08 Nov 2018

Oxfam Trailwalker 2018 – eNewsletter – Issue 4 – IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Are you all geared up for the Oxfam Trailwalker 2018! To help you prepare better for the event, some important reminders are listed in the following.  Please study carefully and pay special attention to Team Particulars (Pt. 1), Timing System (Pt. 2), Registration at Start Point (Pt. 3), Penalty Point (Pt. 4.3.2), Temporary Traffic Arrangement (Pt. 4.5) and No paper cups provided at CPs (Pt 6.1).  Do share the information with your teammates and support team members. Thanks for helping us run a safe and happy event!

 

Collection of Elite Team 1)Walkers’ bag 2)Team Particular & Parking Permit of Finish Point before event day

(one bag per team containing 4 bracelets, 4 number bibs with timing chips and 1 energy food redemption coupon)

Either the Team Leader or the Coordinator of Elite teams MUST go to Oxfam office to collect and acknowledge receipt of the walkers’ bag personally:

Date 12-13 November 2018(Monday and Tuesday)
Time 10am – 8pm(Lunch﹕1pm – 2pm)
Venue Oxfam Office, 9/F, China United Center, 28 Marble Road, North Point
(MTR North Point Station Exit A4)

Remarks: Teams are reminded to bring all items of the walker’s bag to the Start Point.  Teams failing to do so will not be registered and will be treated as non-starter teams.

 

Change of Team members

To shorten on-site registration time, Elite teams are NOT allowed to change team members on event day. Teams wanting to change team member are advised to do so on 12-13 November at Oxfam office.  Please submit the change of team member form, proof of finishing time of the new member at either OTW 2015, 2016 or 2017 together with a fee of HKD200 for each member changed.

 

Remarks: Qualified Elite teams should not make any further changes to member combination.  We will verify teams’ qualification from time to time. Any Elite teams found to have insufficient qualified members will be re-allocated a new team number with a new start time.

 

1. Team Particulars

The Online Registration Period was closed on 25 October (i.e. teams can no longer update particulars online). Enclosed please find the particulars of your team.  Please check them carefully. Finishing certificates will be printed with the team name and English  name  in accordance with the particulars.  If you have any amendments, please notify us either through email (otwinfo@oxfam.org.hk) or by fax (2527 6213) not later than 13 November.  If your team wishes to change member, please pay the fee of HK$200 per member changed, fill in the Change of Member Form and submit them to Oxfam Hong Kong by 13 November. For details, please refer to Oxfam Trailwalker website. (www.oxfamtrailalker.org.hk > News & Press > Useful Documents > Change of Team Members Form)

 

2. Timing System

The Timing System will be a bit different from last year, please read through the details below to ensure your team can check-in successfully at all checkpoints.

The timing system uses RFID chips; a pair of chips will be affixed to the back of each bib to keep track of participants’ progress on the trail as well as to ensure their safety. From CP1 to CP9, all four team members must report TOGETHER when report to the Check-in and Information Tents. Staff at each checkpoint will check participants’ bibs and bracelets, and will use a mini-sensor to record their time which will be uploaded to Oxfam’s web tracking webpage (No timing mat will be placed at the checkpoints. Teams can rest or move on once they have checked in at a checkpoint.).

Timing mats will be only located at the Start Point (start area), Control Point and Finish Point (finish arch). Teams should ensure all team members cross the mat to record their times.

To ensure the timing chips can be detected by the device accurately and efficiently, participants are required to display their bib visibly on the front at all times during event. Any team with missing time records at any of the checkpoints or Control Point will be considered to have not completed the event on the designated course.

