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
2015 (34th anniversary)
    • Theme of the event: ‘Side By Side, Together We Thrive’: Like Oxfam Trailwalker, poverty work is challenging. We know that working hand in hand with poor and vulnerable communities, partner organisations, frontline staff, volunteers and governments along with your continuous support, we will be able to achieve a world without poverty.
    • The Oxfam Trailwalker Kick-off Ceremony was officiated by Mr Bernard Chan, Chairman, Oxfam Trailwalker Advisory Committee; Dr Trini Leung, Director General, Oxfam Hong Kong and Mr Jacky Chan, Chief Executive Officer of AIA Hong Kong and Macau.
    • The finishing time for the first three teams:
      • S53 “2XU UFO” team: 11 hours 58 minutes; the first local team to finish first since the new route was introduced in 2009. Their team members are Tsang Chun Kit, Law Chor Kin, Lam Shing Yip, Tang Sun Kam.
      • S05 “Champion System Adventure” team: 12 hours 21 minutes.
      • S04 “Xempower” team: 12 hours 52 minutes.
    • The last team completing the event in 47 hours 34 minutes.
    • 4,502 participants, 88% of all walkers, completed the 100km trail within the required 48 hours.
    • The event raised over HK$33 million in total.
    • AIA International Limited became the Principal Sponsor of Oxfam Trailwalker for the next three years and look forward to hiking for health and charity in this event.
    • AIA launched a new award --- AIA Vitality Dare to Challenge Award, which received 19 applications from teams joining Oxfam Trailwalker for the first time.
    • Winner of the AIA Vitality Dare to Challenge Award 2015: Team 0543 - 毅行熱血-BTC跑山友Team1
    • Winner of the State Street Overcoming the Odds Award 2015: Team 0760D - Mr. Wong Chung Tok
    • In 2015, Oxfam Trailwalker was held in 15 cities in Australia (Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth), Belgium, China (Hong Kong), England (South Downs, Yorkshire Dales), France, India (Bengaluru, Mumbai), Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand and Spain.