It’s a wrap for Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney

Media Releases article written on the 30 Aug 2015

Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney finished this morning with participants raising more than $2.65 million for people living in poverty.

The event came to a close today when the last walkers, Team 281 “Blister Sisters” and Team 566 “Inspirit”, crossed the finish line together at 8.51am.

More than 2,000 people tackled what is considered one of Australia’s most gruelling charity events. Participants were given 48 hours to complete the 100km journey from Parsley Bay in Brooklyn to the finish line at Tania Park at Balgowlah Heights.

Team 155 “We Believe” was the first team to cross the line, finishing at 12.19am on Saturday, after 17 hours and 19 minutes on the trail. The team raised more than $10,000.

Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney spokesperson Jez Hunghanfoo said all participants should be proud of their achievements.

“Once again we’ve witnessed the power of people to achieve things they never thought possible,” said Mr Hunghanfoo.

“To walk 100km to raise much-needed funds for people living in poverty around the world shows amazing dedication.

“We extend our thanks to all the support crews and volunteers who helped make this event not only possible, but a huge success.”

Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney statistics:

  • Of the 2,176 walkers who started the event, 1,673 finished the trail.
  • Of the 544 teams who started the event, 251 teams completed the trail as a full team of four.
  • Average time to complete the 100km was 32 hours 22 minutes.
  • Average team fundraising total was almost $4,849.

Since Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney’s inception in 1999, more than $33 million has been raised for Oxfam.

To arrange interviews or for more information contact Oxfam Australia Media Coordinator Bianca Wordley on 0407 799 365.