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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!

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