The following items must be visible at all times during event

2018bracelet

2018numberbib 2018numberbibback

Un-removable bracelet for identification use

                        Bib with timing chips

Check-in/out and time record

As Oxfam Trailwalker is a team event, all members of a team MUST report TOGETHER to the Check-in & Information Tent along the trail:

When entering a Checkpoint 1-9

All members report to the Check-in & Information Tent TOGETHER

  Start Point (start area), Control Point and Finish Point (finish arch)
 Checkintent  2018numberbib

Singlebracelet

 Timingmat

Check-in & Information Tent

Bib with timing chips and wristband

Timing Mat

Officials will verify the bib and bracelet and will use a mini-sensor to record the timing and the web tracking’s Official Time will be updated with a “Check in” time The timing device will detect the chips automatically and the Online tracking’s Official Time will be updated with a “Check out” time

 

Online Tracking Website

The Online Tracking Website (http://otwtracking.oxfamtrailwalker.org.hk/) will be activated on 7am on 16 November.
The Timing system will update “Official Time” status when participants check-in (CP1-9) / check-out (SP, Control Point and FP) times.

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Please pay special attention to the following:

  1. All members must report to the “Check-in & Information Tent” TOGETHER, and ensure that their bibs are visible at all times during event.
  2. When the bib is scanned by the sensor, it will make a sound which indicates that the chips have successfully been detected.
  3. Please DO NOT fold the bib to avoid causing damage to the chips.
  4. Participants should let Oxfam staff know if the chips have been damaged and replace a new set at the next checkpoint.
  5. Detection might be affected if participants wear thick or reflective clothing. Participants should wear their bibs over their clothing when passing through checkpoints.

 

3. Registration at Start Point

Place:       Po Leung Kuk Pak Tam Chung Holiday Camp, Sai Kung

Date:        Friday, 16 November 2018

Team Number

Registration Time

Starting Time

8001 – 8180 (Elite Team) *

07:00 – 07:45

08:00

0001-0300

07:30 – 09:00

09:30

0301-0580

09:00 – 10:30

11:00

0581-0850

11:00 – 12:00

12:30

0851-1120

12:30 – 13:30

14:00

* Elite teams should pick the walkers’ bag on 12-13 November at Oxfam Hong Kong Office.

All teams MUST start at the designated times listed above according to their team number and register at the Start Point at least 30 – 45 minutes before starting. No team is allowed to change its registration and start time without the prior approval from Oxfam Hong Kong.

 

4. Start Point, Route, Checkpoints (CPs), Control Point and Finish Point, and a new Penalty Point

         4.1  Start Point

  • Enclosed please find a “Disclaimer/Indemnity”. Please fill it out and have it signed (the sequence of the 4 members A, B, C, D, must correspond with that being registered) by all members in advance and hand it in at the Registration Counter at the Start.
  • If a team member is changed on event day, please fill in the Change of Team Member Form in advance and submit it together with the fee of HK$500 in cash on site. (Not applicable to Elite teams who are NOT allowed to make changes on-site) The Change of Team Member Form can be downloaded at website (oxfamtrailalker.org.hk > News & Press > Useful Documents).
  • For the sake of facilitating rescue search (if needed), all teams MUST take a team photo which will be uploaded onto the web tracking system.
  • Please collect the Walker’s Bag (Not applicable to Elite teams) once entering the Registration Hall. Please put on the bibs A, B, C, D accordingly and confirm if the team particulars shown on the tablet are correct. Volunteers will then put on the bracelets A, B, C, D accordingly and take a photo for the team.
  • Officials will test the functionality of the chips before your team leave the Hall.
  • The timing device will be installed at the Start Area. All participants have to walk pass the device according to their designated Start Time. Participants not completing the above-mentioned procedures and whose chips were not detected by the timing device at designated Start Time will be treated as non-starters.
  • Please bring your own water container as no bottled water will be distributed at the Start, and NO paper cups will be provided at the Start Point, Finish Point or any of the CPs. Drinking water will only be available from water dispensers at Start, CP2-CP9, Water Points and the Finish.

 

4.2   Official Route – Special Attention!!!

The 100 km route starts in Pak Tam Chung in Sai Kung, and covers sections 1 to 9 of the MacLehose Trail, which is about 88 km (M001 – M174) long. After passing distance post M174 and leaving CP9, the route leaves the MacLehose Trail and goes five kilometres along a country trail to the north coast of Tai Lam Chung Reservoir. The trail then turns right along a paved road towards Wong Nai Tun / Tai Tong and the Control Point (pls refer to Pt 4.3.1), then to the Finish Point at the Po Leung Kuk Jockey Club Tai Tong Holiday Camp in Yuen Long (OTW175 – OTW198 and countdown markers).

