Official rules


Oxfam Trailwalker is a challenge where teams of 4 people walk 100 km within 30 hours (no relay) and raise a minimum of 1 500 € for to support Oxfam’s France actions.

Oxfam Trailwalker 2023 in Gironde will be held on 13th and 14th May 2023.

Oxfam Trailwalker 2023 in Dieppe will be held on 1st and 2nd July 2023 in Normandy.

Multiple departure times will be defined depending on the number of teams. Teams will choose their departure times throughout the year.


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

Oxfam France is a member of Oxfam confederation. This confederation is composed by 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.


Each team must be 4 people.

Anyone over 18 years old can get involved in the event. Teams must start Oxfam Trailwalker together, remain together and check in and out at each checkpoint together.

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

    • In the team, 3 people out of 4 are over 18 years old
    • 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 be notified to the Trailwalker Team (


Registrations are done online, on the event’s website:

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/sport competitions. Athletics and Triathlon licences of the current year are also accepted.

The document must be sent to Dokeop. For more information, please visit our website here (in French).  For help, you can contact us directly by email at

Registration fees for participation are 240€ per team. Promotional periods are defined upstream; they are called EB :

    • Oxfam Trailwalker 2023 in Gironde :
      • EB1 : until  9th January 2023 : 120€ per team.
      • EB2 : until 6th March 2023 : 180€ per team.
      • End of registration : until 14th April 2023 : standard price.
    • Oxfam Trailwalker 2023 in Dieppe
      • EB1 : until 5th December 2022 : 120€ per team.
      • EB2 : until 20th March 2023 : 180€ per team.
      • End of registrations : until 2nd June 2023 : standard price.

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.


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

We can provide you with specific supports if you are interested in joining Oxfam Trailwalker.  The use of these communication supports can only be done in-house and must be validated by Oxfam France.

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 else. Anyone who would not respect this rule would be banned both as an individual and as a team.


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 snacks at each checkpoint but there will be no support provided between each checkpoint.

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. People giving up 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.


Oxfam Trailwalker is 100 km long (+/- 2%), regularly marked. The route is available on the event’s website :

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.

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

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.


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.


This list of equipment is compulsory to take part in Oxfam Trailwalker.

  • 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

It is also recommended to carry :

  • 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


The organisation reserves the right to adapt the format and participation conditions of the event in accordance with the evolution of the regulations in France and in the concerned Department.


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.

13 – IMAGE

Walkers 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. Walkers 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.


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


As one on the participant, you must commit to :

    • Respect the instructions and COVID gesture barriers in force.
    • Respect the official rules of the event and the measures put in place by the organization to prevent sanitary risks.
    • Do not come to the event in case of suspicion of COVID, in case of fever or in case you were in contact with someone who has COVID.
    • Pay particular attention to your state of health, especially if you are a so-called “at risk” or “fragile” person.
    • Do not throw waste on the path, respect and leave public places clean.
    • Notify the organization if you get infected by COVID after the event.


Registration and participation to the Trailwalker Oxfam implies acceptance by each participant of these officiel rules. 


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 individuals coming together is the key to build a fairer world for all. Since our creation, we try to offer our volunteers innovative and exciting ways of taking action with Oxfam. Our aim is for every citizen to be able to take part in solidarity actions to relieve the less fortunate.

Our events

As a team of 4, you will trek 100km, within 30 hours, without relay, across the Morvan Regional Natural Park or in Normandy around Dieppe. The challenge is also to raise money from family and friends to support Oxfam’s actions. You will live an extraordinary human adventure !

Trailwalker Oxfam France is the ultimate team endurance event and a unique opportunity to actively help end poverty with every step you take. With our support you will push yourself and find the strength you never knew you had.

Some figures from the 2021 edition in Dieppe:

  • € 554 000 raised
  • 1224 walkers
  • 125 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: BrisbaneMelbourneSydney
Belgium: Saint-Hubert
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 roots and its impact on people’s 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 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.

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