2007 OxGeneral Peter Cosgrove, AC, MC, will start the Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney 2007 event from
Chowder Bay in Mosman with the Trailwalker participants. General Cosgrove will join the competitors, who aim to cover 100 kilometres in less than 48 hours, for the first few kilometres. Taking place for the first time on this course, the endurance event travels through some of the most picturesque parts of Sydney. Continuing north through rugged bushland, the event finishes at Brooklyn Park on the Hawkesbury River.
Trailwalker participants come from diverse backgrounds and include:
– Senator John Faulkner, National President, Australian Labour Party,
– Tim Fleming, Chief Information Officer, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu; and
– Charlie McConnell, legally blind and participating in his sixth Trailwalker.
What began as a Ghurkha training exercise has become Oxfam’s biggest fundraising event supporting aid and development programs around the world. In addition to the gruelling physical challenge, teams are charged with fundraising as well.
Current top fundraisers are Easts Masters who have topped $30 000.
General Cosgrove will start Trailwalkers in 3 groups at these times on Friday 24 August:
10am – General Cosgrove walks part of the trail with the competitors
Location – Chowder Bay, Chowder Bay Road, Mosman
For media registration at the starting line, please call Melany Markham +61 407 515 559.