What is Speedhiking?
Speedhiking is one of our projects, where you can register and you will be assigned randomly (or almost randomly) to an unknown person to go hike together.
📅 Time: Every two or three weeks
🎯 Goal: Finding friends at the lockdown, helping new comers to Jena to make contacts, going out of comfort zone by hiking with a totally new person.
How Does it Work?
How does initial registration work?
You need to fill a simple form out. We only need some basic info from you.
Your e-mail address: to inform you about your selected partner
Your first name and contact detail: to share it with your matched partner
Your nickname, languages, possible hiking dates, and pick-up line: to help others decide if they want to hike with you or not (in next step)
⚠️ You can register in two ways: either you want to be assigned randomly to someone (lazy method) or you want to be assigned to one of the people you choose yourself (you need to do step 2 one day later).
How does choosing partner work?
If you registered in Step 1 as you do not have a partner and you want to choose it yourself from the registered people, You will receive an email right after the initial registration finishes and there you can choose your potential hiking partner.
You need to choose for each person one of these options:
You do not like to join that person --> It is for your own reason, we won't share it with anyone.
You do not mind to join --> If you are matched with this person for this specific event, you would not mind to join him/her
You really like to join --> You are really impressed by this person or the event and want to join him/her
We have developed a data processing system which will tell us the final results based on your answers
Note: If you do not take part in choosing partner step, you will not have any partner at the end
How will I be informed about my chosen partner?
We will inform you on Thursday evening with whom you have matched. Additionally you will get a mail with the contact data of your partner. Afterwards, you can make an appointment and meet.
📷 Please take photos of you and your partner and share it somehow with us. We like to have our Gallery complete, and for that we need your help because our photographers are not with you.
Since November 2020 and with start of the second lockdown in Germany, we were not able to organize our regular group hikes since the rules did not let us to gather more than two people. So we came up with the idea to organize hikes in groups of two people. The event was taking place weekly at the beginning, but now we organize it every two-three weeks.