ATTENTION!

The Oxfam Trailwalker trail is not identical to the MacLehose Trail. Please note the following differences:

MacLehose Trail Oxfam Trailwalker Route
Section 2 (M031 – M033) From M031 crossing Sai Wan beach to M033
Section 8 (M153 – M156) From M153 along Tai Mo Shan Road, turn right to CP8 check-in, then walk along the paved road to Route Twisk
Section 10 (M175 – M200) From OTW175 to OTW198 and the countdown signage inside the Finish Point campsite

(Turn left towards Kat Hing Bridge after registering at CP9, then walk along a country trail next to Tai Lam Chung Reservoir)

 

4.3 Control Point and Penalty Point

 

4.3.1 Control Point

Control Point with a timing mat (please refer to Pt 2) will be set up (near M183; OTW186-187) to ensure all participants are following the designated route. Only teams that having their time recorded at all nine checkpoints and Control Point will be deemed to have completed the event on the designated course.

Control Point
Nearest Checkpoint (CP) CP9 and Finish Point
Location Tai Lam Chung Reservoir
Distance Post M183 (OTW186-OTW187)

4.3.2 Penalty Point

Penalty Point with a timing mat (please refer to Pt 2) will be set up this year again near Distance Post M099. If any members of a team have a timing record at the Penalty Point, the team will be deemed to have taken a shortcut, and 120 minutes will be added to the team’s finishing time.

Penalty Point
Nearest Checkpoint (CP) CP4 and CP5
Location Tiu Tso Ngam near Kwun Ping Road
Distance Post M099

Participants should stay on the marked course. Shortcuts are strictly prohibited. The organiser will not record the result and ranking of teams whose members are found to have taken shortcuts.

 

4.4 Checkpoints

  • Physiotherapists, podiatrists and the Chinese Medicine Tui-Na (massage) members will station at CP4 , CP8 or Finish Point and the service hours are listed below:
  • CP 4

    CP 8

    Finish Point

    Chinese Medicine

    Tui-Na

    22:30, 16 Nov – 08:00, 17 Nov

    N/A

    09:00 – 21:00, 17 Nov

    Physiotherapy

    00:00 – 14:00, 17 Nov

    08:00, 17 Nov – 07:00, 18 Nov

    N/A

    Podiatry

    N/A

    15:30 – 23:00, 17 Nov

    N/A

  • The following refreshment and beverages will be provided at the Start, Checkpoints and the Finish.
Location

Water

(in dispenser)

Cereal Ovaltine Ginger Tea Coffee Milk Tea Chinese Tea Soup Bread Cup Noodle Banana Pear Chinese Soup & Siu Mai * Udon & Rice ball** 800ml Bottled Water Tri-go Bar & Energy Gel Energy drinks

***

Pocari sweat

(in dispenser)

 Bottled Sports drink
Start Point

Y

Y

Water Point at End of the High Island Reservoir East Dam

Y

Y

CP1

Y

CP2

Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

CP3

Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y

CP4

Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

CP5

Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

CP6

Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Water Point near the helipad at the foot of Needle Hill

Y

Y

CP7

Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

CP8

Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Y

CP9

Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y

Finish Point

Y

Y Y Y Y Y

Soup flavors include tomato, potatoes and porcini cream.

* Chinese Soup & Siu Mai – served during 1800 on 16 Nov to 0600 on 17 Nov while stock lasts.

** Udon and Japanese Rice ball – served during 1900 on 16 Nov to 1600 on 17 Nov while stock lasts.

*** Energy drinks – served during 2000 on 16 Nov to 0800 on 17 Nov while stock lasts.

Only served while stocks last.

