It’s a wrap for Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney

Media Releases article written on the 21 Aug 2016

Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney participants have raised more than $2 million for people living in poverty, walking 100kms through rugged bushland.

The event came to a close today when the last walkers, Team 370 “Yapp”, crossed the finish line at 8.54am. The team – Poling Yim, Alfred Sit, Kim Pong Cheong and Yiu Chung Lee – took 47 hours and 54 minutes to complete the event.

Nearly 2,000 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 090 “ARnuts” was the first team to cross the line, finishing at 9.31pm on Friday, after 14 hours and 31 minutes on the trail.

Oxfam’s National Events Marketing Manager Simon Barwick said teams have so far raised $2.04 million for Oxfam, with donations still being made.

“All of the participants should be really proud of their achievements because the money they’ve raised will help Oxfam in its continued fight against poverty,” Mr Barwick said.

“One again we’ve witnessed people face this challenge with determination and dedication – all in the name of charity.

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

Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney statistics:

  • Of the 1,840 walkers who started the event, 1,273 finished the trail.
  • Of the 460 teams who started the event, 165 teams completed the trail as a full team of four.
  • Average time to complete the 100km was 32 hours 20 minutes.
  • Average team fundraising total was almost $4,443.

In Australia, Oxfam Trailwalker events in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Sydney have raised more than $70 million since 1999 to help people living in poverty.

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