Scumrun UK Meet Up. Fri 24th – Sun 26th May 2024.

Is this event still going ahead?

It is with much sadness that, due to unforeseen circumstances, we have taken the decision to cancel the Scumrun UK Meet Up that was planned to take place in May this year.  All teams that have entered will be contacted and fully refunded.

It is difficult to make these decisions, and we’re really sad not to host the event in May, but sadly this is out of our control.  Scumrun has been running for over a decade and amongst that time we’ve seen Brexit, a Global Pandemic and much more and raised over £850,000 for fantastic children’s charities that need support here in the UK.

The good news is that we still plan to go ahead with the September European Tour and details will be shared in due course.  Our intention is for this to be a relaxed and informal event to the world famous Nürburgring in German taking in some epic driving and sites along the way (and the way back).  Once we have the Nürburgring’s public weekend details we will set a date and hope lots of you lovely petrol heads will join us!  Any car can come, and we will still aim to raise much needed funds for Winstons Wish.

Scumrun European Tour: September 2024. Dates tbc. Entries open late 2023.

What type of car can I buy?

You are open to purchase any type of car you like, providing that the vehicle meets your chosen Class criteria.  If we don’t believe you we will ask for proof! Modifications are not restricted.

1LTR & £150 1000cc £150 Max
Scumrun Built Not Bought Any Size No Limit
Scumrun Unlimited Any Size £2,000 Upwards
Scumrun Original Any Size £500 Max

What should I bring and what should I wear?

Fancy dress and ‘themes’ are strongly encouraged.  This is a big part of the event, so we love to see you in fancy dress!  There are various prize categories so take a look below for more info on this.  In terms of what to bring… if we are camping, you’ll need your own camping kit, sleeping bag etc.  We highly recommend sharing tents so that space in your car is not all taken up with kit.  While we do normally camp at campsites where food is provided, there are occasions where you’ll be encouraged to eat offsite on your way, or at the campsite so a camping stove is also recommended.  Lots of teams travel in convoy so we also recommend a CB radio as this really adds to your experience.  We’ll advise what channel we’ll be operating on on the ferry if not before.

If entering Scumrun Unlimited then we suggest you bring a sleeping bag and basic food for your cabin accommodation.

Please note, once entries are opened for this event, details on what to bring will be provided.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask us and we’ll endeavour to help as best we can.

What about the ferry? When is it, how do I book etc?

You’ll need to make your own ferry booking, but details on how to do this will be provided to confirmed teams much closer to the event.

When do we leave and when do we get back?

The event timings (start and finish) will be advised when entries are open.  As it can be a lot of driving so we’d strongly suggest taking the day before the event, and the day following the end of the event, off work so you don’t feel obliged to rush home when tired.  Some teams also like to convoy to the start or home after the finish so we leave this to you to sort out with friends you’ve made through our Facebook community.

What happens at the launch party? Do I need to go? Where is it?

Yes!  If we have a launch party/send off event all teams need to attend.  The location is kept a secret until nearer to the time and is an important start to the event.  It’s where registration takes place (there’ll be various forms you need to fill in), and you’ll also need to show your fundraising and pledge totals to the charity so we can work out the overall total so far.  Fundraising does not need to stop at the launch though.  The launch is a great opportunity to meet new and old teams, and there are important briefings that take place as well as entertainment before we leave for Europe to who knows where…  Whatever happens, once entries are open we will advise you of when we will start and finish the event so you can make travel plans accordingly.

What about the charity? How does this work? Can I raise money for any charity?

Since the event’s inception, we have collectively raised money for ONE nominated children’s charity each year. Each team has a £500 fundraising target, and there are sometimes prizes for those who exceed this – and a league table! Collectively this means each year we raise an awesome amount for one, really deserving charity.  The new news for 2024 is that we will set a league table up for ALL teams for both our Scumrun UK Meet Up in May, and this event in September.  The league table (run via Just Giving) will run all year and close after September (likely in October but tbc nearer to the time.)  Prizes will be awarded to our top fundraisers over the whole year.  This means that if you enter both events you can fundraise to one page throughout the year and your overall total will count. Equally, if you are just attending September, you are welcome to start fundraising as early as you like!  Even now!

You are welcome to raise funds in whatever manner you feel suits you best – either offline, online or a combination. In 2024 our charity’s preference is that participating teams set up a Just Giving page.  Confirmed entrants will be given guidance on how to go about this.  Most teams set up a Just Giving page and do some offline fundraising too; ultimately whichever means is easiest for teams to raise the most, is totally fine by us. ‘Offline’ donations can be paid to the Just Giving page so that it collects all funds and that they make their way safely to the charity.  The charity will have some supporting material available to support you in raising as much as possible.  Scumrun HQ will pass contact details of all entered teams to the charity so they can contact you and provide support and ideas for your fundraising efforts.

I’ve got a friend who wants to join my team last minute? Is this possible?

Yes.  To secure a team space two places must be purchased at the outset.  Additional passengers/drivers can be added closer to the event – we will advise on social media when any cut offs for adding new drivers is, so keep an eye out!  We accept payment in cash or via credit card if it is in person, or via our website.

I’d like to connect with other teams. What’s the best way of doing this?

There are lots of ‘unofficial’ Facebook groups, but follow our official Facebook group and here you can ask questions and post and view photos and videos.

What prizes are we competing for?

The overall, prestigious ‘winners’ are the Spirit of Scumrun.  There are other awards as follows:

  • Spirit of Scumrun: Team who have embodied the event’s objectives and ethos.  Got involved, raised money,  made an effort on costume and car, and helped others.
  • Best modified car: As it says on the tin.  Awarded to the car who has been modified/repaired/made over and in doing so has demonstrated a good level of skill.
  • Best dressed car: Best in show for cars.  Basically best fancy dressed/pimped up car.
  • Best dressed Scum: Best dressed team, but not winners of the Spirit award.
  • Fundraising awards: Presented to the top fundraising teams from both events, at the end of the year.