  • Food Truck of Hung Fook Tong will operate from 0800 to 2200 on 17 November (Saturday); you can pay by cash or Octopus Card.
  • The food provided at CPs serves only as a supplement. Walkers and support teams should prepare sufficient and suitable food for themselves.
  • All teams must arrive at a CP and record the time in timing system before its closing time. Please refer to pages 30-33 of the Information Booklet for the closing time of each CP.

 

4.5   Temporary Traffic Arrangement

Finish Point Parking Permit

Enclosed is a Finish Point Parking Permit which is valid for a single entry to the PLK Jockey Club Tai Tong Holiday Camp. The parking permit is valid for private cars / light goods vehicles ONLY. Please note that permit holders will not be allowed entry when the carpark is full. On Saturday, 17 November, parking spaces will be in heavy demand as it will be very busy around the Finish Point. All vehicles will NOT able to park in and will be advised to leave when all carparks are full. We apologise for the inconvenience.

 

Transportation to Start Point

Due to the limited parking spaces in Pak Tam Chung, and because there will be a large number of people there that morning, we strongly recommend participants and support teams to take public transport to Pak Tam Chung. If you must drive, please park your vehicle at Sai Kung Town Centre, then take public transport to Pak Tam Chung. Cars illegally parked at the Pak Tam Chung public car park or nearby might be prosecuted or towed away. Please also refrain from occupying parking spaces as this is prohibited and action will be taken by the police. Ticket holder of SP shuttle service must arrive the gathering point punctually, latercomers will no be entertained. (please refer to “What’s New” on OTW website for further details)

During the event, temporary traffic control will be implemented at CP2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and Finish Point. Details are as follow:

 

Checkpoint 2

Checkpoint 2 is located in AFCD restricted area. All vehicles without a Country Park Permit cannot access. Loading/ Unloading/ Parking is also NOT allowed around the Checkpoint even for vehicles carrying Country Park Permit.  Support teams can arrive there by public transport or free shuttle bus provided by Oxfam.

 

Checkpoint 3

Loading/ Unloading/ Parking is NOT allowed around the entrance of the Checkpoint 3. Shui Long Wo Car park (next to CP3) will be closed from 2200 on 15 Nov to 0600 on 17 Nov. Cars are prohibited from waiting or parking there; vehicles will only be able to drop off passengers or unload goods there.  Police will enforce traffic control along Chuk Yeung Road (between Shan Liu and Wong Chuk Yeung) from 1300 on 16 Nov to 0600 on 17 Nov where support team vehicles cannot access.

 

Checkpoint 4

There will be traffic control start from Lion Pavilion (near MacLehose Trail Distance Post M101) to the intersection of Jat’s Incline and Fei Ngo Shan Road, including the intersection of Kwun Ping Road and Shatin Pass Road (entrance of Kwun Yam Garden and Kwun Yam Shan Village) from 15-17 November. Parking is strictly forbidden. Only loading / unloading will be allowed within the designated zone.

 

Checkpoint 6

Golden Hill Road (Kam Shan Road) will be temporarily closed during Oxfam Trailwalker event.  Please note that unauthorized vehicles (except organiser’s vehicles), including mountain bikes, are not allowed to enter the Road.  Support Teams are strongly advised to take public transport to CP6 instead of driving.

 

Checkpoint 8

Tai Mo Shan Road will be temporarily closed during Oxfam Trailwalker event.  Please note that unauthorized vehicles (except organiser’s vehicles), including mountain bikes and taxies, are not allowed to enter the Road.  As no support team vehicles can now access Tai Mo Shan Road (thus the Rotary Club Car Park), Oxfam will provide free shuttle bus commuting between Tsuen Wan MTR Station and CP8 support area.  Support Teams are strongly advised to take public transport to CP8 instead of driving. Enforcement will be enhanced this year to prevent vehicles from parking along Route Twisk during event.

 

We appeal to all participants to be careful of vehicles when crossing the roads. Don’t lie down / sit along the road side. Please also inform your support team to comply with the above traffic arrangements and try to use public transport and free shuttle bus services as much as possible. If your support teams have to drive to the support area, please beware of the pedestrians, be courteous and patient. Illegal Parking is forbidden and offenders might be prosecuted and the vehicle might be towed away! Thank you for helping us enhance the safety of the event!

