OxFAM Hong Kong is an independent development and relief agency based in Hong Kong. Oxfam works with the poor regardless of race, sex, religion or politics in their struggle against poverty, distress and suffering.
They organise major fundraising endurance events every November on the MacLehose Trail. Since 1986, more than 73,000 participants have raised over HK$365 million (RM150mil) to support Oxfam’s various poverty alleviation and emergency relief projects in Africa and Asia.
Each team of four competitors must complete a course of 100km within 48 hours. All teams must also raise a minimum sponsorship amount of HK$6,800 (RM2,830).
Teams are chosen through lottery after payment of HK$120 (RM50) per team for the balloting fee. The chance of being selected is about 25%. After selection, the registration fee for each team is HK$1,200 (RM500).
Since Oxfam Trailwalker is a challenging team event, participants are strongly recommended to have adequate time for training and team-building before the event. Changing of team members is discouraged.
Participants are expected to have a reasonable level of fitness, good planning and adequate training in order to be able to complete the 100km trail.
Knowledge of first aid is recommended and good communication between members is essential to avoid any dispute due to differences in expectations.