Record number of participants to start Oxfam TRAILWALKER Melbourne

Events, Media Releases, Oxfam Trailwalker article written on the 17 Mar 2008

More than 2,600 people have signed up for Oxfam TRAILWALKER 2008, up 300 on last year, making it the largest Oxfam TRAILWALKER in the nine-year history of the fundraising event. The aim this year is to raise $3 million to support Oxfam’s work in 29 countries including Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Australia.

WHAT: Oxfam TRAILWALKER Melbourne. 100km walk/run completed within 48 hours.
WHEN: Starts at 7am, Friday 11 April 2008
WHO: 650 teams of four people, teams’ support crews, family and friends and 800 Oxfam volunteers – more than 5000 people in total.
WHERE: Starting at Jells Park, Wheelers Hill the event finishes at Wesburn Park in the Yarra Valley.

For more information or to interview a TRAILWALKER participant or Oxfam spokesperson please contact Melany Markham on 0407 515 559 or

About State Street:
Global financial organisation, State Street, is the principal sponsor of Oxfam TRAILWALKER in Australia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and Japan. As Australia’s largest institutional investor and a leading bank and custodian, State Street provides investment servicing, investment management, research and trading services for the world’s largest investors. For more information visit