 

5. Free Shuttle Bus Service

Route Service Hours
Between the barrier at Pak Tam Chung and CP2 (Pak Tam Au) 12:00 – 22:00, 16 Nov (every 40 to 60 minutes)
Between the Tsuen Wan MTR Station (Exit B2, Tsuen Fung Centre Shopping arcade) and CP8 16:00, 16 Nov – 00:00, 17 Nov (every 40 minutes)

00:00 – 23:00, 17 Nov (every 15-20 minutes)

Between the Finish Point  and Yoho Mall  Bus Terminus (adjacent to Yuen Long MTR Station, Exit K) 07:00, 17 Nov – 14:30, 18 Nov (every 15 minutes)

*Support teams are welcome to take the circular Shuttle Bus.  Before boarding, please double check the destination of the bus is Oxfam Trailwalker CP 2 / CP 8 / Finish Point.

 

6. Be Kind to the Environment

We believe you, being lovers of the great outdoors, will support our call to protect the environment together with your support team, family and friends. Here are a few ways to go green during your practice sessions and the event:

 

6.1  No paper cups provided at CPs, please bring own cup/container

  • Disposable cups will not be provided at the Start Point, Finish Point or any of the CPs. Participants are highly encouraged to bring their own bottles / cups / containers to enjoy the drinks and food we will provide. Alternatively, participants can purchase the Oxfam Trailwalker stainless steel cup from our Merchandise Booth at Start Point.
  • Clean your containers at nearest washroom or other places but not using water from the water dispensers.
  • To reduce plastic waste, we will only provide bottled water for participants at CP1 (Sai Wan). Water dispensers will be available at the Start Point, Finish Point and other CPs. Please make sure you have a bottle / container that you can use along the trail.

 

  • Support our recycling initiatives. Reduce landfill waste

A recycling station will be set up at each CP to collect empty plastic bottles and aluminum cans except CP1 and CP5 (only pear cores will be collected at CP5). Green ambassadors will be stationed at designated CPs to facilitate clean recycling. Please empty your containers before recycling them and do not put other waste into these recycling bins. Furthermore, we have also set up an additional recycling station at No. 6 BBQ site, Shing Mun Reservoir this year. Take your litter home.

 

6.3 Take your litter home

Energy food and bars will be distributed. Our working personnel will mark each team’s number on all food packaging and drinks bottles we provide. If cleaning workers or volunteers find these items discarded on the trail, the team’s number and its member’s names will be posted on the Oxfam Trailwalker website. Please take care of your belongings (including your litter)!

 

7. Safety Measures

7.1   Always Walk as a Team

Hostility and disputes are very common between teammates when people are exhausted.  Always remember: crossing the finishing line as a complete team should be your ultimate goal! This is achievable with lots of patience and mutual understanding amongst team members. All team members must stay together between CPs, and check in together at each CP. CP staff reserves the right to refuse to register incomplete teams or teams with members unaccounted for.

 

7.2   Injury

Any member who is injured must be brought to the nearest CP by teammates for assistance. If s/he cannot move, please call the emergency phone number (2321 0298) printed on your bracelet to inform the organiser. Teammates must accompany the injured person before the rescue team arrives at the location. In any circumstances, no individuals shall be left unattended.

 

7.3   Withdrawal from the Event

If a withdrawal is made at any CP, a Drop Out Certificate will be issued by checkpoint staff. The continuing members of the team will have to show it as a proof of the teammate’s status. If there are more members quitting subsequently, checkpoint staff will write their names on the same certificate.  Please keep this certificate safely and return it to the organiser at the Finish.

 

If a walker quits the event between CPs, s/he must first call the emergency phone number (2321 0298) to inform the Organiser. S/he must also pass the bracelet and the timing chips to the continuing teammates for the completion of the drop out procedures at the next CP. Your cooperation will help keep our rescue teams free to attend to genuine emergency cases.  Great thanks!

