As we near the start of Dumball 2020: Loco in Acapulco, here are five things this year’s recruits really need to do!
1) HIT YOUR FUNDRAISING TARGET
We are tracking everyone’s fundraising – and you are all doing great. Well… all of you except for three teams who are still below £500 (you know who you are!). If you want to turn up with your head held high, get on whatsapp to your friends, colleagues and fmaily, facebook – even the old fashioned telephone, and beg them to sponsor you. With the event looming now is the time to maximise your fundraising.
2) PACK VERY LIGHT! PLAN YOUR FANCY DRESS
Beetles have tiny boots (trunks if you are from the USA!) so please don’t bring an enourmous suitcase. Plan your fancy dress so you can make the most use out of it across the week, and bring along a ‘carry on’ sized bag or back pack. it wil be hot: so you don’t need lots of clothes. If you are worried about space you can purchase a roof rack for $50 at the start: but numbers of these are limited so get in touch now.
3) PLAN HOW YOU WILL GET TO THE START. GET THERE EARLY.
Hopefully you have done this already, but plan how you will get to the Galeria Plaza Reforma Hotel on the morning of Saturday 18th Jan. Registration starts from 9am, and we leave at midday to pick and decorate our Beetles. You can leave your luggage at the hotel and check in when we return later in the afternoon/evening. YOU CANNOT DRIVE YOUR BEETLE IN MEXICO CITY ON A SATURDAY DUE TO POLLUTION LAWS.
4) MAKE SURE YOUR PAPERWORK IS IN ORDER
Don’t forget to bring your driver’s license, your passport, and you will need a tourist card with you at all times. To save time at the airport you can download and print one here: https://www.mexicotouristcard.com/
5) DOWNLOAD AND READ THE MANUAL
What, you haven’t done this already? The manual is the single most important thing you will read in relation to the dumball. As a signed up participant you will have a link to the latest version. Don’t worry about printing it out: you will be handed a bound copy at the starting line along with your car stickers, dumball 2020 t-shirts and your walkie talkie.