Rules

1 – OXFAM TRAILWALKER

Oxfam Trailwalker is a challenge where teams of 4 people walk 100 km within 30 hours (no relay) and fundraise for Oxfam to support its actions.

Oxfam Trailwalker 10th edition in Avallon will be held on 18th and 19th May 2019 in the Parc naturel régional du Morvan. There will be 3 start waves, from 7am to 9am.

Oxfam Trailwalker 1st edition in Dieppe will be held on 14th and 15th September 2019 in the Albâtre coast area. The will be at least 2 start waves, from 7am onwards.

2 – ORGANISATION

Oxfam Trailwalker is managed by Oxfam France – 62 bis avenue Parmentier 75011 Paris.

Oxfam France is a member of Oxfam confederation. This confederation of 19 independent charitable organisations focusing on the alleviation of global poverty, founded in 1942 and led by Oxfam International. It is a major nonprofit group with an extensive collection of operations.

Oxfam France started in 1988. Its missions are to inform, increase public awareness & mobilize citizens. Oxfam France’s work in advocacy and research focuses on Economic Justice (especially tax revenue in developing countries, ODA, tax heavens and innovative financing), Agriculture (speculation and food prizes, biofuels, land grabbing, trade rules), protecting civilians, and health.

3 – PARTICIPATION

Each team must be 4 people. Anyone over 18 years old can get involved in the event. Teams must startOxfam Trailwalker together, remain together and check in and out at each checkpoint together.

People over 16 but under 18 at the time of the event can only participate if:

    • The rest of the team is over 18
    • 1 teammate agrees to take responsibility for the minor through the course of the event. It has to be a written agreement
    • Parents provide an authorisation.

Each team must have a support crew (2 people at least) to support it logistically and mentally. Support crew members must be registered (free online registration).

Participants must be adequately trained and equiped for the event. They take full responsibility for themselves during the event.

Any change in your team’s composition must notified to the Trailwalker team (evenements@oxfamfrance.org).

4 – REGISTRATION

Registration is done online, on the event’s website: www.oxfamtrailwalker.fr

Each team must:

    • register online and pay registration fees
    • raise at least 1500 € for Oxfam France

Each particpant must:

    • provide a medical certificate (not older than one year at the start of the event), which reveals no contraindications for participating in running/walking competitions. A copy must be sent to us via email.

Only teams which have fulfilled these obligations will be given a bib on the day before the event and will be allowed to take part in Oxfam Trailwalker.

Registration is definitive: there will be no refund.

5 – COMPANIES

Oxfam Trailwalker is a great opportunity for colleagues to get together and challenge themselves for a good cause. Register for Trailwalker is a stimulative and innovative way to involve your company in something special that people will never forget.

We can provide you with specific support if you are interested in joining Oxfam Trailwalker.

6 – BIBS

Bibs and wrist bands must be visible at all time during the event. They must be worn over your different layers. Bibs cannot be modified or hidden.

You are not allowed to give your bib to someone. Anyone who would not respect this rule would be banned both as an individual and as a team.

7 – WALKERS AUTONOMY

Walkers should be completely autonomous between each checkpoint. They must carry the compulsory equipment at all time as well as enough food and water to be self-sufficient for at least 20 kilometres.

It will be possible to refill your water and to get some snack at each checkpoint but there will be no support provided between each checkpoint.

Support crews are not allowed on the trail, outside Oxfam Trailwalker identified checkpoints.

A walker cannot be replaced during the course of the event. It is possible to retire as an individual and/or as a team, but it must be done at a checkpoint, and you must clearly communicate this information with a staff member. Retirements must be managed by each support crew.

Walking with less than 2 teammates is not allowed. If 2 walkers from a team decide to retire, the rest of the team must join a new team, inform a staff member of it, and stick with this team during the rest of the course.

8 – THE TRAIL

Oxfam Trailwalker is 100 km long, regularly marked.

Walkers must respect common rules when it comes to walk on public roads or cross some paths/roads.

Walkers are not allowed to choose another path than the one that is marked. If a team decide to camp nearby a checkpoint to get some sleep, they must inform a staff member before.

Animals are not tolerated on the trail or at checkpoints.

In case of extreme weather conditions or for safety reasons, Oxfam France can decide to cancel the event or stop it after it started. Oxfam France can change the trail’s course or checkpoint’s localisation without notice if necessary. Start can be delayed if necessary.

In case in cancellation, teams and donors would not be refunded.

Any bad behavior on the trail, including endangering the eco-system, can lead to disqualification.

A team which arrives at a checkpoint after closing time will be withdrawn from the event. Teams that disregard this advice proceed at their own risk. Closing times are calculated on the basis that the event can be completed within 30 hours.

9 – SAFETY

Medical teams can stop someone from starting the event or from starting a new section at a checkpoint.

Checkpoints and other safety points are designed in order to be able to support participants if necessary.

Participants agree to respect medical teams’ decisions regarding their ability to continue the event.

In case of injury or of an emergency, all participants can:

    • ask for medical assistance at a checkpoint
    • call our safety checkpoint

Anyone must assist a participant or a team who would need their support. No one should be left alone on the trail at anytime.

