Oxfam Trailwalker 2018 eNewsletter – Issue 2
Content of eNewsletter
- Oxfam Trailwalker 2018 update
- Change of team members – Deadline: 25 October (IMPORTANT)
- AIA Vitality – Dare to Challenge Award
- Support team tips – Useful information for support teams (NEW)
- OTW 2018 – Public transportation
– Paid shuttle bus to OTW 2018 Start Point – Pak Tam Chung (NEW)
– Checkpoint 2 (Pak Tam Au) shuttle bus
– Closure of carpark at Checkpoint 3 (Kei Ling Ha) during event
– Parking strictly forbidden at Shatin Pass during event
– Checkpoint 6 (Smugglers Ridge Rifle Range): Temporary traffic control
– Checkpoint 8 (Tai Mo Shan) shuttle bus
– Finish Point (Po Leung Kuk Jockey Club Tai Tong Holiday Camp) shuttle bus
– Parking arrangements at Finish Point
- Accommodation at Finish Point
Oxfam Trailwalker 2018 update
Typhoon Mangkhut damaged parts of the MacLehose Trail and left countless fallen trees in its wake. Thanks to the great efforts of the AFCD and volunteers though, most trails are clear now. With several trails still blocked or damaged, we have kept in contact with the AFCD, other departments and organisations to stay up to date about the latest situation. So far, we are optimistic about the progress and will make further announcements at the end of October/early November. Please continue training and preparing for the Oxfam Trailwalker (OTW) with your support teams.
Thank you all once again for your patience, understanding and support. We will do our very best to ensure the event is held as planned.
For the latest updates, please visit the:
OTW website: https://www.oxfamtrailwalker.org.hk
OTW Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/oxfamtrailwalkerhk/
Change of team members – Deadline: 25 October (IMPORTANT)
Please be reminded that if your team wants to activate its fundraising team page or change any team member, please log in to our Online Registration System and make changes by or before 17:59 on 25 October. The system will be disabled from 18:00 onwards on 25 October.
If changes need to be made your team after 26 October, please fill in the Change of Team Member Form, pay a fee of HK$200 for each change of team member and submit the form and deposit slip to Oxfam Hong Kong by post or by hand (17/F, China United Centre, 28 Marble Road, North Point, Hong Kong; North Point MTR Exit A4).
Notes for changing your team members
- In the interest of fairness, team leaders in the Open Team Category (via lottery) CANNOT be changed. Changing the team leader will result in the disqualification of the whole team.
- The change of member fee is non-refundable. It cannot be regarded as a donation and is not tax-deductible.
- The OTW is a challenging team event. Participants are strongly recommended to allow adequate time for training and team building before the event. Please avoid changing team members in the month before the event. Changing team members at the start of the event is also not advised.
- You can change your team member(s) during the following periods:
Procedure Submission of Particulars of Confirmed Team Members
(6 June – 25 October)
Free Via online team page
– Log on to the OTW website
– Visit your team page to add / edit team members
By post or hand
– Fill in the Change of Team Member Form and submit it to Oxfam
Late Change of Team Members
(26 October – 13 November)
HK$200* Via online Team Page
– Log on to the your Team Page
– Pay the Late Change of Team Member Fee by credit card
– Visit your Team Page to add / edit team members
By post or hand
– Fill in the Change of Team Member Form and submit it with the payment record to Oxfam
HK$500 After 13 November, all requests to change team members will be handled on the day of the event. Fill in the Change of Team Member Form and pay the fee in cash at the start hall.
*Teams can transfer the Change of Team Member Fee (HK$200 for each new member) to any of Oxfam Hong Kong’s bank accounts listed below:
|Bank of China||Hang Seng Bank|
|Deposit at a branch
(please provide team number)
|Direct transfer through ATM or e-Banking|
Please write your team number and leader’s name on the original copy of the deposit slip or the printed copy of the online transfer Acknowledgement Note, and submit it together with the completed Change of Team Member Form to Oxfam Hong Kong by post or by hand. Please write ‘Oxfam Trailwalker 2018 Change of Team Member’ and your team number on the envelope. Cash or cheques will not be accepted.
Deadline: 13 November 2018 (according to the postmark)
AIA Vitality – Dare to Challenge Award
It is not easy to complete the OTW 100 km challenge. You have to be committed to attending countless training sessions, and to building up extraordinary stamina and willpower. The establishment of the ‘AIA Vitality – Dare to Challenge Award’ aims to encourage people to take charge of their health; it will reward a first-time OTW team that demonstrates the highest motivation and determination to complete the event.
The winning team will receive a HK$5,000 cash reward. Meanwhile, AIA will donate HK$50,000 to Oxfam to support its poverty alleviation programmes and emergency relief work around the world. The winning team will also earn a priority spot for next year’s OTW.
