Oxfam Trailwalker Canada Fact Sheet
What is Oxfam Trailwalker?
Oxfam Trailwalker is not only the world’s toughest challenge; it’s the only one of its kind. Teams of 4 hike 100 km in 48 hours. What’s more, each team must start together, stick, together, and finish together.
Now celebrating it’s 30th year worldwide, Oxfam Trailwalker is a global fitness challenge and fundraising movement of people walking for a simple cause: the end of poverty starts with women’s rights. In Canada, Oxfam Trailwalker is in its third year, and we are growing!
Proceeds raised directly benefit people in poverty through Oxfam’s humanitarian aid and development assistance. Not to mention it’s probably the greatest team competition ever!
Find out more about Oxfam Trailwalker at our About Us page.
Oxfam Trailwalker Canada
Oxfam Trailwalker Canada took place on the weekend of July 13th to 15th, 2012 on the Ganaraska Hiking Trail starting in Wasaga Beach , Ontario and ending in the City of Midland.
The challenge is to complete 100km in 48 hours as a team of 4. Each team must start together, stick together, and finish together.
The event is not just physically demanding, but it is also a fundraising challenge. When they register, each team commits to raising $ 2,500 and all proceeds go towards Oxfam Canada. (The media team will be exempt from this.)
Here’s a list of other Oxfam Trailwalker Events Worldwide:
What does Oxfam Canada do?
Oxfam Canada supports long-term development, advocacy and emergency programs in 28 countries around the world. Their core programs are located in the Americas, the Horn of Africa, Southern Africa, and South Asia.
Here’s a list of exactly what is being done in those countries - http://www.oxfam.ca/what-we-do/emergencies