This year in August, Geoplex has entered a team into the Oxfam Trailwalker in Sydney. Teams of four tackle 100km of Australian bush as a team within 48 hours, and also raise funds to help Oxfam overcome poverty around the world.
The Geoplexing Team of Chris, Rob, Brett and Adam (ably backed by Rob and the support crew) have been silly enough to nominate a finish time of 25 hours which given we all sit for a living is very optimistic! We’ve managed a few decent practice walks with aplomb so we expect to give that time a shake.
We are a little slow out of the gates in getting our fund raising started but have a couple of months to try and reach our target. If you’d like to support us and pledge a donation to Oxfam via our team, please go to our Geoplexing Team Page.
How did it begin?
The event started in 1981 as a military training exercise for the elite Queen’s Gurkha Signals Regiment in Hong Kong, and has since grown into one of the world’s leading team endurance challenges. Oxfam Trailwalker is a global event, taking place annually in 17 locations in 13 countries.
Trailwalker in Australia
Oxfam Trailwalker takes place at three locations in Australia – Melbourne (April), Brisbane (June) and Sydney (August). In 2012, more than 1,500 teams will take part in Oxfam Trailwalker across Australia, with the support of more than 2,000 volunteers and 5,000 support crew members.