Location of Oxfam Trailwalker, a charity event organised by Oxfam Japan, was moved to Fukushima prefecture in 2015. Since then we have organised three Oxfam Trailwalker Tohoku events, from 2015 to 2017.
Oxfam Japan has been reviewing the operational arrangements and financial structure of the event in preparation of Oxfam Trailwalker Tohoku 2018. It is with regret that we announce our decision to put Oxfam Trailwalker Tohoku 2018 on hold as a result of this review.
We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused to, and disappointment of, the sponsors, the supporters and the prospective participants of the event.
Although no decision has been made about the details of the 2019 event at this juncture, we intend to use this year to work on establishment of a stronger operational arrangements, including, but not limited to, enhanced safety measures and emergency response mechanism. Also, we will redefine the significance of the charity event, develop an improved trail route in the area of Mt. Adatara, and establish a management structure with an increased involvement of local communities, with whom we will share the benefit of the charity event.
We will continue our efforts to realise these improvements and request your continuous support. Thank you for your understanding.