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.

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2016 (35th anniversary)
  • Theme of the event: ‘Keep on Trailwalking’: 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 Bernard Chan, Chairman, Oxfam Trailwalker Advisory Committee; Trini Leung, Director General, Oxfam Hong Kong and Jacky Chan, Chief Executive Officer of AIA Hong Kong and Macau, principal sponsor of Oxfam Trailwalker.
 
  • The finishing time for the first three teams:
  • -- S05 “AWOO Team Nepal” team: 11 hours 1 minutes.
 
  • -- S52 “Team 2XU” team: 13 hours 3 minutes.
 
  • -- S46 “Salomon” team: 13 hours 12 minutes.
 
  • The last 2 teams completing the event in 47 hours 12 minutes.
 
  • 4,581 participants, 89% of all walkers, completed the 100km trail within the required 48 hours.
 
  • The event raised over HK$34 million in total.
 
  • Winner of the AIA Vitality Dare to Challenge Award 2016: Team 0791 - UMC Synergy.
 
  • In 2016, Oxfam Trailwalker was held in 15 cities in 9 countries in Australia (Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth), Belgium, China (Hong Kong), England (South Downs, Yorkshire Dales), France, India (Bengaluru, Mumbai), Japan, New Zealand and Spain.