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In the upcoming sci-fi movie REPO MEN, Jude Law can't pay for his artificial organ and has to go on the run. An unorthodox tie-in contest will pay you ten grand to do the same thing, although you won't have to swap out any body parts (unless you really want to).

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Lone Shark Games, in conjunction with Wired Magazine and Universal Pictures, is looking for a few creative, honest, adventurous people to go on the run starting in late February. You need to be available through late March to leave your regular life behind. (If you are chosen, we will give you exact dates.)

Evan Ratliff made it in 25 days... Can you do better? (http://www.wired.com/vanish/) Starting later this month, a few select individuals will get that chance.

We will provide you with vital technology and seed money to get you through your month on the run. Your creativity and wits will have to get you whatever else you need for life on the run. If you're chosen, you will get $2,500 over the course of the run, and an additional $7,500 if you make it to the end without being caught. But people will be trying to find you, and they'll use any means allowed in the rules to try to figure out where you are. For now, send us an application, then scan your city for clues.

Rules:
* All applicants must be willing to undergo a background check.Applicants must include at least 3 recent pictures and 2 minutes of video of themselves taken within the past year.
* Applicants must download and fill out the attached application form and return it and your pictures and video to runners@wired.com by midnight PST, February 10th, 2010.
* Applicants must be willing to abide by all contest rules and to cooperate with the contest administrators to ensure the spirit of the competition remains intact and that the contest proceeds safely — and -entertainingly — for everyone involved.
* Applicants must be physically and mentally healthy, at least 18 years old, and US citizens or permanent residents of the United States. See full legal information in application.

**Details on WIRED.com**

Extra Tidbit: I think I could probably unplug for about... 12 hours.
Source: Wired

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1:18PM on 03/04/2010

Sweet Contest

i've been following this contest ever since it started, and it is a really nice tie-in with Repo Men. i signed up to be a hunter last week at [link] and i've been tracking there whereabouts very closely. anyone else in on this contest? i've been using this wiki as a guide [link] and have been following Twitter updates from @TheUnionCares and @LoneSharkGames, along with the #repomen/individual runners' hashtags. definitely having a lot of fun with this... i might not capture 'em all, but that ">
i've been following this contest ever since it started, and it is a really nice tie-in with Repo Men. i signed up to be a hunter last week at [link] and i've been tracking there whereabouts very closely. anyone else in on this contest? i've been using this wiki as a guide [link] and have been following Twitter updates from @TheUnionCares and @LoneSharkGames, along with the #repomen/individual runners' hashtags. definitely having a lot of fun with this... i might not capture 'em all, but that $7,500 bounty still sounds pretty good. it's not too late to sign up. i've gotten a couple of my friends to do it...and i gotta admit, this is definitely challenging and fun all at the same time.
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8:44PM on 02/05/2010

awesome

This sounds alot like Steven King's 'The Running Man.' If only I was ONE year older, I'd dodge those Stalkers like a mother. Then again they could be undercover all the time. Hmm...
This sounds alot like Steven King's 'The Running Man.' If only I was ONE year older, I'd dodge those Stalkers like a mother. Then again they could be undercover all the time. Hmm...
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3:17PM on 02/05/2010
Eh sounds too easy. All you need is gps, time, and a spirit of adventure and you could disappear for a long time before they catch you.
Eh sounds too easy. All you need is gps, time, and a spirit of adventure and you could disappear for a long time before they catch you.
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8:23AM on 02/05/2010

Love this idea

This sounds like great fun, if this was in the uk, I'd totally apply.
This sounds like great fun, if this was in the uk, I'd totally apply.
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7:49AM on 02/05/2010
Sounds fun, but I agree that they should give more money to the winner for being able to go off the grid for a month...especially in today's society.
Sounds fun, but I agree that they should give more money to the winner for being able to go off the grid for a month...especially in today's society.
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2:25AM on 02/05/2010
I would disappear into the mountains of NC. Lots of small towns, not a lot difficulty in staying "lost"
I would disappear into the mountains of NC. Lots of small towns, not a lot difficulty in staying "lost"
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10:27PM on 02/04/2010
Interesting, but for only $7500 (remember, you need to use the first $2500 as 'seed money' to disappear)? After taxes, it's not really worth it. Especially for an entire month.
Interesting, but for only $7500 (remember, you need to use the first $2500 as 'seed money' to disappear)? After taxes, it's not really worth it. Especially for an entire month.
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10:08PM on 02/04/2010
This sounds really fun
This sounds really fun
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