History

"Oxfam Trailwalker", formerly called "Trailwalker", was an endurance training exercise for soldiers. In 1986, Oxfam Hong Kong was invited to co-organise the event and in the same year the event was open to the public. Along with the retreat of Gurkhas in 1997, Oxfam Hong Kong took over the event. Through the years, Oxfam Trailwalker has become one of the largest fundraising sports events in Hong Kong.

Select Years
2018 (37th anniversary)
  • Theme of the event: ‘Oxfam Trailwalker: Transforming Lives’. Change is never easy; to change for the better is even harder. Throughout the years though, countless participants of the OTW have stepped up to the challenge and proved that it is possible through their perseverance. Many have even been inspired by the event to transform their lives. To finish the 100 km trail in 48 hours, for instance, walkers have been doing everything from improving their physique through training to changing their diet.
  • The Oxfam Trailwalker Kick-off Ceremony was officiated by Bernard Chan, Chair, Oxfam Trailwalker Advisory Committee; Stephen Fisher, Acting Director General, Oxfam Hong Kong and Peter Crewe, Chief Executive Officer of AIA Hong Kong and Macau, principal sponsor of the OTW.
  • The finishing time for the first three teams:
  • -- 8024 ‘Gone Running - Joint Dynamics’ team: 11 hours 53 minutes.
  • -- 8003 ‘AWOO Team Nepal’ team: 12 hours 8 minutes.
  • -- 8124 ‘Team 2XU’ team: 13 hours 10 minutes.
  • The last team completed the event in 47 hours 51 minutes.
  • 4,228 participants, 87% of all walkers, completed the 100 km trail within 48 hours.
  • OHK raised over HK$32 million through the event.
  • To make the OTW green, OHK started a new initiative called ‘Green4 Trailwalker’. Fifty-three teams took up this challenge, completed the 100 km and four of nine green actions during the event. In recognition of their efforts, the ‘Green4 Trailwalker’ monogram was stamped on their certificates, and their teams’ photos and details were posted on the OTW website.
  • Winner of the ‘AIA Vitality Dare to Challenge Award 2018’: Team 0920 – HIT.
  • In 2018, the OTW was held in 16 cities in nine countries, including Australia (Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney), Belgium, China (Hong Kong), England, France (Avallon, Vacheresse), India (Bengaluru, Mumbai), South Korea, New Zealand and Spain (Euskadi, Girona, Madrid).