Oxfam Trailwalker is changing venue!

30 Oct 2018

After eleven editions spent in the High Fens (Hautes Fagnes), Oxfam Trailwalker is moving to the Grande Foret de Saint Hubert and the Massif de Freyr in the Ardennes.

For this twelfth edition of Oxfam Trailwalker on 31 August and 1st September, we are pleased to invite you to this brand new venue.
After looking at many options, we finally settled for this charming region in the province of Luxembourg.
We have mapped out a walking route of 100 km crossing through green forests and bucolic valleys and places steeped in history like the Fourneau St. Michel and the picturesque villages of Nassogne, Bure, and Mirwart.
Further details on the route will be published shortly.

Leaving the High Fens with sincere thanks to all

It is indeed with a twinge of sadness that we are leaving this beautiful region and its German-speaking community.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our partners for their support and warm welcome over the past eleven editions!
Since our first edition in 2008, the regional and local authorities, the rescue services, the Red Cross and all the tireless volunteers have one and all contributed to making Oxfam Trailwalker into the successful event enjoying a national reputation that it has become.

Thank you all from our heart and we look forward to welcoming you to St. Hubert to continue this Oxfam Trailwalker Belgium adventure.

A route just as captivating as that of the High Fens?

You can see for yourself if this is true by registering for this solidarity walk through the Grande Foret de Saint Hubert and the Massif de Freyr.
For this new edition, the route will be arranged in loops, so the starting and the finishing points will be identical i.e. in the beautiful natural setting of the military aerodrome at St Hubert (herewith a first draft of the route - to be confirmed).
The event will start on Saturday 31st August at 9H00 and the last teams must reach the finishing point on Sunday 1st September before 15h00.

No change without innovation!

Your body needs "light" treatment?
Part of the classic walking route will also be used for a proposed new walk entirely devoted to your well-being.
For this new walk, participants will have to cover 27 kilometres within 8 hours ..... fasting!
Teams will consist of a minimum of two and a maximum of 8 people.
Participants will be invited to follow a two-day preparatory regime, which has been drawn up a nutritionist. 
Only water, juices and/or teas will be allowed during the walk and also on the day of the walk.
To break your fast at the end of the walk, a small natural meal will be offered.
More details on this new adventure will follow shortly.
The starting point for this new challenge will be the military aerodrome of St. Hubert and the starting date and time will be Saturday 31st August at 10H00.

A new experience - also for the volunteers

For the first 11 editions, we were able to count on the loyal support of more than 350 volunteers each year.
Can we do as well - or even better! - for this 12th edition in the Ardennes?
We are sure, dear volunteers, that your support knows no geographical limits.
Be one of pioneers of this first edition of a "new" Oxfam Trailwalker!
What an original manner to get to know the Ardennes region if you do not know it already as well as an opportunity to meet interesting people whilst helping out a good cause!
We need your help and your amiability now more than ever! Register already now.

Herewith a foretaste of some impressions of the new Oxfam Trailwalker venue.

Summary with figures of our 3 events in 2019

Oxfam Trailwalker 2019:
31st August and 1st September 2019 - Grande Forêt de St. Hubert and Massif de Freyr
either: 100 km - in teams of four - in maximum 30 hours - collect a minimum of 1.500€/team before the start - registration fees: 60€/person - walk starts 31st August at 9H00 at the military aerodrome of St. Hubert (register on the website)
or: 27 km - in teams of 2 to 8 - in maximum 8 hours, fasting - collect a minimum of 1.000€/team before the start - registration fees: 30€/person - walk starts 31st August at 10H00 at the military aerodrome of St. Hubert (register on the website)

Oxfam Peacewalker 2019:
27th April 2019 - Messines, Westhoek
42,2 km - in teams of 4 - in maximum 10 hours - collect minimum 750€/team before the start - registration fees: 25€/person - start of the walk: 27th April at 8H00 on the Grande Place at Messines (register on the website)

The challenge and goals remain unchanged

Oxfam Trailwalker and Oxfam Peacewalker are team challenges (between friends or colleagues) which are accessible to all.
Its goal is to fight against injustice and poverty in the world.

Hoping that we have been able to transmit our enthusiasm and motivation for this new challenge to you!
Your events-team: Leo, Sophie, Aurélie, Jérôme, Erik and Markus

Important information regarding registration

  • Language version of your team page: the language in which you create your team page will be used also for all communications with the donators.
    Choose your language version carefully when registering. If you have any doubts about your donors, better to choose English, especially if your have international contacts. 
    Once you have registered, it will not be possible for us to change your language version!
  • Allocation of donations: to facilitate the allocation of donations by team and in order to be make these amounts visible on your team page quickly, we request you to ask your donators and supporters to make their donations by using your team page.
    Please remind them also to enter their communications in a very precise manner when making the payment order.
  • Tax certificates: For all donations of 40 euros or more, a tax certificate will be sent during the month of March or April of the year following the year the donation was made.
    With this statement, your taxable income will be reduced by about 40% of the amount of the donation. The tax certificates will be sent ot the people who make a donation directly to the Oxfam Solidary account (usually via their team page).
    Tax certificates cannot be issued for donations:
    - resulting from a collective action (collect)
    - transiting via an intermediary bank account (paypal)