Once a team has more than two members quitted, the continuing walker(s) must join another team in order to enhance their safety.  CP staff will only check in teams of at least three members.

 

7.4   Beware of Changing Weather

The weather can change quickly and the temperature will vary from day and night in November. Walkers should always bring along a windbreaker and a raincoat.  If it becomes very hot with high humidity, you should drink more water with an appropriate intake of salt to prevent Hyponatremia.  When there is thunderstorm, stay away from metal objects (e.g. hiking poles) and switch off mobile phones. We will email you an e-newsletter informing latest weather forecast two days before the event.

 

7.5   Protect your Number Bib

Please be careful not to fold or spray insect repellent or rub sun cream onto your number bib. A damaged number bib may delay you at CPs. Walkers will be recorded as having quitted the event if their bracelet is found being cut off.

 

7.6   Useful Telephone Numbers

Emergency      2321 0298
Information Desk at Start Point 2321 3774  (from 07:00 to 14:00, 16 Nov)
Information Desk at Finish Point 2321 1918 (from 18:30, 16 Nov to 14:00, 18 Nov)

 

8. Note to Support Teams

We would like to remind support team members accompanying walkers along the trail to avoid blocking other participating teams on the trail and give way to other teams when appropriate. For the sake of fairness, support teams are not allowed to provide any physical assistance to participants, such as pushing the participants forward to help their acceleration. Please refer to pages 44 of the Information Booklet for details.

Oxfam Trailwalker will pass through numerous local villages. Please remind your team members and supporters to respect the livelihood of villagers, as to minimize the disturbance to countryside.

 

9. Prizes and Encouragements

9.1    AIA Vitality Dare to Challenge Award

Launched by the Principal Sponsor AIA Vitality, this new award has received 14 applications from teams joining Oxfam Trailwalker for the first time. They are ready to demonstrate the highest level of motivation and determination to complete the course. For details, please refer to Oxfam Trailwalker website. Trail runners always face physical and mental challenges.  Do you wish to run with a peace of mind?  AIA has just launched a brand-new product “Runner Guard”, especially tailored for sports injuries incurred during trail running events. The cover period can be as short as 1 day to 3 days. Visit AIA iShop now to learn more about the special promotion offer for Oxfam Trailwalker.

 

9.2   Special Prizes

9.2.1 Fundraising Prizes

Any team which has raised HK$36,000 or above by 18 December is eligible to enter a lucky draw to win either one of the below prizes.

  • Asia Miles mileages: Asia Miles, the Logistics Sponsors, has donated 1,000,000 Asia Miles which will be awarded to 10 teams (100,000 Asia Miles per team or 25,000 Asia Miles per team member).
  • DCH Food Mart coupons: Dah Chong Hong Holdings has donated DCH Foodmart coupons valued at HK$40,000 to be awarded to another 10 teams (coupons valued at $4,000 per team).

The awarded prize will be evenly shared by the four registered members of each winning team. The right to enter the lucky draw will be forfeited if the team cannot submit all proofs of donations to Oxfam Hong Kong on or before 18 December (dated according to the postmark). Late submissions, including those who have banked in the sponsorship money or cheques on or before 18 December 2018 but have not sent the donation proofs to Oxfam Hong Kong by 18 December, will not be considered for the lucky draw.

 

9.2.2 Prizes for the Fastest Teams

20 stylish SEIKO watches will be awarded to the fastest teams (finishing in full team) of the MALE, FEMALE, MIXED and VETERAN I and II categories. The watches are sponsored by Thong Sia Watch Co., Ltd. All the awards will be presented in the Prize Presentation ceremony to be held 22 February 2019.

 

9.3   Teams Raising over HK$36,000

Teams raising HK$36,000 or above in Oxfam Trailwalker 2018 will take priority in registering for Oxfam Trailwalker 2019.

 

9.4   Teams Raising HK$72,000 or above

Teams raising HK$72,000 or above will be acknowledged in the Oxfam Trailwalker 2018 Acknowledgement Advertisement.

