The first teams have crossed the finish line at Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney, while hundreds of teams still face another day of walking through tough terrain.
Team 155 “We Believe” took 17 hours and 19 minutes to walk the 100km trail, finishing at 12.19am Saturday morning. The team – Andrew Loel, Aaron Black, James Smith and Philip Morris – raised more than $10,000 for Oxfam Australia.
Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney is considered one of Australia’s toughest charity events with 550 teams of four given 48 hours to complete the 100km journey from Parsley Bay in Brooklyn to the finish line at Tania Park at Balgowlah Heights. The final teams will cross the finish line early tomorrow morning.
Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney spokesperson Jez Hunghanfoo said all teams should be proud of their physical and fundraising efforts.
“This event is about teams supporting each other to push through the hard times, all in the name of raising money for people living in poverty, and everyone involved should feel really proud.” Mr Hunghanfoo said.
“We’d like to congratulate Team 155 for crossing the finish line first this year and for their mammoth fundraising efforts – it’s a great achievement.
“And to all the other participants who have walked through the night and are facing another gruelling day, we are cheering you on every step of the way.”
This is the 17th year Oxfam Trailwalker has been held in Sydney. Participants have raised over $2.5 million so far this year for Oxfam’s work helping people living in poverty around the world. It’s hoped the target of $2.65 million will be achieved.
There are many inspiring participants who will also be available for interview and photos for the duration of the event.
To arrange interviews or for more information contact Oxfam Australia Media Coordinator Bianca Wordley on 0407 799 365 or email@example.com.