If you cannot call our safety checkpoint, or in case of critical emergency, call 112.

10 – INSURANCE

Oxfam France has suscribed its own public liability to cover the event and its participants.

However, we strongly encourage participants to subscribe their own personal accident insurance.

11 – IMAGE

Participants agree to let Oxfam France use any footage and images understand and agree that these materials will become the property of the organization and will not be returned. Participants hereby irrevocably authorize the organization to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish or distribute these images for purposes of publicizing the organization’s programs or for any other lawful purpose.

12 – PERSONAL DATA

Oxfam France will not give or sell your personal information. You can access and correct this information at any time.

Training

If everyone – or nearly everyone – can take on the Oxfam challenge, training is essential. You will find in this section all the elements to make your training successful – whatever your sporting level is during your registration

Training guide

This guide will give you a workout plan to follow at your own pace. It will inform you of the necessary equipment but also give you some tips on nutrition and health.

Training sessions sharing

You want to invite other teams to your training sessions? Your team is scattered across France and you want to train with other participants? Post your ad and find training partners!

Walk together for a fairer World

Challenge yourself and
challenge poverty
in a life-changing experience

Trailwalker

Avallon

May 18th & 19th 2019

Well done!

2019 Oxfam Trailwalker is now finished.

Trailwalker

Dieppe

September 14th & 15th 2019

D-99

Before the 1st edition!

Dieppe
2019

Oxfam Trailwalker exploring a new territory
on September 14th & 15th
for the 1st edition in Normandy!

Oxfam France

We join forces with people who share this belief, to empower communities to build better lives for themselves. That’s why we are there on the ground, not only to save lives in times of crisis, but also to develop lasting solutions. Our work spans wide because there are many causes of poverty. That’s why we’re also in front of decision-makers, governments and corporations, and speak out on the big issues. Together we are tackling poverty by changing minds, systems and lives.

more than 511 500 € raised
to tackle poverty and inequalities

511 516,02 €

Equipment

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE

If you cannot use our certificate, we accept other certificates with the mention that the participant’s current fitness status “does not present any indication against the practice of competing in a 100km walk”. It has to be dated no more than one year before the trail. Warning, this certificate is mandatory

You must send it individually by email : evenements@oxfamfrance.org.

EQUIPMENT THAT MUST CARRY ALL PARTICIPANTS

  • A backpack
  • A water bottle (or Camelbag) minimum 1.5 litre. Taps will be available at each checkpoint.
  • Food of your choice (cereal bars, dried fruit etc.)
  • At least three mobile phones per team plus if possible spare batteries or chargers
  • A safety vest (yellow or fluorescent orange with reflective strips) for the night walk
  • A headlamp for night walking and a spare set of batteries
  • An emergency kit (one per team); you can find these in supermarkets (usually containing antiseptic spray, precut bandages, elastic tape, adhesive tape, gloves)
  • An emergency blanket
  • Walkers map book (given at Registration on Friday)
  • A GPS per team (distributed before the start).

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

    • Walking poles. Our partner TSL Outdoor has designed Oxfam poles which are available from the Oxfam shop
    • Several pairs of socks
    • Compression socks
    • Sun protections: hat, cream, glasses
    • Lip balm
    • Toilet paper
    • A microfibre towel
    • A swimsuit (for communal showers) and flip flops (to air your feet at checkpoints).
    • Insect repellent
    • Warm clothing and raining gear including

Your company

Oxfam Trailwalker is an original opportunity to bring together work colleagues for a good cause.

By recruiting teams, you will mobilise your company in a group dynamic that strengthens internal cohesion. And your employees will be proud to take part in a sporting challenge to support the actions of Oxfam, one of the biggest international development organizations.

Teambuilding

You will be able to:

  • communicate the dynamism and commitment of your employees
  • develop team spirit, motivation and sense of cohesion
  • affirm your willingness to support a cause together
  • D-day rewards months of work towards a huge human adventure shared together!

For more information: contact Melvin Richou : mrichou@oxfamfrance.org

Volunteer

Volunteers at the Oxfam Trailwalker event are very important. Without them none of this would be possible. Getting involved as a volunteer is a wonderful commitment that contributes massively to the results of Oxfam’s work.

Volunteer’s Guide

To prepare you better and to have more information, we have prepared a guide that you can download.
Feel free to come back to us for any questions by sending an email to benevoles-event@oxfamfrance.org or by calling au 01 56 98 24 46.

Volunteer registration

Volunteer
How did you hear about Oxfam Trailwalker? *
For which event would you like to volunteer? *
Do you have a driver's license? *
When are you available (for briefing)? *
Until what time could you stay with us on Sunday? *
What mission(s) would you like to do? *
Do you have any friends or relatives that you would like to be with? *
Check box *

Support Crew

Behind every great team is an even greater support crew. Support crew members are the unsung heroes of the event. You will provide your team with unconditional love, dedicated support and endless motivation throughout their journey. They could not complete Trailwalker without you!

Each team of walkers must have a support crew: ideally at least two to three people for each team.

