Trailwalker began in 1981 originally as a military endurance training exercise for the Queen's Gurkha Signals, an elite Regiment in Hong Kong. It changed its name to Oxfam Trailwalker in 1981 and is now an ultimate team challenges against poverty and injustice.
Trailwalker comprises of three challenges in one event.
- A satisfying physical and endeavor:
to complete 50kms in 24 hours or 100kms in 48 hours.
- A fun team exercise:
to do the above as a team of four, you have to start together, stick together, and finish together. It takes training and preparation and involves the support of some volunteers to back you up along the way.
- A rewarding fundraising enterprise:
to commit to raise at least JPY120,000 per team to support the work of Oxfam.
The donations have been used to support Oxfam Japan's work and to implement projects in some of the poorest regions of the world to help end poverty and provide vital relief following natural disasters and conflicts.
Oxfam Trailwalker is an event that involves significant commitment, endurance, and at the end of it all, a wonderful sense of achievement. Whatever role you play, by participating in this ultimate life changing event, you will be helping to make a real difference by raising funds for actions against poverty and injustice.
Check out the international series:
Oxfam India (Bengaluru)
イOxfam India (Mumbai)
Oxfam New Zealand
Oxfam Intermon (Spain, Girona)
Oxfam Australia (Sydney)
Oxfam Solidarity in Belgium
Oxfam Australia (Perth)
Oxfam Hong Kong
Oxfam Trailwalker took place in 15 locations in 10 countries/regions in 2016.
- 22-23 January Oxfam Trailwalker Bengaluru
- 2-3 April Oxfam Trailwalker New Zealand
- 8-10 April Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne
- 16-17 April Oxfam Trailwalker Spain-Girona
- 5-6 March Oxfam Trailwalker France - Winter Trail
- 21-22 May Oxfam Trailwalker France
- 11-12 June Oxfam Trailwalker Spain-Madrid
- 17-19 June Oxfam Trailwalker Germany
- 17-19 June Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane
- 22-24 July Oxfam Trailwalker UK
- 19-21 August Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney
- 27-28 August Oxfam Trailwalker in Belgium
- 16-18 September Oxfam Trailwalker Perth
- 18-20 November Oxfam Trailwalker Hong Kong
- 9-10 December Oxfam Trailwalker Mumbai