- All four team members must be new to the OTW.
- Interested teams can apply online.
- Official confirmation will be received one week after the application form has been submitted.
- Upload your team story about how you all prepared for the OTW on your team’s Facebook page.
- You must share at least five posts (content can be presented through text, images and/or videos) about the following:
- How you trained
- Amount of exercise
- Physical and attitudinal changes
- All four team members must complete the entire 100 km trail.
- The winner will be chosen in December and announced in January 2019.
- Winning team members will be given a priority spot for next year’s OTW.
- Is this your first time participating in the OTW?
- What is your target time?
- Why did you join the OTW?
- What does your training plan look like?
- How will you change your lifestyle to prepare for the OTW?
- Will you share how you and your team prepared for the OTW on Facebook / Instagram?
- If so, please share the link to your team’s Facebook page / Instagram account.
For more details, please visit http://www.oxfamtrailwalker.org.hk/events/aia-vitality-dare-challenge-award/
Support team tips – Useful information for support teams (NEW)
A good support team can make a huge difference in an event like the OTW. Leaders of Support teams are recommended to read the ‘Support Team Tips’ leaflet. It provides essential details on how to organise a great support team from start to finish and what they can do to best help their teams during the 48-hour challenge. Dustykid, who has taken part in the OTW before, kindly designed this leaflet for us!
Download URL (Chinese version only):
OTW 2018 – Public transportation
The number of support team members and vehicles have been increasing in recent years, so we strongly urge support teams to avoid driving to checkpoints. Instead, support team members are highly encouraged to make use of Oxfam’s shuttle bus service. Please take a look at shuttle services below and share this information with your support teams!
Note: Please make sure the bus is going to the correct destination before boarding. Drop-off points include: Start Point (paid service) / Checkpoint 2 / Checkpoint 8 / Finish Point.
A. Paid Shuttle bus to OTW 2018 Start Point – Pak Tam Chung (NEW)
The morning of the first day of the OTW often sees traffic jams, especially in areas like Hang Hau and Choi Hung. To reduce traffic congestion, Oxfam will have shuttle buses that will bring passengers to the Start Point from five locations: Wan Chai, Mong Kok, Diamond Hill, Tsuen Wan and Sha Tin. Please pay attention to the bus schedule when purchasing tickets and be sure that they match the start time of your team.
Remark: For more information about teams’ registration and start times, please refer to P.7 of the information booklet: http://www.oxfamtrailwalker.org.hk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/OTW18-Booklet_E-Final-s-Event-Info.pdf
|Fare:||HK$30/passenger (cash only, no change will be given)
For information about pick-up points, schedules and tickets, please visit
|Remarks:||1) Adults and children pay the same fare
2) Pets are not allowed on the bus
3) Larger bags and items can be placed in the luggage compartment of the bus
|When tickets will be sold:||Now until tickets are sold out|
|Where to purchase tickets:||Oxfam Shop (LG8, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong)|
|Oxfam Shop’s opening hours:||Mon to Fri, 11:30 to 19:30
Sat, 11:30 to 15:30
(Closed on Sundays and public holidays)
|Oxfam Shop’s tel.:||2522 1765|
B. Checkpoint 2 (Pak Tam Au) shuttle bus
Checkpoint 2 is located in an AFCD restricted area; all vehicles without a Country Park Permit cannot access it. Parking and loading/unloading is also NOT allowed around the checkpoint even for vehicles carrying a Country Park Permit. Support teams can reach Checkpoint 2 by taking public transport or the free shuttle bus provided by Oxfam.
Shuttle bus route:
Between the barrier at Pak Tam Chung and Checkpoint 2 (Pak Tam Au)
12:00 – 22:00, 16 November (every 40 to 60 minutes)
C. Closure of carpark at Checkpoint 3 (Kei Ling Ha) during event
Parking and loading/unloading is NOT allowed around the entrance of Checkpoint 3. Shui Long Wo carpark (next to CP3) will also be closed from 22:00 on 15 November to 06:00 on 17 November. Vehicles 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 13:00 on 16 November to 06:00 on 17 November.
D. Parking strictly forbidden at Shatin Pass during event
Shatin Pass Road is a popular place for support teams to provide materials and encouragement to teams during the event. However, this has created heavy traffic in the area and parking problems, which has affected walkers and could prevent medical staff from accessing the area should an emergency arise.
As such, traffic will be controlled near MacLehose Trail Distance Post M101, and the intersection of Kwun Ping Road and Shatin Pass Road from 15 to 17 November. Parking will also be strictly forbidden during this period; passengers and goods will only be allowed to be dropped off or picked up in a designated zone. Support teams are strongly advised NOT to drive to the aforementioned area.
