Oxfam Trailwalker challenge starts tomorrow

General, Media Releases, News, Oxfam Trailwalker article written on the 08 Oct 2015

Friday 9 October – Sunday 11 October, 2015

More than 1,200 people will walk up to 100km through the rugged Perth Hills in support of people living in poverty.

Walking in groups of four, about 200 teams will start from Darlington on Friday morning with 48 hours to reach the finish line at Ray Owen Reserve in Lesmurdie. With the help of their support crew, walkers will need to start together, stick together and finish as a team to complete the event.

In a first for Oxfam Trailwalker Perth, a further 114 teams will depart from Chidlow on Saturday morning on a 50km course. They’ll have 24 hours to reach the finish line.

Oxfam Trailwalker Perth is hoping to raise $1.2 million over the weekend to help people living in poverty around the world.


  • Start 100km event: Friday 10 October – 7am and 8am start times from Darlington Oval. The fastest team is expected to cross the finish line on Friday night.
  • Start 50km event: Saturday 11 October – 8am start time from Chidlow.
  • Finish: Sunday 12 October – The first teams are expected to cross the finish line on Friday night with the majority of teams expected to finish Saturday afternoon and evening. The final teams are required to cross by 8am Sunday morning.


  • The 100km event will start from Darlington Oval and finish at Ray Owen Reserve.
  • The 50km event will start at Chidlow and finish at Ray Owen Reserve.


About 1,200 people from all over Perth and surrounds will be taking part in this event, as well as some interstate participants. There are many inspiring teams available for interviews and photographs. Oxfam Trailwalker spokesperson Jez Hunghanfoo will also be available to interview.

If you would like to contact a team or spokesperson to arrange interviews or photos, or to find out about teams participating from your area, please contact Oxfam’s Media Coordinator Angus Hohenboken at angush@oxfam.org.au or 0428 367 318.