 

9.5    Teams Raising HK$100,000 or above

Teams raising over HK$100,000 will receive an “Oxfam Trailwalker Outstanding Fundraiser Award”.

 

9.6   Teams Raising HK$200,000 or above

If teams raising HK$200,000 or above require an Oxfam representative at a celebration or other functions, please call 2520 2525 or email us at otwinfo@oxfam.org.hk.

 

9.7    Verification for the Awards

Oxfam Hong Kong reserves the right to request all winning teams in the Speed Award and Fundraising Award categories to provide documentation (such as staff cards, corporate sponsorship letters, relevant identification etc.), to prove that at least TWO of the team members are eligible for the category the team has won. Any team failing to do so will be disqualified for the award. The list of awardees will be announced in Oxfam Trailwalker Website in February 2019.

 

10. Oxfam Trailwalker Website www.oxfamtrailwalker.org.hk

10.1 Fundraising Team Page

Each team can create a Fundraising Team Page on the Oxfam Trailwalker website: www.oxfamtrailwalker.org.hk. Your family and friends can donate online and leave encouraging messages to your team. It is easy to use and greatly reduces our administration costs. Your sponsor can also choose to print out a tax-deductible receipt* immediately. So there is no need to record donations on sponsorship forms and send them back! (* For Hong Kong tax payers only)

 

10.2 Live Web Tracking

The web tracking system will be activated at 07:00 on 16 November provided that the weather is favorable and the network along the trail is functioning well. Web users will then be able to track all teams along the 9 checkpoints and the ranking for the fastest 10 teams. Please advise your supporters to log on to check for the latest update.  However, do bear with us should the system not function due to factors such as network failure (we use 56k line along the trail!).

 

11. Minimum Sponsorship

All teams (including those teams which are absent/withdraw on the event day) must raise a minimum sponsorship of HK$7,600, except for Pledge Teams which must raise at least HK$72,000. Registered teams wishing to withdraw from the event must give written notice to Oxfam Hong Kong as soon as possible. Teams withdrawing from the event please note the following:

Withdraw with written notice after 28 August HK$3,800 minimum sponsorship (Open Team)

HK$36,000 minimum sponsorship (Pledge Team)

Withdraw without written notice/Absent or withdraw on the event day HK$7,600 minimum sponsorship (Open Team)

HK$72,000 minimum sponsorship (Pledge Team)

Oxfam Hong Kong reserves the right not to accept applications for future Oxfam Trailwalker events from any member of a team which has failed to comply with the above stipulations.

 

12. Promotional Activities

Media interviews and coverage on Oxfam Trailwalkers could be found in various newspapers and magazines! Watch out for Oxfam Trailwalker posters at MTR stations,  bus shelters, Tai Lam Tunnel, and Facebook as well.  Please go to Oxfam Trailwalker website to check out the upcoming promotional activities.

 

13. Oxfam Trailwalker Souvenirs

Souvenirs including Quick Dry T-shirt, Stainless Steel Cup, Multi-Function Knife, Athletic sleeve, and Pin will be available for sale at the Start and the Finish. For details, please visit our website. (www.oxfamtrailalker.org.hk > Support Oxfam > Souvenirs)

 

14. Bad Weather Arrangement

The event will be cancelled if typhoon signal No. 8 or black rainstorm signal is being hoisted on 16 November. In the event of typhoon signal No. 3 or other unexpected events, Oxfam will make a decision depending on the circumstances.  Announcements will be made on the radio and on the Oxfam Trailwalker website from 05:00 on 16 November onwards.  We will also inform all team leaders by SMS. Please keep your mobile on.

 

Should you have any questions, please call us at 2520 2525 or email otwinfo@oxfam.org.hk.  Please quote your team number when making enquiries.

 

We look forward to greeting you and your teammates and support crew at the Start and welcoming you all back at the Finish! Trailwalkers, let keep moving on with your buddies in transforming lives to make a “World without poverty”!