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.

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Equipment

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE

Each participant must provide a medical certificate to start the Oxfam Trailwalker. It must not be older than one year at the start of the event. It also have to mention that you reveal “no contraindications for participating in running/walking competitions”.  

You must send it individually by email at evenements@oxfamfrance.org. at least one week before the event.

COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT 

  • Hiking shoes
  • 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.)
  • An emergency blanket
  • 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
  • Per team :
    • At least three mobile phones with spare batteries or chargers
    • An emergency kit; you can find these in supermarkets (usually containing antiseptic spray, precut bandages, elastic tape, adhesive tape, gloves
    • The Walkers map book (given at Registration on Friday
    • A GPS distributed before the start of the event on Saturday

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

    • A spair pair of shoes
    • Walking poles. 
    • 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