Farelly and Stephen Gorman, who recall the event as chaotic saying, “trying to find flights, get companies to sponsor us, convincing people to give us lifts to here, there and everywhere with absolutely no money was crazy. I loved it though, when we won the whole committee were waiting for us and jumping around absolutely going crazy singing ‘ole ole ole’ for a solid half an hour.”
Last year €25,000 was raised for The Donal Walsh Live Life Foundation, and this year the society is hoping to raise over €30, 000 in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Money is raised by donating to individual teams before and during the race. The three teams with the most raised will get 15, 10 and 5 minute head starts respectively.
The team currently in the lead by over €400 is ‘The Apfelstruedelers’ with students Tom Cleary and David Phelan raising €1,805 raised so far.