Supporter’s Guide

To help with preparation, you can download the following guide:

Support crew registration

Support crew registration
Event *
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Team

AVALLON

It will be held on May 18th and 19th 2019 in the beautiful Parc naturel régional du Morvan in Burgundy. If you want to live an unforgettable human and sporting adventure, it’s time to build your team!

Registration fees are 240 € per team, (60 € per participant).

Registration is closed 

Dieppe

Join new Oxfam Trailwalker in Normandy on September 14th and 15th 2019! Starting and finishing in Dieppe, explore the stunning coastline and the rich countryside.

Get your 3 teammates, register today and get 25% off registration fees until May 27th 2019 (180 € per team, instead of 240€).

Details

For your information, your team’s registration has to be done directly online by clicking on the button above. Payment is by credit card and must be done only once per team. You will immediately receive an email to create your team’s fundraising page and begin the Trailwalker adventure.

As noted in the Oxfam Trailwalker official rules, your team will have to raise a minimum of 1 500€ before the event to be able to participate. Each team member will also have to send us a medical certificate and to count on a support crew (at least one person). These elements are mandatory to start the walk.

A question ? Contact us.

News

Order your T-Shirt

À l’occasion des 10 ans du Trailwalker Avallon, Oxfam France lance une gamme collector de t-shirts techniques. Il est disponible au prix de 25 euros, en deux couleurs…

The Trailwalker

At Oxfam, we strongly believe that the sum of the individual commitments is the key to build a fairer world for all. Since the beginning, we try to offer you many ways to engage you more innovative and exciting, so that every citizen can take part in an action of solidarity towards the disadvantaged populations.

Our events.

Team of 4, you will cross 100 km in the Morvan in Bourgogne for the Oxfam Trailwalker in less than 30 hours during day and night without relay, you will collect funds from your friends and family and live an extraordinary human adventure.

A unique challenge: to walk 100 km, in a team of 4, without relay, within 30 hours, after raising at least 1 500 € for Oxfam France.

A wonderful place: the regional natural park of Morvan, in Burgundy.

Some figures from the 9th edition:

    • + 359 000 € raised
    • 876 walkers
    • 178 volunteers

An international event

Since the first event in 1981, thousands of walkers around the world have taken part in the challenge and walked collectively the equivalent of more than 100 world tours. Since the beginning, these Oxfam ambassadors have raised over 40 million euros.

Oxfam Trailwalker is fast becoming a global phenomenon: no less than 16 events are now held in 10 countries.

TRAILWALKER OXFAM around the world

Australia: BrisbanePerthMelbourneSydney
Belgium: Worriken
Spain: GironaMadridEuskadi
France: Trailwalker Morvan  Trailwalker Dieppe
Great-Britain: Park National de la rein Elizabeth
China: Hong Kong
India: MumbaiBengaluru
South Korea: Jeollanam-do
Japan: Tohoku
New-Zealand: Whakatāne

How we fight poverty

The injustice of poverty demands a powerful and practical response in order to address both its causes and its impact on peoples’ lives.

Using a seven-sided strategy to weave together the complex web of our efforts and participation with others, we seek to overcome poverty.

    • When people have the power to claim their basic human rights, they can escape poverty – permanently. This core belief underpins our development programmes in more than 90 countries. With our partners, allies and with local communities, we help people to claim rights for themselves.
    • Human development is often driven by empowered women. But women and girls are still massively under-represented and often oppressed. We work to help them speak out and demand justice, and to assert their leadership. The right to gender justice underpins all of our work.
    • When disaster strikes, we are there. We help people caught up in natural disasters and conflict. We typically provide clean water, food and sanitation in disaster zones. As far as we can, we strive to ensure that both the military and civilians are protected. We also seek to reduce the risk to poor people of future disasters by continuing to work with them long after the immediate crisis is over.
    • Natural resources are vital for prosperity, and poor people are often not getting their fair share. This situation is worsened by the impact of climate change which the international community is failing to address properly. We lobby governments, international organizations and corporations for fairer land policies, and take action on climate change.
    • To stop people going hungry, we work to secure global food supplies so that people always have enough to eat.
    • Right now, almost a billion of us go to bed hungry every night. Not because there isn’t enough. But because of the deep injustice in the way the food system works. We can grow in a better way– one that contributes much more to human wellbeing.
    • Being able to access basic services such as health and education is essential to people’s wellbeing and to human development. We push to secure adequate financial flows to sustain basic services for poor people.

OXFAM

Oxfam France is a member of the Oxfam Confederation, an international development organization that mobilizes citizen power against poverty.

    • 19 Oxfam affiliates
    • More than 90 countries of intervention
    • More than 1 billion euros of budget
    • 10,000 Oxfam employees around the world
    • 25 million direct beneficiaries of program
    • Acting since 1942 all over the world

 

Where do your donations go?

Oxfam France is a member of the Charter Committee.

The donations you collect are directly donated to Oxfam France to finance its programmes in favour of a fairer world.

Every action, campaign, research or tie-in with local partners is only possible through individual donations, which guarantee our independence and freedom of speech.