E. Checkpoint 6 (Smugglers Ridge Rifle Range): Temporary traffic control
Golden Hill Road (Kam Shan Road) will be temporarily closed during the OTW. Please note that unauthorised vehicles (except the Organiser’s vehicles), including mountain bikes, will not be allowed to enter Golden Hill Road. Support teams are strongly advised to take public transport to Checkpoint 6 instead of driving.
Public transport to Checkpoint 6:
Bus No. 72 / 81 (get off at Shek Lei Pui Reservoir on Tai Po Road)
F. Checkpoint 8 (Tai Mo Shan) shuttle bus
Tai Mo Shan Road will be temporarily closed during the OTW. Please note that unauthorised vehicles (except the Organiser’s vehicles), including mountain bikes and taxies, will not be allowed to enter. Since no support team vehicles will be able to access Tai Mo Shan Road (and thus the Rotary Club Car Park), Oxfam will provide a free shuttle running from Tsuen Wan MTR Station to the Checkpoint 8 support area. Support teams are strongly advised to take public transport to Checkpoint 8 instead of driving.
Shuttle bus details:
Route: Tsuen Wan MTR Station (Exit B2, Tsuen Fung Centre Shopping Arcade) to Checkpoint 8
Schedule: 16:00, 16 November – 00:00, 17 November (every 40 minutes)
00:00 – 23:00, 17 November (every 15-20 minutes)
G. Finish Point (Po Leung Kuk Jockey Club Tai Tong Holiday Camp) shuttle bus
The Organiser will provide a shuttle service to the Finish Point. The pick-up point will be located at the YOHO Mall I Transport Interchange, Yuen Long (Exit K, Yuen Long MTR Station). We urge participants and support teams to take public transport when going to or leaving the Finish Point (details listed in Table 1).
Between the Finish Point and YOHO Mall I Transport Interchange (Exit K, Yuen Long MTR Station)
From 07:00, 17 November – 14:30, 18 November (every 15 minutes)
Table 1: By Public Transport (for details, please refer to the schedules on various transportation companies’ websites)
|Bus > MTR Feeder Bus||From HK Island to Yuen Long: 968, N368
From Kowloon to Yuen Long: 68X, 268B, 268C, 268X, N269
From NT / Lantau to Yuen Long: 53, 54, 64K, 68M, 76K, 77K, 269D, 276, 276P, B1, E34B, N30
K66: Long Ping Station <-> Tai Long
(alight at Tai Tong Shan Road, and then walk 20 minutes to the camp)
|Minibus (Red)||Yuen Long Hung Min Court (opposite CitiMall) <-> Tai Tong Road
(alight at Tai Tong Shan Road, and then walk 20 minutes to the camp)
|Taxi (Green)||Yuen Long <-> Tai Tong Camp (costs around HK$40)|
H. Parking arrangements at Finish Point
A Finish Point Parking Permit, which is valid for single entry to the PLK Jockey Club Tai Tong Holiday Camp, will be given to …. 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.
Table 2: By Car
|Route 3 > Yuen Long Highway||Drive towards the Yuen Long / Tin Shui Wai direction. After passing the Tai Lam Tunnel toll booth, go straight over the flyover towards Tuen Mun. Then take the lane furthest to the left and drive towards the Yuen Long Highway.|
|Yuen Long Highway > Tai Tong Shan Road||When you arrive at the Shap Pat Heung Interchange, turn left onto Tai Kei Leng Road (Yuen Long South) and then turn left again onto Tai Tong Road. You will see another roundabout. Go down Kiu Hing Road, then turn left into Tai Tong Shan Road.|
|Tai Tong Shan Road > Tai Tong Holiday Camp||Drive to the Finish Point (about a three minute drive). You will see the entrance to the Holiday Camp on the left.|
Accommodation at Finish Point
Some of the rooms at the Po Leung Kuk Jockey Club Tai Tong Holiday Camp (Finish Point) will be available for rent for OTW 2018’s registered teams, their support teams and friends. Due to the limited supply of rooms, interested teams should fill in the accommodation application form and return it to Oxfam on or before 18:00 on 25 October (Hong Kong Time) by email or fax. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that we do not accept applications by post.
Please note that some of the rooms are located inside the Leadership Training Base Building, which is far from the Finish Hall – it is roughly a 10-15 min walk (this will probably take longer for those who just finished the 100 km!). Make sure you read all the rules and terms on the application form before submitting the application. For the location of the rooms, please refer to the application form. Please email email@example.com for enquires.
Download the application form here: http://www.oxfamtrailwalker.org.hk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/OTW2018_Accommodation-Application-Form.pdf