Covid-19 – how does it affect Oxfam Trailwalker?

09 Apr 2020

Firstly, we would like to send you our very best wishes and we hope that you and your families are safe!

Save lives, stay home.

  • Will the event go ahead?
    The event is in five months’ time; as such we remain positive and we still believe that Oxfam Trailwalker should be able to go ahead. Now more than ever, Oxfam’s humanitarian projects need support.
  • How should we train?
    Work out at home as much as you can in order to keep fit. You can also continue to train outdoors close to your home, but don’t forget to respect the safety guidelines: meet in groups of no more than 2 people, staying 2m away from others (5m if you are running) and leave shoes outside.
  • How can we fundraise*?
    Use your imagination! Organise drinks over Skype, do an online fitness class for your friends, deliver some nice eats to your neighbours...
Share your wackiest ideas (for training at home and for fundraising) with other teams on Facebook or Instagram

* Whatever happens, any funds raised won’t be lost. You will have the chance to recoup them or to carry them forward automatically to the next Oxfam Trailwalker event.

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Consult oxfamtrailwalker.be and/or our Facebook page regularly in order to stay up to date..

First training walk – April 19th

In light of the current crisis, we would rather avoid any unnecessary risk. Therefore, April 19th’s training walk has been cancelled. We hope to be able to organise it for May.

Information evening – June 13th, 7 p.m.

Do you still have questions about Oxfam Trailwalker? Join us for a briefing session with the whole team at the CRIE du Fourneau Saint-Michel. We will give you information on the course, your equipment, and tips for your supporters, amongst other topics.

Night-time training session – June 13th, 10 p.m.

After the briefing, you are invited to participate in a 10km night-time training session. We aim to finish by around 1 a.m.

We will be leaving from the Mirwart state park at 10 p.m.

Sign me up for the 10km midnight walk !

38km walk – June 14th, 7.45 a.m.

Come and spend the weekend with us: after the briefing session and the midnight walk, we are offering a taster training session, setting off at 7.45 a.m. for a 38km walk on Sunday June 14th.

The planned start point is the large car park at the CRIE / Musée du Fer in Saint-Hubert.

Sign me up for the 38km walk !

 

As we do our best to face this pandemic, looking after the most vulnerable – here as well as on the other side of the world – is now even more essential.

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